School winners

Cheerleaders raise funds

Sultan High School teachers Cory Kellogg and Ben Murphy each received a pie to the face — apple pie with whipped cream — for raising the most money for a Relay for Life fundraiser organized by the cheer team May 20-23 in the school cafeteria. Sultan High students donated $181.78 for the Pie for a Cure fundraiser.

In all, the cheer team raised $500 for the American Cancer Society as well as participated in the Relay for Life at the Monroe High School track June 1-2.

Cheerleader Felicia Anderson also donated 12 inches of her red hair to Locks of Love as part of the effort. Other team members were Monica Chavez, Annalisia Flores, Melissa Garcia, Daniela Ortega, Sara Salazar, Ruby Zamora, Catherine Van-Pelt, Jessica Wiediger, Wendy Paige, Angela Hoffman, Zoe Paige, and Christina, Shane and Jonathan Van Pelt.

College Place student’s essay wins at districts

The Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsor an annual Patriot’s Pen essay contest, with this year’s topic being “What I Would Tell America’s Founding Fathers.” In Lynnwood, College Place Middle School student Hollie Hutchison went on to win first place at the district level.

Jackson student presents at Science Expo

Madison Warnke, who graduated from Jackson High School this month, was selected to represent King and Snohomish counties at the Seattle Science Festival Expo Day on June 8 at the Seattle Center. Her research, “The Effects of 1/f Noise on the Cognitive Ability of High School Students in an Educational Setting,” was on display all day at the festival.

The event, which was expected to draw 10,000-20,000 people, is the region’s premier large-scale community-wide celebration of science and technology that brings hands-on exhibits, shows, demonstrations and performances from throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Rotary honors AIM students

The Snohomish Rotary Club recently honored seniors Alexander Carlson and Meghan Kolb as its AIM High School Students of the Quarter for fourth quarter.

Terrace valedictorian honored

Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club recently honored AnhViet Nguyen with a certificate as its Student of the Month and its Student of the Year from Mountlake Terrace High School for the 2012-13 school year.

Nguyen is valedictorian of his class with a 4.0 GPA. He also served as student body president, on the school newspaper staff, played tennis and basketball, and was active in the music program. He will be attending Stanford University in the fall.

Auto Club hands out Tool Scholarships

The Port Gardner Vintage Auto Club recently awarded Tool Scholarships to two graduating seniors at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

For many years, PGVAC has awarded tool scholarships to qualifying seniors from Chuck Nichols’ automotive shop classes at MPHS. Applicants submit letters to the club for review and selection. This year Nick Beecher and TJ Moen were each presented with $500 certificates at the high school’s Awards Night on June 4.

Arlington club honors outstanding students

The Rotary Club of Arlington on May 30 announced and recognized its Outstanding Students for the Month for May. James Wilson of Arlington High School and Monica Franke of Darrington High School were awarded a voucher for a $50 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.

Wilson is an autistic student who recently graduated from AHS and now mentors and job-coaches at Cascade Valley Hospital and Clinics as a volunteer. Wilson chose to donate to Quil Ceda Community Services.

Franke will be a senior at DHS in the fall. While maintaining a high GPA she has also volunteered as a basketball referee and scorekeeper, tutored kids after school, picked up trash, served food at the annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Luncheon, and worked concessions at the Bluegrass Festival and the National Archery Tournament. She chose to give her $50 donation to the Recreation Education Foundation.

ORCA grads earn scholarships

Several students who graduated June 14 from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy — earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas — earned scholarships that together totaled more than $125,000.

Maddy Brewer, Snohomish High School, $9,500 per year to attend Western Washington University

Emily Bronske, Lake Stevens High School, $1,000 from Future Cougs to attend Washington State University

Rebekah Elles, Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, $16,000 American University Grant and $6,000 American University Leadership Award

Robyn Emery, Kamiak High School, $8,000 Gold Academic Scholarship, $3,500 Success Scholarship and $2,000 Music Scholarship for Northwest University, as well as $1,000 Sons of Norway Leif Erickson Lodge Award and $500 for being a Seafair participant

Payton Hermanson, South Whidbey High School, $2,000 from Promoting Research Investigations in the Marine Environment; she will attend Oregon State University

Rebekah Kelley, Marysville Arts and Technology High School, $16,000 combined athletic and academic scholarship to attend Northwest Nazarene University

Anna Russell, Lakewood High School, $1,000 from the National Ocean Science Bowl Scholarship and $2,000 from Promoting Research Investigations in the Marine Environment; she will attend the University of Washington

Stefan Sorensen, Lake Stevens High School, $3,500 from the Youth Maritime Training Association; he is attending the California Maritime Academy

Ellen Smith, Snohomish High School, $12,000 combined athletic and academic scholarship to attend Seattle Pacific University

Mallory Suggs, Monroe High School, $5,000 from the Youth Maritime Training Association, $1,000 from the President’s Scholarship, and $1,000 from the United States Bowling Club, which she’ll use at Western Washington University

Hannah Toutonghi, Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe, $18,000 to attend the University of Washington

Kyle Weber, Edmonds School District, $2,000 scholarship to attend Western Washington University

Tanis Whittington, Lake Stevens High School, $24,000 per year to attend Carroll College

Garden Club awards scholarships

The Snohomish Garden Club has awarded $1,000 scholarships to the following graduating high school seniors: Paul Albertine and Kalie Morrell from Snohomish High School and Charlotte Robinson from Glacier Peak High School.

