Learn about college opportunity, Latino history
Antonio Sanchez, assistant director of government relations at Central Washington University, will talk about the historic contributions of Latino Americans at an event scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Moore Library Community Room, 215 S. 56th St., Tacoma.
The event will feature a screening of the PBS documentary "500 Years of Latino American History: Peril and Promise." There will also be information on college-bound opportunities and summer learning programs.
South Sound schools win national green ribbon awards
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The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the most recent Green Ribbon Schools honorees and winners of its District Sustainability Award. Locally, Bethel School District was among 15 honorees of the sustainability award. Columbia Crest A-STEM Academy, part of the Eatonville School District and Lakota Middle School, in the Federal Way School District, were among 47 schools announced as Green Ribbon Schools.
The awards recognize schools for reducing environmental impact and costs, improving the health and wellness of students and staff and for providing environmental and sustainability education.
Puyallup PTA Reflections winners
The Puyallup School Board recently recognized winners in the PTA Reflections Program:
▪ Matthew Barker, Shaw Road Elementary, received an award of excellence for film at the state level
▪ Katie Wilcox, Ridgecrest Elementary, was recognized for outstanding interpretation in photography and has moved on to the National PTA Reflections competition
▪ Murphy Thompson, Northwood Elementary, was also recognized for outstanding interpretation in photography and has moved on to national competition.
Tacoma student in national business competition
Max Stewart, an eighth grader at Meeker Middle School in Tacoma, is as a semifinalist in the YEA! (Young Entrepreneurs Academy) Saunders Scholars Competition.
His business idea is for something he calls Spyder Grypz, a replacement for lacrosse tape. He and more than 100 students from across the nation will travel Friday to Rochester, NY. He will pitch his business plans for Spyder Grypz and compete for the opportunity to win college scholarships.
The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce runs the local YEA! program.
Puyallup High students earn national service award
The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America has selected Puyallup High School to receive the 2016 National High School Leadership Service in Action First Place Award. The FCCLA program guides students to develop, plan, carry out and evaluate projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. As the national high school winner, the school will receive a $1,000 award.
Cox family replaces Puyallup school’s stolen brass bell
Woodland Elementary School in Puyallup recently dedicated a new school bell to replace the original historic Woodland brass bell that was stolen a few years ago. The original bell dated back to 1884, the new bell was donated by Casey Cox, the district’s assistant superintendent, and his family. It had been in the Cox family for more than 50 years.