AAUW hosts second annual fashion show

June 3, 2014

By Staff

The Issaquah Branch of the American Association of University Women held its second annual Fashion Show Fundraiser on April 26.

The Issaquah Chico’s provided stylish fashions that were modeled by members of the AAUW branch.

Modeling clothes for the American Association of University Women Fashion Show Fundraiser are (from left) Kat Hughes, Gerri Steele, Jane Stephenson, Nancy Nersveen, Beth Box and Billie Coopwood.

Modeling clothes for the American Association of University Women Fashion Show Fundraiser are (from left) Kat Hughes, Gerri Steele, Jane Stephenson, Nancy Nersveen, Beth Box and Billie Coopwood.

Ninety tickets were sold and 22 prizes were obtained or donated by branch members. The event brought in more than $4,000 in net profit.

The focus of the fundraiser was to raise money to send eighth-grade girls from Issaquah schools to the AAUW WA Tech Trek camp in July at Pacific Lutheran University. The camp will focus on the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The profit will allow three young girls to go. Applications are being processed.

The American Association of University Women is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. The Issaquah branch meets monthly from September through June. Membership is open to graduates holding a Bachelor, R.N., Associate or equivalent degree from a qualified educational institution.

Learn more information at www.aauw-issaquah.org or email  membership@aauw-issaquah.org.

 

National Merit Scholarship winners announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced its winners for the 2014 scholarship program. Among the winners are nine local high school seniors:

  • Thomas Tseng, of Issaquah High School, pursuing a career in computer science;
  • Roger Rolf Glerum, of Eastside Catholic High School, pursuing a career in computer science;
  • Ryan L. Holmdahl, of Eastlake High School, pursuing a career in computer science;
  • John N. Snyder, of Eastlake Catholic High School, pursuing a career in materials science;
  • Cameron W. Akker, of Sammamish, pursuing a career in computer engineering;
  • Samhita Karnati, of Sammamish, pursuing a career in computer engineering;
  • James B. McCutcheon, of Sammamish, pursuing a career in business;
  • Jacques W. Therrien, of Sammamish, pursuing a career in computer engineering; and
  • Anwell Wang, of Sammamish, pursuing a career in computer engineering.

National Merit Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

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