Lions Club awards scholarships
Two local students were honored June 13 by the Edmonds Lions Club with $1,000 scholarships. Pictured, from left, are Ron Robinson, scholarship committee chairperson, scholarship winner Cory Rois of Edmonds-Woodway High School, scholarship winner Hae-Ri Jung of Meadowdale High School, and Jim Forgey, president of the Edmonds Lions Club.
Mountlake Terrace High School graduate Abby Mitton, depicted in this self-portrait, was awarded the 2011 Manu Sood Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission Scholarship of $2,000.
The students were Cory Rois of Edmonds-Woodway High School and Hae-Ri Jung of Meadowdale High School.
MLT grad gets local art scholarship
Mountlake Terrace High School graduate Abby Mitton was awarded the 2011 Manu Sood Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission Scholarship of $2,000.
Mitton plans to attend Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore., this fall.
“I'm so incredibly grateful and honored to be awarded the Manu Sood scholarship,” she said in a press release. “Art will always have a huge impact on my life and I hope to learn more so that I can help others appreciate art as much as I do.”
The scholarship is named for Manu Sood, who passed away in 2009. She was a painter and a member of the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission.
Donations to the scholarship fund can be sent to Mountlake Terrace High School, in care of Andi Nofziger-Meadows, at 21801 44th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.
Lynnwood student selected for DO-IT
Diego Lopez, of Lynnwood, has been selected to participate in the 2011 DO-IT Scholars Program. About 50 college-bound high school students with disabilities will come together at the University of Washington for the annual summer study program.
Beginning July 12, new DO-IT Scholars will spend 10 days living on campus, participating in an intensive program designed to promote college and career success. The students will learn about challenging careers in fields such as technology, science, engineering and mathematics. Second- and third-year students will mentor first-year students.
DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) targets high school sophomores and juniors with disabilities who are interested in pursuing higher education. Each year, about 15 new students enter the program. Once selected, the students are loaned computers, software and adaptive technology to use in their homes as they learn to use the technology as a tool for empowerment. The program continues with independent projects and Internet interaction with mentors, teachers and fellow students during the school year.
For information, visit www.uw.edu/doit.
Local thespians take summer stage
Several local children are taking part in performances July 14-Aug. 7 through Seattle Children's Theatre Drama School.
The public is invited to take in a show.
Students ages 9-19 from throughout the region auditioned in April for the program. Performances are held in the Charlotte Martin Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle. Most tickets are $10. To purchase or for more information on individual shows — such as those featuring mature themes — visit www.sct.org or call 206-441-3322.
In addition, some local teens are part of the program's Young Actors Institute showcase, a free event at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14 at Eve Alvord Theatre, 201 Thomas St., Seattle.
Local thespians taking part and corresponding performances are listed below.
• Gunnar Brent, eighth grade, “Disney's Mulan Jr.,” 7 p.m. July 28-30 (part of a double-feature with “Jungalbook”)
• Natalie Fisher, 12th grade, “Avenue Q School Edition,” 8 p.m. Aug. 5-7
• Yusef Mahmoud, 12th grade, “Avenue Q School Edition,” 8 p.m. Aug. 5-7
• Maia Nowack, 12th grade, Y.A.I. Showcase
• Nicholas Dienst, 10th grade, “As You Like It,” 8:15 p.m. July 21-23 (part of a double-feature with “The Hobbit”)
• Emma Williams, 10th grade, Y.A.I. Showcase
• Olivia Wilkinson, sixth grade, “Jungalbook,” 8:15 p.m. July 28-30 (part of a double-feature with “Disney's Mulan Jr.”)
• Jacob Friang, 12th grade, “Avenue Q School Edition,” 8 p.m. Aug. 5-7
• Serena Hohenstein, 11th grade, “Avenue Q School Edition,” 8 p.m. Aug. 5-7
• Miranda Troutt, 12th grade, Y.A.I. Showcase
School-year calendar delayed
Due to the funding reductions from the state, the Edmonds School District is bargaining with all its employee groups and won't finalize the 2011-12 school year calendar until those conversations are completed.
The calendar will be posted when available at www.edmonds.wednet.edu. To have a copy emailed to you, become a registered user on the district website by clicking the button in the upper-right corner.
A message also will be posted on the district Facebook page.
Back-to-School Resource Fair is Aug. 17
The Back-to-School Resource Fair is scheduled for 12:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at Cedar Valley Community School, 19200 56th Ave. W, Lynnwood.
The annual event, which recently received a grant from the Hazel Miller Foundation, supports students in need in the Edmonds School District. At the fair, families can receive school supplies, haircuts and information about support services and other opportunities.
Donations of school supplies are needed, and there are a number of drop-off locations, including the Educational Service Center at 20420 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood.
The event is coordinated by the Family Center; call 425-670-8984 ext. 22 for more information.