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  • DelBene Teaches Elementary Students about Local Foods
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Education

    MONROE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited a local elementary school classroom, as part of the Choose My Plate program to teach students about the variety of healthy foods grown nearby. DelBene spoke with two fourth grade classrooms about the importance of eating local, healthy foods. “We are fortunate in the First District to have farmers who grow some of the best food in the world. If kids know where their food comes from, they are more likely to be passionate and connected to ... Read more

  • DelBene Celebrates Women in Science with Visit to Local Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    WOODINVILLE – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited local science classes to mark Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates the contribution women have made to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). DelBene spoke with two 6th grade classes at Hollywood Hill Elementary about the importance of science and technology. One of the classes was working on robotics, while the other was working with technology to detect viruses and germs. “Children, and especially young women today, need ... Read more

  • DelBene Encourages Students to Code in Hackathon
    Posted in Press Releases on October 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    BOTHELL – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) held a hackathon this weekend for local high school students as part of the Congressional App Competition, a program to encourage innovation and computer science education. “As someone who worked in the technology sector before coming to Congress, I know firsthand that innovation requires creative, entrepreneurial leaders. The future of our nation and its economy depend on the next generations being able to think outside of the box. This competition ... Read more

  • Computer Science for All Moves One Step Closer to Reality
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Today, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene joined Congresswoman Barbara Lee in introducing the Computer Science for All Act to ensure that all students have access to the critical computer science skills that are necessary for success in the 21st century economy. The bill would authorize $250 million in new grants to advance computer science education for pre-K to 12th graders. “We have a responsibility to ensure that our students are prepared to out-compete and succeed in the jobs of today and tomorro... Read more

  • DelBene Fights to Protect Students’ Financial Aid
    Posted in Press Releases on September 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today stood up for low-income students and their access to federal financial aid, such as Pell Grants and student loans. DelBene offered an amendment to H.R. 3438 to ensure the bill doesn’t disrupt the administration of student financial aid programs, but Republicans blocked it in a House Judiciary Committee markup. “Growing up, my parents struggled financially. But with student loans and financial aid, I was able to go to college and get a great education. W... Read more

  • DelBene Invites #WA01 High School Students to Compete in Congressional App Challenge
    Posted in Press Releases on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Science and Technology, Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) is reminding Washington’s First District high school students that her office is now accepting submissions for the Third Annual Congressional App Challenge. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 2, 2016. “As someone who worked in the technology sector before coming to Congress, I know firsthand that innovation requires creative, entrepreneurial leaders. The future of our nation and its economy depend on the next generations being able to think outside of the b... Read more

  • Bear Creek students receive commissions to West Point
    Posted in In the News on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, National Security

    The Bear Creek School's Sam Humphries and John Lee both received commissions to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. They received their commissions in person on June 10 from Marion Thorkildsen, West Point admissions office representative, who attended Bear Creek's annual Upper School Honors Assembly. Click here for the full story. Read more

  • ​DelBene Signs Letter to Defend Child Nutrition Assistance
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture, Education

    Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today joined a letter to House Education and the Workforce Committee leaders expressing concern over a number of harmful provisions included in the Improving Child Nutrition and Education Act of 2016. “We write today to express our concerns with the recently introduced Child Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Reauthorization legislation,” the letter states. “Given that 31 million students depend on these programs for nutritious and accessible mea... Read more

  • DelBene Thanks Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    KIRKLAND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) today visited John Muir Elementary to recognize two teachers for their hard work and important societal contributions during National Teacher Appreciation Week. DelBene delivered apples from Washington’s First District and school supplies to show her appreciation for the educators. “In classrooms throughout the First District and across the country, teachers are doing incredible work to educate our kids and prepare them to succeed,” DelBene said. “W... Read more

  • DelBene Announces Winner of 2016 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education

    REDMOND – Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-01) announced that Eva Waltz of Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish won the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s First District. DelBene joined local students, families and friends at a reception honoring all the participants who submitted artwork for the competition. Waltz won with her piece, “Into the Woods,” which will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., as part of a year-long national exhibition... Read more