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Lindsay Peyton
West Seattle resident Katherine Fry, 17, has logged almost 800 hours of volunteer service at the Woodlands Park Zoo. Most Saturdays, she can be found on zoo grounds with her cart displaying various educational materials like belts, bones, clays and hair that guests can touch. The zoo is honoring the teen with its Youth Conservation Award on Tuesday, Feb. 28 – as part of its Thrive Leadership Awards dinner and fundraiser held at the Four Seasons downtown.

Katherine Fry takes home the gold – for her commitment to the Woodland Park Zoo’s conservation efforts

By Lindsay Peyton

On most Saturdays, 17-year old Katherine Fry boards a bus near her home in West Seattle and makes a two-hour commute to the Woodland Park Zoo.

The senior at Chief Sealth International High School has volunteered in the ZooCorps teen program since 2014 – and has logged almost 800 hours of service.

Her dedication has not gone unnoticed.

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