School board honors Support Person of the Year and SW Champion swim team

Monday, March 22, 2010

School board meeting highlights from March 1. Part 2

Contributed by Debi Ehrlichman, Board Member

Adoption of Consent Agenda

The following items were part of the consent agenda presented for approval:

b. Adoption of Resolution No. 2010-2, Support Person of the Year and Declaration of Support Staff Appreciation Week March 7 to 13.

Brenda Smithers, Support Person of the Year, with school board directors Maren Norton, Debi Ehrlichman, David Wilson, Michael Jacobs, Dick Potter, and Superintendent Sue Walker. Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools.

[See previous SAN article about Brenda Withers, Support Person of the Year.]

f. Acceptance of Gifts, Grants, Donation • Parkwood - $15,000 - Laird Norton Family Foundation - Donation to Seattle Dance Project to provide dance residency services

Comments from the Community

Several individuals spoke on behalf of the Shorewood Robotics Club and encouraged the Board’s support of the program. The Robotics Competition will take place March 25-27 at the Key Arena in Seattle.

Recognition of Shorewood Boys Swim and Dive Team as State Champions

Don Dalziel, Director of Athletics, Safety, and Facility Use, presented.
Mr. Dalziel spoke of the great achievement accomplished by the entire team of athletes and coaches.  This is the first swim and dive championship in Shorewood’s 35 years.  He introduced Vicki Gorman, Shorewood Athletic Director and Scott Kelley, Shorewood Swim Coach.. 

Mr. Kelley introduced and praised the team and called attention to additional accomplishments:
•    Mackey Hopen qualified for All-American consideration in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke;
•    Both relay teams qualified for All-American.

A short video was played showing highlights of the state championship and trophy ceremony.  Shauna Kopischka, diving coach, Lauren Lochner, assistant swim coach, and Eddie Young, diver, were also acknowledged for their outstanding contributions.



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