Edmonds Council recognizes scholarship winners during quick meeting

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Edmonds Police Foundation President Chris Fleck poses with scholarship winners, from left, Kari Ann Beaulieu, Jack Chelgren and Carol Liptrap (Photo by Alicia Brattin)

The Edmonds City Council had a very short meeting Tuesday night – adjourning after just 30 minutes. During that time, the Council:

– Heard a public service announcement reminding people about the Edmonds Jazz Connection, a free day-long showcase of local youth jazz talent sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club all day Saturday, May 28, in downtown Edmonds.

– Congratulated the winners of the Edmonds Police Foundation scholarship, which was awarded to three local high school students who follow a substance-free, violence-free lifestyle. The winners were chosen on the basis of academic performance, community service, personal references, and an interview with the Foundation, and each received $1,500. They are:

Kari Ann Beaulieu, Meadowdale High School,  3.751 GPA, who will be studying international law in the Washington State University Honors Program.

Jack Chelgen, Edmonds-Woodway High School, 3.994 GPA, who will be attending Wesleyan University to study law.

Carol Liptrap, Edmonds-Woodway High School,  3.88 GPA, who will be attending the University of Washington to study electrical engineering.

Other items of note:

– Council President Strom Peterson confirmed that he is considering Tuesday, June 28 as the date for a council workshop to discuss options for a levy to be placed on the November election ballot. The starting time is likely to be 6 p.m., Peterson said.

– Mayor Mike Cooper provided an update on the Regional Fire Authority Planning Committee, which meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Cooper said that the committee is building a new website, which will provide background information and documents as well as a calendar of monthly meeting locations.

 

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