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Stanley Ann Dunham scholarship presentation is May 3

The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund’s  5th Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony is set for May 3 at the Mercer Island Community and Event Center. The program will begin at 1 p.m. (doors open at 12:40 p.m.), and is open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

The scholarship presentation will be followed at 2 p.m, by a screening of the groundbreaking documentary film “Girl Rising.” Narrated by Meryl Streep, Ann Hathaway and others, the film tells the stories of nine girls in developing countries who overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams of education and bettering their lives.

Vulcan Productions Senior Producer Hilary Sparrow will introduce the film and hold a Q&A after the film. This portion of the program is a fundraiser for the SADSF, and a small donation is suggested. The Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund was founded in 2010 to honor Stanley Ann Dunham, a 1960 graduate of Mercer Island High School. The mother of President Barack Obama, devoted her life to the social and economic development and empowerment of women world-wide.

Since its inception, the Scholarship fund has awarded $5,000 college scholarships each year to outstanding graduating senior women at MIHS who have demonstrated a commitment to Stanley Ann’s values of social activism, global citizenship, and the empowerment of women through education and service.

The SADSF Board would like to thank the Mercer Island Community Fund for their generous grant to the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund to help fund the costs of this year’s program.

Contact dunhamscholarship@gmail.com for more information.

All family sock-hop fundraiser

On Friday, April 25 between 6:30-8:30 p.m., don’t miss out on this year’s fabulous Island Park Sock-Hop!  There will be live music featuring Mr. and Mrs. Hamp’s rock and roll group The RareTones. This group of eight vocalists accompanied by a 4-piece band will perform Golden Oldies from the 50’s and 60’s. You will even be able to see the teacher’s rockin’ out on the dance floor and many IP staff serving ice cream floats and popcorn.

Join for the Hand-in-Hand fundraiser. More details are available at the Island Park Elementary School website.


 

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