Refresher course offered for drivers and more community news

Refresher course offered for drivers

The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering a refresher course on defensive driving skills from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14 at the Highlands Community Church, 3031 NE 10th Street.

Successful course completion qualifies drivers older than 55 for insurance discounts.

The cost is $18 per person.

Registration is required. For enrollment, call 206-243-3564.

City, libraries offer free summer events for kids

The city of Renton and the King County Library System are presenting three free Summer Extravaganzas at two city parks.

These events are for children under 18 years old and will include free arts and crafts, lunch and entertainment.

Registration is not required.

The first will be held at Liberty Park beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, July 9 and the other two will held at Heritage Park Thursday, July 19 and Thursday, Aug. 2 both beginning at 11 a.m.

For questions or more information about the Summer Extravaganza, call 425-430-6600 or visit rentonwa.gov/summermeals.

Renton students receive scholarships

Two Renton students — Tai Anthony McMillan from Renton High and Mishel Muzychuk from Lindbergh — are among 82 high school seniors to receive scholarships as part of the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program.

They were honored in Bellevue last week with their $1,000 scholarships and an advanced screening of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

According to a media release, McMillan was also selected to receive an additional $4,000 in scholarships by the Comcast Founders Scholarship.

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