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Clinton violinist accepted to Juilliard

Mira Yamamoto of Clinton performs at Benaroya Recital Hall in Seattle in 2014.  - Charlie Atwell photo
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Clinton resident Mira Yamamoto has been admitted to the prestigious Juilliard School. Yamamoto was one of 10-12 undergraduate violinists accepted to the school for the 2015-16 school year. Langley resident Gloria Ferry-Brennan, with whom she began studying Suzuki Method violin lessons at age three, was also accepted but chose to attend Curtis Institute in Philadelphia instead.

 

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NOTABLE | Whidbey teen donates 196 pairs of tennis shoes to homeless youth charity

  • May 27, 2015 at 10:00AM

Trenton Fisher, a seventh-grader at Oak Harbor Middle School, donated 196 pairs of tennis shoes to Ryan’s House for Youth, a Freeland non-profit serving youths who lack permanent housing. In an email to Ryan’s House for Youth, Fisher wrote that he is participating in a leadership class, and was tasked with completing a community service project of his choice.

NOTABLE | HUB holds garden cart benefit raffle

  • May 27, 2015 at 8:00AM

The HUB After School Program is holding its fourth annual Garden Cart Benefit Raffle this month. According to a recent news release, local merchants donated the cart and its contents, a $1,000 value.

HOMETOWN HERO | Emma Lungren knows what it means to give

  • May 27, 2015 at 6:00AM

Not everyone gets a good start in life. Some are born into severe poverty, where even food is scarce and living is survival. Some have negligent parents, some are born with physical attributes that the world can be cruel about. These are examples of the sad reality of life. However, if one is fortunate enough to be brought into a world of loving parents, good food and shelter, good genes, good looks, good mind, and a caring community? While there are no guarantees in life, with all the right ingredients one has a great chance for a good life. Take Emma Lungren.

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