Doleac awarded scholarship

Doleac awarded scholarship

The Redmond Firefighter’s Union, IAFF Local No. 2829 recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Redmond High School senior Zachary Doleac.

Doleac’s application and essay exemplified the character, citizenship and academics that the Redmond Firefighters Union IAFF Local No. 2829 values.

The scholarship applications are scored on grade point average, involvement in activities, clubs and sports, community involvement and an essay. The essay topic for the 2008 IAFF Local No. 2829 was “Based on the city of Redmond’s history, where do you think its future lies?”

Doleac plans to attend Middlebury College in Vermont this fall. The Redmond Firefighter’s Union, IAFF Local No. 2829 Scholarship opens in early February and close at the end of March each year.

Porter to visit Borders

Borders at Redmond Town Center, 16549 NE 74th St., hosts a book signing with Jane Porter, author of “Mrs. Perfect,” on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m.

In “Mrs. Perfect,” Taylor Young has a handsome husband, three gorgeous children and a dream house. She’s a trendsetter and a super-mom until a devastating secret is revealed, making her a cul-de-sac pariah. Then she finds help from a very unlikely person, her non-comformist nemesis Marta Zinsser.

An avid traveler, Jane Porter is a former English teacher who lives in the Seattle area with her two young sons and writes stories about faraway places and fascinating people.

For more information about this free event, call (425) 883-0272.

AAUW offers scholarship

In keeping with its mission to encourage women to advance in both their education and careers, the Kirkland-Redmond branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) now awards a $750 scholarship to a woman returning to college after a break in her educational path.

At its recent April meeting, this scholarship was given to Julie Halloran, who has returned to college seeking a career in computer security technology.

The branch also awarded a community grant of $750 to Eastside Domestic Violence Prevention (EDVP) which it has been assisting for several years by donating quilts made by members and teddy bears contributed to the group at Christmas time.

In accepting the grant on behalf of the EDVP Board, Susanne Baessler described the shelter that is provided for victims of violence and the educational programs offered to aid these individuals in breaking out of the cycles of violence they endure.

For questions about scholarships or membership information, call (425) 885-2823.

Student artwork on display at City Hall

Students of Redmond High School teacher Sarah De la Cruz’s Advanced 2D Art class have an artwork display at Redmond City Hall through June 13.

The artwork is inspired by the work of Japanese artist Hokusai (1760-1849) and emulates his style by focusing on nature and “ukiyo-e” or everyday life. The works are linoleum block prints.

Works on display were created by Krista Simonson, Brittany Angell, Ian Anderson, Isabel Ridder, Katie Rohrbach, Christina Davison, Sophie Gao, Tyler West and Chanel Cogan.

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