Everett Rotary Help Provide Kids With College Supplies

June 8, 2019


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Top photo: Funded with $500 Rotary scholarships, Everett High School AVID graduates Mia Padron (right) and Anysia Howell purchased ‘college essential’ items at the Mill Creek Fred Meyer store. Helping were AVID teacher Amy Stifter (left) and Nicole Carter. Middle photo: Fred Meyer manager Kaden Karras (left) helps Sequoia High School graduate Vanesa Delgado and her mom, Bernice, decide on a new computer. Rotarian Howie Bargreen (right) provides support. Bottom photo: With help from Mill Creek Fred Meyer sales associate Jason Magat (left) and Rotarian Eileen Simmons (center), Everett High School AVID graduate Zenaida Zebalza used a $500 Rotary grant to buy items she will need in college.

This in from the Rotary Club of Everett as they help High School graduates from Everett, Cascade and Sequoia get supplies to head off to college in the fall. Thanks to Walt Greenwood for the update.

Every successful transition from high school to college requires focus, hard work and some actual stuff. Essential things that make college life easier, like hot plates, note pads and laptop computers.

Those College Essentials were the goal June 6 as 11 students, all members of the Everett School District’s AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, went shopping at the Fred Meyer store at 12906 Bothell Everett Hwy in Everett.

They were assisted by members of the Rotary Club of Everett, which funded each shopper with a $500 College Essentials scholarship. The club has supported these College Essentials shopping visits for several years, with vital help from Fred Meyer, which discounts prices and ensures the student shoppers receive top value.

Rotary College Essentials Shopping 2019 Participants:

Zenaida Zebalza from Everett High supported by Rotarian Eileen Simmons

Nayeli Rodriguez Garcia from Everett High supported by Rotarian Steve McGraw

Mia Padron from Everett High supported by Rotarian Ryan Casey

Anysia Howell from Everett High supported by Rotarian Will McMahan

Vanessa Delgado from Sequoia High supported by Rotarian Howie Bargreen

Fernanda Perez Vasquez from Sequoia High supported by Rotarian Abby Cooley

Samarah Quintana from Sequoia High supported by Rotarian Neil Angst

Kaylee Eke from Cascade High supported by Rotarian Marybeth Dingledy

Airam Lopez from Cascade High supported by Rotarian Sean George

Killian McKenzie from Cascade High supported by Rotarian Brian Hollingshead

Kayah Symon from Cascade High supported by Rotarians Gail & Jack Larson

Support for youth is a major focus for the Rotary Club of Everett. Club members share their business experiences with students participating in the school district’s AVID program. In May the club distributed some $227,300 in scholarships, including the College Essentials shopping visits, to Everett students. The club also participates in student exchange programs by sending local students overseas and hosting students from other countries.

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