Tagged with 'award'

Des Moines Police, Chief Ken Thomas recognized at WASPC 2019 conference

Des Moines Police, Chief Ken Thomas recognized at WASPC 2019 conference

The Des Moines Police Department and Police Chief Ken Thomas received recognition at the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs (WASPC) 2019 conference. Chief Thomas has served as the President... [Read more]

Patrice Thorell honored with 2019 Legacy Award

Patrice Thorell honored with 2019 Legacy Award

At Saturday’s dedication ceremony for the new Marinascope sculpture, longtime resident Patrice Thorell was honored with the 2019 Legacy Award from the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. Below is a photo... [Read more]

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

Patrice Thorell, right, helping local Artist George C. Scott with his new ‘Marinascope.’ By Scott Schaefer Patrice Thorell, who retired as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Photo by Mari Tamura. Congratulations to the Mount Rainier High School Band & Orchestra at the Soundview Region Solo and Ensemble Contest – Saturday, March 9, 2019 was an exciting day!  The winners... [Read more]

Legacy Foundation awards $2,000 to Medical Teams International Dental Van

Legacy Foundation awards $2,000 to Medical Teams International Dental Van

Continuing into their third decade of helping to make Des Moines a better community through parks, recreation and senior services, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation will be awarding $2,000 to the Grace... [Read more]

City of Des Moines wins Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting

City of Des Moines wins Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to City of Des Moines by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA), for its... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier Teacher Stephanie Nelson wins James Madison Fellowship

Mt. Rainier Teacher Stephanie Nelson wins James Madison Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation announced recently that it has selected 52 James Madison Fellows for 2018 – including Stephanie Nelson of Mt. Rainier High School – in its 27th annual... [Read more]

Rep. Tina Orwall recognized with UW Moya M. Duplica Alumni Award

Rep. Tina Orwall recognized with UW Moya M. Duplica Alumni Award

This past weekend, Rep. Tina Orwall (D-Des Moines) received the UW School of Social Work’s 2017 Moya M. Duplica Distinguished Alumni Award for her many legislative achievements, including expanding... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza awarded MLK Medal of Distinguished Service

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media’s Scott Schaefer awarded ‘Paul Harris Fellow’ by Rotary

South King Media Founder/Publisher Scott Schaefer was honored Wednesday (April 5) with a Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park, WA. The award was presented at the Rotary... [Read more]

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Highline School Board named ‘Board of Distinction’ by WSSDA

Award-winning Highline School Board members are Michael Spear (Board President), Bernie Dorsey, Angelica Alvarez, Tyrone Curry Sr., and Joe Van. The five-member Highline School Board has been named a ‘Board... [Read more]

Highline College wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

Highline College wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Des Moines’ Highline College has received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that... [Read more]

Judson Park receives ‘Best of the Best Award’ from Masterpiece Living

Judson Park receives ‘Best of the Best Award’ from Masterpiece Living

ABHOW’s Judson Park has been awarded the ‘Best of the Best Award’ from Masterpiece Living (MPL) for Purposeful Inclusivity. The Best of the Best Award recognizes truly outstanding practices... [Read more]

Highline College honors longtime Nurse & Army vet Sandra Cravens Robinson

Highline College honors longtime Nurse & Army vet Sandra Cravens Robinson

Sandra Cravens as a Highline College nursing student in 1965 Sandra Cravens Robinson Back in the early 1960s, 18-year-old Sandra Cravens had wanted to be a nurse ever since she could remember, so when... [Read more]

Wayne Corey & Rikki Marohl are Seattle Southside’s ‘Ambassadors of the Year’

Wayne Corey & Rikki Marohl are Seattle Southside’s ‘Ambassadors of the Year’

On Tuesday, May 17, Des Moines Farmers Market Organizers Wayne Corey and Rikki Marohl were awarded “Ambassadors of the Year” at ‘Destination 2020,’ the Seattle Southside RTA Tourism... [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]