Gold Stars

June 29, 2010

By Staff

Lee Xie

Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus World Studies student Lee Xie received the Global Citizen certificate from the World Affairs Council for her essay about Latin America. Her essay, “Latin America’s Biggest Crisis,” was selected from among submissions from third- through 12th-graders from throughout the nation.

The essay contest is designed to promote discussion among community members about ways individuals can positively contribute to the global community. This year, the essay topic was: “If you were a journalist on an international assignment, where would you like to go, what issue would you cover and why?”

Her mother, teacher Caroline Friesen, Principal Dana Bailey and Superintendent Steve Rasmussen presented Lee with her award in mid-May.

Chloe Chow

Sunny Hills Elementary School student Chloe Chow, 9, was awarded a Paul Robeson Award for her high academics and dedication to ballet.

Chow was nominated through Pacific Northwest Ballet School and Sunny Hills. She was given her award at the 23rd annual ceremony in early May.

There were 750 winners this year. The award is given in honor of Paul Robeson who was lauded in life for his intelligence, work ethic and multiple skills: professional athlete, lawyer, bass-baritone concert singer, stage and film actor, writer and social activist, according to the King County award website.

Girl Scouts from Troop 3802

Liberty High School Girl Scouts from Troop 3802 went on a senior trip to celebrate their Bridging to Adults ceremony, the culmination of the girls’ community service and life lessons learned through Scouts.

The girls went on a cruise to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands and Mexico to celebrate. It took them three years to raise the $14,000 they needed to go.

Many of their fundraisers were held in conjunction with various community service projects they did. The girls have been in Scouts for many years: Allison Adams, 14 years; Shelby Harding, 13 years; Tori Kraft, 12 years; Callie Weber, 12 years; and Deanna Morse, 7 years.

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