Renton Prep wins Education Superhero award, and more community news…

Foundation now accepting scholarship applications

The BECU Foundation will be awarding $2,500 scholarships to full time high school seniors and undergraduates currently enrolled in an accredited two-year, four-year or technical college or university who play an active role in their community.

This year, awarded scholarships are eligible for renewal for two years (up to $5,000 total).

Since 1995, the foundation has awarded more than $2.6 million in scholarships.

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Pacific on Thursday, Feb. 28.

Meeting scheduled for Feb. 5

Renton Ecumenical Association of Churches (REACH) is hosting its annual evening meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5.

REACH is interested in working together to find ways to help the community with their needs.

All are welcome to attend the meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 19714 106th Ave. SE in Renton.

Renton Prep wins superhero award

The Learning Counsel awarded Renton Prep the honor of Education Superhero.

The award was presented at the annual National Gathering event in Houston, Texas.

Renton Prep was presented with the award because it is “an example of what the future of student learning and school administration should be,” according to a media release from the Learning Counsel.

The release added, Renton Prep has embraced digital content and tools to transform both the teaching and learning process.

Besides changing how the student learns, Renton Prep has redesigned the structure of school to better deliver the learning experience, the release stated.

A stand out example, the release stated, is Renton Prep students are regular presenters at conference around the country on topics such as artificial intelligence.

Students connected to education opportunities

The Greater Issaquah Chamber of Commerce welcomed more than 170 high school students from Liberty, Issaquah, Skyline and Gibson Elk high schools to Bellevue College Dec. 13 for the annual Great Careers event, according to a media release.

The program is designed to help elevate career choices and give young adults information they need to succeed.

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