Education happenings: SAT seminar, writing contest, ‘rock star parenting’

SAT seminar: A free SAT informational seminar will run 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Federal Way 320th Library. Test taking strategies and college admissions advice for teens and parents. Call (253) 838-0507.

Writing contest: The Allstate Foundation (TAF) is asking teens (13-18) to either write an article and have it published in their school newspaper or write and produce a broadcast news segment for their high school news station to help raise awareness about the dangers of texting while driving. Students can win up to $3,000 in cash. Visit the website for story topic ideas, Submissions will be accepted now through March 20.

Auction: Meredith Hill Elementary PTA will hold its annual auction 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 26. Admission is free and desserts and beverages are available for purchase. An up-to-date list of items for sale can be found at

Rock star parenting: A series of "rock star parenting" classes will run 5 p.m. Thursdays beginning Feb. 25. Payment plans available. Call Amy Johnson at (253) 874-2084 for details.

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