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Semi-finalists selected from Liberty

Two Liberty High School students — Arne Grette and Annabelle Smith — were selected as National Merit Scholarship Corporation semi-finalists.

There are roughly 16,000 semi-finalists in the scholarship program.

Grette and Smith have the opportunity to continue in the competition for nearly 7,500 National Merit scholarships worth more than $32 million.

Aside from these two semi-finalists, 13 seniors were recognized as Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Each were presented with a certificate.

Those 13 seniors were:

• Johnny Cao

• Parker Coleman

• Nicholas Dethlefs

• Elise Ferencz

• Alexander Hartford

• Nicholas Hillard

• Jake Hopkins

• Patrick Jarvis

• Meuhl Krishna

• Johanna Le

• Kyle A McCarthy

• Karinn Sytsma

• Aelyn Weiss

City seeks candidates for advisory committee

The city is looking for three residents to serve on the Human Services Advisory Committee.

The openings include two adult and one youth member positions. The three year term will begin in 2019.

Committee meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 3 p.m. at Renton City Hall.

To apply, visit or call 425-430-6500 to have one mailed.

Applications must be returned by 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

Elementary school receives grant

Kennydale Elementary School is the recipient of a $500 music and arts grant from California Casualty.

Applicant and music teacher Nikki Skinner is thrilled that the grant will enable her to share an appreciation for music with more students, according to a media release.

Kennydale was one of 17 Washington schools that received a grant.

Kindering announces new CEO

On Oct. 5, Kindering announced Dr. Lisa Greenwald as the new Chief Executive Officer of the neurodevelopmental center, according to a media release.

She was selected following a six month process by the Kindering Board of Directors.

Current CEO, Mimi Siegel will be retiring after 40 years.

Annual trick-or-treating location changed

The Leisure Estates Mobile Home, 201 Union Ave. SE, has passed out candy for the past 30 years on Halloween but due to safety concerns, the location is changing.

Beginning at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, Halloween candy will be passed out at Heritage Park, 233 Union Ave. NE.

Signs will be posted in advance informing people of this change.

Local companies at Seattle Home Show 2

A number of local companies from Covington, Maple Valley and Renton will be present at the Seattle Home Show 2 Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21.

The local companies include:

• AK Kreutzer Construction

• Malone’s Landscape & Nursery

• Cabinet Renovations

• Combined Cutting Contractors Inc.

• Will Thomas Designs

• Air-Care USA Inc.

• Aqua Quip

• Eagle Home Mortgage

• Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County

• Lake Washington Windows & Doors

• P & P Local 32

• Seal Team One

Job fair coming to Highline College

More than 50 employers with full time, part time and temporary job openings will be on site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Highline College.

Job seekers should be prepared to speak with recruiters, dress professionally and bring extra copies of their resume.

This event is free and open for all.

To prepare for the job fair, visit

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