School winners

EvCC to help students aim for collegeEverett Community College has received an $18,500 grant from Washington Campus Compact for a program that encourages low-income students from two Snohomish County high schools and four middle schools to attend college.

The grant pays for two AmeriCorps members to recruit and train EvCC student volunteers to serve as college access coaches at Weston High School in Arlington, Mountain View High School in Marysville, Marysville Middle School in Marysville, Totem Middle School in Marysville, North Middle School in Everett and Evergreen Middle School in Everett.

The grant is for one year. It may be extended up to three years, depending on performance.

Snohomish man a UW Bothell outstanding gradThe University of Washington Bothell honored Kevin Call of Snohomish as one of two outstanding students at its 23rd commencement ceremony held June 15 at the Alaska Airlines Arena.

Call is the recipient of the 2014 The President’s Medal, which recognizes the graduating senior with the most distinguished academic record and demonstrated achievements and success.

Call received a bachelor of science in computer science and software engineering with a GPA of 3.99. He arrived at UW Bothell as a first-year student intending to major in biology, but his love for game development was quickly ignited.

At UW Bothell, Call worked as a tutor in the Quantitative Skills Center and also in the Computing and Software Systems division. Call’s internship through the CSS program turned into a full-time job this past winter. He is a member of the development team of Camaflaj, where he works on graphics programming, game play programming and tools for designers.

Bettag receives Provost’s Award from BaylorJames Bettag of Mukilteo, a recent graduate from Archbishop Murphy High School, received a Provost’s Gold Award from Baylor University, a scholastic award based on academic merit.

Arlington teacher gets astronaut trainingDawn Hogan, a teacher at Haller Middle School in Arlington, was awarded a scholarship that allowed her to recently receive astronaut-style training at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The training will help Hogan bring science to life in her classroom.

The experience included a high-performance jet simulation, scenario-based space missions, land and water survival training, and interactive flight dynamics programs.

The scholarship was part of Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy, a program designed to help middle school math and science teachers become more effective educators in science, technology, engineering and math.

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