School Notes

Published on Thu, May 8, 2003
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Masonic scholar-citizen award winners
Five students were recipients of the Masonic scholar-citizen award. These students were among 69 high school juniors from around Whatcom County honored on April 29 at an award ceremony at the Bellingham Masonic building. They were selected based on their academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, service displayed in school and in the greater community, and their application essays. The students were: Danielle Johnson, Andrea Klemmt, Travis Black, Brendan Mulholland, and Kristina Francis. Kristina was the recipient of a $1,000 scholarship and Brendan received a $500 scholarship from the Masons. Principal Dan Newell also attended the ceremony.

University students named to Dean�s List
The following students from Blaine have been named to the Dean�s List at the University of Washington, for winter quarter: Brian Chang, Sunshine Wesley Rockom, Sarah L. Shore, and Guy Kristjan Smith. To qualify for the Dean�s List, a student must be completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Students receive free oral health screen
On May 2, Doctor Pat Rooney and his staff saw 56 children, in grades kindergarten through second, checking all students for general oral health. Information was sent home to parents indicating the level of oral health, with the following key:
1. good keep up with check-ups,
2. may need sealants or other preventative care,
3. evident decay needs to get into dentist very soon.
The next scheduled screening is Friday, May 16 for the elementary school. This is a community partnership between Blaine family service center and Blaine Harbor Dental with the goal of educating children and families about the importance of oral hygiene.

Four students produce video, win award
Four second grade Blaine elementary students, Matt Fisher, Tyler Bellville, Tessa Ferguson and Shelby Phelps received second place in the Northwest Council for Computer Education�s Digitalkies 2003 Contest. The students wrote, filmed and edited the video �Pollution and Destruction.� It can be seen at http://ncce.org/digitalkies/Awardees.html

Assistance of Bellingham scholarships
Three Blaine high school students and four middle school students recently received scholarships from the Assistance League of Bellingham. Brendan P. Mulholland was awarded $1,000 to study business at a National leadership conference in Washington, D.C.; Simran Kang received $1,000 scholarship to study medicine at a National youth leadership forum in Boston; and Jen-Chien Teng (Jessica) was awarded $80 to study Spanish at Western Washington University (WWU).
Shaunita Wells was awarded $150 for the study of environmental awareness at WWU; Sara Sutton received $250 for a leadership course at Camp Firewood; David Emerick received $200 for computer programming at Digi Pen Institute of Technology; and Tara Nicole Stephenson was awarded $100 for the study of engineering design at WWU. Seventy-five scholarships were awarded to students across the county.

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