School Winners

Local cadet honored at The Citadel

Cadet Daniel Joseph Walters of Snohomish was recently honored for outstanding academic achievement at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, during the fall semester.

Walters is seeking a bachelor’s degree in political science.

Walters achieved dean’s list recognition, which is given to those cadets and active duty military students registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point ratio is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work.

In addition, Walters earned a Gold Star for achieving a 3.7 grade point average or higher.

Dean’s list honors announced at Tufts

Chelsea Ongaro of Everett was named to the dean’s list at Tufts University in Massachusetts for the fall semester.

Dean’s list honors at Tufts University require a semester grade point average of 3.4 or greater.

Essay winners attend city MLK breakfast

This year’s winners of the Prodigies for Peace Essay Contest for Snohomish County’s Martin Luther King Celebration were recognized Jan. 12 at the Martin Luther King Diversity Breakfast in Everett.

Each of the winners were introduced at the breakfast by County Executive Aaron Reardon, judge Eric Z. Lucas, Everett Mayor Ray Stephenson, YMCA CEO Scott Washburn and United Way vice president Deborah Squires. Each received a plaque and read their essays.

This year’s winners were:

Grades nine to 12

First place: Perissa Turner, Mariner High School, Mukilteo.

Second place: Weyni Haddis, Mariner High School, Mukilteo.

Third place: Marlene Lopez Reyes, Mariner High School, Mukilteo.

Grades six to eight

First place: Samantha Lundell, Olympic View Middle School, Mukilteo.

Second place: Devon Kashishian, Harbour Pointe Middle School, Mukilteo.

Third place: Marci Zainwel, Explorer Middle School, Mukilteo.

Grades three to five

First place: Calista Nelwan, Discovery Elementary, Mukilteo.

Second place: Anirudh Prasad, Cedar Wood Elementary, Everett.

Third place: Rumi Gilani, Mill Creek Elementary, Everett.

Turner received a $500 savings bond, Lundell received a $250 savings bond, and Nelwan received a $100 savings bond for their first-place entries.

Mount Vernon student achieves high honors

Caitlin Lankford of Mount Vernon was named with highest honors to the fall dean’s list at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn.

The dean’s list includes full-time students with a grade point average during the semester of 3.65 or higher. Lankford is pursuing a degree in English at Northwestern.

Students honored at St. Mary Magdalen

Students of the month at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School in Everett have been selected for their high performance in specific learning tasks since the school year began.

In September, Clare Lyons, sixth grade; Noah Huard, seventh grade; and Meredith Shaw, eighth grade, were selected for their improvement in all curriculum areas.

In October, Samantha Ligman, sixth grade; Jane Weiand, seventh grade; and Lindsay Haub, eighth grade, were named for their positive attitudes.

The November students of the month were Adrian Szymanski, sixth grade; Joey Thompson, seventh grade; and Alex Thomas, eighth grade, who displayed their attentiveness to their schoolwork, activities and all who work with them.

In December, A.J. Koch, sixth grade; Sarah Crockett, seventh grade; and Daniel Schwab, eighth grade, were recognized for outward displays of their faith in God.

Snohomish County residents CWU grads

The following Snohomish County residents recently earned a degree from Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

Edmonds: Edwin Bondoc, Amanda Good and Kathryn Walker.

Everett: Diana Graves, Marvin Paras, Katherine Pickett, Robyn Spangler, Katherine Stipech, Tetyana Ulyanchuk and Roman Yarosh.

Lake Stevens: Cody Brooke, Daniel Casey, Robert LaCount and Cari McCole.

Lynnwood: Dai Chi Cheng, Ryan Henderson, Tarre Kroft, Zoe Lefrancois-Hanson, Jana Minaker, Long Nguyen, Mark Tacher, Turgut Tarhan, Anna Vuu, McKenzie Wimberly, Randall Wirtz and Christina Wise.

Marysville: William Garber, Emily Hammer and Solomon Knowlton.

Mill Creek: Robyn Fields and Cecilia Martinez.

Monroe: Kelly Melter.

Mountlake Terrace: Andrew Funk.

Mukilteo: Gina Rabon and Todd Smasal.

Snohomish: Stacey Gardner, Jason Kaloger, Nicole Morgan and David White.

Stanwood: Bryce Thorstad.

Tulalip: Amber Fischer.

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