Northshore Schools Foundation announces keynote speaker for Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon

The Northshore community lights a fire every spring in anticipation of the annual Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon. Featuring keynote speaker Michael Kutz, President of the University of Washington Associate Student Body and Inglemoor High School Alumni; this annual event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on April 8 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

The luncheon will welcome 500 guests, to celebrate the collaboration between our community and our schools to ensure all Northshore students graduate career and college ready and able to fill the jobs of our future.  The goal of the luncheon is to raise more than $120,000 that will fund the Foundation’s continued funding initiatives which include supporting Teacher Excellence; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education; Support for Advanced and Disadvantaged Learners; Health & Enhancement and; Literacy & Arts Support in all thirty one Northshore schools.

Since June 2012, Michael Kutz has served as the President of the Associated Students of the University of Washington.  The Associated Students of the University of Washington is the democratic voice of students that engages the campus community through programming, services and advocacy. Kutz strives to enrich student life and develop future leaders through advocating for higher education on a state wide basis.  In his role as Chair, of Provost’s Advisory Committee for Students, Kutz has been a key player in the establishment of Annual budgets, tuition levels and admissions for the University of Washington.

A 2010 International Baccalaureate graduate from Inglemoor, Kutz was active in the nationally renowned DECA program with an intention to study business. Upon arriving at the University of Washington, Kutz changed his major to Computer Science and began being active in student leadership. “It became obvious once I started classes, that the jobs of the future were more easily found in the field of computer science,” Kutz said. Kutz has become increasingly involved in socially minded tech organizations and is looking forward to a career in that allows him to use his computer science degree and his leadership to make a difference in the world.

The Lynnwood Convention Center is located at 3711 196th Street S.W., Lynnwood, Washington 98036. To register for the Luncheon on-online visit www. or For more information please call (425) 408-7680.

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