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Students honored with scholarships at annual MLK banquet

January 18, 2017

Three students from South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) were awarded scholarships on Saturday evening at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Banquet.  Students Bryan Hooper and Alex Bledsoe were honored by the Thurston Group of Washington State for their academic success, community service, and extra-curricular activities that align with the values of the Thurston Group.  Student Francisco Tamayo, Jr. was awarded by Gateway Rotary Club for his service in diversity and inclusivity.

Schools like SPSCC need help from lawmakers

January 11, 2017

Article from The Olympian

As Washington lawmakers try to find a way to fully fund K-12 public schools for the first time, it’s important they do not sacrifice other valuable programs to get there.

It’s not overstatement that our economy depends on smart decisions. This is no truer than with higher education, which plays a key role in training workers for the employment fields that don’t have enough newly qualified people to fill expected openings.

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