School Briefs

Gayman earns

'international' degree

Casey Gayman, a 2004 Sequim High School graduate, recently graduated from Monterey Institute of International Studies with a Master of Arts degree in international policy studies with graduate certificates in nonproliferation studies and Russian language studies.

He is working at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

River center

offers summer camps

The Dungeness Audubon River Center (2151 W. Hendrickson Road) is home to a series of summer science camps for boys and girls of ages 8-11.

Remaining summer camp dates are: July 20-22, Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 17-19.Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session. For more information, call 681-4076 or see www.dungeness

Free summer camp set

Clallam County Juvenile and Family Services hosts its annual free "Rock 'n' Roll Camp" from Aug. 23-28 for youths who cannot afford to attend other summer camps.

Camp activities include hiking, swimming, dancing, crafts, game competitions, tie-dying, ropes course challenges and communication skills building.

The event is at Camp David Junior at Lake Crescent.

For applications, call the county juvenile services office at 565-2621 or 565-2630.

Exchange student

host families needed

Foundation for Intercultural Travel, a nonprofit educational organization, is seeking families of all types - retired couples, couples with or without children, single-parent families - to host student ambassadors for five-to-10 months.

Students are of ages 15-18 from Europe, South America, Asia and Africa. Students speak English, bring their own spending money and have full medical insurance. They begin arriving a week before school starts.

Host families may be eligible for a tax deduction for hosting a student.

For more information, call Mary Ann at 877-439-7862.

First Teacher meeting set

The next First Teacher program meeting is at 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, July 15, at the First Teacher room 4W in Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St.

Topics include planning the First Teacher fundraiser dinner, set for Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club.

For more information about the meeting, the dinner or the First Teacher program, call events coordinator Patsene Dashiell at 681-2250.

Parenting class

enrollment opens

The Parenting Matters Foundation has opened enrollment for a six-week parenting class about "Sustainable Living for our Children's Future."

The free class is one hour each week for six consecutive weeks, beginning in August. The teacher is Dr. Don Wilkin, retired professor of sociology from the University of Arizona.

The class is held in the First Teacher room (4W) in Sequim Community School, 220 W. Alder St.

Class size is limited; call to reserve a spot.

For more information or to register, call 681-2250 or e-mail to:

Roberts gains

citizenship award

Meredith Roberts of Sequim was awarded the Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award, an honor bestowed each year to 50 students who show high academic achievement, a strong record of community service and show some personal need.

Roberts, going into her senior year at Sequim High School this fall, tutors elementary school students, volunteers at a special-event fundraisers such as Santa's Breakfast, Haunted Hallway and Helen Haller Family Fun Night, and competes in varsity sports at the high school.

The award includes cash, an autographed copy of the biography "Alexander Hamilton," a celebratory proclamation signed by Doug Hamilton, the fifth great-grandson of Alexander Hamilton, and other items.

SHS grads get help

from U of Idaho

Ten Sequim students attending the University of Idaho recently received scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year.

They are: Anthony James Gowdy, Caihley L. Baker, Conamara Sky Burke, Justine Alice Textor, Louise Belle Showers, Matthew Jonathan Bedinger, Meredith Claire Powell, Staci Nicole Stratton, Taylor D Hasenpflug and Taylor Jeffery Gowdy.

Eaton receives

Valpo degree

Jonathan Eaton of Sequim was named to the honor roll at Valparaiso University (Indiana).

To be named to the honor roll, Valparaiso students must earn a 3.50 grade-point average and be a full-time student.

Eaton graduated in May with a degree in history.

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