Mill Creek

47 Everett Public Schools robotics teams compete with six advancing to January semifinals

Gateway Middle School’s Aquasparks robotics team intensely watches their machine perform. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

47 Everett Public Schools elementary and middle school robotics teams competed against other regional districts in December to qualify for the semifinal competition to be held at Amazon’s Doppler Building in Seattle. Six of the 47 Everett Public Schools robotics teams advanced.

Community Transit and DSHS employees deliver holiday cheer to homeless teens in Everett and Mill Creek

Backpacks were delivered to counselors at four high schools for distribution to homeless students. Photo courtesy of Community Transit.

Eighty-four high school students without a legal guardian or a stable place to stay over the winter break received a small dose of holiday cheer this week. Hygiene kits, warm clothing, gift cards and other presents were purchased by employees of Community Transit and the Everett Community Service Office of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) as part of their Giving Tree programs.