School briefs

CLIP slots open

Teens who have dropped out of high school can enroll in

the Riverview School District's Contracted Learning Individualized

Program (CLIP) to earn credits or a diploma. The students must be

between the ages of 15 and 19 and reside in the Riverview School District.

The program is limited to 25 to 30 students and a few openings will

be available in late January. Enrollment is by instructor permission only.

Students must be able to study at home and meet individual

contract learning requirements. The goal of the program is to enable students to

earn high school credit and eventually earn a diploma or to prepare them for

re-entry into Cedarcrest High.

For more information, call Ray Yates at (425) 788-7116 and leave

a voice message in mailbox 1150.

Battle of the bands

It's coming! Cedarcrest High will present the Battle of the Bands from

6 p.m. to midnight on Jan. 29 in the commons.

The battle will feature 10 local garage bands competing on two

stages in a round robin format.

Guest band M-SET — a well-known local group — will judge

the competition and also close the evening with a live concert and CD

signing opportunity.

The event is being sponsored by Riverview Helping Youth To

Have Music (RHYTHM) and Main Street Music in Duvall with proceeds

benefiting the CHS music department.

Tickets are available through the school's music department. For

more information, call Kathy Nelson at Main Street Music at (425) 844-2988.

CKMS congratulates winners

About 130 Chief Kanim Middle School students participated in

the 1999-2000 National PTA Reflections contest through the school's

PTSA. Students created works in literature, musical composition,

photography and visual arts based on this year's theme "Anything is Possible…"

The following students' work will advance to the state level: Kelly

Watts, Emily White and Zach Johnson for literature, and Daniel Neilson for

visual arts. Honorable mentions were given to Monika Hanley, Leah

Pfeifle, Rachelle Dillard, Holly Mitchell, Heather Andress and Reed Williams.

Chief Kanim's PTSA would like to thank everyone who helped with

the program and the judges and students who participated.

College scholarships available

High school students with a GPA of "B" or better and college

students with a GPA of "B+" or higher are

eligible for a $1,000 college scholarship.

All requests for applications must include the student's name,

permanent home address, city, state, zip code, name of current high school or

college, approximate GPA and year in school during the 1999-2000

academic year. The scholarships are for U.S. citizens only.

To receive an application, e-mail or write to

Educational Communications Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 5012, Lake

Forest, IL 60045. Requests must be received by March 16.

Officials will choose 250 winners based on academic performance,

involvement in extracurricular activities and some consideration will be

given for financial need.


speech contest

All Washington state high school juniors and seniors are invited to

compete in Human Life of Washington's first statewide PRO-LIFE

Speech Contest. Registration deadline is April 17.

Contestants are asked to present an original pro-life speech on

abortion, euthanasia or infanticide. Speeches should be five to seven minutes

in length and memorized.

The first place winner will receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington,

D.C. to deliver their speech at the National Right to Life Oratory Contest.

More information is available online at

Host families needed

Celebrate the new millennium by hosting a high school exchange

student from places such as Spain, Mexico, France and Germany

through the World Heritage International Student Exchange Program and

Pacific Intercultural Exchange.

Host families provide room, board and guidance to a teenager living

thousands of miles from home. Students are well screened and selected

based on academic performance, English proficiency, teacher

recommendations and personal interviews. Couples, single parents and families with

no children are encouraged to apply.

Each student is fully insured, has their own spending money and

expects to bear their share of household responsibilities.

Families may select the students of their choice from student

applications, photo collages and biographical essays. Once paired, students

and families are encouraged to begin corresponding prior to the student's


For more information about the World Heritage International

Student Exchange Program, call Jeff Rodgers at (253) 539-5955 or (800)

888-9040. For information about the Pacific Intercultural Exchange call

Teresa Knapp at (800) 894-7633.

P>Openings for Multi-Age Program

The Riverview School District Alternative and Extended Learning

Programs, K-12, is now accepting applications for the Eagle Rock K-5

Multi-Age Program.

Applications and information packets are available at any school

or from the district office on Jan. 18. The deadline is March 6. Visitations to

the site are by appointment only, beginning on Jan. 26.

A parent/community informational meeting will be held at 7

p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Multi-Age site, 29300 N.E. 150th St., Duvall. However,

if there is snow on the ground or school has been canceled, the meeting

will be rescheduled for March 6.

Kindergarten applicants will be required to take an assessment test

on May 25 to determine if they are able to function socially in an all-day

setting with older students. Acceptance into the program is not based on

advanced academic abilities. Parents of kindergartners should also register

at their neighborhood school, since space is limited.

For more information, call (425) 333-4115 or (425) 788-6610,

Ext. 282.

Strom receives scholarship

The Asphalt Paving Association of Washington (APAW) selected 32

students including Kyle Strom of North Bend to receive $1,800 in

scholarship assistance. Strom will attend Washington State University.

"Giving back to the community and rewarding such hard working

students is a real pleasure, said APAW President Bill Hammett. "This year

we had over 100 applicants, making it a difficult selection process. It's nice

to see such an interest in the asphalt and paving industry."

To qualify, students must be a resident of Washington state, in the

process of completing or have finished an asphalt course, be of high

academic standing, have notable extracurricular activities, and have an interest in

the paving industry.

Valley students shine at UW

Sixteen students from the Snoqualmie area have been named

to the Dean's List at the University of Washington for autumn quarter 1999.

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at

least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (out

of 4).

The students are from Carnation: Nicholas Gregory Blue, Eric

James Branthwaite, Lee John Mitchell, Douglas Arthur Plass and

Katrina Rheannon Rotter; from North Bend: Brian Christopher Dunn, Jeunai

Marie Hampton, Nikole Renee Letrondo, Jeffrey John Mahan,

Kevin McCullough, Laura Louise Nichols, Chase Blu Reeves and Hari

Shroff; from Preston: Justin Sean Landreth; and from

Snoqualmie: Corey Christain Furulie and Bridgette

Mary Quinn.

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