St. Edward’s pool should stay afloat
Unless you’ve been stranded on a remote island without media access, you must have heard the bad news by now: Oprah Winfrey has gained weight again. How could she let this happen? She knows, of course, that it’s all her own fault, so the tabloids report, but millions of her fans empathize. How could they not? Many of them have been through this themselves, and probably more than once.
The economy is bad, folks have lost jobs, the stock market has crashed and the news paints a not-so-pretty picture of the global marketplace. In these tough times, we look for any and every way to reduce stress.
I’m writing this column after an evening of playing and giggling with a toddler — one of my friend’s children. (Pardon my bias, but she also happens to be one of the most adorable children I’ve ever encountered!) My friend and her husband are away for the evening and I have volunteered to spend time with their daughter while they are out. After hours of play, their daughter is quietly sleeping — and I have the evening to myself.
Northshore School District’s (NSD) three high schools (Inglemoor, Bothell and Woodinville) boys and girls varsity swim teams practice and compete locally at the Ruiz-Costie/Northshore Pool in Bothell and Carole Ann Wald Memorial Pool (Inglemoor’s practice venue at St. Edward State Park).
Here’s a great way to usher in the holidays for Northshore’s kids of all ages. The 18th annual Rotary Santa Breakfast, sponsored by the Northshore Rotary Club and the Woodinville Rotary Club, will be held Dec. 13 at Northshore Junior High.
The other day, I had been walking down the hallway at school just before fourth period. I had expected the walk to be as uneventful as ever, but I was wrong. As I neared my classroom, I saw a girl standing in front of her friends, knocking the books out of a boy’s arms. Her friends laughed as she made fun of him. And as for me, I had never felt more torn.
The prospect of a staggering state-budget deficit to exceed $4 billion doesn’t bode well for high-school seniors looking forward to exploring a college education. Education and human services, in general, are likely to bear the brunt of cost saving (call that slashing) measures the state legislature must weigh beginning in January.