American history essay contest set

The Kiwanis Club of Federal Way is conducting its sixth annual American History Essay Contest for fifth- and sixth-graders. Participants, including homeschool and private school students, must reside within the Federal Way school district boundaries. Cash awards and certificates will be awarded for top entries.

Students may submit an essay on one of two topics: 1) Why did the Colonists go to war with England? What were they fighting for? 2) Why did President Jefferson want to explore the Louisiana Territory? What type of men did Lewis and Clark choose for the expedition? How did they benefit from Sacajawea’s presence during the expedition?

Essays must be neatly printed or typed double-spaced, and not exceed three pages in length. The completed essay should be sent to Ann Murphy, Kiwanis Youth Services chairwoman, 4603 SW. 327th Place, Federal Way, WA 98023, postmarked by May 1, 2002.

For additional questions, call Murphy at 927-8087.

Boundary plan draft available

The Federal Way Public Schools Boundary Committee will present the first draft of the proposed secondary boundaries for 2003-04 at public meetings scheduled for 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 15 at the Kilo Junior High cafeteria, April 16 at the Decatur Performing Arts Center; and April 18 at Federal Way High School’s cafeteria. More information is available from Geri Walker (945-2071) or Sally McLean (945-2043).

Munro earns Oregon degree

Heather Munro of Federal Way earned a bachelor of education degree in educational studies from the University of Oregon at the end of winter term 2002.

District’s early childhood sites have openings

Federal Way school district’s Early Childhood Program has openings at all of its sites. Part of the district’s special education services, the preschools include students with special education requirements and students without.

For details and locations, call Dawn Zickler, program manager, at 945-2719.

Lakeland seeks alumni assistance for anniversary

Lakeland Elementary School will celebrate its 50th anniversary this fall and is seeking the help of its alumni to recount school history.

The oldest elementary school in the Federal Way district is gathering stories and memorabilia from its past. The PTA History Committee wants to hear of school traditions, popular games or activities at recess, memorable teachers and staff, famous or interesting alums and anecdotes.

Contributions may be sent to Lakeland Elementary PTA History Committee, 35675 32nd Ave. S., Auburn, WA 98001, or via e-mail to Material will be displayed at school or on the school’s Web site.

Pelletier exits Colorado State

Kathryn Pelletier of Federal Way has received a bachelor of arts degree in business administration at Colorado State University.

She participated in graduation ceremonies last December.

Open house at ‘Net Academy

Staff at the Federal Way Internet Academy will answer questions regarding enrollment and course offerings during an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20 at 32020 First Ave. S., Suite 109.

For more information, call 945-2247.

Traffic program registering for summer sessions

Registration for Traffic Safety’s summer session in the Federal Way school district is open on a first-come basis through June 10 or until classes fill.

Forms are available at each secondary school or at the district’s Community Resource Center in SeaTac Mall.

Classes are scheduled for 8 to 10 a.m. at Saghalie Junior High and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School Mondays-Thursdays from June 24 to July 29. There will be no classes July 4.

Additional information is available at 945-2274.

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