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SCHOOL BRIEFS Thursday, June 19, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-7 Eight Shelton High grads get Kiwanis scholarships The Shelton Kiwanis Foundation awarded eight $1,000 scholarships to new graduates of Shelton High School. Three of the scholarships were provided through the Dell Abelein Endowment for students who major in education. The other five scholarships are funded by the Pancakes in the Park and other Shelton Kiwanis Club events, and from donations made to the foundation. Meghan Ranney has a 3.99 GPA, and will attend Washington State University to study neurology. She is a member of the school's Key Club. Ranney wants to start a nonprofit that helps the families of sick children pay medical bills. Serena Ranney has a 4.0 GPA, and plans to study at the College of Agriculture at Washington State University. She was introduced to the field of food science while participating in the school's Future Farmers of ,, America group. Lauren Herrick attended the Running Start program, and will receive an Associates in Arts de- gree along with her high school diploma. She works for Olympia Impressions Dentistry, and will enter the dental assisting program at South Puget Sound Community College. Gordon Henry plans to study me- chanical engineering at Eastern-Wash- ington University. He has a 3.6 GPA, and was captain of the football team. Carly Stauffer has a 4.0 GPA. She said plans to enter the nursing program at Pacific Lutheran University to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and then attend graduate school. Tiahna Neal said she plans to major in either math or elementary education at Western Washington University. She said she hopes to teach stu- dents in grades three to five, and has volunteered in a Bourdeaux Elemen- tary third-grade class for five years. Paige Hurst said she will study early childhood education at Western Washington University. She said she wants to teach kin- dergarten students. She is a Na- tional Honor Society member with a 3.5 GPA. Danielle Swanstrom has a 3.9 GPA, and said she will study elemen- tary education at Eastern Washing- ton University. She said she discovered her pas- sion for teaching children through work at Best Daycare and Shelton Presbyterian Church camp. Free meals, snacks for kids in Shelton schools The Shelton School District offers free meals and snacks to all children ages 18 and younger this summer. The Seamless Summer Feeding Program is funded by the U.S. De- partment of Agriculture. For more information, call 426-2533. Shelton High School, 3737 N. Shelton Springs Road, offers snacks from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., and lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. weekdays July 7 through Aug. 8. Evergreen Elementary, 900 W. Franklin St., offers breakfasts from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., and lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. weekdays July 21 through Aug. 8. CHOICE Alternative School, 807 W. Pine St., offers snacks from 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays July 8 through Aug. 21. Free summer lunches for kids at Pioneer Primary The Pioneer School District offers free lunches to all children ages 18 and younger from 11 a.m. to noon July 7 through Aug. 1 at Pioneer Primary School, 110 E. Spencer Lake Road, Shelton. The Seamless Summer Feeding Program is funded by the U.S. De- partment of Agriculture. For more information, call 426-9115. Summer classes for drop-outs, at-risk students Youths ages 16 to 21 who have dropped out of high school, or are in danger of doing so, can apply for free classes in Capital Region ESD l13's Re-engagement Program through Gravity High School. The classes are open to youths in Mason, Grays Harbor, Lewis and Thurston counties. Students who enroll can work on high school credits, GED prepa- ration, work readiness skills, college readiness preparation, vocational certificates and other course. For information, call the Mason County office at 426-1200. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks Shelton High School graduate earns doctor of medicine degree from Wisconsin college STAFF REPORT recently received a doctor es May 16 at The Milwaukee and Cathy Koehn of Shelton, begin a preliminary residen- news@masoncounty.com of medicine degree from the Theater. earned his undergraduate de- cy at San Antonio Uniformed Medical College of Wisconsin He was one of 188 students gree at Pacific Lutheran Uni- Services Health Education Tyler Ray Koehn, a Shel- in Milwaukee at its 101st an- to earn the degree, versity in 2008. Consortium at Fort Sam ton High School graduate, nual commencement exercis- Koehn, the son of Dennis After graduation, he will Houston. ALL THIS MONTH JUNE 1st-JUNE 30th i00RE -H-EARING ] CHECK-UP i I 130 Vaue Our standard battery of electronic hearing I screenings check both your hearing, nd I bcPTed:d2 udiOmetric more importantly, your understanding. 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