FBLA students win at national conference
Several Snohomish County high school students involved in Future Business Leaders of America represented Washington at the FLBA 2013 National Leadership Conference, June 27-30 in Anaheim, Calif. The following students won awards at the international competition:
Glacier Peak: Mason Meyer (fifth place, “Pilot Word Core Certification”)
Granite Falls: Aakash Sethi and Pooja Sethi (sixth place, “Management Information Systems”), Jeremy Miller (ninth place, “Introduction to Technology Concepts”)
Stanwood: Chad Beidas (second place, “Public Speaking I”), Hillary Pham (fourth, “Job Interview”)
Scholars can DO-IT at university
Antonio Alvarado from Lynnwood, Clarissa Krisnawan from Everett, Michael Chung from Mill Creek and Julian Jacox and Kayla Wheeler, both from Lynnwood, have been selected to participate in the 2013 DO-IT Scholars Program. Eric Peddy from Everett and Jessica Roth from Snohomish will be returning for their second year.
About 45 college-bound high school students with disabilities will come together on the University of Washington Seattle campus to participate in the annual DO-IT Scholars Summer Study program. DO-IT stands for Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology.
Beginning July 15, new DO-IT Scholars will spend 10 days living on campus, participating in an intensive program designed to promote college and career success. Returning second-year Scholars will stay on campus for one week starting July 20.
Arlington grad gets music scholarship
Chelsey A. Kucera will attend Northwest University in Kirkland this fall with a total of $15,500 in scholarships, including a $5,000 scholarship for her vocal music talent. Chelsey, who also dances, performed in Arlington High School’s production of “Legally Blond” earlier this year.
Republican club awards scholarships
The Evergreen Republican Women’s Club awarded two $1,000 scholarships at its June 20 meeting. The scholarship winners are Rosie Ellison and Rachel Slaker. Rosie graduated from Everett High School and will attend Hillsdale College in Michigan. Rachel graduated from Academy Northwest and will attend Everett Community College.
Society honors teen environmentalists
Whidbey Audubon Society this year awarded scholarships to three Whidbey Island high school graduating seniors who actively worked to preserve environmental quality and who plan to follow careers in conservation.
Jennifer Madigan of Oak Harbor High School received $1,500. She has been accepted at Washington State University, which she chose for its undergraduate program in genetics. She is interested in the genetics of different wheat varieties and their water requirements. As a member of the National Honor Society, she organized twice-yearly beach cleanups at Ala Spit. Madigan plans to major in genetics and cell biology, as well as mathematics, to pursue a career in genetic engineering.
Carrin Romain-McErlane of South Whidbey High School was awarded $750. She has been accepted at Western Washington University, where she plans to major in environmental studies and technology development. She served on the committee for the high school’s Green Team and developed a project to evaluate the savings in replacing paper towels with hand dryers in school bathrooms. She is interested in the design of products that conserve resources, and in the use of graphic arts to communicate the importance of these products.
Wyatt Homola of Oak Harbor High School also received $750. He has been accepted at the University of Washington, which he chose for its materials science and engineering program. He is interested in the development of alternative (renewable-based) polymers. As president of the high school’s Ecology Club, he led the expansion of the recycling program and the implementation of food waste composting. Homola plans to work for a chemical firm.
Dollars for Scholars in Arlington
On May 28, 54 graduating seniors from Arlington High School received $48,675 in scholarships through the Arlington Dollars for Scholars Foundation. In late June, an additional 13 students who are currently attending college received $19,000 from the Foundation.
Scholarships ranged from $250 to $3,000. Some students received more than one award. Winners are: Catheleen Abramowicz, Esra Alameedi, Jameyn Allen, Naheed Arang, Garrett Atkinson, Odin Atkinson, Kaylee Aune, Hannah Baird, Alexandra Barton-Galusha, Abigail Basher, Rosalie Boyle, Victoria Brown, Shelby Carr, McKenzie Corpron, Coleman Cummings
Sierra DeCota, Haley Duran, Miranda Edmonds, Skylor Elgarico, Katherine Estes, Kendra Ferrier, John Gettmann, Kate Hagenston, Tiffany Hardebeck, Christine Harrison, Lucas Harvey, Amanda Hayward, Katelyn James, Jayden Jira, Erin Johnson, Allie Jones, Brandon Kennedy, Katrina Kephart, Macy Mackey, Maya Manzano, Micaela Mitzelfeldt
Sierra Newman, Andrew Passalacqua, Erin Peek, Samantha Potter, McKenna Prause, Jollee Pullig, Matthew Reed, Jordan Rengen, Christina Rogers, Meghan Scrimgeour, Christine Serica, Krista Showalter, Russell Smithson, Marissa Swegle, Ciara Taylor, Kylee Willett, Jameson Wren, Kayla Wright
A variety of individuals, organizations and businesses sponsored the awards. More information is at arlingtonwa.dollars forscholars.org.
RAS donates big to Discovery
The Royal Aeronautical Society Seattle chapter donated $10,000 to Discovery Elementary School in Mukilteo for a robotics program. Pam Valdez, a director at Boeing, is chair of the local society board. The donation was so large that Mukilteo School District rules required school board approval.