Evergreen Founder Recognized by the Ethnic Heritage Council

Evergreen founder Edith Christensen (second from left) was recently recognized with an award for "outstanding contributions to her ethnic community and to the community at large" by the Ethnic Heritage Council in Seattle. Edith, who is currently the president of the Northwest Danish Association, received the award at the council's annual meeting and awards ceremony on May 19. Originally educated as a pharmacist, Edith founded The Evergreen School in 1963 to address the needs of gifted children, beginning with an enrollment of six; she earned her master's and Ed.D. degrees while teaching and leading the school. Today, The Evergreen School continues to serve highly capable students and has an enrollment of 474, serving preschool through 8th grade. Congratulations, Edith!