Northshore Middle School eighth grader Andrew Da placed second at the National History Day national competition for his paper titled “Raising the Flag in Iwo Jima: Triumph Rising from Tragedy.”
The competition was held June 9 through 13 at the University of Maryland, College Park campus.
Four other Northshore School District students participated at nationals. Northshore Middle School Teacher Alan Plummer also received a Teacher of Distinction award from the Naval Historical Foundation.
Everett students awarded scholarships
Lilyanna Sullivan of Cascade High School and Meleah Plank of Lake Stevens High School were awarded scholarships by the Philanthropic Educational Organization. The group is celebrating 150 years of women helping women reach for their educational goals.
Sullivan received the Isabelle Cuthbertson Scholarship of $1,500 for a graduating student who is pursuing a career in education (Isabelle Cuthbertson was a teacher in the Everett School District). Lilyanna has demonstrated leadership and compassion in being a peer tutor for special education, was a member of Advanced Leadership Class, a camp counselor at Camp Providence and a National Honors Society member. She plans to attend Western Washington University to become a special education teacher.
Plank received the STAR Scholarship of $2,500 from the Philanthropic Educational Organization. At Lake Stevens High School, Plank was FCCLA state vice president of programs and community service, vice president of Region 5 and chapter vice president of Public Relations. She earned several awards in regional, state, and national competitions including a first-place Gold National Award for her Career Exploration Project on Neurosurgeons. She also participated in National Honors Society & Key Club, receiving several awards for high academic achievement. At the University of Washington, Plank plans to major in Neuroscience/Pre-Medicine with plans to attend medical school to become a doctor.
Everett Rotary student of the month
This month’s Rotary of Everett Port Gardner’s Everett Community College Student of the Month is Melissa Angeles.
Angeles served as a student leader and student graphic design intern in Student LIFE since Fall 2018. Her advisors say she’s a great mentor and always goes above expectations to help other students.
Snohomish Education Foundation awards 186 scholarships to local grads
The Snohomish Education Foundation announced that through fundraising and community donations, it has awarded 186 scholarships totaling more than $170,000 to 127 graduating seniors from AIM, Glacier Peak, and Snohomish high schools.
The students were recently recognized at Senior Recognition Night at all three high schools. In attendance were members of the Snohomish School District Board, school district administrators, teachers, families and friends.
Since 1996, the Snohomish Education Foundation has awarded over $2,207,631 in scholarships to Snohomish School District graduates. In 2019, the foundation added three new scholarships; Gordon Cole Scholarship, Randy Thaut Memorial Sports Scholarship and the Ryan Seek Memorial Scholarship.
The Snohomish Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting student success through scholarships, classroom grants, District grants, and the Hansen Shoe Fund. As a community-based organization, the foundation relies on private donors and volunteers to carry out their mission of fostering learning by expanding opportunities for Snohomish School District students. For more information, visit www.snoed.org.