Empower Youth Network recognizes community volunteers at annual Rise & Shine Breakfast

Empower Youth Network hosted its 25th Annual Rise & Shine Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast last week, which celebrates outstanding community volunteers and students.

Volunteers were recognized in the Youth, Community, Corporate, EYN Volunteer and Champion categories. Scholarships were also awarded to outstanding young people.

“Our community volunteers and youth really make the Snoqualmie Valley shine and we enjoyed celebrating them at this annual event,” said Laura Smith, Executive Director of the Empower Youth Network.

A list of scholarship winners and volunteers can be viewed below:

Bill Carlson Memorial Scholarship: Available to all Snoqualmie Valley high school graduates applying to a trade school or vocational certification program, specifically to become a heavy equipment operator, welder or diesel engine mechanic.

• Tanner Caryl (Cedarcrest High School)

Sophie Thériault Youth voice: Available to all Snoqualmie Valley high school students applying for Continuing Education. This scholarship is for young people who have used their voice and perspective in a way that has made (or will make) life better or easier for others.

• Zachary Miller (Mount Si High School)

• Teagan Urquhart (Mount Si Secondary School)

• Claire Haindfield (Mount Si Secondary School)

• Alice Lutzenhiser (Cedarcrest High School)

• Elizabeth Monk (Cedarcrest Secondary School

STEM Pathways to Employment Success Scholarship: Available to all high school students in Snoqualmie Valley who wish to pursue further education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

• Alec Anderson (Mount Si High School)

• Tate Baker (Mount Si High School)

• Claire Haindfield (Mount Si Secondary School)

• Alice Lutzenhiser (Cedarcrest High School)

• Haily Smith (Cedarcrest High School)

• Rise & Shine Volunteer Rewards

Youth: Young people in grades 4-12 whose volunteer efforts actively support and inspire other young people to live safe, healthy and successful lives.

• Garner Brown and Madhumitha (Madhu) Gandhi

• Crosby Ostercamp

•Nate Bergman, James Wilkes and Tyler Painter

•Rohana Joshi

Volunteer: A volunteer (youth or adult) working directly with the Empower Youth Network. They are dependable, show initiative and follow a pattern.

• Rachel Tomczek

Community: A volunteer in our community who goes above and beyond by leading efforts to meet needs, developing and/or directing activities or events, or volunteering in the background. This person’s involvement benefits the community and supports the mission of the Empower Youth Network.

• Darci Dawson

•Jane Pattinson

• Linda Grez

• Morgan Henley

• Paul Barry

• Paul Cunnington

• AJ Ely

• Tara Bergman

•Lindsey Tolson

• Philippe Brautigam

• David Olson (in memory)

• Kirk Harris, Chris and Corrine Alef, Laurie Edwards

Company: This is a company that goes above and beyond by sponsoring, donating and/or helping young people in our community in a way related to the mission of the Empower Youth Network. This is a company that intervenes to help by initiating an involvement or responding to a request for involvement.

• Frankie’s Pizza/Chris Garcia

• All Weather Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration LLC/Scott Leibowitz

• Eastside Real Estate Solutions and ACE Duvall/Josh Lowell and Jerry Sprute

• Jessica Self, LLC/Jessica Self

Life Achievement Award:

Dr. Anthony Smith, Riverview School District Superintendent

• Kim Lisk, Mayor of Carnation

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