School Winners

  • Sun Aug 12th, 2012 4:55pm
  • Life

Mariner High alum earns scholarship

Madison Azim , 17, of Everett, has been awarded a $3,000 Scholastic Honors scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year at Eastern Washington University. Madison recently graduated in the top five percent of her class at Mariner High School, where she participated in cheerleading for two years, the National Honor Society, drama club, wind ensemble, and took advanced placement and honors courses.

She plans to pursue a degree in business. She is the daughter of Tamura and Zeshan Azim of Everett.

Teacher attends space program

Marysville teacher Timothy Hall joined teachers from around the world in June during the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy program.

Honeywell awarded 185 scholarships to teachers from 19 countries and 37 states to attend its simulated astronaut training and professional development program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Hall, who has taught for two years after a career in the Navy, currently teaches at Totem Middle School. He participated in 45 hours of professional development, as well as an intensive educator curriculum focused on space science and exploration. Each teacher also underwent simulated astronaut training.

The academy, created in partnership with the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in 2004, is designed to address trends in science, technology, engineering, and math education by giving teachers new technical skills and teaching techniques that help motivate students.

More than 1,650 teachers have attended the program.

Everett resident earns doctorate

Brant Bosserman, a 2000 graduate of Lake Stevens High School, was awarded his doctorate in philosophy of religion April 13 from Bangor University in Wales, United Kingdom.

He and his parents, Tom and Marilyn Bosserman of Lake Stevens, traveled to Wales in early April where he defended his thesis. Bosserman is in the process of becoming an ordained pastor for the Presbyterian Church of America and is a professor at Northwest University in Kirkland.

He and his wife, Heather, and their three children reside in Everett.

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