Overlake students shine in SAT

Thirteen juniors at The Overlake School in Redmond are among the 50,000 highest-scoring students out of 1.5 million who took the 2007 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and met requirements to enter the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program.

They are Sophie Arlow of Medina, Seth Bensussen of Bellevue, John Berude of Monroe, Devika Dhawan of Kirkland, Scott Franklin of North Bend, Adam Greenberg of Woodinville, Ariana Hajmiragha of Redmond, Owen Jones of Medina, Scott Lindemann of Sammamish, Victor Lowney of Redmond, Alice Madden of Woodinville, Natalie Solski of Bellevue and Chloe Wilson of Woodinville.

Walking tours start this Sunday

The Redmond Historical Society’s popular walking tours of downtown Redmond will be held on Sundays, May 18, June 22 and Sept. 21, from 1-2:30 p.m. Tours led by Tom Hitzroth begin in front of the historic Justice White House (now home of The Matador Restaurant and Tequila Bar) across from Half-Priced Books on Leary Way.

Cost is $6 per person and proceeds will go toward the purchase of a bench for the walking route. Tours are not held in the rain.

To reserve a spot, call (425) 885-2919 or e-mail

Event to benefit school foundation

The public is invited to a friendship dance and silent auction to support the Guatemalan Friendship School Foundation, on Friday, May 16 from 7-9 p.m. at the Rosa Parks Elementary School Gym.

Rosa Parks Elementary is located at 22845 NE Cedar Park Crescent. Admission is $2. The silent auction will feature handmade items from Guatemala. All the proceeds from the dance and auction will go to support the Friendship School in Guatemala.

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