JA Day at Island View

Published March 27, 2008 / by Steve Berentson

In addition to providing a valuable contribution to the local tax base, Tesoro Refinery’s “investment” in the community includes donations of time and money. Such was the case Wednesday when more than a dozen Tesoro employees spent the day at Island View Elementary School teaching students about business as part of the Junior Achievement (JA) program. On hand for the presentation of a $10,000 Tesoro donation were JA representative Alissa Hallet-McSharry, School Superintendent Chris Borgen (left) and Principal Bernard Selting (right).

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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