Northwest NEWS

December 20, 1999


Lindsay Etheredge wins essay contest

by Marshall Haley, staff reporter

   WOODINVILLE--Lindsay Etheridge, a Timbercrest Junior High seventh grader, won the first-place award in the World Affairs Council's World Citizen Essay Competition for sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students from the Puget Sound region.

   Lindsay received her award on Dec. 6 as one of 500 guests attending the World Citizen Award Banquet at the downtown Seattle Sheraton Hotel. Guests included consulate representatives from various nations, state and local officials, Lindsay's social studies teacher, Mrs. Ann Parrish, and Bill Thach, another Timbercrest teacher. Lindsay read a portion of her essay at the banquet, and a copy of her full essay was placed on each table.

   The World Affairs Council was created to promote greater understanding of the international issues that affect Washington and the nation, according to Parrish.

   Lindsay, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Philip Etheridge of Woodinville, was invited to join other students in greeting Nelson Mandela to Seattle, on Wed., Dec. 8. She was honored again at Timbercrest's Recognition Assembly on Friday, Dec. 17.