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MAP scholarship winners recognized

On May 27, nearly 200 people attended the YMCA of Snohomish County’s 15th annual Minority Achievers Program (MAP) Recognition and Scholarship Banquet. MAP aims to motivate and support young people of color, immigrant youth, and those from lower socioeconomic status, ages 11-19, to achieve higher education and career goals.

This year, 11 students received scholarships, thanks to the generosity of the EverTrust Foundation, American Distributing Company, the Seattle Foundation, and GenerosiTee.

Everett: Karshaya James

Marysville Getchell: Anthony Whitaker-Banks, Diana Orbeladze, Rilee Louangphkady, Fila Rosas

Mariner: Vanessa Mach, Thuy Bui, Nuhad Al-nassar, Mariner, Hifza Ali, Shahbaz Quershi, Jainaba Dumbuya

History Day honors for local students

Local students were winners at the Washington History Day contest.

Student winners from Explorer Middle School in Mukilteo included Mary Douglas and Sarah Khan, who ranked second in junior group performance for “Marie Curie: The Radiant Rise of a Polish Physicist.” Angie Wang ranked third in junior paper for “Armor and Steam Engines: John Ericsson and the Ironclads.”

Students from Brighton School in Lynnwood earned sponsored awards. Arthur Roseberry won a Colonial History Award for his junior-division website on “The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin.” Syrille Jones won a Bill Speidel History Award for a junior-division documentary on “Jerry Jones: A Canoe Journey.”

Honors, outstanding grads at EvCC

Everett Community College’s 2015 honors program graduates were Tsoi Miu Au, Lauren Gill, Matthew Groome, Michael Hansen, Amber Lindamood, Chloe Maier and Chelsea Perry. A special forum was held June 4 where the graduates presented information on their honors projects. Learn more about their projects at

More than 2,500 students graduated from EvCC with a degree or certificate in 2014-15. About 400 students participated in commencement, held June 12.

The college’s 2015 Outstanding Graduates: Madison Azevedo, Kendahl Beecher, Shawnea Blair, Emily Cheever, Miki Clark, Colton Critz, Erika Graf, Matthew Groome, Katelynn Horn, Kegan Edwards Jenkins, Laura Johnson, Breanne Laureano, Brody Lund, Chloe Maier, Brittany Malidore, Yelena Mishchenya, Monica Nguon, James O’Neil, Savannah Perkins, Jerry Pitts, Troy Reynolds, Jasper Scottweis, Natalie Skerlong, Austin Swetz, Henok Yeshewaerget.

Technology student honored

Haeley Johnston, who finished her junior at Mountlake Terrace High School this year, has been selected to receive the 2014-15 Technology Student Association Dr. Bob Hanson Distinguished Student Award. She is to receive the award at the national TSA conference on June 30.

Everett Superintendent’s Scholars

Four graduating seniors from the Everett School District were winners at the 33rd Annual Superintendent’s Scholar Award function held May 20: Emily Gonzalez (Cascade), who honored Bill Stengele as her most inspiring educator; Kyra Mohn (Everett), who honored Christine Hansen; Clare Hao (Jackson), who honored Lesley Moffat; and Taylor Elliott (Sequoia), who honored Erin Hawkinson.

AAUW honors Stanwood-area teens

The Stanwood-Camano Island Branch of the American Association of University Women on May 14 honored nine young women from local high schools. Selected by the faculties of Arlington, Lakewood, and Stanwood high schools, these junior status students were outstanding in their STEM fields. Honored students: Montana Mattson, Hannah Hendrickson, Brooke Thompson (Stanwood); Lilly Whitehead, Kara Blackwood (Lakewood); Melamine Modal, Andréa Albright, Sara Munoz, Katarina Sanchez (Arlington).

ORCA grads pull in $400K in awards

Forty-seven students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) graduated June 12, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas. It was the largest graduating class since ORCA was founded in 2004.

This year’s graduates earned nearly $400,000 in scholarships. The largest award, of $43,000, went to MacKenzie Kermoade to attend Soka University in California. Kermoade also received $2,500 from the Everett Rotary and Puget Sound Kidney Centers to pursue a major in environmental science and social and behavioral sciences.

See the full list of graduates and their awards at

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