The Snohomish chapter FQ, P.E.O. recently awarded Ellie Bonner and Avery Manning with scholarships worth $1,000 each.
Bonner and Manning are 2008 graduates of Snohomish High School. Bonner plans to attend the University of Washington to study education and eventually to teach English. Avery plans to attend Washington State University to study graphic design.
The P.E.O. Sisterhood's primary goal is to promote educational opportunities for women.
Everett student accepted into osteopathic school
Melanie Gray of Everett recently enrolled as a first-year osteopathic medical student in the inaugural class of the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, Colo.
Gray, daughter of Duane and Laurie Crawford and granddaughter of Gladys Povey, attended Everett High School. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a bachelor of science degree in biology.
Marysville students attend D.C. conference
Two students from Grace Academy in Marysville, Marty Yorio and Sarah Monteith, recently attended the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.
The National Young Leaders Conference is a gathering of young adults from across the nation designed to challenge students in leadership skills while exposing them to the nation's politics. During the conference students heard from men and women discuss various topics including immigration, voting, eliminating genocide, the path to becoming president, the Republican National Committee and national security, among others.
The youth also attended leadership group meetings where they simulated an "if I were president" situation, learned how to prepare a grass-roots campaign and put themselves in the position of Supreme Court justices. They also participated in a simulation called the "Model Congress," where they were exposed to the legislative process, including a three-hour simulated debate over various "bills" that were passed during the conference.
The youth also visited sites in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding area, including the Smithsonian Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Mall, the Capitol Building, the White House and war memorials.
Stanwood tech students among best in country
Eleven students in the Stanwood High School Chapter of the Technology Student Association recently proved to be among the best in the country in competitions they entered at the National TSA Conference in Orlando, Fla.
The Stanwood students earned more honors than any other school in Washington state.
Team members were Kevin Kline, Gabe Herigstad, Jacob Crofoot, Kristen Kline, Jared Calkins, Colton Schorsch, Colton Sanford, Cale Kaufman, Wade Schultz, Brad Mills and Scott Weisse.
Crofoot, Herigstad, Calkins and Kristen Kline were honored with the Gold Achievement Award for leadership, school and community involvement, understanding of technology, and career planning.
Kevin Kline, Crofoot and Herigstad were inducted into the National Technology Honor Society for their work and achievements during the school year.
Stanwood teams placing within the top 10 in the nation were Schorsch, Sanford, Cale, Shultz and Mills, second place in Engineering Design; Crofoot and Herigstad, seventh place in Radio Controlled Transportation; and Herigstad and Calkins, sixth place in Construction Systems.
More than 5,000 students from across the country competed in more than 60 events at the weeklong conference.
Monroe and Stanwood place at Enviro-thon
A team of students from Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, led by teacher Deb Schuldt, recently placed second in the 2008 Washington State Enviro-thon at Lake Wenatchee 4-H camp.
A team from Stanwood High School, led by Ryan Ovenell, placed fifth at the competition.
About 100 high school students competed in the annual competition, which challenges students on their knowledge of forestry, wildlife, ecology, soils, aquatics and a current issue in resource management. This year's topic was recreational effects on natural resources.
During the competition, students moved through stations working as a team to answer questions, use equipment and solve problems.
Each team was also judged on an oral presentation.
Brier resident to attend American University
Katherine Hinson of Brier recently accepted an offer of admission to American University in Washington, D.C. The fall semester began Aug. 25.
Hinson is a graduate of Mountlake Terrace High School.
Two Snohomish County students on Dean's List
St. Mary's College of Maryland recently named two Snohomish County residents to its dean's list for the spring 2008 semester.
Liahna Gonda-King of Mukilteo and Erin Hendrix of Bothell were named to the list.
Dean's List honors are awarded to full-time students who earn a semester grade-point average of 3.5 or better on 12 or more graded credits.
St. Mary's is Maryland's public honors college.
UW Bothell students place in conference
Ten students from Delta Epsilon Chi at the University of Washington's Bothell campus recently placed in the DEC International Career Development Conference in Atlanta. Nathan Peterson won fourth place in the Entrepreneurship competition.
Other students who won awards were Armen Petrossian, Segan Jobe, Felipe Ayala and Efrain Moreno-Salamanca, Top 10 International Marketing; Alok Mistry, Top 10 Hospitality Marketing; Lisa Healow, Top 10 Marketing Management; and Chris Alvarez, Michael Eidsmoe and Nathan Peterson, Top 10 in the Entrepreneurship Academy Challenge.
The students were led by their adviser, UW Bothell associate professor Pete Nye. To prepare for the conference, students participated in local competitions with many securing the top honors for Washington state.
Mukilteo school hosts ninth career fair
Columbia Elementary School in Mukilteo recently hosted its ninth annual Career Fair, featuring representatives from professions including medicine, law, marine biology, the U.S. Navy, dog grooming, firefighting and physical therapy.
The representatives and Mukilteo School District Superintendent Marci Larsen made presentations about their work. Students also attended two 45-minute career sessions.
School psychologist Paige Tangney started planning the event early in the year to help students develop career goals and dreams.
Local students graduate from Columbia College
Columbia College in Marysville recently named its 2008 graduates.
The graduates are SilverDawn Croom, Marilyn Flores, Julie Good, Gregory Gorman, Robert Leonard, Bethany Porter, Ronaldo Serica and Jonathan Wells, Arlington; Robert Slaney, Bothell; Tanya Burns, Darrington; Erin Gulke, Edmonds; Gregory Bachman, Jonathan Bean, Barbara Bess, Amber Bockhahn, Leif Hamar, Richard McCaleb, Steve Marrero and Dennis Parani, Everett; Gail McDonell, Granite Falls; Jerry Larkin and LaLauni Rawls, Lake Stevens; Sara Thiel, Lynnwood; Sharon Andrews, Dane Burgess, Heather DeJesus, Elizabeth Finstad, Wendy Fryberg, Charlene Harding, Mytyl Hernandez, Robin Kennedy, Karen Landry, Landree Owens, Jennifer Ozbun, Jeremy Richmond, Anthony Selm, John Shields, Daryl Swearson, Sarah Swearson and Daniel Swing, Marysville; Eric Aplin, Jessica German and Jacquelin Wark, Snohomish; Kerri Cantor, John Meyer and Cheral Young, Stanwood; Sharon Morken and Deanna Muir, Tulalip.
Columbia College also announced its Dean's List for the period from March to July.
On the list are Heather Edwards, Arlington; Honey Lyn Rivera, Everett; Ross McDonell, Granite Falls; Michael Hathaway, Karen Landry, Deanna Sheldon, Megan Sheldon, Daryl Swearson, Carrie Timney and Travis Tregellas, Marysville; and Concetta Leggio, Stanwood.
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