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School wasn’t always important to Carolina Perez. As an eighth grader, she hung with the wrong crowd. The crowd that got in trouble for disrupting class and fighting. But Perez has changed since then, during her four years in RAYS (Renton Area Youth and Family Services) Rites of Passage Program, a support group for youth struggling in school.
Two Renton students and two Kent students were recently selected as winners of the 2008 $mart Scholarship award, sponsored by Renton-based JayMarc Development.
Starting Sunday, those caught on camera running a red light at four busy intersections in Renton could get a $124 ticket.
Friday night results from the May 20 special election had Renton School District officials proclaiming a “landslide win” for the district’s $150-million construction bond.
A King County Sheriff’s deputy sits just beyond the turnstiles, beeping because someone didn’t have a key card. Behind the deputy is a chain-link cage, guarded by a fingerprint scanner. Fifty-nine security cameras are recording in the building’s eight security zones. All visitors are wearing badges. Most doors automatically shut in 30 seconds.
At 35, Eric Petzold thought he was too young to have a heart attack. He was wrong. Even though he’s a bit overweight and high cholesterol runs in his family, the new City of Renton employee thought he had time.
Renton’s veterans will remember those who died in the service of their country this Monday, Memorial Day.
It’s nearly 7:20 a.m. at Hazen High School. On any other day, campus would be buzzing with straggling students. But today, except for staff cars, the parking lots are deserted. A girl wearing shorts and a T-shirt runs inside to join other dancers. No other students are around. Upstairs, lockers line the empty hallways. Only a few classrooms are lit.
• Recipients of this year’s Lindbergh High School Memorial Scholarships have been selected. Academic scholarships went to Mercy Hoang Nguyen, $1,250; Dalia Amin, $1,000 and Matthew Lemke, $750. Kelsey Cobb also received a Technical Scholarship for $1,000. More than 20 applications were received for this year’s scholarships. Semi-finalists were interviewed by a group of community members whose input was used to select the recipients.
St. Vincent de Paul is suggesting some ways to use the tax rebates arriving in the mail, all of which would help a worldwide organization that has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Sierra Leone’s civil war officially ended in 2002. But Ishmail Daramy of Renton knows his African country still suffers.
Sue Tiffany needed some help maintaining the yard of her good friend, Avalee Graves, who was in failing health.
Renton School Board honored Lindbergh High School’s 12 Outstanding Seniors at a meeting Wednesday.
This weekend’s heat has brought the seasonal calls for safe use of the region’s rivers and the City of Renton’s swimming pools and beaches.
A human jaw bone was uncovered Tuesday at a residential construction site at 2211 Edmonds Ave. N.E., according to the Renton Police Department.
Renton Salvation Army is hosting its annual Need Knows No Season Benefit Dinner at the Spirit of Washington Event Center June 26 at 6 p.m. Tickets are not yet for sale.