Sequim schools host ‘Girl Power’ event

Sequim High School and Soroptimist International of Sequim are pleased to offer a Women In Networks event, “Girl Power,” from 8:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, at Sequim Middle School, 301 Hendrickson Road.


This event originally was scheduled for Feb. 26 but was postponed due to inclement weather.  


All female Sequim High School students are eligible to take part in this informative and instructional event.  


In addition to hands-on instruction in self-defense, there will be presentations on healthy relationships, making safe choices, awareness of date-rape drugs, legal definitions of sexual harassment, rape and domestic violence, street safety, college campus safety, study abroad safety, healthy eating and fitness.


Presenters are Becca Korby, executive director, Healthy Families of Clallam County; Lorraine Shore, community policing services coordinator from the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office; Sean Madison, detective, Sequim Police Department; Darrell Nelson, detective, Sequim Police Department; Kathleen Timperio, Peninsula College; Ashley Merscher, Sequim High School alumna, class of 2004, and Colorado College alumna, class of 2008; and Erika Van Calcar, M.S., R.D., nutritionist.


Cost is $5, which includes participation in the seminar, lunch, a T-shirt, emergency whistle and hands-on instruction in self-defense.


Attendance is limited to 50 students.  

To sign up for this event, call Mitzi Sanders, career director at Sequim High School, at 582-3600 or e-mail



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