In support of horticulture-themed projects, grants also were awarded to Emerson Elementary School, Girl Scout Troop 40392, Snohomish Boys &Girls Club, Delta Rehab/Snohomish Chalet and AIM High School.

For more information about the grant and scholarship programs, contact Lynda Quinn at or visit

EWU awards scholarships

Sharon McClintock has been awarded a Trustees Scholarship for $3,000 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. The scholarship is awarded to a continuing EWU student who has maintained a GPA of 3.8 or higher.

McClintock graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 2009. At EWU, she is now a senior studying education with endorsements in secondary English and social studies.

Sean Boyer has been awarded a Presidential Scholarship for $3,000. Sean graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School on Friday. He plans to study biology at EWU.

Special education group celebrates

The Marysville Special Education PTSA recently honored its 2012-13 award-winners and its newly elected officers for 2013-14.

This year’s Golden Acorn Award went to parent Angi Wilson. Teacher Jim Strickland was named Outstanding Educator.

Wilson also was elected president of the group.

Strickland was elected as one of two co-vice presidents. One of his former students, Preston Dwoskin, was named the second co-vice president. Dwoskin’s focus will be on keeping the group updated on what is going on in Olympia; the adult student is active in advocacy efforts.

Jessica Cantrell will be secretary and Kari Schneider will be treasurer.

The group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of odd-numbered months in the library at Kellogg Marsh Elementary School, 6325 91st St. NE. Marysville Special Education PTSA seeks to be a voice and advocate for students with special needs in Marysville, including public and private schools. More info:

Foundation boost Lake Stevens schools

The Lake Stevens Education Foundation recently named its Innovative Learning grant recipients: Hillcrest Elementary (assistive technology for struggling writers in the classroom); Mount Pilchuck Elementary (Build to Express kits for first and second grades); and Lake Stevens High School (interactive white boards for Life Skills classes).

Find out more about the Foundation at or at its Facebook page.

Engaged couple now doctors

Dr. Dennis E. Goulet and his fiancée, Dr. Delaney M. Conway, graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine on June 1. Goulet is an Everett native and graduate of Kamiak High School, Boston College and Dartmouth College (MPH). Conway is from West Seattle and is a Garfield High School and Portland State graduate.

The couple now move on together for residency training at Brown University in Providence, R.I., their first choice, with Goulet in obstetrics/gynecology and Conway in internal medicine. They plan a summer 2014 wedding.

Students’ art displayed on buses

Three elementary school students have their artwork displayed inside Community Transit buses this summer as winners of the School Transit Education Program (STEP) Coloring Contest.

About 80 first-grade students at Quil Ceda/Tulalip Elementary School on the Tulalip Reservation and 120 first- and third-grade students from St. Mary Magdalen School in Everett submitted drawings for the contest based on two themes: “Be your own superhero: Help OxyGene fight pollution” (first grade) and “Community Transit: Connecting people and places” (third grade).

NHS students help Housing Hope

Over six weeks through April and May, Arlington High School National Honor Society students Grayson Baden and Emily Spores held multiple supply drives at local grocery stores to raise funds and supplies for Housing Hope, an Everett-based nonprofit serving homeless and low-income families throughout Snohomish County.

The students donated $186 cash, toilet paper, paper towels, canned foods, diapers, wipes and other basic need items for families living in Housing Hope’s units located in Arlington.

“We live in a very supportive and caring community,” Spores said.

Mariner students win at Hackathon

Two teams of students from Mariner High School took the top two places at a recent “Hackathon.” The students were asked to create Android applications for a smartphone that could help manage homework, schedules, grades and other school tasks for the average middle- and high-school student.

The first-place team, consisting of Ramon Ozuna, Alexis Chavez and Jose Garcia, won $500 in college scholarships, Raspberry Pi mini computers, and a $100 Amazon gift card. The second-place team, with Melissa Centeno, Jorge Garcia and Martha Ambriz, won $250 in scholarships, as well as the mini computers and the Amazon gift card.

Two receive Skagit Valley scholarship

Brittany Wilson, of Snohomish, and Thomas Lile, of Greenbank, each received one of Skagit Valley College Foundation’s largest scholarships, the Sydney S. McIntyre Jr. Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship provides full tuition, books, room and board for two years at any Washington state public college or university for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in math, science, or engineering.

Wilson this month earned an associate’s transfer degree and now plans to attend Central Washington University where she will major in math and pursue a teaching degree. She also received the college’s prestigious Charles H. Lewis Memorial Award.

Lile this month earned two associate’s degrees at Skagit Valley and now moves on to the University of Washington to study bioengineering and science.

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