In Brief

Ben Franklin students color for green cause

Ben Franklin students color for green cause

This week groceries purchased at the Kirkland Red Apple Market will come in paper bags decorated by Benjamin Franklin Elementary School students.

The school sponsored the art project as part of its Earth Day activities. Students from all grades decorated over 500 bags for the event.

Other Earth Day activities at the school include: “Dress Green for Earth Day,” teaming with Bridle Trails State Park to clean the park last Saturday, and a school-wide waste-free lunch day.

Ninth grader takes part in page program

Local ninth-grade student Sam Romano recently spent a week learning democracy first-hand, serving as a page in the House.

Students in the program are responsible for a wide variety of tasks, including distributing bills and amendments to legislative members and performing ceremonial tasks such as presenting the flags before the day’s legislative session.

Romano, 14, is the daughter of Joyce and Anthony Romano of Kirkland. She attends Cedar Park Christian School.

State Rep. Larry Springer, D-Kirkland, sponsored Romano as a page. Students or parents interested in the page program should contact Springer’s office.

Pages spend one week in Olympia, with housing and a meal allowance provided. To serve as a page, a student must be 14 to 16 years old, have permission from their parents or legal guardian and their school and be sponsored by a member of the House or Senate.

PTSA discussing new high school plans

The Lake Washington High School PTSA will gather for a general meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the library to discuss the board’s 2020 vision for the school, and how that vision compares against plans for a new high school.

The meeting will be led by Lake Washington School District board member Nancy Bernard.