School winners

Lake Stevens names Apple Award winners

Lake Stevens School District employees will be recognized May 9 for creating a positive, caring and productive school environment.

April recipients of the Apple Award are: Kristin Odegaard, teacher at Glenwood Elementary; Josh Stults, mechanic at Lake Stevens School District transportation; Joie Ormsby, teacher at Cavelero Mid High; and Lezli Carroll, paraeducator at Lake Stevens High School.

The awards will be presented at the Lake Stevens School Board meeting.

Monroe High School scholars named

The Department Scholars for March at Monroe High School were recently announced.

The Department Scholar selections are determined by the teachers of each department.

March Scholars are: Allyson Carothers, agricultural acience; Ashley Roberts, art; David Hysmith, broadcasting; Taylor Gese and Olesya-Kseniya Khmarun, English;

Kylee Billings and Juan Pacheco-Gaspar, family and consumer science; Kailee Billerbeck and Ryan Gosselin, health; Belle Chen and Nicota Stevenson, history;

Rachael Delamare and Patrick Pham, instrumental music; Jackson Alesna, marketing; Carmen Alvarez, Shaye Sweet and Bridget Tueffers, math; Jeffrey Abbott, manufacturing mechnology;

Jackson Beaumont and Courtney Houser, physical education; Amy Chen and Emily Griesmer, world languages; Kelsey Anderson and Matthew Turner, ninth-grade humanities.

Central student wins Goldwater award

A junior at Central Washington University is one of six people in the state named a Goldwater Scholar in mathematics, science and engineering.

Troy Kilburn, a Lake Stevens native, plans to graduate in 2013 with a double major in chemistry and physics, and a mathematics minor.

He maintains a 3.88 cumulative grade point average, has been on the dean’s list since 2009, and is a member in both the Phi Kappa Phi and the Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Societies.

Nationally, 282 Goldwater Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,123 students who were nominated by faculties of colleges and universities. The one- and two-year scholarships are funded up to $7,500 per year.

Stanwood High team takes first in contest

The 2012 Stanwood High School Agricultural Mechanics Team placed first in a state competition April 19 at Walla Walla Community College.

The team of five members competed in the areas of Machinery and Equipment Systems, Electrical Systems, Structural Systems, Environmental and Natural Resource Systems, and a team activity that involved irrigation.

The team members competed against 20 teams from around the state. As individuals, Pat Swanson received first place; Curtis Flake received third place; Leif Small earned fifth place; Stephanie Hampton received seventh place; and Ashley Rich earned 11th place.

The team will represent the state in October at the national competition in Indianapolis, Ind.

Lodge honors top Snohomish students

Centennial Lodge 25 recently honored the top students from Snohomish High School, Glacier Peak High School and Aim High School.

The following students received the Masonic Scholastic Achievement Awards April 25:

Snohomish High School: Grifynn Clay, Maegan Nelson, Kyle Gionet, Anna Pisca, Tanner Perry, Amy Stevens, Colin Laufmann, Anne Magnus, Liam Potocsnak, Joseph Riggs, Alexandra Dreher and Marin Jocobson.

Glacier Peak High School: Nathan Pratt, Jared Bartsch, Catherine Evangelista, Katelyn Bianchini, Kyle Bjornethun, Charlotte Robinson, Nakul Malhotra, Amy-Eloise Neale, Grayson Steele, Rachel Steranka, Damir Zhaksilikov, Erin Wygant and Courtney Chheng.

AIM High School student Jacob Stevens also received an award.

Snohomish School District Educators of the Year awards were given to Jean Carwin and David Weller.

Cascade student’s art bought for display

Cascade High School senior Kyle Schuman’s piece titled, “Still life With little chair,” was chosen for this year’s Superintendent Purchase Award.

A work of art from the High School Art Show is purchased every year for permanent display in the Education Service Center. Kyle has won two years in a row.

The Everett Public Schools Foundation sponsors the art show and the purchase award.

Leobardo Carmona, a senior at Everett High School, won the EPSF Visual Arts Scholarship of $1,000. A second $500 scholarship was awarded to Taras Ilchuk, a senior at Cascade High School. Both students plan to pursue art studies in college next year.

Students place in math competition

Grace Academy in Marysville recently won first places in the Northwest Region of the Association of Christian Schools International Math League Competition in geometry and algebra 2.

Schools in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Montana and Idaho participated.

Grace students who placed individually in the algebra 2 competition are Julianna Bethune, first place; Sam Galbreath, second place; Joelle Moussi, fourth place; and Derek He, fifth place.

Those who placed in the geometry competition are Matthew Tuttle, first place; Rami Moussi, second place; and Chris Eldred, third place. In calculus, Scott Lee scored first place and Brandon Thompson scored fourth place.

The competition was held at Grace Academy in April.

College student studying in Japan

Nicholas Oen, 22, is completing his senior spring semester at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.

Oen plans to graduate in August from Seattle University with a bachelor of the arts degree in humanities and a bachelor of science general science with concentrations in biology and math.

Oen is the son of Ken and Dee Dee Oen of Mukilteo. Sophia University Exchange Program is sponsored by Seattle University.

Writing contest winners named

A prize of having their names fictionalized in a new fantasy book prompted students at Sultan and Gold Bar Elementary Schools to write a one-page paper revealing what magical power they would have, and how they would use it.

The entries were judged on originality, creativity and ability to express thoughts.

The winners at Sultan Elementary were third-grader Cole Lance and second-grader Seth Sorgen.

Honorable mentions went to fourth-grader Nathan Balcarcel. and third-graders Belen Gutierriz-Pena and Keely Venable.

The winners from Gold Bar were fifth-grader Sierrah Henriksen and fourth-grader Jamie Atkinson.

Honorable mentions were given to fourth-grader Grace Elliott, and third-graders Carley McCartney and Jade Wright.

The contest was created and sponsored by local author and illustrator, Nan Whybark. The winners will have their names fictionalized in her fantasy Earth to Irth Series Book 3, “The Matriarch and the Magic,” expected to be released in 2013.

Lake Stevens service club recognized

North Lake Middle School’s Builders Club recently received first place in the Pacific Northwest District 2011-2012 Builders Club book contest.

Members of the Builders Club, a middle school club associated with Kiwanis Club, described the services and fundraising projects that benefit their school and community.

The club’s book depicted these projects in detail.

In addition, Elizabeth Stanton was awarded first place in the 2011-2012 speech contest.

Both entries have been submitted to Kiwanis International for further judging.

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