Two local students were among the top honorees at the recent 2010 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards.
Olivia Hartshorn won Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role for her operatic portrayal of the Wardrobe in Jackson High School’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Ryan Woodyard won Outstanding Performance by an Actor or Actress in a Non-Singing Role for his portrayal of Douglas Panch in Mountlake Terrace High School’s “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
Local schools and students who were nominated but who did not win the top spot were:
• Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center, “Jekyll and Hyde”: Outstanding Overall Musical Production, Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Stage Crew, Outstanding Performance by a Chorus
• Isaiah Corey, as Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in “Jekyll and Hyde,” Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Honorable Mention)
• Corey, as Christopher Belling in “Curtains,” Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
• Charles Simpson, as Frank Cioffi in “Curtains,” Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Honorable Mention)
• Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: Outstanding Direction (Honorable Mention)
• Mountlake Terrace High School, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: Outstanding Direction, Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast
• Archbishop Murphy High School, “Once Upon a Mattress”: Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Hair and Make-up Design
In addition, in non-judged awards, Katherine Clarke-Johnson from Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center took home a Special Honor for Student Achievement.
Lynndale jog raises $17K
Lynndale Elementary School raised more than $17,000 from a Jungle Jog and community picnic fundraiser June 11.
The Lynnwood school was still tallying contributions when Enterprise editor Katie Murdoch’s story ran in the June 16 issue. At the time, school boosters expected to raise around $5,000.
“They more than tripled our expectations. Lion hearts, indeed,” said Chris Kratz, school office manager.
The money will help the Title I school purchase basic classroom supplies, such as markers, copy paper and bandages, after seeing their building budget fall nearly 65 percent.
EdCC opens prez search
Edmonds Community College has started accepting applications for its top job: college president. In March, Jack Oharah, who has led the college for 14 years, announced his plan to retire at the end of 2010.
The president of Edmonds Community College serves as the college’s chief executive officer of the 50-acre campus attended by 20,000 students annually. The college has 1,700 employees and a $45 million operating budget.
The board of trustees set a July 20 deadline for applications and will select finalists for the position with the help of a 17-member presidential search committee made up of representatives from the community as well as college students and employees.
More information is at www.edcc.edu/presidentialsearch.
Everett foundation awards scholarships
The Everett Public Schools Foundation recently announced its scholarship recipients for the graduating class of 2010 from Everett district high schools. In all, $48,750 was awarded.
Scholarship recipients who graduated from Jackson High School in Mill Creek:
Natasha Gendrone, Bill Shershon Memorial Scholarship, $750, North Seattle Community College
Kayla Valentino, Bob Whitehead Memorial Scholarship, $750, Western Washington University
Mason Lorenz, Daniel Stein Science and Technology Scholarship, $2,000, University of Washington
Mitchell Briggs, Frances LaGrave Scholarship, $1,200, Brigham Young University
Jessica Meyer, Oftsie Scholarship, $1,750, University of Washington
Max Ozuna, Willinor Scholarship Fund, $750, University of Washington
Rotary honors MLT students
The Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Foundation and Mountlake Terrace High School principal Greg Schwab recognized the following Students of the Month at a special ceremony June 9:
September: Corinne Renee Pingul and Pace Riley Cordova-Smith
October: Juliet Le and Michael Harrison Ward
November: Teryn Victoria Bouche and Hector David Richarte
December: Clara Joy Randall Rink and Navarre Jared Kerr
January: Alexis Lourdes Rios and Brandon Michael Crader
February: Mackenzie Brooke Flood and Alan E. Garcia
March: Kaitlyn Nicole Hatch and Joshua Martin Blaisdell
April: Alix Laura Denin and Wesley Travis Dawn
May: Raechel Lea Pendergraft and Miles Siebens Erickson
June: Kelsi Rebecca Seidlitz and Casey Thomas Ellersick
Pingul and Richarte were also honored as Students of the Year, which came with $100 awards.
Edmonds teacher has chapter in new book
Edmonds-Woodway High School International Baccalaureate English teacher Katherine Thompson has a chapter in the soon-to-be released book “Adventures, Fantasy, and Dreams in Children’s Literature.”
The book focuses on children’s literature ranging through English literature of the last century as seen in the writings of Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, to name a few.
Thompson, who has taught in the Edmonds School District for eight years, is one of 15 contributors who authored 13 chapters that enable a reader to feel the adventures, fantasy and dreams in some of the most influential children’s literature of the past 150 years.