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

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.


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing editor@rentonreporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.rentonreporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in News

T
Use your King County library card to explore the outdoors

KCLS cardholders can check out a Discover Pass for two weeks to explore public lands.

Monkeypox virus. Photo courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control.
King County identifies first presumptive monkeypox case

The illness is not as easily transmitted compared to COVID-19, according to health officer.

This screenshot from Auburn Police Department bodycam footage shows an officer about to fire his weapon and kill dog on May 13, 2022.
Auburn police shoot dog, and owner claims it wasn’t justified

See videos of attack as well as bodycam footage of officer firing at dog.

File photo.
King County Council approves creation of Cannabis Safety Taskforce amid rash of dispensary robberies

The multi-agency task force will cooperate to find ways to improve safety in the cash-only industry.

File photo.
Renton man pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from hair salon robbery in Seattle

Investigators say the man stole $55,000 worth of jewerly and property from someone inside the salon.

U.S. Department of Justice logo.
Renton man sentenced for killing of woman in Olympic National Forest

Authorities say the he brutally beat to death the California woman who he was having an affair with.

Screenshot from GoRenton.com
Registration is open for 7th Annual Renton Career Fair

The event will be held at Renton Technical College on June 3.

Screenshot from ORCA website
New ORCA system launches for regional transit across the Puget Sound

Overhaul includes new website, mobile application and digital business account manager.

Judged by XII: A King County Local Dive podcast. The hands shown here belong to Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson, who has been charged with homicide in the 2019 death of Jesse Sarey.
JUDGED BY XII (Episode 4): Foster mom wants accountability in Auburn cop’s upcoming murder trial

Special podcast series explores Auburn Police Officer Jeffrey Nelson’s role in the death of Jesse Sarey.

Diane Renee Erdmann and Bernard Ross Hansen. Photos courtesy of FBI
FBI arrests Auburn couple after 11-day manhunt

The couple was previously convicted for fraud and skipped sentencing on April 29.

FILE PHOTO: King County Sheriff’s Office deputies.
Dozens of King County Sheriff’s Office employees left jobs instead of getting vaccinated

This added on to the existing number of vacancies in the department.