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End of Season, Call for Volunteers

posted Aug 29, 2014, 10:44 AM by News Master

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:


The 2014 Senior Court

posted Jun 27, 2014, 11:17 AM by News Master

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

Help Save the Float!

posted May 4, 2014, 5:22 PM by News Master

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.

Big May Events!

posted Apr 13, 2014, 8:28 PM by News Master

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 hiyuspringtea@hotmail.com



West Seattle Hi-Yu Celebrating 80 Years of "Big Fun"!

posted Dec 13, 2013, 11:02 AM by News Master

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.
7:00 pm
 
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!


Meet the 2014 Junior Court

posted Dec 11, 2013, 4:09 PM by News Master

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!

Glass Ornaments are here!

posted Nov 30, 2013, 1:31 PM by News Master

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
7:00 pm
St. John the Baptist Social Hall
42nd Ave SW and SW Hanford St. 

Last Week for Jr. Court Applications!

posted Nov 26, 2013, 9:08 AM by News Master

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!

Senior Court Application Available!

posted Nov 21, 2013, 11:35 AM by News Master

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!

Junior Court Extended Deadline Details

posted Nov 10, 2013, 12:34 PM by News Master

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 Court candidates.

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 30thApplications are due

 

Friday, Dec 6th – 5:00 – 8:00 pm

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 Hall

4736- 40th Ave SW

 

Monday, Dec 9th – 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

2014 Junior Court Coronation and Reception

St John’s Episcopal Church – Parrish Hall

 

Monday, Jan 6th – 7:00 pm

Hi-Yu General Meeting, 7 pm, St John’s Community Room

 

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