More than 90 Northshore School District students shared their passion for school with business and community members at the Northshore Schools Foundation 13th annual All In for Kids luncheon last week at the Lynnwood Convention center. The event exceeded expectations according to organizers and attracted more than 520 guests, who donated more than $165,000 to support student programs, classroom projects, teacher training and curriculum throughout the Northshore School District.
Emceed by KIRO7 news anchor and Northshore parent, Michelle Millman, the student expo and luncheon program featured dozens of program supported by the Northshore Schools Foundation. Representatives from Fernwood, Canyon Creek, Moorlands and Hollywood Hill Elementary Schools, Timbercrest, Leota, Canyon Park and Northshore Junior High Schools and Woodinville and Inglemoor High Schools demonstrated the variety of programs that affect student learning through all stages of their school career and promote career and college readiness.
Student scholarship winner Mia Silverberg’s keynote address shared her story of tackling health problems and anxiety to excel as an International Baccalaureate student at Inglemoor High School. As the founder of “Save our Shorelines,” a non-profit organization, Silverberg formed to study and conserve the ocean, she demonstrated the rigor and commitment to learning and making a difference.
“Because I am enthusiastic to be alive and enthusiastic to study and conserve life on earth,” she told the about 400 business and education leaders. “And so, now I am on my way towards pursuing my passion… I could not be here without the grants from and teachers trained with assistance from the Northshore Schools Foundation, which would be absolutely nothing without generous people like you.”
Silverberg is the second scholarship winner from the Foundation. Amrutha Gujjar received the first Foundation scholarship in 2015 and is now attending school at University of Washington.
Also honored at the luncheon was Deborah Fullerton, a 31-year veteran teacher from Moorlands Elementary who received two grants from the Foundation to promote science learning in her 6th grade classroom. Fullerton was named the third recipient of the Northshore Schools Foundation Innovation in Education award. Also featured at the event was real life military veteran and second-year teacher Dylan Demonte, who read with a group of fourth grade students from “The Girl Who Hated Books” by Manjusha Pawagi. Demonte then shared his own story of how Foundation funded new teacher libraries which doubled the size of his classroom library and provided his students with the ability to learn at their own pace and explore topics of interest that inspire them to learn.
The event also featured performances by the Canyon Park Junior High Jazz Band & Strings Ensemble; Leota JH’s Video Production team highlighted the recent joint Timbercrest/Leota Career Day; an encore presentation of Woodinville High School’s American Sign Language “Sounds of Silence” concert, Woodinville High School’s BIOMedical Program, Computer Science demonstrations from Canyon Creek and Hollywood Hills Elementary schools, Northshore School District’s Event Management, Tourism and Hospitality programs and a Top Ten District and Foundation collaboration accomplishments presented by Supt. Larry Francois and Foundation Director Carmin Dalziel.
The All in For Kids Luncheon is sponsored by more than dozens of local and regional companies. Educate Sponsors include Beresford Company and Brent Planning Solutions.
Learning Level sponsors include Banner Bank, Bothell Orthopedics, Country Village Shops, Dreambox, Dykeman Architects, Evergreen Health, Guaranteed Rate- Joe Jonart, Inspirus Credit Union, Johns Monroe Mitsunaga Kolouskova Law Group, Kiddie Academy- Canyon Park, KIRO 7, Lombardi’s, Matthews Winery, MOD Pizza, Molbak’s, New Venture’s Group, Ontra Marketing Group, Pacific Mobile Structures, Pemco Insurance, Snapdoodle Toys, Sound Credit Union, State Farm Agency – Barry Glenn, University of Washington Bothell, Woodinville Weekly, Windermere – Woodinville, Woodinville Wine Country. Community Level sponsors for the luncheon include Appliance ASAP, Arborwell, Bothell High School Alumni Association, CrossFit Bothell, The Dartmoor School, Elevation Cellars, Evergreen Karate, Fairwinds-Brittany Park, Hargis Engineering, HealthPoint, Matheus Lumber, Northshore Education Association, Northwest Trophy,Seahawkers, Steel Encounters, Studio Ment Strazzara, Susan Fyall Property Management, Valley Electric.
To find out more about the event or the Northshore Schools Foundation, visit www.NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org