▪ The National Association of Teachers of Singing has named Cynthia Vaughn of Richland as the associate editor of its semiannual e-publication, Inter Nos.
Vaughn will work on the “Independent Voices” section, which highlights the work done by independent teachers.
While maintaining voice studios across the country for 30 years, Vaughn opened the Magnolia Music Studio-RiverWalk in Richland in 2014. She has also co-written the textbook The Singing Book.
To read the most recent Inter Nos issue, go to issuu.com.
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▪ AJ Fangman of Pasco was honored with an award for Outstanding Student Administrative Support at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande during a recent 2016 Student Leadership Awards presentation.
▪ The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Washington State Library have awarded a $1,000 grant to Basin City Elementary and Connell Elementary to expand their non-fiction library book collections.
Librarians Ed Berndt of Basin City Elementary and Bonita Kroontje of Connell Elementary applied for the grant.
▪ The Tri-Cities Meals on Wheels program received two grants from Meals on Wheels America to provide for those in need locally.
A grant for $2,000 was awarded for participating in the Meals on Wheels America National March for Meals campaign to raise community awareness and involvement.
Meals on Wheels also received a $2,500 grant to support its client pet support program. The money will be used to provide food, supplies, and care to clients with pets. The organization, in partnership with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will deliver pet food to those in need.
For more information, go to mealsonwheelsamerica.org.
▪ The Prosser School District’s migrant program coordinator, Claudia Olmstead, has been selected to receive the Washington State Migrant Education Program “Federal Programs Director of the Year” award for the 2015-16 school year.
Olmstead will be recognized during the awards luncheon at the state Migrant Education Program Conference on Aug. 11 at the Yakima Convention Center.