School Winners

  • Sun May 2nd, 2010 10:13pm
  • Life

Young authors share their books

Students from Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Everett recently participated in the Young Author’s Conference at Skagit Community College.

At the conference, the young authors shared books they wrote and illustrated themselves with students from other schools, and participated in workshops on art and writing techniques.

Major League Baseball honors local volunteers

Major league baseball players recently awarded $1,500 college scholarships to 27 high school students nationwide in recognition of their dedication to community service.

Fabiola Arroyo and Nic Gregg of Sultan High School and Nykole Mitchell of Mariner High School are Snohomish County residents who received scholarships. Each scholarship recipient is a member of the Action Team national youth volunteer program created and administered by the Major League Baseball Players Trust and Volunteers of America.

The scholarship awards are based on the volunteer activities, academic achievements and leadership abilities of high school students serving as Action Team Captains who organize the volunteers.

3 Stanwood teams place in Envirothon

Three teams of students from Stanwood High School scored top honors on April 22 at the Northwest Regional Envirothon held at Warm Beach Camp and Conference Center in Stanwood.

Hosted by Snohomish Conservation District, the competition challenges students on their knowledge of soils, wildlife, forestry, aquatics and an environmental issue. The overall top scoring Stanwood team consists of: Jacob Flake, Thor Pearson, Alyssa Thompson, Scott Weisse and Cory Calkins. The second and third place teams in the four-county event were also from Stanwood High School.

The first-place team, and their adviser Ryan Ovenell, will travel to Cispus Learning Center near Randle in May for the State Envirothon Competition. Winning teams will go on to the North American competition, held at California State University at Fresno in August.

Envirothon is held annually for teams from the U.S. and Canada to give students the opportunity to test their knowledge of natural resource issues.

Cadet awarded for academic excellence

Cadet Daniel Walters, a senior at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, is the 2010 recipient of the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Award.

Walters is from Snohomish. He is a graduating with a double major in history and political science and was recognized for his high GPA and for completing a study abroad trip to China and to Jordan.

The award is presented annually to the graduating senior in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences who best represents the commitment to academic excellence and the dedication to public service exemplified by the life and career of Joseph P. Riley Jr., Citadel class of 1964, state legislator from 1968 to 1974, and present mayor of Charleston, S.C.

Walters taught English in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan in the summer of 2009. He has served as a Congressional Fellow in the Office of Sen. Lindsay Graham. Walters has also interned with the Department of Homeland Security and is the recipient of the Charleston Affairs Forum Award for Academic Excellence in Global Studies.

Walters was selected to receive the 2010 Riley Award by the dean and department heads of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

After graduation, Walters will be commissioned into the U.S. Navy for flight training.

High school students win photo contest

The Arts Council of Snohomish County received more than 150 entries for the 2010 Black and White Photography Contest, which was sponsored by King Size Imaging.

The contest was open to all Snohomish County High School students. Photos were judged in two categories, traditional analog prints and digital output prints. Photographers Kelly Atkinson and Stacey Green were judges.

The grand prize was awarded to Elizabeth Dikhtyar, a junior at Cascade High School for her digital entry “Self Portrait.”

Other winners are:

Traditional print category

First place, Aiko Szymczak, Glacier Peak High School, 11th grade.

Second place, Ariel Wright, Meadowdale High School, 10th grade.

Third place, Courtney Hook, Meadowdale High School, 12th grade.

Judges’ choice

Max Morley, Meadowdale High School, 10th grade. Jennifer Nguyen, Meadowdale High School, ninth grade.

Digital print category

First place, Jessica Murphy, Meadowdale High School, 12th grade. Second place, Brittni Smith, Snohomish High School, 12th grade. Third place, Tayler Melhart, Snohomish High School, 11th grade.

Judges’ choice

Gina Allen, Kamiak High School, 12th grade. Erica Berentsen, Arts &Technology High School, 11th grade. Desiree Boss, Cascade High School, 11th grade. Darrien Connelly, Lake Stevens High School, 10th grade. Lisa Doppel, Snohomish High School, 12th grade.

Jessica Forbes, Lake Stevens High School, 10th grade. Hailey Helm, Meadowdale High School, 12th grade. Juthamas Kowiboonchai, Glacier Peak High School, 11th grade. Sean Lathrop, Lake Stevens High School, 11th grade. Jackson Lee, Lake Stevens High School, 12th grade. Whitney Ojalento, Snohomish High School, 11th grade. Janelle Rife, Snohomish High School, 11th grade. Joslyn Smith, Cascade High School, 11th grade. Lindsay Vanderhoff, Lake Stevens High School, 10th grade. Nolan Ward, Lake Stevens High School, 12th grade. Patrick West, Arlington High School, 11th grade. Aria Wexler, Lake Stevens High School, 10th grade. Abbitt Wilkerson, Glacier Peak High School, 12th grade.

Winners will be honored at a reception for the Art of Asia exhibit at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Monte Cristo, 1507 Wall St. in Everett. The award-winning pieces will be on display in the Arts Council Gallery Store through May 15.

Entries are on display at the Future of Flight, 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo, through May 20.

Honorable mention awards:

Traditional print category Leah Fadenrecht, Glacier Peak High School, 12th grade. Logan Goodman, Snohomish High School,12th grade. Laura Michaud, Glacier Peak High School, 12th grade.

Digital print category

Karolinn Armendariz, Lake Stevens High School, 11th grade. Rachel Bailly, Glacier Peak High School, 12th grade. Mourisa Berlianmastan, Henry M. Jackson High School, ninth grade. Juliana Borges, Lake Stevens High School, 11th grade. Victoria Bowen, Snohomish High School, 12th grade. Kaitie Brush, Cascade High School, 12th grade.

Natasha Caldwell, Cascade High School, 11th grade. Jesus Calles, Glacier Peak High School, 12th grade. Dalanie Church, Henry M. Jackson High School, 10th grade. Dominique-Jean Dacoco, Lake Stevens High School, 12th grade. Jenna Dahl, Kamiak High School, 12th grade. Ashley De Lisle, Cascade High School, 10th grade. Marissa Elgarico, Arlington High School, 12th grade. Fatima Elzein, Meadowdale High School, 12th grade. Austin Gillihan, Cascade High School, 11th grade. Alyssa Ledbetter, Stillaguamish Valley School, 10th grade. Laci Lindsey, Arts &Technology High School, 10th grade, Nate Marler, Snohomish High School, 12th grade. Amy Marohi, Cascade High School, 12th grade. Raeann Moyer, Cascade High School, 10th grade. Jesse Nissen, Lake Stevens High School, 11th grade. Visal Ros, Cascade High School, 11th grade. Danika Watland, Stillaguamish Valley School, 10th grade. Nick Weis, Cascade High School, 12th grade. Rebecca Woodrow, Lake Stevens High School, 12th grade. Samantha Young, Kamiak High School, 12th grade.

Send School Winners items to Amy Daybert, 425-339-3491, adaybert@heraldnet.com.