The Annual Meridian Alumni Golf Tournament will be held at Shuksan Golf course on Saturday June 27th 2015. This is one of the Meridian Public School Foundations biggest fundraisers for scholarships throughout the year so save the date!! If you are interested in sponsoring a tee this year please contact Angie Alvord at 360-220-4475 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! Sign up forms and more details will be posted in a few short weeks!!
The Meridian Public School Foundation is pleased to announce Keller Williams Western Realty as the title sponsor for the 2014 scholarship fundraiser golf tournament.
A special thank you to managing broker Stephanie Johnson for partnering with the foundation for this event.
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In the local market Keller Williams Western Realty is the largest, most productive single real estate office in Whatcom County. With a strong focus on supporting the community that supports us, Keller Williams gives back more than $100,000 a year to local charities and organizations that support Whatcom County and beyond.
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.
Learn more about the latest Meridian Public School Foundation endowment here.
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.
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
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.