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2016 Scholarships Awarded by Dollars for Scholars

2016 Scholarships Awarded by Dollars for Scholars

On Wednesday, May 18 the Des Moines Dollars for Scholars organization held their annual scholarship presentation at the Des Moines Yacht Club. Active since 2001 this locally operated organization pulls... [Read more]

Retired Flight Test Engineer to speak about Space Shuttle Trainer Thursday

Retired Flight Test Engineer to speak about Space Shuttle Trainer Thursday

Retired Flight Test Engineer John McEvoy’s History of Aviation series #14 – on the Boeing Museum of Flight’s Full Size Space Shuttle Trainer – will be held this Thursday night, May 19, from 7... [Read more]

Highline College wins Equity Award from WA State Association of College Trustees

Highline College wins Equity Award from WA State Association of College Trustees

Late last week, Highline College’s Board of Trustees and President Jack Bermingham were awarded the 2016 Equity Award from the Washington State Association of College Trustees. This award recognizes... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter about recent shooting in Des Moines

Highline Schools Super sends out letter about recent shooting in Des Moines

On Friday, May 13, Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a notice to parents about the recent shooting of a Des Moines man by two boys who attend Pacific Middle School. The boys... [Read more]

‘Salish’ the giant Octopus will ‘graduate’ from MaST Center on Sat., June 11

‘Salish’ the giant Octopus will ‘graduate’ from MaST Center on Sat., June 11

Salish, the MaST Center’s resident Giant Pacific Octopus since October 2015, will “graduate” and be released back into the Puget Sound by a dive team on Saturday, June 11. The release... [Read more]

Learn about ‘Hearing Loss and Aging’ at Advertiser Judson Park on Friday, May 13

Learn about ‘Hearing Loss and Aging’ at Advertiser Judson Park on Friday, May 13

Please join Advertiser Judson Park for a special event: Hearing loss and aging—How to stay connected Learn about: how overall health affects hearing how changes in hearing ability affects the brain the... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier student’s Photos now on display outside Des Moines Theater

Mt. Rainier student’s Photos now on display outside Des Moines Theater

Rahel Ambachew and her photos. The outside of the old Des Moines Theater is now an exhibition space for a Photography show titled ‘Harmony and Diversity’ by Rahel Ambachew, a sophomore at Mount... [Read more]

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Volunteers clear hundreds of pounds of debris from Redondo Beach area

Divers Chris Van Damme, left, and Matt Wilson haul out debris collected from Puget Sound waters off Redondo Beach on April 23 as part of a large volunteer effort during Earth Day Pier Clear. Highline College’s... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High senior Osmat Shamdeen wins first-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship

Mt. Rainier High senior Osmat Shamdeen wins first-ever ‘Tinship’ scholarship

The first-ever ‘Tinship’ – a $6,000 scholarship funded by Burien’s Tin Room Bar & Theater – was recently awarded to Osmat Shamdeen, a senior at Mount Rainier High School: The... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools seeking public input on school schedule changes

Highline Public Schools is considering some school schedule changes that could affect local families and students, and they are asking for public input on: Changing Friday early release to a different... [Read more]

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

9-1-1 Storybook Tour will be held at Des Moines Library on Friday, April 15

As 9-1-1 National Public Education Month kicks off in April, Seattle Public Library, King County Library System and the King County E-911 program office are partnering for Emery the Emergency Penguin... [Read more]

April 19 Job Fair will focus on Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

April 19 Job Fair will focus on Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

On Tuesday, April 19, Highline College will be hosting another free Job Fair, this time focused on jobs in the supply chain management industry. “Gain knowledge from industry experts and connect... [Read more]

JOBS: Highline College Spring Job Fair will be Monday, April 18

JOBS: Highline College Spring Job Fair will be Monday, April 18

Nearly 70 Employers are set to come to a free Spring Job Fair, to be held at Highline College on Monday, April 18, from 2 – 5 p.m. Meet with 68 local employers from a wide variety of industries looking... [Read more]

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

Writing talent earns recognition, cash for 10 students at Highline College

“Hello, Kidney Disease” earned Rebekka Paulsen first place in Highline College’s 2016 Student Poetry Contest. Paulsen was one of 60 writers who submitted 113 poems during the contest, which is a... [Read more]

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool the week of April 4-8!

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool the week of April 4-8!

Kids on Spring Break? Take ’em to Mt. Rainier Pool for a ‘Splashtacular’ – Five Days of Wet, Wild Fun, from April 4–8! For just $3 per day, kids can frolic and play (and exercise…shhhh!)... [Read more]

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Highline Schools Super sends out letter inspired by 2016 Presidential campaign

Photo of Dr. Susan Enfield by Scott Schaefer. Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out a letter to families this week, clearly inspired by this year’s divisive Presidential... [Read more]

Two Highline College students honored at state awards ceremony

Two Highline College students honored at state awards ceremony

Lisa Candler Fatima Khalil Lisa Candler and Fatima Khalil (pictured above) both earned statewide recognition on Thursday (March 24) for their accomplishments as Highline College students. The two... [Read more]

Note this – Summer Trumpet Camps coming to Highline Community College

Note this – Summer Trumpet Camps coming to Highline Community College

Four Trumpet Camps, taught by Mat Montgomery, a longtime trumpet instructor with a Masters in Orchestral Performance, are coming this summer to the Highline Community College campus. This is a great opportunity... [Read more]