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Bell named to national committee

Dr. Priscilla J. Bell, president of Highline Community College, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the American Council on International Intercultural Education (ACIIE).

The committee directs the business of ACIIE, an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges and an advocate for community colleges.

ACIIE shares expertise and information on topics such as cultural diversity, multicultural relations, international student recruitment and exchanges, faculty exchanges, professional development programs and funding for international and intercultural activities.

Founded in 1961 as the first community college in King County, Highline is celebrating its 40th anniversary. With more than 10,000 students and 350,000 alumni, it’s one of the state’s largest institutions of higher education.

The main campus is at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South.

Illahee band wins Oregon Jazz festival

Illahee Junior High School’s Jazz Band was a first-place winner at the Clackamas College Jazz Festival in Oregon City, Ore. March 15.

Bands from throughout the Pacific Northwest competed.

In addition to the Illahee group honors, three trumpet players –– Kevin Tavares, Morgan Swanberg and Brian Schrader –– were selected as outstanding soloists.

Illahee, under the direction of Wayne Bliss, has won the Clackamas festival four out of the last five years and each of the last seven jazz festivals it has entered overall.

Author’s event at Decatur

George Shannon will be the guest author at the Young Author’s Conference from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 26 at Decatur High School.

Shannon, a Bainbridge Island resident, is the author of “Tomorrow’s Alphabet,” “Still More Stories to Solve: Fourteen Folktales from Around the World,” and “True Lies: 18 Tales for You to Judge.”

Nearly 400 elementary school students are expected to attend the annual event, which includes writing workshops.

Krispy Kremes sale to benefit Decatur party

Purchases of fresh, pre-boxed Krispy Kremes donuts, starting today, will support Decatur High School’s annual Senior Graduation Night Party.

The goodies will be available from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and April 6 in the senior parking lot at Decatur at 2800 SW. 320th St.; and from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 in the parking lot at Christ Lutheran Church, across from the school.

Cost is 50 cents a piece and $6 a dozen. Proceeds will go to the Graduation Night Party fund. Orders can be made in advance by calling 835-4192.

Safety fair set at Rainier View

Representatives from the FBI, Federal Way Police, Federal Way Fire Department, King County Health, Poison Center, King County Aquatic Center, Puget Sound Energy and Children’s Orthopedic Hospital will provide safety-related information at Rainier View Elementary’s safety fair March 28. The school’s Natural Disaster Preparedness Program also will be displayed at the event from 5 to 8 p.m. The school’s at 3015 S. 368th St.

Parents’ night scheduled at Enterprise

The Champions before and after-school programs at Enterprise Elementary offers a night out for parents from 6:45 to 10:30 p.m. March 29 and April 19.

Parents may leave children ages 5 to 12 for a night of pizza, popcorn, arts and crafts and games at the school at 31501 Fifth Ave. SE. Children may bring a friend, pillows, sleeping bags and come in their pajamas.

More information is available at (253) 815-0779.

Federal Way ASB plans auction

Federal Way High School ASB will sponsor an auction April 2 to raise funds for extracurricular activities and athletics for the 2002-2003 school year.

A silent auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a live auction at 8. Items up for bid will include vacation packages and golf adventures, computer software, gift, flower and food baskets, and restaurant certificates.

Tickets are $5, available at the door.

Auction items can be donated by calling 945-5400..

VICA pupils move on to state event

Two Federal Way High School students –– Aaron Costa and Colin VanAssche –– will compete at the State Skills USA/Vocational Industrial Clubs of America (VICA) Conference in April.

VICA is a student leadership group that develops skills desired by employers when hiring people.

The students represented Federal Way High at the Northwest Regional Conference held at SeaTac Occupational Service Center in Burien in February.

Costa placed second in the Leadership Action Skills Demo event, based on his leadership abilities, combined with the technical skills gained in automotive technology class.

VanAssche was a first-place finisher in the Skills Basic Electronics event, based on his leadership abilities, along with the technical skills gained in computer electronics technology class.

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