School Briefs

Flag team

hosts workshop

The Sequim High School flag team is hosting a workshop from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, June 25.

The flag team performs with the high school marching band throughout the school year.

Any SHS student is invited to come learn color guard skills, incorporating music, flag work and dance elements.

For more information, call Nancy Reis at 681-2952.

Band boosters

host car wash

The Sequim High School Band Boosters are having a car wash from 9:30 a.m.-

1 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, in the Tarcisco's Italian Place parking lot, 609 W. Washington St.

Donations are accepted.

Boosters are continuing fundraising efforts for the 2009-2010 school year.

Students and parents wishing to participate may contact Colleen Robinson at 683-6936.

Footprint group names scholarship winners

Members of the Olympic Peninsula Footprint Association, Chapter 74, named James Clardy-Olson of

Sequim and Abe Blaylock of Port Angeles as scholarship award winners. The two local high school grads are pursuing further education in public safety.

Clardy-Olson is planning to study fire science and earn an emergency medical technician certification.

Blaylock is planning to study criminal justice.

The Footprint scholarship program was initiated in 2005 and has distributed $8,500 since then.

WWU students

make the grade

Five Sequim students at Western Washington University were named to the university's newest honor roll list.

They are: Jon Richard Bash, Jenny Rose Blenk, Daniel Lee Brooks, Holly Lynn Faulstich and Jamie Eileen Muller.

Brooks earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average.

To qualify for the honor roll, students must complete at least 14 graded credit hours during a quarter and be in the top 10 percent of their class.

Tomajko receives

Gonzaga degree

Alicia E. Tomajko of

Sequim was one of more than 1,070 students from Gonzaga University to receive degrees at the school's commencement ceremony on May 10.

Tomajko earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Sequim scholars earn degrees at Western

A half-dozen students from Sequim received degrees from Western Washington University at the school's commencement ceremonies.

They are: Angela Lyn Fletcher, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology - marine emphasis; Anton Clifford, a Bachelor of Science degree in biology; Holly Lynn Faulstich, a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science - terrestrial ecology; Suzanne Jessica Newland, a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration - management; Lynn Kimberly McFarlen, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English - literature emphasis; and Lowell Robert Knapp, a Master of Science degree in environmental science.

Dinius receives

WSU scholarship

Sean Dinius of Sequim recently received a $1,500 Lawrence and Sam Meyer Scholarship from Washington State University.

The award is given to students pursuing a degree from the school of business who demonstrate campus involvement and academic success.

Dinius graduated from Sequim High School in 2006 and plans to graduate from the university in 2010 with his degree in finance. He is actively involved in the student group Campus Christian Fellowship.

He is the son of Karen and John Dinius of Sequim.

Sequim scholars

earn U.W. degrees

Nine University of Washington students from the Sequim area receive degrees from the university this June.

They are: Morgan Victor Carl, a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology; Yung-Chun Chen, a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in bioengineering; James Leslie Humphrey, a Bachelor of Science degree in technical communication; Katrina Louise Mendizza, a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication; Chelsea Ann Munro, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication; Kory Zuzich Nagler, a Bachelor of Arts degree in comparative religion; Stephen R. Printz, a Bachelor of Arts degree in general international studies; Jennifer Lisa Tivald, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English; and Jermaine Leigh Treadwell, a Bachelor of Science degree in general biology.

Eaton presents research at national conference

Valparaiso University student Jonathan Eaton of Sequim was selected to present his research this spring at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, the largest and most prestigious undergraduate research conference in the United States.

Eaton presented "Understanding History: Interpreting the Past through the Interpretations of Others." The conference took place April 16-18, with about 2,200 undergraduates from more than 300 colleges and universities invited to attend and present their work.

Eaton is a senior history and humanities major and a member of Christ College, the university's interdisciplinary honors college.

He is the son of Steven and Rebecca Eaton and attends Faith Lutheran Church.

Virtual school hosts Q&A session

Representatives from iQ Academy Washington invite families to learn more about the virtual school's opportunities at an open house from 3-5 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln in Port Angeles.

Teachers and students from iQ Academy host the open house, allowing parents and prospective students to ask questions and learn more about the virtual school. The parents of enrolled students will be on hand to answer questions. Those interested may see a demonstration of school operations and what a virtual classroom looks like.

For more information, call 888-889-4729 or see

Top economist is college's 2009 'Conversations' guest

Jeremy Rifkin, founder and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and a leading American economist, is Peninsula College's guest speaker for the 2009 "American Conversations" evening, set for Oct. 1 at the college campus, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The 12th annual event raises funds for the Peninsula College Foundation, which financially supports college activities and programs through annual fundraisers.

Buy tickets online at To reserve a place or table, call 417-6264.

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