Ferndale High School Senior Madison (Maddie) Smith is Ferndale Kiwanis October Student of the Month. She was honored at recent Kiwanis Club meeting.
Maddie is a busy young lady. In addition to maintaining a 4.0 grade point average for the past three years in the academic arena, she also participates in soccer, track, Honor Society, ASB leadership, ASB PBIS team and high school plays.
Maddie said, “I’m most proud of being a mentor. I like making kids smile. It makes my day.” Maddie mentors students at both Beach and Central elementary schools. Outside of school, she mentored Ferndale youth at the Ferndale Youth Camp held last summer. She has volunteered over 120 hours at the Ferndale Food Bank. Also during the summer, she works at a hair salon that caters to kids.
Maddie’s proud grandparents, Elvis and Georgia Dellinger, say, “Maddie is a bright and shining light. Children are drawn to her. She is determined, sets goals and has accomplished many things in spite of great diversity in her life.”
Life after high school for Maddie includes attending the University of California Los Angeles, then onto med school for study to be a pediatrician.
Maddie, we are proud of you and all that you do for others! Continue to shine your light.
For more information:
Ferndale High School Principal Jeff Gardner, 360.383.9243, firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, email@example.com
The School Board will hold its regular monthly business meeting tomorrow, Tuesday (April 25) at 7PM. The meeting will be held in the Vista Middle School Library located at 6051 Vista Drive. All community members are welcome to attend.
District Webmaster Walks the Needle's Halo for Fred Hutchinson
On Friday, April 21, 2017, Ferndale School District Webmaster, Neil McKay was privileged to take a walk on the Seattle Space Needle’s outer halo, 520 feet in the air. The halo is the outer ring that extends from the Space Needle and acts as a sunshade for the restaurant directly below. It has a 138 foot diameter and fewer than 100 people have walked on the halo since the Space Needle opened its doors 55 years ago on April 21, 1962.
Neil earned this privilege through his fundraising efforts for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center last year during the second annual “Base2Space” stair climb in which he and more than 1200 other participants climbed the 832 steps from the base of the Space Needle to the observation deck. Participants committed to raising at least $175 for “The Hutch” and the top ten fundraisers won the right to walk on the Space Needle’s halo. Neil was the number 4 fundraiser, raising $4,836.
During the halo walk, Neil, who went by the stage name, “Johnny Trash” during the stair climb and halo walk, wore a sweatshirt with the names of close to a hundred people who donated to the fundraiser. “I wanted the donors to be with me on the halo. They are the ones who earned it for me,” he said.
While he admits being nervous, Neil said he was not scared. “An engineer walked with me and talked me through it. It felt like I was being trained for a maintenance job,” he said. “I was too nervous to do more than glance at the view, but I chatted and joked with the tourists on the observation deck.”
Neil has already begun fundraising for this year’s Base2Space stair climb which occurs on Sunday October 1. “I plan on walking the halo again next year so I need to be in that top ten again.”
Today Horizon Soccer 5:00pm Vista Girls Soccer 4:00pm
Tuesday Central Gr. 5 Students Visit Horizon 9;30am Eagleridge Reader's Theater 3:30pm School Board Meeting 7:00pm
Wednesday Cascadia Chess Club 8:00am Custer and Cascadia Gr. 5 Visit to Horizon 9:45am Central Mrs. Udo's Class to Ferndale Library Eagleridge Chess Club 3:30pm Vista Girls Soccer 4:00pm Horizon Soccer 4:00pm Vista Gr. 5 Parent Night 6:00pm
Thursday Ferndale High Blood Drive 7:45am-2:30pm Eagleridge Gr. 5 to Horizon 9:40am Central Mrs. Wickham's Class to Pioneer Park Vista Girls Robotics Club 2:30pm Vista After School Study 2:30pm Custer Grs. K-2 Music Program 2:35pm and 6:30pm Eagleridge Fitness Club 3:30pm Eagleridge Orchestra 3:30pm Vista Track 4:00pm Horizon Track 4:00pm Horizon Gr. 5 Parent Night 6:00pm
Friday Central ROAR Store Open During Lunch High School State Solo & Ensemble Contest at Central Washington University Eagleridge Gr. 5 Read-A-Thon Central Citizenship Awards Assembly 9:15am Eagleridge Orca Assembly 9:45 am Central Family Movie Night-CANCELLED
Saturday Middle School Bands to Oak Harbor Parade High School State Solo & Ensemble Contest at Central Washington University ... See MoreSee Less
Today, about 60 Vista Middle School students are at WE Day in Seattle! Since 2007, the annual event has featured a lineup of social activists, speakers and musical performances.
WE Day was created to "empower, educate, and above all, inspire." WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. There are millions of passionate youth, women and men working together to shift the world from “me” to “we.” #wemovement ... See MoreSee Less