Curtis Junior High student serves as legislative page
Megan Maggard, a student at Curtis Junior High School, served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Christine Kiduff, D-University Place.
Pages perform duties, from presenting flags to distributing amendments on the House floor. They receive daily civics instruction, draft bills and participate in mock committee hearings.
Seabury School offers free public talk on gifted kids
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Seabury School in Tacoma presents a free talk by Sandi Wollum, head of school, about “The Social Life of a Gifted Child” on Thursday.
Wollum speaks about social and emotional needs of bright children and ideas about how to balance the social and the intellectual.
The talk is at 7 p.m. Thursday at Seabury Middle School, 925 Court C, Tacoma.
Clover Park schools searching for STEM fair judges
The Clover Park School District seeks volunteer judges for its annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Fair on Feb. 20 at Harrison Preparatory School, 9103 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood.
Training is provided. Judging is 10 to 11:30 a.m. for elementary students, noon to 1:30 p.m. for middle and high school students.
Those interested can call Maria Flores at 253-583-5063.
Ashford school nominated for national green school award
Eatonville School District’s Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy was nominated to receive recognition from the Washington and U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Award.
The school in Ashford implemented changes, including terra-cycling, composting, switching to metal utensils and washable lunch trays.
The academy is one of up to five schools or districts nominated by the office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the national award.
Youths can learn about careers at Northwest Trek
Northwest Trek Wildlife Park hosts its annual career day March 5 for high school and college-age students. The program offers information about animal care and related occupations, engagement in nature and a career in zoological fields. Activities are 10 a.m.-noon. Self-guided tours are available in the afternoon. Registration is open for the free event. For information, see nwtrek.org/careerday.
Upcoming PAVE events offer families resources
Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment (PAVE) and its Community Inclusion Program hosts three community events to support people with disabilities and their families.
Each event has components for adults, youths and children. Participants must register because space is limited.
▪ An anti-bullying presentation is 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18 at Gray Middle School, 6229 S. Tyler St., Tacoma. Call Susan Jackson, 253-722-9679.
▪ “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Gig Harbor High School, 5101 Rosedale St. N.W. Call Michele Lehosky, 253-722-6163.
Compiled by staff writers Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo