Black students vie for scholarships
More than 1,600 black high school seniors in the United States — including three in the South Sound — were recently named semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Those who are eventually named finalists will qualify for about 800 scholarships offered next spring.
Black students in South Sound who were named semifinalists are Paul Onyali, Bellarmine Preparatory School; Jasmine LittleJohn, Tacoma School of the Arts; and Benjamin Cary, Charles Wright Academy.
Washington Elementary will have a grand reopening
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The Tacoma Public Schools board and district Superintendent Carla Santorno will join Washington Elementary School staff and the community Friday for the school’s grand reopening celebration.
The open house at the school, 2615 N. Adams St., will be 6-8 p.m. It will feature tours, guest speakers, presentations and refreshments. For more information, call 253-571-5700.
Remodeled Karshner Museum will throw party
A grand reopening ceremony, celebrating the restored Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts in Puyallup, is scheduled for 1-2 p.m. Friday and will feature guest speakers and musical performances.
The museum will open its doors at noon, and community groups will perform from 2-4 p.m. The museum is at 309 Fourth St. SE, Puyallup.
Eatonville school plans shared
The Eatonville School Board has set a community meeting to share the district’s strategic plan. It will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Weyerhaeuser Elementary School, 6105 365th St. E., Eatonville.
Fundraiser benefits Key Peninsula school
As part of its commitment to youth music education programs, the Cora Voce, a local community choir, recently raised just more than $7,000 at its annual fundraising gala.
All of the proceeds from the event, Raise the Paddle, were donated to the music program at Vaughn Elementary School in the Peninsula School District. The school was presented with the donation on Sept. 30.
Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers.