September 29, 2009
Local youth to compete in Miss Pre-Teen Seattle
Kara Lieber, of Issaquah, was recently selected to participate in the national 2009 Miss Pre-Teen Seattle pageant competition Oct. 11.
Lieber, participating in the category for ages 7-12, will be judged in modeling routines, including casual and formal wear, and in personality and interviewing skills.
If Lieber wins, she’ll represent Seattle at the Cities of America National Competition in Orlando, Fla., and compete for more than $60,000 in prizes and awards.Any business, organization or private citizen who may be interested in becoming a sponsor for Lieber should call 800-569-2487 toll-free.
Fine arts center honors local resident
The Pratt Fine Arts Center will present Roger MacPherson, of Sammamish, with the nonprofit organization’s highest honor — the Service in the Arts Award — for his dedication to the visual arts and the Pratt Fine Arts Center.
MacPherson has served the past eight years as board president, board member and a volunteer at the Seattle central district nonprofit arts organization.
The award will be presented Oct. 1 at the Service in the Arts Award Celebration.
Teen celebrates sweet 16 with donations to youth center
Skyline High school junior Prithvi Addepalli celebrated her 16th birthday with a variation of a “traditional” large scale Sweet 16 party.
With the help of her parents, Prithvi located the organization Youthcare’s Orion Center, a shelter that serves homeless youth aged 13-21 in Seattle. Hosting at the Plateau Club in Sammamish, Prithvi had a formal dessert sweet 16 party for 60 of her high school friends. She requested that instead of birthday presents, they bring nonperishable food items.
Prithvi’s friends brought a total of 408 pounds of donations for the Orion Center. She said she was amazed by the generosity and camaraderie of her peers and did not expect such gracious donations.