School Winners

Mariner High students honored

Mariner High School students Adeo Carter and Joseph Spath, and former student Andrew Miller, recently received recognition for providing information leading to the person responsible for setting fire to a school greenhouse in September 2010.

Representatives from Fire District 1 and the Arson Alarm Foundation visited the school to recognize the students who each received an Arson Award certificate and a cash award.

Robotics team earns competition grant

The Sno-Isle Skills Center FIRST Robotics Team 3662 FrostByte received a $3,000 iGrant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.

The iGrant will go toward paying for future competitions such as the Seattle regional, the Spokane regional and the national competition in St. Louis, Mo., in spring.

Rotary honors Students of Month

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club recently honored students of the month for October.

Larisa Hockert was named ACES High School October Student of the Month, and Ashley Combs was named Mariner High School October Student of the Month by the club.

Larisa is a senior at ACES High School. She plans to attend Edmonds Community College or another area school. She is interested in studying computer animation and design.

Ashley, who is also a senior, is considering the University of Washington or Washington State University. She plans to study engineering.

Lynnwood students hold Go Pink Day

Students at Brighton School in Lynnwood celebrated their first school spirit day of the year by raising awareness about breast cancer research.

Go Pink Day was held Oct. 26 at the private school where students wore pink.

“Creating Go Pink Day at our school made me feel like I could actually do something to help and not just stand back and say, ‘I’m just a kid so I can’t have a positive impact,’” said Sierra Noble, co-president of Brighton School Student Council.

Students in preschool through the eighth grade attend the school.

Oak Harbor choir teacher wins award

Darren McCoy, who is the choir director at Oak Harbor High School, was recently named as a winner of the 21st annual Golden Apple Awards for Excellence in Education by KCTS-TV, Channel 9.

McCoy has taught choir at Oak Harbor High for the past four years. During that time, he has created a Show Choir that allows students to combine their interests in choir, drama and dancing, and has taught students about music composition.

Students also experience music from a variety of cultures and perform in four to five languages throughout the school year.

The Golden Apple Awards recognize and honor examples of exceptional teaching and educational innovation in the state. The seven individual awards this year are sponsored by KCTS and funded by the PEMCO Foundation and the School Employees Credit Union of Washington.

Special funding for the 2012 Golden Apple Pathways to Excellence Awards comes from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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