“Oh The Places They’ll Go” - Shoreline Public Schools Foundation Spring Event huge success

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Oh The Places They'll Go was the theme
of the 2013 Foundation Spring fundraiser
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
By Barb Swan

The Shoreline Public Schools Foundation hosted their annual breakfast and luncheon spring events at the end of March to great success. Both morning and afternoon tables were filled to capacity and over $75,000 was raised.

Shoreline School District Superintendent
Sue Walker
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
The Foundation quietly touches the entire realm of the school district.
Shoreline School District Superintendent Sue Walker spoke to the critical needs of the additional funding that the Foundation raises to fund enrichment opportunities and support basic educational needs not covered by the state and district budget. She highlighted many of the programs the Foundation assists throughout the school district from band instruments for Shorewood and Shorecrest High Schools to classroom enhancements for Kindergarten teachers; the Foundation quietly touches the entire realm of the school district.

Aden Helland, Matthew McMillan, Tuguldur Myagmarsuren, Jack Parkinson,
and Dylan Probinski explain their Project Lift Off Experiment
 to Foundation Breakfast attendees.
Photo by Barb Swan
Highlighted speakers at the event this year were students from Einstein Middle School and Highland Terrace Elementary School who worked together on the Student Spaceflight Experience Program. Their experiment was selected from across the nation to take place aboard a NASA flight. Aden Helland, Matthew McMillan, Tuguldur Myagmarsuren, Jack Parkinson, and Dylan Probinski explained to an enthralled audience how they attempted to prove crystal growth and impurities amid zero gravity. They also thanked the Foundation for the monetary and integral help in funding and finding a coach for their project.

 Scholarships presented to seniors Dylan Stephens of Shorewood and Claire Kaiser of Shorecrest
for their outstanding contributions in leadership and volunteerism.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Generous sponsors have entirely underwritten the costs of the Breakfast and Luncheon this year so that all donations will directly benefit the Foundation's continuing efforts to support the students in the Shoreline Public Schools.

Those sponsors include:  Boeing, Spee West Construction, Green Gasaway Architects, Integrus Architecture, Stoel Rives LLP, Dunn Lumber, Foster Pepper PLLC, James Alan Salon, Real Property Associates Inc., Spiro's Pizza and Pasta, and the Richmond Beach QFC. An anonymous donor matched each donation of $250 or more. 

Since 1992 the Foundation has provided more than $3 million in funding for grants and programs that continue to make the Shoreline School District one of the top-rated districts in the state. For more information visit the Foundation website.


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