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15500 Country Club Dr
Mill Creek, WA  98012
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Student of the Month

At today's meeting, we recognized two students of the month for outstanding achievement as "Scholar Athletes."

Matt Keck

Matt Keck is our April Student of the Month from  Archbishop Murphy High School. Matt has been an integral part of Archbishop Murphy's football and wrestling teams.  Matt was an outstanding football player on both the defensive and offensive lines. Matt is also an outstanding wrestler and led the team this year as its captain.  
In addition to being a stellar athlete, Matt is an extremely hardworking student.  His course load has included six advanced placement (AP) classes and five honors classes.  Even with  these challenging classes, he maintains a 3.99 overall grade point average!   
Matt will be going to Carroll College.  He plans to focus on studying  and major in either biochemistry or biology, with plans to go on to medical school. Congratulations Matt!

Jon Cook

Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is

Jon Cook. Jon has taken 13 AP classes - including a full load of six in his senior year - while maintaining a overall grade point average of 3.98!  On the athletic side, Jon is a varsity swimmer who holds six state titles!  He was named the "swimmer of the meet" for the past three years at the state championship event. Additionally, Jon holds the school record in every swimming event, taking down some long-standing records. Outside of swimming and school, Jon enjoys hiking and reading the news.

Jon has been accepted into Stanford University as a scholar athlete.  He plans to study chemistry or mechanical engineering focused on renewable energy fields.  He will continues his endeavors in swimming, with aspirations of competing in the Olympics. Congratulations Jon!



Saleem Juma

Saleem Juma wearing his Mr. Washington State scarf, shown with member and future District 5030 governor, Bill McElroy.


Our April 4th speaker was the 2017 Mr. Washington State, Saleem Juma.  Saleem spoke about his journey. Saleem is a 23-year-old model and college student from Seattle, Washington. He was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at 16 and had a full prolectomy at 19; he was also diagnosed with anxiety disorder and depression that same year. However, Saleem never lost his vision of helping people and being an inspiration to everyone that was suffering from the same things he was. Despite another recent life threatening surgery where he lost 9 centimeters of his small intestine, he has continued to model and is focused on fitness modeling now, as well as running his website/blog


The "Orion"


At this Wednesday's meeting,  Kevin Campion, Captain, and Lindsay Walker, Education Director and Chief Mate, of the sailing vessel Orion, talked about the boat, the Deep Green Wilderness organization, and the many youth and adult education programs available aboard the Orion (a 64 foot wooden yawl built in 1934).  Deep Green Wilderness offers a variety of education programs throughout the year, mostly targeted at junior and high school aged youth.  Each program is designed to highlight different aspects of the Salish Sea and includes learning opportunities in marine science, environmental issues and policies, and providing a hands-on sailing experience.

A Turning Point

Paula Newman-Skomski with Noreen Laggert, Peoria Home's Executive Director.

Our speaker at yesterday's meeting was Paula Newman-Skomski, the founder of Peoria Home. Paula talked about prostitution and trafficking in Snohomish County and the lack of assistance available to help women over 18.  Peoria Home addresses this by providing long-term shelter and an array of support services. 

Peoria Home just acquired its first home which opened last month in Everett. I'm sure we'll hear more great news in the future. Interested in helping out? Peoria Home needs volunteers - see for more information. 




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