More than 90 Northshore students shared their passion for school with business and community members at the Northshore Schools Foundation 13th annual All In for Kids luncheon on April 6. This largest event in the Northshore community exceeded expectations and attracted more than 520 guests who donated over $165,000 to support student programs, classroom projects, teacher training and curriculum throughout the Northshore School District.
Student Scholarship Winner Mia Silverberg’s keynote address shared her story of tackling health problems and anxiety to excel as an International Baccalaureate student at Inglemoor High School. As the founder of “Save our Shorelines” a non-profit organization she formed to study and conserve the ocean, Silverberg demonstrated the rigor and commitment to learning and making a difference.
“Because I am enthusiastic to be alive and enthusiastic to study and conserve life on earth. And so, now I am on my way towards pursuing my passion. ... I could not be here without the grants from and teachers trained with assistance from the Northshore Schools Foundation, which would be absolutely nothing without generous people like you.”
Also honored at the All In for Kids luncheon was Deborah Fullerton, a 31-year veteran teacher from Moorlands Elementary who received two grants from the Foundation to promote science learning in her sixth grade classroom. Fullerton was named the third recipient of the Northshore Schools Foundation Innovation in Education award.
Also featured at the event was military veteran and second-year teacher Dylan Dentremont who read with a group of fourth grade students from “The Girl Who Hated Books” by Manjusha Pawagi.
Dentrement then shared his own story of how Foundation-funded new teacher libraries doubled the size of his classroom library and provided his students with the ability to learn at their own pace and explore topics of interest that inspire them to learn.
To find out more about the event or the Northshore Schools Foundation, please visit www.NorthshoreSchoolsFoundation.org.