Three programs in the Edmonds School District recently received a total of $68,150 from the Hazel Miller Foundation.
The largest chunk, at $60,150, will cover the staffing costs of an after-school support program three days a week at all five of the district's high schools, as well as placing academic coaches at each campus to target freshmen at risk of dropping out.
A program that reaches out to ethnic minority families in the district will receive $6,000. Meadowdale High School received $2,000 to purchase new textbooks for German-language classes.
Monroe department scholars selected
Department scholars for Monroe High School were recently announced.
The selections are determined by the teachers of each department and based on the students' interests in their courses, their desire to excel and their willingness to pursue further knowledge in their areas.
In addition, the characteristics of commitment to excellence, good citizenship, class participation, and leadership in class activities are essential to the final selections.
The department scholars for September are:
Ninth-grade humanities: Kaitlin Dickinson and Bethany Levy
Agricultural sciences: Megan Kemery
Art: Michaela Johnson
Drama: Jean-Luc LeBlanc
Family and consumer science: Kirstin Packard
Health: Noah Acree
Health: Reagan Barron
History: Rachel Lee and Evan Wang
Instrumental music: Tyler Koontz and Amber Van Brunt
Manufacturing technology: Ryan Stilwell
Marketing: Juan Pacheco-Gaspar
Math: Silvia Chen and Patrick Cook
Physical education: Sara Petersen and Jackson Stewart-Debelly
Principal's choice: Savanna Hohenstein
Science: Heather Sparks and Jeffrey Abbott
Social studies: Jesse Avelar and Brittany Schwindt
World languages: Daniel Al-Bermany and Rachel Pomeroy
Snohomish sponsors cancer walk-a-thon
More than 125 students and people from the community gathered Oct. 6 at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish to raise money for breast cancer research.
The fifth annual Breast Cancer Walk-a-thon at the high school attracted participants from various clubs including DECA, Future Business Leaders of America and the football team. Students who are part of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America made cookies for participants while the National Art Honor Society made buttons for the event.
Students during the walk-a-thon learned how to address stories about breast cancer and feel comfortable listening.
All of the money raised will be donated to Komen Puget Sound, benefiting underserved and low-income women in Western Washington. Komen Puget Sound over the past 20 years has invested more than $19 million to fund mammograms, patient support and education for low-income women.
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