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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 -Mason County Journal- Page A-21 5helton High 5chool students give back with toy drive Photos courtesy of Christie Zakem Shelton High School students, from left, Ariela Sanchez, Yovany Morales and Emily Rice show off some of the toys students collected during the school's annual foster children's toy drive. Students collected items that went to58 foster children. The school's leadership classes organized the drive. Shelton High School English teacher Dayna Stigall, left, and student Heather Johnson -- donning a Spider- Man helmet -- hold a scooter during the school's annual foster children's toy drive, PAPER Shelton High School student Alysa Johnson holds a handful of toys students collected during the school's annual foster children's toy drive. m STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun~ com Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) honored outgo- ing Rep. Kathy Haigh, D-Shelton, a former school board member, at its an- nual conference. Haigh received the Hero in Educa- tion award, WSSDA's highest honor. Past President Mari Taylor. "Specifi- cally, her support on this bill highlights a keen understanding of the finer points of education funding and a great resolve to support quality education for each of our public school children." Haigh served on the Southside School Board and has been a state represen- tative since 1999. In November, Dan Griffey defeated Haigh in her bid for re- supporter of ample funding for all schools." He noted that she fought for state funding for all-day kindergarten and championed the elimination of the 60 percent supermajority vote to pass a school levy. "On the timber money," Kirby wrote, "Representative Haigh went to bat for a group of poorer schools that other- wise would not have had the clout to win this bill. She truly is a Hero in Education." Haigh is the second person to re- ceive the award. Sen. Rosemary McAuliffe D-Bothell, received the first award in 2012. The award is not given every year. Nominations for any year are due by May 31. The award is given based on the WSSDA Board's majority approval. .... " " " ' 1 The award is given for slgmficant state election to the 35th Dmtrmt s Pos. . or national support of public education. Centralia School District Director "Representative Haigh's passion for Neal Kirby nominated Haigh for the equity in education and her commit- award. ment to all of Washington's students Kirby called her "a strong believer " ..... s ...... LUBRICANTS is illustrated by much of the work she m eqmty m educatmn and the taxe ~ O I L LPI.~/. (.(.2 COMPANY has done over her career," said WSSDA that support it as well as a "longtime --- I Oi , Four IP We deliver ,7-'llll-/ ll-lbJ **** r ,-3 _, Four Stars , L ~: .... I Ne rdbunei (:all for Partie P, U R L( II C E m. ..Energizer Meetinss, Receptions I'Kr. )ll AW' Va ty0f We carry kerosene. LocatedatSanderson ,ndustria, Park