School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:02pm

Shoreline CC wins labor award for workplace

Shoreline Community College won a Recognition of Excellence award for “Recognizing Special Populations in the Workforce” at the Workforce Innovations Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The Workforce Innovations Conference gives an opportunity for state and local government representatives, private sector work force and economic development officials and educators to collaborate on work force issues.

The Labor Department’s Employment and Training Administration presents Recognition of Excellence honors in five categories. The “Recognizing Special Populations in the Workforce” category highlights organizations that address the need to integrate every available worker into the labor force.

Local student wins $1,000 scholarship

Brigitte Woods of Lake Forest Park is a member of the Alpha Eta chapter of Delta Gamma at Whitman College and has been awarded a $1,000 Marilyn Monroe Fordham Honorary Scholarship. Woods attended Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle and is studying biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology.

The scholarship is given based on scholastic achievement, campus and community involvement and chapter leadership. The award is for the 2007-08 academic year.

Delta Gamma is an international women’s fraternity headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, and consists of more than 190,000 members.

Sign up for or donate to Back to School event

The Back to School Consortium has planned its annual Back To School Event for Aug. 25 at Ridgecrest Elementary.

The event provides school supplies, haircuts, and clothing assistance for families in the Shoreline School District who are living with a low income and/or experiencing circumstances that make it hard to prepare a child for return to school.

Register for the event by calling the Shoreline Family Support Center at 206-362-7282, ext. 223.

The project needs donations of school supplies for children, including backpacks, glue sticks, colored pencils, blunt scissors, wide tip markers, bottled glue, 24-pack crayons, rulers, pocket folders, composition notebooks, three-ring binders, toothpaste, notebook dividers, permanent markers, red, blue and black pens, shampoo and conditioner, calculators, deodorant, notebook paper, spiral notebooks, new socks and underwear of all sizes, new or gently used books for all ages and more. Money donations also are needed.

All donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off at Center for Human Services, 17018 15th Ave. NE, Shoreline. Make checks out to the Center for Human Services and put “Back to School” in the memo line of the check.

Call 206-362-7282, ext. 271, for information.

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