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Friday, May 7, 2010
Children's Center event raises $64,000
On April 29, 2010, the Friends of Childrenís Center hosted their annual luncheon chaired by Mary Hunter. KINK.FMís Shelia Hamilton was the featured speaker, talked about the effect of mental illness on the entire family, the redemptive quality of choosing life over retreat, and the value of recovery. More than 200 people attended, and over $64,000 was raised. All proceeds from the luncheon support the mission of Childrenís Center to provide quality mental health care for children and youth in Clark County. To learn more, visit www.thechildrenscenter.org.
Bravo! sings Duke Ellington
The 16th Season of the Bravo! Vancouver Concert Series continues with a performance of Duke Ellingtonís choral composition The Sacred Concert on Sunday, May 16th at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 400 S. Andresen Road in Vancouver. The concert features the 60-voice Bravo! Vancouver Chorale and the 16-piece Pacific Jazz Orchestra. The program will also include jazz band arrangements of classic hymns and gospel music. Tickets are $20 for Reserved or General Admission seats. Tickets are available at www.bravoconcerts.com or the Bravo! box office at 360-906-0441 or www.ticketswest.com.
Duke Ellington was a devout Christian. Growing up on northwest Washington, D.C., Ellington attended two churches every Sunday. Ellington's first Concert of Sacred Music premiered in 1965. It was presented at New Yorkís Cathedral of St. John the Divine in January 1968, before an audience of six thousand people. "I regard this concert," Ellington would write in 1973, "as the most important thing I have ever done. The sacred concert we perform is people talking to people about God."
Disability services director honored by state association
Clark College Disability Support Services director Tami Jacobs has received the Ben Webinger Meritorious Service Award from the Washington Association on Postsecondary Education and Disability (WAPED). Jacobs received the award on April 15 during the spring 2010 WAPED Conference in Leavenworth, Wash. Jacobs joined Clark College in 1997.
WAPED provides support and training for professionals working in disability support services at postsecondary institutions throughout the state. The Ben Webinger Meritorious Service Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated years of service and leadership to WAPED.
Bill Culwell, immediate past president of WAPED, said that Jacobs received a standing ovation as she accepted the award. "Tami is a trusted friend and colleague who is one of the most reliable people I have ever worked with. Her communication and organizational skills are exemplary," he said.
Skills Center students take national stage
Four students from the Clark County Skills Center hit the road next month to compete in the national SkillsUSA competition after capturing state championships last month in Yakima.
They are: Michael Rymar of Battle Ground High School, enrolled in the Skills Center Auto Technology program, who won the Automotive Service Technology Event; Dalton Wells, from Ridgefield High School, also enrolled in the Skills Center Auto Technology program, who finished first in Job Interview; and the team of Brandyn Burbank and Ben Rodriguez from the Skills Center Electro-Digital Technologies program who were the stateís best in Web Design. Burbank is a student at Union High School; Rodriguez attends Battle Ground High School.
The national SkillsUSA competition begins Monday, June 21, and runs through Saturday, June 26, in Kansas City, Missouri. For more information, contact the Skills Center dean of students, Margaret Rice, at 360-604-1050 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Opened in 1983, the Clark County Skills Center is owned and operated by ten southwest Washington school districts providing technical and professional training programs that prepare Clark County high school and college students for the workforce.
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