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June 5, 2014

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Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-19 \\; Journal photo by Natalie Johnson Miguel Rivas-Perez and Gaby Garcia worked with fellow students to create the first-ever Latino Youth of Shelton scholarship this year. They plan to give out two $1,000 scholarships Sunday at a celebration for Latino students graduating this spring from Shelton High School and CHOICE Alternative School. Celebrating success Latino students plan to hand out two S 1,000 scholarships By NATALIE JOHNSON natalie@masoncoun com Latino students face distinctive struggles grad- uating from high school, said Shelton High School seniors Gaby Garcia and Miguel Rivas-Perez. "As a migrant child, I know I didn't expect to graduate when I was little," Rivas-Perez said. In 2013, the four-year high school graduation rate for children from migrant families in Wash- ington was about 62 percent, and was about 65 per- cent for Hispanic students, according to the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The overall graduation rate was 76 percent. On Sunday, an event sponsored by the Hispan- ic Roundtable of Mason County will recognize the success of Latino students graduating from Shel- ton and CHOICE Alternative School this month. Garcia and Rivas-Perez were also instrumen- tal in organizing a scholarship for Latino gradu- ates. While the students planned to give out one $1,000 scholarship, due to "overwhelming sup- pert" from the community, Rivas-Perez said, the students will hand out two $1,000 scholarships. see SCHOLARSHIPS, page A-24 HARSTINE ISLAND NEWS Mark your calendars: Turning Pointe golf tourney coming up "' _en I'm walking in my yard, V that summer hum of bees rubs my ears and makes me smile. Something about this time of year, when the sun warms the ground and all this life begins to spring up, gladdens the heart. Mark your calendars for the monthly Harstine Island Community Club potluck din- ner and meeting June 13. The social hour begins at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the program and meeting starting at 7 p.m. As part of the commu- nity club's 100th anniversary, this month's guest speakers will be from the theater club. Fred Bergdorf will give the history and present and future plans of the club. Vicki Voss will perform a one-woman show, in which she reminisces about the early days of island life. Jim Anderson will present a history of the canvas backdrops. In addition, the community will be voting By MIKE CALLAGHAN on pictures for the 2015 calendar. They are still looking for photos. If you have a picture to submit, send a jpeg photo to Kayce Benson at sharonk_ayce@ gmail.com. The pictures must be taken on the island of is- land scenes. Submission of the photos has been extended two more days to midnight June 6. With so much going on, try not to miss this meet- ing. The senior lunch menu is out for June. Remember, lunch is served at noon every other Wednesday in the com- munity hall. They will have a salad trio for you to choose from on June 11. You will get to pick either fruit salad, shoepeg (a white canned corn) corn salad or chicken salad. Along with that, they will have some crois- sants and Jell-O with whipped cream. Then on June 15, they will serve up a baked ham with scalloped potatoes, green beans, pickles and cook's choice cake with more whipped cream. The island's farmers market is open and in full swing. They will be set up in the community hall parking lot. Selling hours are from 10 a.m. to noon, and they are strict about those times. I've tried to buy a hot cinnamon roll two minutes before 10 a.m. and I had to wait, but the wait is worth it. The sixth annual Turning Pointe Domestic Violence Shelter Golf Classic will be July 19 this year. Many island- ers have participated in this event and they are asked to join in again. The tee time is 9 a.m. at Lake Limerick Golf Club. Like last year, the entry fee is $100 and for active military it is $80. The entry fee includes cart, conti- nental breakfast, hot lunch, goody bags and door prizes. This is a fun event, and with a chance to win $10,000 for a hole-in-one, it could be a profitable event. If you would like to play, volun- teer or donate, call Judy Callaghan at 427-9516. The Harstine Island Theatre Club is working on its annual July play that always takes place on or near the Fourth of July. To contribute to the yearlong celebration of the 100th an- niversary of the community hall, the group will be presenting "A Slice of Harstine Island Theatre Club," a col- lection of snippets, both live and video, from previous productions to tribute to Shirl Conway Larson and other found- ers of the club. Longtime members Burgdorf and Voss are organizing the production. With the Fourth of July falling on a Friday, the theater club will be performing at 7 p.m. on July 5 and 3 p.m. on July 6. On both days, the doors will open an hour before curtain and attendees will be able to purchase beer or wine for their enjoy- ment before the play. Tickets are $7 and are available at Olympic Bakery, Fresh Start Market & Deli and Sage Bookstore. see HARSTINE, page A-24 1-1F I[ il 117 [ [