EvCC student returning to NASAAn Everett Community College student will return to the Kennedy Space Center this summer for her second internship in the past year with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
Amy Felt, 22, of Mount Vernon, will be a Fluids Research and Technology Development Engineer intern. She will be performing research with cryogenic fluids and insulating material.
She was one of thousands of applicants for a limited number of summer internship positions, which typically go to older students at universities.
“At the end of my (last NASA) internship, a couple of people at NASA asked what I was earning my master’s degree in. I told them I was finishing my second year of college,” Felt said.
College-bound, and ready after shoppingThe Rotary Club of Everett on May 14 took 12 students from three local high schools on a shopping spree to Fred Meyer for such college essentials as dorm room sheets, computers and graphing calculators, as well as coffee pots, microwaves and other items to ease the transition to four-year college life.
The students are part of AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a program that helps students who face barriers to higher education aim for and enter college. Each were given two hours and $500 to spend at the Mill Creek Fred Meyer, which offered further discounts to help stretch the students’ dollars farther.
Mountain Way choir sings anthem at SafecoThe Granite Falls School District’s Mountain Way Elementary School choir was selected to sing the national anthem at the Mariner’s Game on Mother’s Day, May 11. The choir earlier had been asked to submit an audio or video audition, then were selected by Seattle Mariners sales executives. The choir had never performed the national anthem. For some of these students, this was their first time singing in a choir. “I am so proud of this choir. They have a huge heart and a high desire to succeed,” music director and teacher Brandy Golston said.
ROTC unit honoredThe Marysville School District Navy Junior ROTC program received a Distinguished Unit with Honors award for 2013-14, presented by Capt. James Duke Jr. of Naval Station Everett in a ceremony May 15. The award recognizes outstanding performance by cadets as determined by the Navy Junior ROTC area manager for Area 13. It is the sixteenth year the unit has been recognized. During the last school year, cadets amassed over 1,900 hours of community service and 200 hours school service.
Meanwhile, the unit has restructured to a new format that creates more leadership opportunities for the cadets. The unit is now known as the Marysville Quil Ceda Battalion.
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Kamiak senior headed to West PointMichael Wanner, of Everett, has received an appointment for the class of 2018 to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Wanner received a principal nomination to West Point from Congressman Rick Larsen. Wanner is set to graduate with honors in June from Kamiak High School, where he was principal string bassist and vice president of the orchestra, ran cross-country, and was a Sea Cadet.
Art show draws hundreds of entriesMore than 800 pieces of art from students in kindergarten to 12th grade at 20 schools throughout Snohomish, Skagit and King counties were on display May 4 at the 10th annual Archbishop Murphy High School Juried Art Show.
The Best in Show Award was given to Sandra Yang of Northshore Christian School, and the Bronze Award to Jessica Brown of Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The Classroom Creation Award was given to Northshore Christian School’s sixth- through eighth-grade class.
The 2014 Murphy Cup Award, a tradition presented to the school with the most winning entries, was given to Immaculate Conception-Our Lady of Perpetual Help School and art teacher Tina Bertoldi.
A selection of 60 outstanding pieces from the show will be on display at the Seattle Art Museum Sept. 10-Oct. 7.
Lynnwood grad snags coveted acting spotChad Oswald, a 2005 graduate of Lynnwood High School, was one of 16 actors selected to join the Professional Acting Conservatory program at the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. The studio’s alumni include Marlon Brando, Warren Beatty, Selma Hayek, Cloris Leachman, and Robert De Niro.
More than 800 applicants sought admission.
Oswald is a graduating senior at Central Washington University’s bachelor of fine arts in performance program. He previously attended Edmonds Community College.
Murphy grad at Toronto film festKevin O’Donnell, of Snohomish and a 2009 graduate of Archbishop Murphy High School, along with four fellow Central Washington University students recently traveled to Toronto for the world premiere of their seven-minute documentary. The short film, “Spirit of the West,” was one of 12 that made the final cut in the International Documentary Challenge, or Doc Challenge. More than 100 films from all over the world were entered in the contest.
O’Donnell is a senior at CWU where he’s studying film and video.
