Salmon Creek – Alki Middle School students heard from nearly 30 local professionals — including a psychologist, a dentist and an airline captain — Wednesday morning at the school's Career Day event. Each of the guests gave four 20-minute presentations about their careers, followed by a few minutes for questions. The format allowed Alki students to choose four career talks, based on each student's interests. School officials said the event helps middle-school students learn about a variety of professions, better preparing them to select a potential career path by their first year of high school.
Salmon Creek — On March 13, Cascade Flooring America helped put a floor under — and a roof over — women and families in need of housing. The store on Northeast Highway 99 held its eighth annual benefit auction and raised $18,000 for Second Step Housing, a nonprofit agency that helps women out of homelessness. More than 100 people attended the event, which featured music and food, as well as donated auction items. Second Step client Alicia Fletty, now a certified nursing assistant and student at Clark College, shared her story of recovery and success.