Edmonds Council recognizes scholarship winners during quick meeting

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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