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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 11:56am

Clothes for Kids seeks teenagers and adults interested in helping the nonprofit organization improve the lives of low-income families.

Clothes for Kids provides clothing to young people in the Edmonds School District.

Volunteers work three to four hours per shift, with one or two shifts a week. Shifts are open on weekdays and evenings. Work parties for church groups, work colleagues or clubs who want to participate in a community service project can be arranged.

For information, call 425-431-7285 or e-mail

Peace Scholarships

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The Edmonds Community College Foundation awarded $1,000 Snohomish Peace Action Scholarships to 22 high school graduates who plan to attend Edmonds Community College.

In all, the foundation awarded more than $200,000 in scholarships to 175 students ranging from $2,800 to $1,000 to assist them in the 2007-08 school year. It also gave nearly $53,000 in grants to 29 college programs.

The Snohomish County Peace Action committee scholarship fund supports students who intend to pursue careers that uplift and unite the community. Last year, 15 $500 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship were awarded. This year, the scholarship fund grew with further contributions from local businesses, community groups and individuals.

Peace scholarships went to graduates of:

• Edmonds-Woodway High School: Micah Patdu, Yodit Girma, Silver Tannura and Jeanie Tran

• Scriber Lake High School: Katherine Kepler and Valerie Arnold

• Mountlake Terrace High School: Petar Dzhenkov and Alexsis Boe

• Lynnwood High School: Min Kim and Tahmeena Sheikh

• Edmonds Community College GED program: Keith Bigham and Shauna Abla.

A home-schooled student, Cassandra Hoogerhydehe, also won the scholarship.

To contribute to the Snohomish Peace Action scholarship fund call 425-640-1274 or e-mail

Cascade Symphony scholarships set

Cascade Symphony gives three $1,000 scholarships annually to high school seniors to continue their studies in music. This year’s winners include Elliot Gray of Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Gray plays the piano, electric bass, and tuba. While at the school, he performed in the Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensembles, and Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras. Outside of school, he plays in numerous jazz combos, big bands, and chamber ensembles. In addition, he has earned honors in several festivals and competitions. He will attend the University of Washington in the fall and study piano performance, composition and jazz studies.

The other two winners were Andrea Brannman of Inglemoor High School and Sarah Stone of Shorecrest High School.

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Christina Montilla of Mountlake Terrace High School has been recognized as a Comcast Leader and Achiever with a $1,000 grant from The Comcast Foundation for community service and academic accomplishments.

Montilla demonstrated leadership and service through her participation with the student newspaper, the improvisational team TheatreSports, recreational soccer, Habitat for Humanity and the Mountlake Terrace Civic Center.

The other local winner is Steven Nguyen of Jackson High School in Mill Creek.

The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program, funded through The Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors for exemplary community service, leadership skills, positive attitude and academic achievement.

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