Kaleo Smith, 10, of Anacortes knows his poisons and how they can affect others.
Proof is his winning poster design for the Washington Poison Center’s annual Poison Prevention Week celebration.
“When my mom told me I won the contest I was really excited,” Kaleo said in an e-mail. “I started running around the house yelling ‘I won.’”
Kaleo’s poster has a spray can containing a poisonous substance spraying an image of Mr. Yuk, the symbol of poison safety in Washington since 1974.
The Friends of Skagit Beaches Trail Tales program is seeking volunteers to share the history and ecology of Fidalgo Bay with residents and visitors.
Last season more than 200 people enjoyed interpretive walks along the Tommy Thompson Parkway guided by volunteer docents in the Trail Tales program. In addition to leading walks, docents guide bike rides, staff informational booths at summer events and offer presentations to other groups interested in learning about the human history, flora and fauna, marine ecology and the bay-wide cleanup restoration under way along the shoreline.
Docents receive professional interpreter training and work with veteran volunteers.
Anacortes High School teacher Erin Gibson is the most recent in the district to become a National Board Certified teacher. Anacortes schools now have 14 certified teachers.
Gibson was certified in English language arts/adolescence and young adulthood in November 2012.
The West Skagit County Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring the 17th annual eighth-grade U.S. Constitution essay contest.
The Guemes Island Environmental Trust is sponsoring a Creativity Contest with $3,000 in prizes for Skagit County youth ages 15-20.
Welcoming is a term that is often used to describe the Senior Activity Center. It has long been their goal to make all those who come through the front door feel that they belong. The receptionists at the front desk are key to making this happen, but “it takes a village.”