Mar 312014
 

Bryan Cronk, 2005 Meridian graduate and former Meridian Public School Foundation scholarship recipient has recently announced the establishment of the Cronk Endowment.  Bryan has set a goal of raising $20,000 for the endowment, which will allow at least one student every year to get that same opportunity that he did to pursue their dream of working in the music or art industry.

Read more about the Cronk Foundation here.

 Posted by at 11:36 am
Mar 192013
 
sa“A beloved husband, son, brother and a great friend to many within the Laurel community, this endowment was created to keep Steven’s memory alive and strong at the Meridian School District.”
 
 
 
 
 

Learn more about the latest Meridian Public School Foundation endowment here.

Contributions can be made here or by contacting the MPSF.

 

 Posted by at 1:26 pm
Feb 122013
 

A crew of volunteers recently worked to dismantle pieces of the Meridian High School’s old gym.  They will be sold as memorabilia items with all proceeds going towards the Meridian Public School Foundation to provide scholarship funding.  Please contact Paul Kratzig at 360-319-1727 to place an order.

Gym lockers are available in sets of 3, 4, and 6 ranging in price from $200-$350.

Clear grain fir from the 1950′s in 1″ x 11″ 16′ lengths is also available, call Paul for pricing and availability.

Gymnasium floor pieces are currently being finished and framed and will be available soon.

A big thanks goes out to the community members who assisted in various capacities with the project:

John Holz, Jim Holz, Bill and Mary Chambers, Duane Zander, Al Larsen, Dave Cirnich, Sara B, Selena, Paul K., Don Boyd, Gary Squires, Mike Bucholz, Gary York, Lee Stockton, and Ron Vekved.

 

 

 Posted by at 6:53 am
Jan 232013
 

I would first off like to thank the Meridian Public School Foundation for their support over the years. It has almost been six years since I graduated in 2007. The path leading to where I am today, all started back at Meridian High School. Whether it was Mr. Shick pushing us to understand AP Calculus, Mr. Protzeller pushing us to better our writing capabilities, or Mr. Lawrence pushing us to comprehend world issues. All through high school I kept hearing that the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields would be growing and producing jobs in the near future. I have always had an aptitude for the construction industry, so why not go after a good job doing something I enjoyed. Somewhere between high school and community college, I decided to head for the engineering field.  After I graduated I went to Whatcom Community College to receive my Associate of Arts and Sciences degree. I focused my studies in math and sciences which would help when I transferred to a 4-year college. While I was at Washington State University I started receiving financial help from the McClellan Trust Fund through the MPSF.  From the time I started at Washington State to the time I graduated, tuition jumped over 30%. A lot of students are working to pay for these increased costs of college, which makes it very difficult to put adequate time into the courses. The McClellan Trust fund allowed me to approach the rigorous coursework without having to work during the school year. I was not only able to excel in my coursework, but become part of campus life. I was able to spend time at sporting events, enjoy intramurals, and attend engineering clubs. During my time in Pullman we were exposed to many Professional Engineers, Marketing Reps, and peer interns in the Industry, one of which lead to my current position as a Project Engineer here in Bellingham. I would like to thank the Meridian staff, the MPSF board members, and Mr. McClellan for supporting my journey.
Kyle M. Aamot

 Posted by at 2:58 am
Dec 202012
 

Ever the creative thinking entrepreneur, MPSF president Paul Kratzig has announced a deal recently struck to raise funds for Foundation scholarships that will allow Meridian grads and community members to own a piece of history.
In early February, a crew of volunteers will begin to dismantle and prepare for sale pieces of Meridian High’s ‘Old Gym’. Items will include portions of the gym floor, baskets and backboards, scoreboards, the beautiful clear grain fir seats from the east side of the gym, lockers from the shower room and a variety of other small items. The gym floor will be cut and finished in twelve inch squares and sold to former players from basketball and volleyball teams. Material from benches will be used to frame portions of the floor, which will make a beautiful border in contrast to the floor.
As Paul aptly described, “This is a way the old jocks can own a piece of history. I know one player who wants the bench he warmed for three years on the basketball team in the late fifties.”
Naturally, all proceeds from sale of memorabilia will put put directly to use in providing awards and scholarships for the ongoing education of graduates of Meridian High School. Please contact Paul Kratzig at 360- 319-1727 with any inquiries regarding the project.

 Posted by at 4:31 am
Jul 062012
 

The Meridian Public School Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser was held on
Saturday, June 23, 2012 at Shuksan Golf Course. The golf, food, and camaraderie could not
have been better. It’s always a pleasure to see the alumni that participate; each year we are
humbled by the amounts of non-alumni who come out to support the Meridian Public School
Foundation. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 3:03 am
Jun 162012
 

Meridian High’s Steve Lawrence knows his place in history class

Published: June 14, 2012

 

By KIE RELYEA — THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

Picked as 2012 Washington History Teacher of the Year

LAUREL – The Meridian High School seniors sitting in a circle in Steve Lawrence’s class are talking to each other about what they believe when it comes to God and the afterlife.

The 51-year-old Lawrence has been named the 2012 Washington History Teacher of the Year and the discussion – fed by questions from Lawrence – shows the approach that has earned him the honor. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 4:04 am