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Published: Monday, May 28, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

School Winners

  • Snohomish School District students (left to right) Adrian Elrod, Kyle Ferguson, Lauren Johnson, Tiffanie Chu, Grifyn Clay, Jeanette Ojala and Connor T...

    Snohomish School District students (left to right) Adrian Elrod, Kyle Ferguson, Lauren Johnson, Tiffanie Chu, Grifyn Clay, Jeanette Ojala and Connor Trimblen received $1,000 scholarships from the Tillicum Kiwanis Club of Snohomish.

  • Kari Henderson-Burke (left), principal of Monte Cristo Elementary School, and Don Lauer of the Granite Falls Police Department (right), were recognize...

    Kari Henderson-Burke (left), principal of Monte Cristo Elementary School, and Don Lauer of the Granite Falls Police Department (right), were recognized May 17 by the Washington Association of School Administrators Region 109. Linda Hall, superintendent of the Granite Falls School District is also pictured.

  • The Algebra 2 students at Grace Academy in Marysville recently learned that they placed first in the National Competition of the Association of Christ...

    The Algebra 2 students at Grace Academy in Marysville recently learned that they placed first in the National Competition of the Association of Christian School International Math League Competition

Snohomish students awarded scholarships
The Tillicum Kiwanis Club of Snohomish recently awarded $1,000 scholarships for higher education to seven students who are graduating this year from AIM, Glacier Peak and Snohomish high schools in the Snohomish School District.
The student are Adrian Elrod from AIM High School; Tiffanie Chu, Jeanette Ojala and Connor Trimble from Glacier Peak High School; and Grifyn Clay, Kyle Ferguson and Lauren Johnson from Snohomish High School.
Lake Stevens school employees honored
Lake Stevens School District employees will be recognized for creating a positive, caring and productive school environment through exceptional effort, dedication or performance in their areas of responsibility.
The May recipients of the Apple Award are: Laurette Buxton, paraeducator at Lake Stevens High School; Shannon Kittle, teacher at Lake Stevens Middle School; Ron Lee, teacher at Lake Stevens Middle School; and Jon Dufay, a teacher at Lake Stevens High School.
The awards will be presented on June 13 at the Lake Stevens School Board meeting.
Everett grad earns college degree
Paula Welly, a 2008 Everett High School graduate, has earned a bachelor of business administration degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane.
She was also a four-year National Collegiate Athletic Association athlete with the Gonzaga women's rowing team. Welly was voted the 2012 West Coast Conference Rower of the Year, was selected for the WCC all-conference team and was also named to the West All-region second team.
She is the daughter of Lon and Linda Welly of Everett.
Granite Falls names award winners
The Granite Falls School District announced its second semester Success in Education award winners at the May 16 school board meeting.
High School special education teacher Lori Carlson and Mountain Way Elementary secretaries Suzanne Parish and Patty White were recognized as well as students Anna Beach, Mikayla Clemence, Courtney Marks, Lily Marks, Jeremy Miller, Keely Nash, Ally Nelson, Ben Sheppard, and Adam Startzman.
Success in Education Awards are presented to staff members for creating a caring and understanding learning environment through committed, excellent service to our schools and to students that show an understanding of the importance of education and provide service to other students, staff, or the community.
Glacier Peak student receives scholarship
Megan Weyrauch of Snohomish was awarded an Academic Honors Scholarship for $3,500 for the 2012-13 academic year at Eastern Washington University. This award is given to incoming freshman with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.7 or higher, or an SAT score of at least 1100.
Megan plans to graduate from Glacier Peak High School this year, where she is involved in Link Crew, sports, yearbook and the National Honor Society.
She intends to pursue a degree in nursing as a freshman at Eastern Washington University this fall.
Megan is the daughter of Rick and Sandy Weyrauch of Snohomish.
Grace Academy first in math competition
Algebra 2 students at Grace Academy in Marysville recently scored first place in the National Competition of the Association of Christian School International Math League Competition. Students took tests in early May and the scores of those tests put the school first out of nine regions in the country.
Lakewood High grad on Baylor dean's list
Shelbey Jackson, a 2010 graduate of Lakewood High School, has completed her second year at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
As a sophomore, Jackson made the dean's list with a 3.9 grade point average. The biology and premed major was also named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 1 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, was a Baylor University Scholar Athlete, and part of the Lady Bears Equestrian team.
She is the daughter of Larry and Sheryl Jackson of Arlington.
Granite Falls police officer, principal earn community award
The Washington Association of School Administrators Region 109 acknowledged Granite Falls School District principal Kari Henderson-Burke and Granite Falls police officer Don Lauer at an awards ceremony on May 17 for their efforts in student achievement and community involvement.
Henderson-Burke is the principal at Monte Cristo Elementary School. Lauer goes above and beyond the call of duty to reach out to students and assist school staff.
To submit news for School Winners, contact reporter Amy Daybert: 425-339-3491; adaybert@heraldnet.com or email newstips@heraldnet.com.

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