Newcastle 5K scholarships now available

April 1, 2014

NEW — 12:05 p.m. April 1, 2014

Three lucky college-bound Newcastle teens will be awarded $1,000 in scholarship funds, thanks to proceeds raised from the 2013 Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk.

Scholarship applications are now available. Obtain application materials by emailing a request to patricia@newcastledentistry.com.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must be high school seniors and live in Newcastle or attend Hazen or Liberty high schools.

Finalists are selected based on grade point average, college admission test score, financial need, a personal essay, and their school and community involvement.

Register for the Newcastle 5K Run/Walk

August 7, 2013

NEW — 4:35 p.m. Aug. 7, 2013

Registration for the Newcastle 5K Run/Walk for Education is open.

The 3.1-mile course snakes through a mix of trails and paved roads through Newcastle parks and byways.

The 5K begins at 9 a.m. Sept. 8 at Lake Boren Park. For those who want to participate with strollers, or leashed dogs, there will be a staggered start at 9:15 a.m.

Registration for the regular 5K costs $25 per person, or $20 through group-registration. High school students can enter for $15. Runners can participate in the new 1K Kids Dash for $10. Fees will increase after Aug. 15. Read more

Newcastle Days set for Sept. 8

July 3, 2012

Families can save the date for this year’s Newcastle Days, set for Sept. 8 at Lake Boren Park.

The Newcastle 5K run, which raised $4,200 for college scholarships for local youths last year, will be held Sept. 9 beginning at 9 a.m. Residents can register for the run at Newcastle Days.

Newcastle Days is a celebration of the city and will feature a “Return to Newcastle” theme and celebrate the city’s 18th birthday.

New events for Newcastle Days include a lacrosse demonstration and a Newcastle historical trivia contest.

Historical pictures, items and stories will be featured to tell Newcastle’s rich mining history.

The festival will begin at 11 a.m. Emcee Lance Lambert, of “The Vintage Vehicle Show,” will begin the live program followed by a Boy Scout opening ceremony.

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Newcastle Running Club presents scholarships

July 3, 2012

Three high school seniors have each been awarded a $1,400 scholarship from the nonprofit Newcastle Running Club.

Awards were given to Liberty High School student Annie Trumbull, of Issaquah; Hazen High School student Priscilla Yu, of Renton; and Interlake High School student Jorge Moreno-Nunez, of Newcastle. All three students demonstrated a willingness to give back to their communities and all are college bound to further their education.

Winners were chosen based on equal parts of community involvement, grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, financial need and an essay.

To qualify for the scholarships, the high school seniors must live in Newcastle or attend Hazen or Liberty high schools.

The $4,200 in total scholarships was made possible from proceeds resulting from the 2011 Newcastle 5K Run/Walk during Newcastle Days.

Students honored with Newcastle Running Club scholarship

June 22, 2012

NEW — 11:15 a.m. June 22, 2012

Three high school seniors have each been awarded a $1,400 scholarship from the nonprofit Newcastle Running Club.

Awards were given to Liberty High School student Annie Trumbull, of Issaquah; Hazen High School student Priscilla Yu, of Renton; and Interlake High School student Jorge Moreno-Nunez, of Newcastle. All three students demonstrated a willingness to give back to their communities and all are college bound to further their education.

Winners were chosen based on equal parts of community involvement, grade point average, SAT or ACT test scores, financial need and an essay.

Read more

Scholarships available to Newcastle students

February 21, 2012

NEW — 9:10 a.m. Feb. 21, 2012

Scholarship applications are now available from the non-profit Newcastle Running Club. Based on proceeds from the 2011 Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk, a total of $4,200 in scholarship funds will be awarded to college-bound students who live in Newcastle or are seniors at Hazen or Liberty high schools.

Three individual scholarships of $1,400 will be awarded. Since the event’s founding in 2009, donations by the nonprofit Newcastle Running Club has resulted in $15,000 in community fundraising.

Email Newcastle5K@hotmail.com to receive a scholarship application and details.

The application deadline is March 31.