School Briefs

Flag team workshops set

The Sequim High School flag team hosts workshops this summer in the Sequim Community School gymnasium, 220 W. Alder St.

The flag team performs with the

Sequim High marching band throughout the school year. Anyone who will be a student at the high school this fall is invited to come learn color guard skills, incorporating music, flag work and dance elements.

Remaining workshops are set for

9 a.m.-noon on Aug. 13 and Aug. 27.

Call Nancy Reis at 681-2952 for more information.

Band Boosters, students

wash cars for funds

Sequim High School Band Boosters hosts a car wash from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Tarcisio's Italian Place restaurant parking lot, 609 W. Washington St.

Donations are gladly accepted.

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

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

Boosters also raise money at Movie and Music in the Park, each Tuesday evening (6-8 p.m.) at Carrie Blake Park.

Free summer camp planned

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.

Grinnell gets

WWU scholarship

Western Washington University student Nicholas Grinnell, son of Jack and Michelle Grinnell of Sequim, received a $1,000 Multicultural Achievement Program Scholarship for the 2009-2010 academic year.

The Multicultural Achievement Program Scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and a commitment to multicultural issues and activities in school or the community.

Grinnell, an incoming freshman, earned a 3.19 grade-point average at

Sequim High School. He was an honor roll student, a member of ASB and participated in wrestling, Boy Scouts of America and Outdoor Club while a student at Sequim High School. Grinnell said he hopes to find a career in the medical or teaching field.

Footprinters fete

local students

Members of Chapter 47 of the Footprinters Association recently hosted their annual Olympic Peninsula scholarship dinner, honoring local high school students who are pursuing careers in law enforcement.

A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to James Clardy-Olson, a Sequim High School graduate who plans to attend Peninsula College. Clardy-Olson said he plans to study fire science and earn emergency medical technician certification and attend a fire academy. He is the son of Cindy Clardy.

Abe Blaylock, a Port Angeles High School graduate, also was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Blaylock plans to attend Peninsula College to begin studies and transfer to a four-year school with a major in criminal justice. He is the son of Frana Blaylock of Port Angeles.

A special guest at the dinner was Tye Sheats of Port Angeles, the first scholarship recipient back in 2005. Sheats recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from Central Washington University.

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.

Youths survey Railroad Bridge Park and investigate the Dungeness River's wide variety of plants, animals and insects. They also learn about floodplains, ecology, geology, river dynamics and the railroad bridge.

The goal, camp organizers say, is help youths understand and enjoy the natural world through a variety of hands-on activities that include science investigations, games, arts, crafts, hikes, water play and a bicycle journey.

Remaining summer camp dates are Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 17-19.

Enrollment is limited to 20 campers per session.

For more information, call 681-4076 or see

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.

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 St., 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., Port Angeles.

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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