Education briefs

New dates for Olympia district budget forum

The Olympia School District has rescheduled its two community forums for discussion of the 2009-10 budget.

The forums will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Marshall Middle School, 3939 20th Ave. N.W., Olympia, and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Washington Middle School, 3100 Cain Road S.E., Olympia.

Young contest winners to be honored by governor

Gov. Chris Gregoire will honor six children – including a Roy girl – at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday during a ceremony in her office.

The children wrote essays about their experiences being raised by relatives other than their parents. They submitted poems, essays and drawings as part of the 2009 Voices of Children Contest.

They will receive a signed certificate from Gregoire, a $100 check from TwinStar Credit Union and tickets to a Seattle Mariners game.

The winners were Jenna Rebecca Leigh Brage, 6, of Roy; Nathan Porter, 6, of Seattle; Dominic Porter, 8, of Seattle; Marquise Ford, 10, of Burien; Peggy Rose Brandon, 17, of Everett; and Emilia Beatriz, 15, of Ridgefield.