School Winners for Aug. 29, 2016

School Winners for Aug. 29, 2016

Jackson junior to sit on Everett School Board

Henry M. Jackson High School junior Dhruvik Parikh will serve as the newest student representative on the Everett School Board in 2016-17. His first meeting will be in September. He was introduced to board members at a May meeting.

Parikh will be “the latest in a series of student representatives whose voice, if not vote, weighs in on district governance issues,” according to Everett School District staff. He also is expected to serve his senior year.

Student representatives have been sitting with board members since 2011.

“What better way to have our number one customer ‘at the table’ when we make decisions?” said Board President Ted Wenta.

In his application for the position, Parikh wrote that he wants to make STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) a priority and to help every student graduate from high school. He believes this work is done by helping every student feel connected to the administration and school community.

Scholarship for Glacier grad

SUNY Oswego has awarded Lauren White, of Snohomish, a Destination Oswego Scholarship, which goes to high-achieving students from outside New York state.

White reserved a place at SUNY Oswego for fall 2016, majoring in broadcasting and mass communication. She last studied at Glacier Peak High School, and is scheduled to begin classes Aug. 29. The scholarship is worth between $5,000 and $9,000.

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