Empowering Youth luncheon set for Wednesday at convention center
The College Success Foundation will host its Empowering Youth Tacoma luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.
The fundraiser supports the foundation’s work with low-income students in five middle and five high schools.
There also will be a month-long statewide fundraising effort, during which donations can be made at all Safeway and Albertsons stores or online at collegesuccessfoundation.org.
Bellarmine’s Model U.N. team named ‘outstanding delegation’
The Bellarmine Preparatory School’s Model United National team was named “outstanding delegation” at the Southern California Model United National event last month.
In addition, seven students received recognition for best delegate or outstanding delegate. The students are Joey Heston, E.J. Velasco, Elias Alstead, Steve Hogan, Alec Woodruff, Connor Simmons and Max Bessier.
Washington High student nominated to future scientists congress
Washington High School student Maggie Mitchell has been nominated as a delegate to the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders.
The congress will be this summer in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Mitchell was nominated by the winner of the first Google Science Fair, Shree Bose, academic director of the National Academy of Future Scientists and Techonologists, to represent her school.
She was picked based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and passion for science and technology.
SOTAbots robotic team places second in division of world championship games
The SOTAbots, the robotic team primarily made up of students from SOTA and SAMI in Tacoma, and Bellarmine Preparatory School’s team, competed in April in the World Championship Games for FIRST Robotics in St. Louis.
Of the 35 teams competing from the Pacific Northwest District, 18 made it to the playoffs. SOTAbots achieved a championship subdivision finalist status in its division, placing second.
Mount Tahoma High student receives Live United Award
Krystal Mills of Mount Tahoma High School recently was awarded one of three Live United Awards selected this year.
She was recognized for her community projects for the Henry T. Schatz branch of the Boys and Girls Club and her leadership skills as a member of the Boys and Girls Club Keystone.
She also has been named the Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year for the Henry T. Schatz branch.
Tacoma students, parents can get early look at their new schools, meet teachers
The Tacoma School District is offering Jump Start as well as summer learning programs this summer at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
Jump Start, offered at every school, gives incoming kindergarten, sixth-grade and ninth-grade students and their parents the chance to become familiar with their schools, teachers and classrooms.
Summer learning programs are offered at several schools, some by invitation only. Descriptions, schedules and registration information are available at tacomaschools.org/summerschool or by calling 253-571-1343.
Steilacoom school district to host two registration sessions Saturday
The Steilacoom Historical School District will host two registration sessions for families with children attending kindergarten as well as grades 1-12 in the 2016-17 school year.
The sessions will help families complete the registration process.
Sessions will be 9 a.m.-noon Saturday at Chloe Clark Elementary School library, 1700 Palisade Blvd., DuPont, and 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Steilacoom Library, 2950 Steilacoom Blvd., Steilacoom.
For enrollment information, see steilacoom.k12.wa.us.
Clover Park School District to sponsor nutrition advisory meeting Tuesday
The Clover Park School District will sponsor a nutrition advisory meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Public participation and comment are invited. Feedback received at the annual meeting will be used to strengthen the district’s student nutrition program.
The meeting will be in the student nutrition conference room at the district’s Auxillary Services Center, 9219 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood.
For more information, call 253-583-5490.