Show & Tell: Schools and youths in the news

Aspiring teachers can

earn degree at TCC

Saint Martin’s University and Tacoma Community College have teamed up to help prospective teachers earn a bachelor’s degree while attending classes at TCC in what is called the 2+2 Education Program.

Students with associate of arts degrees can apply for admission to Saint Martin’s bachelor of arts degree programs in elementary and special education. Candidates can take Saint Martin’s courses for two years to complete the degree from Saint Martin’s faculty at TCC.

Students interested in learning more about the program or applying for it can contact Sarah McKinney, program manager, at 253-566-5083 or

Tacoma Public Schools

schedules career fair

Tacoma Public Schools will hold a district Career Fair, open to the public, on Aug. 12.

The district is looking for qualified candidates to work as paraeducators, IT technicians, nutrition services employees, transportation workers, custodial staff, security personnel, tutors, noon-hour supervisors, crossing guards, health room assistants (LPN) and substitute teachers.

The event will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Gray Middle School, 6229 S. Tyler St., in the commons area and computer labs.

To apply for positions, go to For more information, contact Teresa Greiwe, 253-571-1245.


merit scholars named

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced additional winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by colleges and universities. Winners were selected from finalists in the National Merit Scholarship program.

The following local students are recipients: Paulina Davison, Rogers High School (Arizona State University); Peter Lucas, Stadium High School (Arizona State University); Marissa Dean, home-schooled in Vaughn (Idaho State University); and Carly Stinson, North Thurston High School (University of Montana).

Compiled by Mary Anderson, staff writer