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Published: Monday, July 7, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

School Winners

  • Four members of the Granite Falls High School cheer squad were nominated to the National Cheerleaders Association All American Squad: (from left) seni...

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    Four members of the Granite Falls High School cheer squad were nominated to the National Cheerleaders Association All American Squad: (from left) senior Hannah Eadie, junior Shayna Koglin, senior Stephanie Selia, and senior Diana Cortes. Cortes also received an Individual Leadership Award at a recent NCA summer camp.

  • Jaylynn Ramos-Rodriguez, 8, is ready to ride as Monroe Public Schools paraeducator Jeanette VanDuine confirms instructions with Outdoors for All Found...

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    Jaylynn Ramos-Rodriguez, 8, is ready to ride as Monroe Public Schools paraeducator Jeanette VanDuine confirms instructions with Outdoors for All Foundation’s Dan Retailliau during a recent event at which the foundation brought its assortment of customized cycles to Monroe High School.

Cheer squad posts four nods to All American team: The Granite Falls High School cheer squad won the Championship Chant for a second year at a National Cheerleaders Association Summer Camp, held June 24-27 at Western Washington University in Bellingham. In addition, senior Diana Cortes was awarded the camp's NCA Individual Leadership Award, which was given to one student selected from among 140 participants.
Cortes and three other members of the squad — seniors Hannah Eadie and Stephanie Selia, and junior Shayna Koglin — also were nominated to the NCA All American Squad. “To be nominated is quite huge an honor,” coach Kristen Curry said. “I want to thank the community of Granite Falls for supporting the squad with all of their fundraising efforts that helped them to get to camp.”
Kamiak senior a summer intern at Housing Hope: Michael Bervell, an upcoming senior at Kamiak High School, recently embarked on the summer internship as one of five Puget Sound students awarded paid, eight-week internships through Bank of America's Student Leaders program. Michael will spend his summer at Housing Hope where he will learn from its senior staff and continue to demonstrate his passion for helping others through community service.
Saidutt Nimmagadda, a recent graduate of Henry M. Jackson High School, will spend his summer at Workforce Development Council of Snohomish County with the same program.
Lake Stevens teen a top winner at SkillsUSA: Thomas Jahn, from Lake Stevens and a student at Sno-Isle Vocational Skill Center in Everett, was awarded the high school bronze medal in “CNC Turning” at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, held June 23-27 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Students take special bike ride: The Outdoors for All Foundation brought its assortment of customized cycles to Monroe High School recently. Organized by Monroe schools' physical therapist Chance Norris, youth spent 90 minutes with the Seattle foundation that works with schools, agencies and individuals to provide a variety of customized recreational opportunities for young people with special needs. Families attended with their children and enjoyed perfect bike-riding weather as they rode around the high school parking lot.
Staff Apple winners in Lake Stevens: May recipients of the Lake Stevens School District's peer-awarded Apple Awards are: David Carter, school resource officer, Lake Stevens High School; Heidi Forslund, teacher, Cavelero Mid High School; Michelle Frost, nurse, Glenwood Elementary School; Kim Heltne, communications office professional, Educational Service Center; and Caryl Nolan, custodian, Sunnycrest Elementary.
Local teams place in top 10 at TSA competition: Local school teams were among the top 10 finishers at the National Technology Student Association National Conference, held June 26-July 1 in Washington D.C.
Henry M. Jackson High School finished in sixth place for “Biotechnology Design.”
Stanwood High School finished in sixth place for “Video Game Design” and in seventh place for “Architectural Renovation.”
Brier Terrace Middle School finished in seventh place for “Inventions and Innovations.”
Haeley Johnston of Mountlake Terrace High School finished in eighth place for “Career Preparation.”
In addition, several local students were recognized with TSA Gold Achievement Awards for overall excellence. They are Colin Cucna and Brian Hewlett of Stanwood High School, Johnston of Mountlake Terrace High School, and Sai Nimmagadda of Jackson High School.

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