Northwest NEWS

May 1, 2000


Humanitarian winners named

   Two students from each elementary, junior high, and high school in Northshore will be recognized with C.P. Johnson Humanitarian Awards.

   The recipients are students who best exemplify humanitarian qualities in their school and/or community. Their fellow students and members of the school faculty select the recipients.

   The recognition will take place at the Northshore School Board meeting, May 9 at 5 p.m., in the W.A. Anderson cafeteria in Bothell. Families, friends, and the public are welcome to attend.

   The school district promotes the concept of humanitarianism among its students through these annual awards established in 1988 in memory of Clifford Paul Johnson. He was a longtime resident of Bothell and served as coordinator of minority studies for the Northshore schools until his retirement in 1973.

   "C.P. advocated racial and ethic tolerance and promoted positive human relations," said his widow, Dorothy Johnson of Bothell. "He based his judgement of people on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin."

   The plaques awarded each year are furnished by the Northshore School Board from the proceeds of a $2,500 award received in 1987 when the board was selected as the first recipient of the Washington State Award for Excellence in Education.

   Humanitarian award recipients are: