Registration deadline for February Election approaching

Local business receives award, Renton grad receives scholarship and more in this week’s News & Notes.

Registration deadline for February Special Election is approaching

Ahead of the special election in February, the last day to register online or make online updates is Jan. 16.

However, if you are not currently registered but want to do so in person, your deadline is Feb. 6.

Ballots will be mailed out to voters by Jan. 27.

Local student named to dean’s list

Jenna Allen from Renton was named to the Eastern Oregon University’s dean’s list for the 2016 fall term.

Along with 519 other students, Allen maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

Learn how to keep college affordable

On Monday, Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Tahoma High School, parents and students can learn how to keep college affordable.

During the first hour, members from Green River College will be on hand to talk about five different bachelor degrees that are available at GRC.

And in the second hour, Jonathan Brown will give a presentation called “Pros and Cons of Community Colleges: The Last College Bargain.”

Brown has worked both at four year universities and community colleges and will use history and current data to challenge myths about community colleges.

You may choose to attend one or both of these presentations. They will be given in the lecture hall at Tahoma.

If you have any questions, contact Lara Lindersmith at llinders@tahomasd.us or at 425-413-3468.

Local business receives award

Uyeta Landscape and Maintenance was named King County Workforce Small Business of the Year for 2016.

And this year, they will celebrate their 50th anniversary in March.

They are located at 19605 106th Ave. SE in Renton.

Local dentist honored

Dr. Jared Lothyan was named 2016 top 10 dentist for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Dental Professionals.

The Kids’ Dentist where Lothyan practices has two locations, one in Renton and another in Auburn.

Renton High grad earns scholarship

The University of Washington Bothell receives $100,000 from Coca-Cola to put toward improving graduation rates for first generation students.

Michelle Cauich is a graduate of Renton High School and is one of the first 10 students to receive an annual scholarship of $2,500 each year for four years.

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