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EHS girls remain among state’s best Hornet gymnasts bring home second-place honors

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The Enumclaw High gymnastics team – which has only known success during its fouryear existence – earned runnerup honors during the weekend’s state championships. The state meet was staged at the Tacoma Dome, with team competition Friday and individual contests Saturday. The EHS squad also placed second in 2011 and followed that with back-to-back state championships. This time around, a trio of Hornet gymnasts scored in the Top 10 in the all-around. Senior Olivia Bannerot, a standout since she entered EHS as a freshman and a state champion in the vault in 2013, was competing in her final meet as a Hornet. She again proved herself to be among the state’s best, tying for second place in the floor exercise with Alexis

Lawrence from Kamiakin with a score of 9.6. On the vault she was third with 9.650, fourth on the beam with 9.250, fifth on the bars with 9.175 and third all-around scoring 37.950. “I am really proud of our team,” Bannerot said following Saturday’s competition. “This was the best meet of the season. It was a good way to end.” Bannerot plans on attending a four-year college with an eye toward becoming a nurse. Friday, Enumclaw High brought home the silver with a score of 178.425. Coach Ben Skipworth said the Friday meet “went really good. It was our best (team score) of the season.” Kamiakin took first with 181.700. Enumclaw’s Victoria Hernadez had a strong meet, scoring 36.625, good for sixth all around.

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Olivia Bannerot put the final touches on a stellar Enumclaw High gymnastics career, leading the Hornets to a second-place finish during the weekend’s state championships. Photo by Dennis Box

It’s official: city funds outside agencies By Kevin Hanson Senior Writer

Slightly more than $100,000 will be shared by nine agencies, each serving a specific audience but all aimed at making Enumclaw a happier and healthier place. City contributions to those diverse entities were hammered out during the 2014 budgeting process but were not nailed down until a unanimous vote of the City Council Feb. 10. The council historically spreads dollars to nonprofit agencies that

benefit the community in a multitude of ways. The actual allotments have varied in recent years, fluctuating with the general health of the economy. For example, 2010 saw seven agencies receiving $93,600 in funding; by the following year, allocations for the same seven agencies had dwindled to just $32,000. Passage of a resolution earlier this month earmarked $103,000 to be split seven ways, with awards ranging from a high of $50,000 to a low of $2,000. In two additional cases, the contribution was not in cash but, rather, a rent subsidy to

those who occupy city-owned property. Council action also included service agreements, designed to outline the city’s expectations in return for the funding. Receiving financial allocations were: Enumclaw Youth Services, $50,000; Plateau Outreach Ministries, $25,000; the Enumclaw Area Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center, $10,000; Green River Community College, $10,000; Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, $5,000; King County Sexual Assault Resource Center, $2,000; and the YWCA, $1,000.

Additionally, Arts Alive! received a rental subsidy of $7,500 and the Chamber of Commerce was given a rental subsidy of $6,000. In other action during their Feb. 10 meeting, council members: made life a bit easier for Enumclaw businesses looking to make improvements. Until now, city code has stated that any building improvement totaling $50,000 or more would require the owner to upgrade adjacent streets and sidewalks to meet

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Enumclaw Courier-Herald, February 26, 2014