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Photo: Scarlette Richards –

Knowledge is Power Nineteen-year-old Syria native Muzoon

Almellehan recently became the first person with official refugee status to become a

goodwill ambassador for UNICEF. She

and her family fled Syria’s civil war and

eventually resettled in the United Kingdom, and Almellehan took up the common cause of well-known Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai--advocating for girls’ education. Truly, as

Almellehan says, “When you have an education, nobody can take it away from you.”

As kids go back to school here in a nation where education is available to all, we are reminded that knowledge is a unique

power that enables us to move beyond our current reality to new

possibilities. In this issue, find ways to make this school year the springboard to those new possibilities with information on early childhood screenings (page 18), little known library resources

(page 24), and tips for building better student-teacher relationships (page 14).

Like Almellehan and Yousafzai, we can advocate for the

education of children every day, most especially that of our own children and neighbors. Get inspired to do just that by going to to see an official UNICEF video of Muzoon Almellehan’s words to fellow refugees.

Nikki Klock, Editor

Volume 16, Issue 8 Publisher

Julie Buchan (360) 882-7762


Nikki Klock (360) 882-7762

Assistant Editor

Davi Nabors

Graphic Designer

I-Shüan Warr

Ad Designer

Philip Nerat

Contributing Writers

Christina Katz, Julianna Lawson, Davi Nabors, Afton Nelson, Brooke Strickland

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