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Middle school hosts Internet safety event tonight

Sequim Middle School, 301 W. Hendrickson Road, is the site of "Internet Safety Night," a computer safety night open to the public, starting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19.

Among items discussed at the event:

• The importance of learning about the sites and applications youths use

• Social networking sites and how to help children use them wisely

• What to do if your child is the victim of "cyber bullying"

• Protecting children against online predators

• Online gaming

• Objectionable content, how to block it and what to do if your child views it

For more information, call Kate Galbraith at 461-4221.

Tickets available for Sequim senior grad party

Tickets are available for the Sequim 2010 senior class party, slated for June 11 following the Sequim High School graduation ceremonies.

The party is open to all area seniors.

Tickets are $25 each. Seniors who buy tickets before June 1 are entered into a drawing for an Apple iPad.

The senior grad party is organized by the parents of seniors and includes a professional disc jockey, drawings, food, games, give-a-ways and surprises throughout the evening.

The party, an alcohol- and substance-free event, ends at 4 a.m. on June 12.

For more information, call 461-2155.

Ackley, SHS senior, earns academic honor

Connor Ackley, a Sequim High School senior, was

awarded membership in the National Society of High School Scholars.

The society recognizes top scholars and invites students with academic excellence to become members.

See for more information.

Girl Scout Day Camp set

Sequim's 2010 Girl Scout Day Camp is scheduled for July 26-30 at Pioneer Memorial Park. The camp theme is "Take A Walk On The Wild Side."

Campers must be in grades 1-7. Fee for Girl Scouts is $50; nonregistered Girl Scouts are $62 each.

Get registration forms at

Sequim students earn SPU honor

Six students from Sequim were named to Seattle Pacific University's 2010 winter quarter dean's list.

Students on the dean's list have completed at least 12 credits and maintained a 3.50 grade-point average or better.

The students are Whitney Bigger, Naomi Fosket, Laura Moser, Valerie Moser, Michael Richards and Mickey Yeager.

Physicians' scholarships, grants available

Caretakers of the Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund are accepting applications for academic scholarships in medically related fields and for medically related community grants.

Both will be awarded in 2010.

The scholarships provide tuition support for students in medical fields.

To be eligible, a student must be a graduate of a Clallam County high school and have been accepted into (or currently be enrolled in and making satisfactory progress in) a fully-accredited, professional school in a medically related program.

Applications for both scholarships and grants may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit fund, P.O. Box 3005, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Completed applications are due by Tuesday, June 1.

Head Start applications available

Local Head Start, Early Head Start and Early Childhood Education and Assistance programs are recruiting eligible children and families for the 2010-2011 school year.

Head Start is a federally funded program serving families with children up to age 5.

Three programs are available: a part-day, part-year preschool; a full-day, full-year preschool; and Early Head Start, a year-round program for pregnant women and/or children ages 0-3.

Full-day, full-year Head Start and Early Head Start program options are available in Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Hadlock.

For more information, call 582-3708, 683-3117 or 582-3709.

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