Norm Rice to be keynote speaker at Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

The Northshore community shines the light on education every spring in anticipation of the Northshore Schools Foundation’s annual Light a Fire for Learning Luncheon. Featuring keynote speaker Norman Rice, president of the Seattle Foundation and former mayor of Seattle, this year’s event will be held Thursday, March 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

The goal of the luncheon is to raise more than $120,000 in order to continue funding Foundation initiatives to support Teacher Excellence; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education; Support for Advanced and Disadvantaged Learners; Health & Enhancement and; Literacy & Arts Support in all 31 Northshore schools.

Along with Mr. Rice’s presentation, the Luncheon will feature Northshore student presentations; Andy Wappler from Puget Sound Energy; Dr. Eric Murray, president of Cascadia Community College and Northshore Superintendent Larry Francois.

The Lynnwood Convention Center is located at 3711 196th Street S.W., Lynnwood, Washington 98036.

To register for the Luncheon online, visit www. or For more information, please call (425) 408-7680.

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