Raffle drawing for a gift basket including a gift card from McClendon’s Hardware.
White Center Library
1409 SW 107th Street
Seattle, WA 98146
Friday, Sept. 1, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This weekend is 2017 White Center Jubilee Days! Come help us celebrate White Center by joining us Sunday, July 23 for our annual Pancake Breakfast!
Side street parking on 20th and parking in the rear.
Congratulations to the outstanding Youth Merit Award winners for the year!
Nathan Tran from Evergreen was the first recipient honored. He has been a member of Key Club, where he consistently volunteers his time and talent. He helps at our Pancake Breakfast in July and regularly serves with us at the WC Food Bank, among other activities. His goals for next year are to attend the UW as a pre-med student, intending to go into family practice and to join the White Center Kiwanis club! Nathan explained that “Key Club turned my life around.” Before high school he made poor choices for friends and committed minor crimes. He would have joined a gang and possibly be dead by now if he hadn’t joined Key Club. We look forward to Nathan’s participation with our club!
Bemnet Assefa, was the next student honored. Bemnet has been President of Evergreen Key Club for two years. During her tenure she was proactive in recruiting new members from all three small schools. She also actively recruited the teacher advisors for this year. Her focus has been service, keeping her members involved and engaged in many service projects. She also helps with our Pancake Breakfast every year and volunteers at the Food Bank. When the call comes in for volunteers, Bemnet can be counted on to recruit them! She is an excellent student, choosing to attend Georgetown University in Washington D.C. next year. “Key Club is what focused my aspirations…on human rights law,” according to Bemnet. She hopes to join Circle K in college. Bemnet is an exceptional leader who will do well wherever she goes.
The third student honored was Ethan Alvarez from New Start. Ethan was President of Key Club last year, and stepped in this year when the elected President was not able to fulfill those responsibilities. With his leadership NSHS Key Club has become stronger, bigger and more active. Seven students attended Dcon in Portland this year, which was a large delegation for that small school. Ethan also is a regular volunteer at the WC Food Bank. He has attended HCC through their Running Start program and has a 4.0 GPA. This year he has discovered a new passion for voice acting doing voice-overs and for writing. He plans to start his college career at HCC and see where that takes him. Ethan says that he joined Key Club because it was the only active organization on campus. He was “inspired to try to give it life…to have something fun to do!” Ethan also plans to continue his membership by joining Kiwanis Club next year. We look forward to working with him.
Congratulations to the following New Start High School Students of the Month – a group of impressive students!
Stephen Harrison was selected by the staff to be honored as Student of the Month for April because he has good grades, his attendance record is one of the best, he excels at sports (basketball), is focused and a hard worker. He is a junior who has only been at New Start for one session, but has already made much progress. He comes to us from Idaho. He made the decision to come here so that he could make a fresh start and get back on track with his grades. He is thinking about pursuing mechanical engineering after high school, preferably at the UW where he might play basketball!
Ariana Sanchez was selected by the staff to be honored as Student of the Month for April because she is a great example to other students for how to succeed in school. She is always on time, focused, has good grades and has learned to become an advocate for herself. She is a sophomore who came to New Start to get more personal attention from teachers than she could get in her comprehensive high school. She values the one-on-one help teachers give her when she needs it. The schedule at NSHS also fits her needs better. Her goal is to attend PSSE to earn her credential to be an interpreter.
The next and meeting for Coalition for Drug-Free Youth is on Wednesday, June 14th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Seola Gardens Community Room B (10934 4th Place SW Seattle, WA 98146).
Agenda: Reviewing the updated strategic plan
Their Coalition for Drug-Free Youth May-June Newsletter is now available.
The Annual County Community Meeting for our area is June 7th from 7 to 9 p.m. at Seola Gardens. Sheriff Urquhart, County Representative Joe McDermott, the Deputy County Executive and several County decision makers will be in attendance to take your questions and concerns. This is your chance to speak directly to the people who make the decisions re unincorporated North Highline. We need a good turn-out!