West Seattle Hi-Yu had a very successful summer festival and busy July with several appearances and parades, including our award-winning presentation in the Seafair Torchlight Parade on July 26th. Currently we’re in the process of wrapping things up for this season with two more parades: Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival on Sept 6th and Issaquah Salmon Days on Oct. 4th. We’re also wrapping up the business year, which ends on Sept. 30th.
We need new volunteers and members going into 2014-15, with elections for new board members at the General Meeting Sept. 8th.
If you would like to be a part of West Seattle’s community festival please come to that meeting, or contact Kristin Botuchis at botuchis@Comcast.net if you are willing to participate as a board member or other volunteer position:
Monday, Sept. 8th, 7pm
St. John meeting room
Corner of 42nd and Hanford St.
Park in the West Seattle High School parking lot and follow the signs up the stairs at the south end of the lot.
Photo from the Seafair Torchlight Parade:
Introducing the West Seattle Hi-Yu Senior Court. These young people will be representing West Seattle to the greater Seattle community throughout the summer at a variety of parades and events including the Seafair Pirates' Landing on Alki June 28, The Burien Parade July 4, the Junction Street Fair July 11-13, the West Seattle Grand Parade July 19 and the Seafair Torchlight Parade July 26. Visit us and buy a button (still only $1) to support the scholarship program and West Seattle Float.
Queen Lorelei McFadden (17) was sponsored by the West
Seattle Eagles Club. She is a 2014 top-ten honor graduate of The Arts and Academic Academy on the Evergreen Campus where
she was in the Art Club and President of the Drama Club. She will be attending
the University of
Washington in the fall
pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Bio-Medical Engineering. She is the treasurer
of her 4-H Club, where she fits and shows poultry in local fairs. You might see
her in the King County or Puyallup Fair this fall. She also volunteers at the
Fauntleroy Children’s Center.
Princess Nina Marie Coluccio (20) was sponsored by the West
Seattle Rotary Club. She is a 2013 graduate of The Arts and Academic Academy
on the Evergreen Campus. She is currently a student at South Seattle
College working toward
her Associate of Arts degree in Psychology. She hopes to transfer to Hawaii Pacific
University to fulfill her
Bachelor of Arts and Mater’s degrees in Psychology and ultimately become a
child psychologist. She is also a full-time nanny. Her interests include team
soccer and competitive diving.
Prince Hang Thao (18) was sponsored by the West Seattle
Kiwanis Club. He is a 2014 top-ten honor graduate of The Arts and Academic Academy on the Evergreen Campus where he
was on the wrestling team and in the break dance club. He will be attending the
University of Washington in the fall. He is interested
in international business and dance.
Hang works for his family’s business, “I’s Farm”; you might find him at
local farmers’ markets, especially the Burien Market on Thursdays. His other
interests include boxing and game development.
Photo courtesy of Joanne Murray
We are currently conducting a crowd-funding campaign to help with major repairs to the float. This is one of the last community funded floats in Washington. West Seattle, Seattle, and Burien are all part of our community, but we would love everyone to pitch in!
Please go to youcaring.com
, either by following the link, or searching for West Seattle from the "You Caring" home page.
The summer festival season is kicking off in May with two fundraising events! Both events help to fund the Hi-Yu Scholarship Program and Parade Float.
First up is the West Seattle Hi-Yu Community Breakfast Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 8 to 11 am, featuring the Candidate's Creative Expression and Talent Show at 9:30 am.
A full breakfast buffet of scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fruit and yogurt is being hosted by the Masons, at the Alki Masonic Center (4736 40th Ave SW).
Donation: Adults $6, Kids to age 12 $3.
Next up is the West Seattle Hi-Yu Coronation at the Spring Tea and Silent Auction, Sunday, May 18th, 2014 from 2 to 5 pm. Tea will be served at The Hall at Fauntleroy (9131 California Ave SW). The Premier Sponsor for this event is Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering.
Tickets are $25 per person, $250 for a table of 10. To make reservations please call 206-935-6517 or email email@example.com
Be part of the 80th anniversary year for West Seattle Hi-Yu by submitting a design for the 2014 float. The winning design will launch our theme and button for the year, as well as inspiring Float Chairman (and designer) Duane Davis's final float design. YOUR float could be the one to represent West Seattle in as many as a dozen western Washington parades next summer! Any idea that captures the fun and longevity of the Hi-Yu community festival is encouraged. Here is a sketch of the float for general sizing. (Driver side view of float.pdf)
Bring your drawings and models to the January 6th Hi-Yu General meeting:
St. John's Church Meeting Room
Corner of 42nd Ave. SW and SW Hanford St.
If you don't have an idea to share, please come and become a Hi-Yu member. Your $20 annual membership allows you to cast your VOTE for your favorite theme, and gives you a say in upcoming Hi-Yu decisions. We look forward to seeing your designs and you!
The Junior Court coronation was this past Monday at St. John the Baptist. The West Seattle Blog
has excellent coverage of the event.
Welcome Queen Bianca Carufel, and Princesses Callie McFadden and Sadie Botuchis!
Don't forget, applications
are still open for the Senior Court!
The first West Seattle Hi-Yu fundraiser is here. We have beautiful, hand-crafted, glass ornaments
available for sale. They come in a variety of colors: red, green, gold, blue, and purple; get one of each! They are available for purchase for $15
each and will be available at our December 9th
meeting. You can also contact any Hi-Yu members for one.
The December 9th meeting will be the annual Holiday Potluck and Meeting. The highlight of the evening will be the Junior Court Coronation.
December Meeting and Holiday Potluck
Junior Court Coronation
Monday, December 9th, 2013
St. John the Baptist Social Hall
42nd Ave SW and SW Hanford St.
This is the last week to send in applications for the Junior Court
. Applications can be found here
. They are due by this Saturday
, November 30th.
Its never too early for Senior Court
applications either! Those can be found here
. They are due by December 20th.
Be a part of the 80th Anniversary celebration of this West Seattle Community Festival!
The senior court application is now available here
. The deadline for submitting applications is December 20th
Come be a part of the 80th Anniversary celebration of this West Seattle Community Festival!
Looking for Girl and Boy Candidates
for the 2014 Hi-Yu Junior Court
The Hi-Yu summer festival organization is
extending the deadline for Junior
We are looking for candidates
to try out for the 2014 JUNIOR COURT ROYALTY. The current court - Queen Madison, Princesses
Winter, Olivia and Emily will be crowning new candidates in December
Here are important dates to remember:
Saturday, Nov 30th –
Applications are due
Friday, Dec 6th – 5:00 – 8:00
Judging at St John’s - Community room
(Corner of Hanford and 42nd Ave SW)
Saturday, Dec 7th – 9:00 am
Kiwanis Breakfast at the Alki Masonic
4736- 40th Ave SW
Monday, Dec 9th – 6:45 pm –
Junior Court Coronation and Reception
John’s Episcopal Church – Parrish Hall
Monday, Jan 6th – 7:00 pm
Hi-Yu General Meeting, 7 pm, St John’s