Students recognized by school board
Students were recognized by the Lake Stevens School Board as outstanding secondary students at the Dec. 11 school board meeting.
The November Students of the Month are:
Lake Stevens High School: Jose Gaytan and Andrea Williams, 10th grade; Terien McCormick and Hunter Young, 11th grade; Khurram Chaudhary and Rachael Sobosky, 12th grade.
Cavelero Mid High School: Sydnie Chesley and Michael Malveaux, eighth grade; Naomi Bodach and Jacob Hibbs, ninth grade.
Lake Stevens Middle School: Britney Berger and Andre Lilly, sixth grade; Sylvia Cohen and Konner Greene, seventh grade.
North Lake Middle School: Jenna Kumasaka and Theron Perkins, sixth grade; Sydney Haynes and Vincent McGruder, seventh grade.
Rotary honors Everett students
The Rotary Club of Everett on Dec. 11 honored high school students for their accomplishments.
Sundeep Toor and Nick Ulowetz of Archbishop Murphy High School, Courtney Croft of Cascade High School and Gurpartap Singh of Everett High School were named students of the month.
The club honors outstanding high school students every month.
Granite Falls teachers nationally certified
Granite Falls High School English teachers Ryan Michalisin and Michael Newton both recently became national board certified teachers through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
A voluntary program designed to develop, recognize and retain accomplished teachers, national board certification is achieved through a performance-based assessment that typically takes one to three years to complete.
Michalisin and Newton join 10 other Granite Falls teachers that have earned national board certification.
Aces High School student earns award
Nayeli Cisneros was named Aces High School November Student of the Month by the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club.
Nayeli attends Aces High School where she was nominated for the award by the teaching staff. Along with working a part-time job, she has been able to maintain a 3.94 grade point average. Nayeli enjoys reading Ellen Hopkins novels and has been a part of her schools band for six years.
Upon graduation at the end of this month, she would like to pursue her aspirations of becoming either K9 officer or hairdresser.
Edmonds VFW Post honors teachers
Two teachers in the Edmonds School District were recognized Dec. 14 by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 for their efforts to promote American history, traditions and its institutions, teach and reinforce citizenship education topics and promote democratic values and beliefs.
Susan Newman, a fifth-grade teacher at Oak Heights Elementary School, was named Elementary Teacher of the Year. She is the daughter of a retired Army officer who for the past 20 years has been a driving force behind the annual Veterans Day assembly at Oak Heights. She also spearheads letter-writing campaigns to local VA hospitals and active duty personnel. Newman has taught for more than 40 years and is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
Marjorie Bowker was recognized as the Post’s High School Teacher of the Year. Her teaching career began at Meadowdale High School in 1996, and she has taught English at Scriber Lake High School since 2003.
Bowker has drawn upon the insights gained through her teacher exchange experiences in Norway, China and Vietnam to provide her students with an appreciation for living in the United States.
Both teachers have been recognized as Veterans of Foreign Wars District 1 Teachers of the Year. Their names will now be forwarded to the Washington State Veterans of Foreign Wars for state-wide recognition.