McCarver School in Tacoma hosts farewell event
McCarver Elementary School will host a farewell celebration Wednesday at the historic school, 2111 S. J St., Tacoma, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
McCarver students, alumni and community members are invited to tour the building, sign a “farewell wall,” share memories and say goodbye. Construction will begin after the school year ends in June to renovate the 1924-era school.
Preschool, kindergarten and first-grade students will remain at the McCarver Primary building throughout construction. Second- through fifth-grade students will be bused to the vacant McKinley Elementary School, 3702 McKinley Ave., for one year during the construction period.
Young Federal Way scientists win international honors
A pair of high school students from the Federal Way School District recently competed in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh.
The students were Rosemichelle Marzan of Todd Beamer High School and Hyrum Bock of Thomas Jefferson High School. Their project, “Optical Ion Reflector: Investigating the Elastic Collision Relationship between Ions and the Chamber Walls in order to Enhance Plasma Density by Focusing a Plasma Beam,” was awarded fourth place in the world. They competed with students from Germany, Bulgaria and Slovenia in the astronomy and physics category.
The two won $500 and a summer internship at a Nuclear Collider Facility in New Jersey this summer.
Tacoma students earn history essay honors
Two Tacoma students were recently named American History Essay state contest winners by the Washington State Daughters of the American Revolution. The contest topic was “A Child’s Journey through Ellis Island.”
Rylie Luhring of Truman Middle School won the contest in the sixth- grade age class, and April Hope Fraser of Annie Wright Schools won the eighth- grade class. They were selected from more than 400 students statewide who participated in the contest.
Scout information meeting slated for University Place
Boy Scout Troop No. 248 will host an open house at 7 p.m. Monday (June 8) at Central, The Church on the Hill, 5000 67th Ave. W., University Place.
The public is invited to come and learn more about the scouting program. For more information, contact Dave Matzen at email@example.com
Eagle Scout builds flagpole in Tacoma
Clay Curl, a 17-year-old home-schooled student who lives in Kent, completed his Eagle Scout project recently at Visitation Catholic STEM Academy in Tacoma.
Clay tore down a broken old flagpole and replaced it with a working flagpole on the lawn, complete with a circular concrete ceremonial deck dedicated to the five branches of the U.S. military.
The flagpole pavilion was dedicated, and Clay spoke to the assembled schoolchildren, during a ceremony May 29 on the Tacoma campus. An active-duty color guard participated.
Clay is a Scout with Troop 474 in Kent. He participates in the Running Start program through Green River Community College.
Anderson Island will have new elementary principal
Steilacoom Historical School District has named Susan Greer as principal at Anderson Island Elementary School for the 2015-16 school year. She has been an employee of the district since 2001, most recently as the district assessment coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree from Angelo State University, a master’s degree from City University and an administration certificate from Seattle Pacific University.
Merit Scholars receive money for college
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced winners of scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Each sponsor college selected winners from among the finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program than plan to attend their college. The awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.
These local students received awards (their current high school and planned college are listed): Kodi Cumbo, Fife High School, University of Idaho; Brett Shelley, Peninsula High School, Montana State University; Marion Blyler, Charles Wright Academy, MacAlester College; Brenna Peever, Tacoma, University of Idaho.