Awards and achievements for Dec. 8

By the Herald staffDecember 8, 2013 

-- The Richland Kiwanis Foundation recently received a $10,000 contribution from Erik and Rose Pielstick of Kennewick. The gift is designated to provide scholarships for students in the Richland School District.

The Pielsticks use the Three Rivers Community Foundation to facilitate and streamline the handling of the money because the foundation is able to accept cash and noncash donations from individuals that in turn can be directed to a number of organizations.

For more information, contact Carrie Green, the foundation's executive director, at 735-5559 or

-- The students of Richland High have raised almost $10,000 for significant charities this fall in two fundraisers: the American Diabetes Association, in which almost 80 students joined in the "Stepping Out Walk for Diabetes," and raised $8,600. Richland High has raised $83,000 for the ADA since 2003.

The second was in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Richland High students raised $1,000 for the Tri-Cities Cancer Center at the school's "pink" football game and dance.

-- The Tri-Cities Exchange Club has honored Ian Nielson, a first-grader at James McGee Elementary School in Pasco, as the November Student of the Month.

Ian received a plaque and a $20 McDonald's gift cards for his outstanding school work and behavior in the classroom.

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