Aspiring athletic trainer honored
Lee Fitch, a member of the Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club, presented Bryce Landers with a certificate as the club’s Student of the Month for May. Bryce is a senior at Lynnwood High School. The basketball player has volunteered over 500 hours in the training room and competes with his school’s winning sports medicine team. He plans to attend Whitworth University to pursue a degree in athletic training.
Rotary honors Kamiak student
Joel Bervell was named the Kamiak High School April Student of the Month by the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club in recognition of his community service, academic achievements and hard work. Along with maintaining an impressive GPA, Joel is involved in school leadership, Key Club, speech and debate, and Link Crew. The senior also interns at Housing Hope and Seattle Children’s Hospital, and co-founded the nonprofit Hugs for Ghana. In the fall, Joel plans on attending Yale University and pursing a degree in biology. He would like to go to medical school and become a pediatrician.
AAUW honors junior girls
The American Association of University Women, Everett branch, recently honored 10 high school junior girls with Certificates of Excellence for their achievements in math, science and technology: Olivia Peddicord (technology), Heather MacDougall (math) and Kylei Reed (science) from Sequoia High School; Amanda Redford (technology) and Ashley Carlson (math) and Jessica Holsopple (science) from Cascade High School; Kristin Anderson (technology) from Jackson High School; Katie Gwyn (math and science) from Everett High School; and Anna Pischer (math) and Nikki Hovland (science) from Jackson High School.
Kamiak remembers Sandy Hook victims
Students and staff at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo have a tradition of funding the construction of wells in Liberia, West Africa, through the Lake Stevens-based nonprofit Well Done Organization. After learning about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December, the school’s leadership class decided to fund a well at a Liberian elementary in honor of the lives lost at the Connecticut school — raising $2,500 in less than three days for the project.
“Death is something that your town has faced too much of, far too early. But I want you to know that your loved ones inspired action. They brought water to Beneniah Elementary, united Kamiak High School and showed me that there is good to combat evil in this world,” wrote leadership student Stephen Chun in a letter to the Connecticut school community, which was recently published in Newtown, Conn.’s local newspaper.
A plaque, made by Kamiak student Logan Sullivan and paid for by the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club, is now affixed to the well and is inscribed with the shooting victims’ names.
Watch a video of the well’s construction at http://vimeo.com/65196288.
Monroe to honor retirees May 28
The Monroe School District will honor 10 retirees at a reception planned for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday at Park Place Middle School, 1408 W. Main St. The community, including former students and colleagues, are invited to celebrate the service of Norine Abbott, Lynne Balk, Randy Berg, Sharon Bostrom, Steve Keller, Vicki Nordquist, Robin Russell, Christine Satogami, Kirk Scarboro and Jill Siano.
Among the honorees, Abbott has perhaps taught the longest at a single school. The English teacher has been at Monroe High School since 1976.
Monroe High School’s family and consumer science students will help serve light refreshments during the event. The event is free and there is no need to RSVP.
Lynnwood students win history contest
Sierra Noble and Jordan Albrecht, eighth-graders at the private Brighton School in Lynnwood, placed first out of more than 20 teams at the Washington State National History Day competition held May 4 at Bellevue College.
Their project, “1962: When Seattle Invented the Future,” focused on the Seattle World’s Fair and how it sparked a vibrant arts culture in the city. Judges of the competition included professional educators and historians from the state.
Sierra and Jordan are now eligible to attend the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, to be held in June at the University of Maryland. This marks the second time that Brighton students have made it to the national competition in as many years and the first time they have placed first in the state-level competition.
Hawkeye sends staffer to conference
Mountlake Terrace High School’s Hawkeye newspaper co-editor, Will Khadivi, has been selected to participate in this year’s Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference. Winning applicants will attend the all-expenses-paid journalism conference in Washington, D.C., in July.
Just 51 students are accepted to attend the conference. Will is representing the state of Washington.
This is the third time that a Hawkeye staffer has been chosen to attend the conference since 2005.
Future Chefs cook up healthy snacks
Students from Mukilteo elementary schools recently created culinary works of art for the annual Future Chef contest. The third- through fifth-graders prepared a variety of healthy snacks and were judged in a variety of categories for prizes that included brand-new bicycles donated by Sodexo Education. The winners:
Health Conscious Foods: Maddie Jeter of Mukilteo, “Washington Apple Slaw”
Kid-Friendly Preparation: Jaelynn Floyd of Serene Lake, “Cheesecake Snacks”
Fun Foods: Schelayne Dawson of Challenger, “Yum-Yum Kone”
Best Table Décor: Braden Simms of Mukilteo, “Baked Chickpeas”
Judges Choice: Erin Cotton of Columbia, “Mini Dutch Apples”
Mukilteo teen serves as Senate page
Daniela Crosby of Mukilteo, an eighth-grader at Olympic View Middle School, recently served as a page in the state Senate in Olympia under the sponsorship of Sen. Paull Shin, D-Edmonds.
Daniela moved from Zihuatanejo, a city in Mexico’s Guerrero state, four years ago. “Daniela started her fifth-grade year with some struggles with the language and culture but by the time she was halfway through year had risen to a straight-A student,” said her father, Patrick Crosby.
She is now the student body president, loves swimming, competes on the track team and is involved in various clubs. She will attend Kamiak High School this fall.