Lake Stevens grad rising in debate ranksMarlene Pierce, a Lake Stevens High School graduate, has compiled a successful year on the debate team at Northwest University in Kirkland, where she is a sophomore.
Together with her debate partner, Pierce was in the top 100 teams in the nation and finished at 9 points in the 2014 United States Universities National Tournament in BP/worlds-style debate held April 11-13 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
It was the culmination of a season that included several finalist and speaker trophies at other debate events. Pierce now looks forward to serving as her team’s captain in 2014-15.
“I think my partner John Swayne and I are poised to dominate next year’s circuit,” Pierce said. “We, as a first-year open team, were competing with graduate students and senior debaters with years experience on us and giving them a strong run for their money.”
LDS students give kudos to teachersThe Lynnwood Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on May 10 recognized influential high school teachers, as nominated by local LDS Seminary students (a before-school class where high school students study the scriptures) from the Mukilteo, Lynnwood and Mill Creek areas.
Honored were Beverly Roberson, Henry M. Jackson High School; Marci Bowker, Kamiak High School; Doug Trost, Lynnwood High School; Gerald Christensen, Meadowdale High School; and Spencer Stiglets, Mountlake Terrace High School.
Lamoureux, Morrow named EvCC Distinguished AlumniEverett Community College has selected real estate business owner Barbara Lamoureux and former Everett City Council member Ed Morrow as the college’s 2014 Distinguished Alumni.
The two were honored at the Everett Community College Foundation breakfast April 22.
“Barbara and Ed are known in Everett and beyond for their dedication to the community. They set a wonderful example — personally and professionally — for our current graduates,” EvCC President David Beyer said.
Everett High science teacher gets Murdock grantEverett High School’s Cynthia McIntyre is one of 23 teachers from five states to earn a $15,000 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust of Vancouver, Washington to improve science education in the Pacific Northwest through the Partners in Science Program.
The award, won through a competitive process, enables teachers to spend two years researching and learning together, then sharing their research with other teachers around the country.
McIntyre’s work will be with Dr. Mark Groudine at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle on research project entitled “Studies of Protein Interactions with Topoisomerase II in Developing Erythrocytes.”
Providence honors teen volunteersProvidence General Children’s Association awarded ten $2,000 scholarships to Providence Regional high school volunteers. Each student volunteered at least 75 hours during their high school career either as a volunteer with Providence Regional or at Camp Prov (a day camp for children with disabilities). Recipients were also selected based on academic achievements and extracurricular activities.
Scholarship recipients are: Harsukhjit Deol (Marysville Getchell), Deepkiran Singh (Kamiak), Yazmin Tang (Edmonds-Woodway), Vienna Krumwiede (Archbishop Murphy), Rachel Straughn (Cascade), Cecilia Nguyen (Archbishop Murphy), Rafael Achacoso (Mariner), Stanley Reyes (Marysville Getchell), Conner Simmons (Archbishop Murphy) and Brandon Nguyen (University of Washington).
Tech students step up for OsoStudent leaders at the Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center raised a total of $1,488.91 for an Oso Mudslide Fundraiser. Their efforts raised $599.67 for the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation Disaster Fund and $889.24 for the American Red Cross. Students in the auto body class at Sno-Isle collected a total of $122.78, which was the largest contribution for the morning programs, and students in computers, servers and networking collected $475.36, which was the largest contribution for the afternoon programs. Both programs received ice cream cakes for their giving.
Wienckowski speaks to Aviation AcademyTeens ages 13-18 heard Lt. Cory Wienckowski from Maritime Patrol Squadron 40 (VP-40) speak on May 7 at the annual Aviation Academy Career Night, sponsored by the Paine Field Chapter of the Washington Pilots Association and Snohomish County Airport.
Wienckowski volunteered to talk about his own naval aviation career, education background and career experiences. “His presentation was humorous and engaging, and the students really appreciated his time in coming down,” said Kevin Kelly, director of the Aviation Academy.
Rotary project receives recognitionThe Rotary Club of Everett was recently recognized for its Next Generation Project with the Everett School District. The program, which helps Everett students complete their education and start a career, was highlighted at the Rotary District 5050 Conference held May 1-4 in Whistler, British Columbia.
The local Rotary Club has committed $200,000 to the project, helped with an additional $50,000 from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.