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Letters to the Editor August 24, 2011


August 23, 2011

Thank you from the Kiwanis Club for Aquafest volunteers

Dear Editor,

The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club would like to thank the volunteers who gave their time to make this Aquafest event a great success. We couldn’t do this without you.

Thank you to the community of Lake Stevens for their continuing support. Our Thursday night LSHS Alumni Night gets better each year and we hope to see more graduates next year. Thank you to LSHS Purple and Gold Club for their dedication to this annual get together.

All proceeds from this event go back into the community in the form of scholarships, Christmas and Thanksgiving baskets, support for athletic teams, Scouts, Food Bank, Senior Center, Boys and Girls Club, Easter Egg Hunt, school supplies and other needs as they arise.

Thanks again for your support and help, see you next year.

Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club

LSHS grad thanks community for support in education

Dear Editor,

Kelly Bay (LSHS ’01) graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia in 2005 with her B.A. in Foreign Affairs. After studying sustainable development in Central America, she decided to combine her passion for politics and teaching by pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island in 2005. She earned her M.A. in Political Science from Brown in 2006 and her Ph.D. in Political Science from Brown in May 2011.

Her doctoral dissertation entitled, “Does Participatory Governance Deliver? Citizen Participation and Social Service Delivery in Nicaragua,” uses original ethnographic data that Kelly collected over ten months of independent fieldwork in rural Nicaragua to analyze the effectiveness of two policies—one intended to improve parent participation in elementary schools and another that created neighborhood development councils to distribute goods and services to low-income families.

As a graduate student, Kelly presented her work at several regional, national and international conferences. She also taught her own undergraduate course in Brown’s Education Department, entitled Politics and Public Education. Kelly now serves as a college professor in the Institute of Public Service at Seattle University where she teaches Foundations of Public Administration and Policy and Program Research in the Masters of Public Administration program.

Kelly and her family would like to express their gratitude to the Lake Stevens Community for their support over the years that afforded Kelly such remarkable educational opportunities. In addition to her teachers and coaches, Kelly would like to thank the following people and organizations for their generous college scholarships:

• Jill Renshaw Human Services Academic Scholarship

• Lafayette Masonic Lodge Scholarship

Lake Stevens Educational Association Scholarship

•Lake Stevens High School Scholarship

•Lake Stevens Rotary Club Scholarship

Lake Stevens Lions Club Scholarship

• Mike Heath Memorial Scholarship

• Viking Drive-In Work-Study Scholarship

Thank you for your continued commitment to the students of Lake Stevens.

The support and encouragement from each of your organizations truly make a difference.

I hope to make it count and pass it on!

Cathy L. Grotjahn



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