King County Housing Authority sells final 54 lots of homes at Seola Gardens
The King County Housing Authority announced Tuesday (Sept. 2) that it had recently completed the sale of the final 54 lots for market-rate, single-family homes at Seola Gardens. The land purchase by a private developer marks the final phase of the Authority’s commitment to rebuild the former public housing complex – previously called Park Lake Homes II − into a vibrant mixed-income, master-planned community. Additional land offerings are currently underway at Greenbridge, KCHA’s other White Center redevelopment. When the build-out for both sites is complete, there will be close to 500 new homeowners in the White Center community. This housing will generate ...
Salvation Army in White Center helps local needy kids get ready for school
Photos courtesy the Salvation Army of White Center. The Salvation Army in White Center last week helped local needy kids with their back-to-school shopping. Generously funded by Mrs. Jean Renny, each child received a gift card valued at $200, and was helped by a volunteer to select clothing for the new school year. This included: 80 low-income kids from the White Center area Major Raymond Erickson-King and Captain Jennifer Erickson-King, Salvation Army Officers in Charge of White Center programs The event took place on Thursday, Aug. 28 at JCPenney at Westfield Southcenter The kids chosen for the generous donation were selected by The Salvation Army, using State ...
WhiteWater Aquatics hires Mike Hoppe as new Head Coach
WhiteWater Aquatics announced this week that they have hired Mike Hoppe as their new head coach. Coach Hoppe has been a swim and water polo coach for over 20 years. He is an American Swim Coaches Association Level 4 Swim Coach, and a Silver Level US Water Polo coach. Coach Hoppe has developed many accomplished swimmers, such as high school “All Americans” and national level qualifiers with 1st place ranking on the National Top Times list. He also had the privilege of coaching for the US Virgin Islands on the island of St. Croix, and coached their National Team at the ...
Highline School Board extends contract with Dr. Susan Enfield through 2017
The Highline School Board unanimously approved a contract extension for Superintendent Susan Enfield at its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 9. Dr. Enfield’s contract now runs through 2017, coinciding with the term of the district’s strategic plan. “We are making good progress toward the bold goals in our strategic plan, and we have the right leader to get our students to those targets,” said School Board President Michael Spear. “We are confident in the capabilities of our students, the good work of our teachers, and the outstanding leadership of Dr. Enfield.” Dr. Enfield led the development of the strategic plan, which outlines ambitious ...
Boulevard Park Place donates $13,449 to American Cancer Society from ‘Relay’
On Wednesday (July 2), Boulevard Park Place Active Senior Living presented a check to the American Cancer Society for $13,449.00, from the Highline Relay for Life. The seniors achieved this by walking 5,695 miles from January to June 2014, along with receiving donations from family members. "Our active group celebrated yesterday their successes with some home made cherry cake and ice cream," said Vicki Guerrero, Marketing and Activities Director. "This donation means a lot to us in helping to finish the fight and find a cure for cancer."
Highline Schools Foundation awards $83,000 to 2014 scholarship winners
The Highline Schools Foundation recently awarded $83,000 in scholarships to graduating students in Highline Public Schools. The six students receiving scholarships in 2014 were honored at last night’s Highline Public Schools Board meeting. Each received a plaque of recognition from Highline Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield and School Board President Michael Spear. These scholarships are made possible by the support of Highline Schools Foundation’s generous individual donors and corporate partners. A list of the specific scholarships, and the students who were awarded in 2014, is below: The Light & Love Scholarship was created this year by the Pappas family in honor ...
Suspect arrested in White Center rape
Police in Oklahoma arrested a 25-year old male for the March rape of a female in the White Center area. The case was solved when the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab developed a DNA profile from evidence collected at the scene which matched the male. He had apparently been visiting King County from Oklahoma when the crime was committed. The King County Prosecutor’s Office filed charges of Rape in the 1st degree and Assault in the 1st degree. An arrest warrant was issued and law enforcement in Oklahoma arrested him yesterday. The suspect will have to go through the extradition process before being ...
VIDEO: Evergreen High School Alum makes video for White Center Food Bank
Evergreen High School alumni Vannra Yan, who's also a graduate from the Art Institute of Seattle, recently produced a Public Service Announcement video for the White Center Food Bank: [youtube]http://youtu.be/BZgG_U3-QwE[/youtube] He is currently enrolled at Bellevue College, where he's in the Digital Media Arts program. "I use the latest technology in cinema camera," he said. "All my projects will be shot in the highest quality HD and color graded in professional video editing suites to give cinematic images." Vannra also produced the New Start PSA for Mark Farrell when he was a student at the Art Institute of Seattle a few years ago.
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