Fun at the Seattle Chinatown Seafair Parade 2009
Candidates for King County Executive Dow Constantine and Larry Phillips were both in the Chinatown Seafair Parade last Sunday, July 19. They have both organized fund raising events in the International District. They have been present at many Asian community dinners. They are both Democrats. And they both even wore blue shirts in the parade.
Boosting diversity in public schools is what Betty Patu and Wilson Chin, candidates for the 7th district director position on the Seattle School Board, are advocating in the King County primary on Aug. 18.
The Consulate General of Japan at Seattle held a conferment ceremony for William E. Franklin, who was decorated with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.
More than 100 homeless and low-income youth involved in YouthCare programs enjoyed an evening of rare extravagance — the prom. YouthCare’s Executive Director Dr. Melinda A. Giovengo says this dance would not have happened without the help of caring people in the Seattle community. The venue, food, tuxes, dresses, limo, and DJ services were all donated by local businesses and individuals.♦
Hoan Do spoke at the University of Washington campus in Kane Hall during the launch party of his debut book, “How to Succeed in the Real World: What School Won’t Teach You.”
Mayor Greg Nickels recently launched the Seattle Complete Count Committee.
The 2009 Major League Baseball All Star game was in St. Louis at Busch Stadium.
Ten students received $2,000 scholarships from the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP). This is the first time the Foundation partnered up with the Boeing Company.
Are you an Asian American student graduating from high school or college? You may be eligible for the Northwest Asian Weekly’s Outstanding Graduates column.
To qualify, you must have a minimum GPA of 3.6, have overcome personal adversity, or are an outstanding athlete, community volunteer, or artist.