Lakes High student named Eagle Scout of the Year
Lakes High School student Kenneth Richards has been awarded the American Legion Department of Washington’s 2016 Eagle Scout of the Year.
He will be considered for the National Award.
Richards, one of three qualified candidates, was recognized for his school record, including grades and extracurricular activities. Also noted was his Scouting record, including his advancement, leadership, Eagle Scout service project and other awards.
He will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Curtis High seniors place third in DECA event
Curtis High School seniors Sienna Heard and Quinci King recently placed third in the nation in the DECA event, “School Based Enterprise.”
The two submitted a 30-page portfolio about their school’s store. They earned gold-level certification and competed with more than 200 other schools for the top three places, finishing with the third-place award.
Clothing drive raising money for Sumner High band
The Sumner High School Band and the Sumner Band Parents Association will be collecting clothing in partnership with Clothes for a Cause to raise money for the band.
Donations of clothing, accessories and household linens will be accepted at Sumner High School, 1707 W. Main St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Sumner High student named Presidential Scholar
Alyssa McGee of Sumner High School recently was named a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar.
She is one of 160 high school seniors receiving the award, which recognizes outstanding academic achievement, artistic excellence, leadership, citizenship, service and contribution to school and community.
The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by the president, selects honored scholars.
McGee will travel to Washington, D.C., in June to receive the award.
Navy Band Northwest to perform at Stadium High
The Navy Band Northwest will perform at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stadium High School in Tacoma, for the school’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps’ pass in review ceremony.
The military ceremony is open to the public.
Goodwill, Bates offering GED, diploma help
Goodwill and Bates Technical College are offering the opportunity to obtain a GED certificate or, in certain cases, earn a high school diploma for free.
Three programs are available, depending on students’ needs.
Classes are year-round and take place at the Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center, 714 S. 27th St., Tacoma.
For more information, contact Gina Marie Irvin at 253-573-6739 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Thurston High student places in statewide art show
Christopher Fornes of North Thurston High School received honorable mention for his entry, “Rocket Trip,” in the Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show.
The student’s work was selected for the statewide competition in Educational Service Districts shows earlier this year.
Winners were selected by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Washington Art Education Association and five other organizations.