School life: Winners

Lake Stevens honors staff contributions

Nominated and selected by their peers, five Lake Stevens School District employees will be recognized for creating a positive, caring and productive school environment through exceptional effort, dedication or performance.

November recipients of the APPLE Award are Emily Hathaway, third-grade teacher at Glenwood Elementary; Sonia Collins, educational assistant at Lake Stevens High School; Mitzi Mielke, educational assistant at Lake Stevens High School; Tami Miles, custodian at Cavelero Mid High School; and Emily Wolfe, librarian at Sunnycrest Elementary.

Awards will be presented 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Lake Stevens School Board meeting in the educational service center, 12309 22nd St. NE.

Snohomish names Panthers of quarter

Panthers of the first quarter at Snohomish High School are seniors Sean Damon and Eb MacPherson, juniors Stefan St. Marie and Halla Ahmad, and sophomores Luke Perry and Miranda Granger.

Snohomish High students honored

Snohomish High School students selected by the faculty as being outstanding students in their academic areas for the first quarter are Sadean Al-Ali in agriculture, Will Thomsen in art, Laurel Jarchow in business and technology, Kate Gilliam in English and debate, Natalie Siderius in English and drama, Catherine Helle in English, Brenna Huston in English and yearbook, Shelley Armbruster in family and consumer sciences, Breanna Edwards in marketing education, Corey Mueller in mathematics, Anna Chlebowski in music for band and also in science for biology, Stephanie Machan in music for chorus, Eb MacPherson in physical education and also in JROTC, Jacob Nourigat in physical science, Corey Mueller in social studies, Justin Weeks in trade and industry, Christine Cho in Chinese, Jessica Freitas in French, Andrew Romanick in German, and Kiku Mizuno in Spanish.

Madsen wins office on state organization

Karen Madsen, a member of the Everett School Board for 10 years, has been elected as vice president of the Washington State School Directors Association for 2008.

She has represented northwest Washington on the WSSDA Board of Directors since 2001, and is a member of the association’s Student Achievement Task Force.

Madsen has been active in WSSDA through service on the association’s resolutions committee and its urban issues committee, and on task forces on weighted voting and regional meetings. She also represented WSSDA to the State Board of Education’s 180-Day Waiver Task Force.

Madsen graduated from the Leadership WSSDA program’s class of 2006. She has been active in the Everett PTA, the Snohomish County Dispute Resolution Center, the Assistance League of Everett, and the Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform.

Whittier students to sing for state choir

Whittier Elementary School in Everett will have six students perform in an all-state choir Feb. 16 in Yakima.

They will be among the 180 performers.

The students are Josephine Franz, Brooke Higgins, Rachel Lienhard, Kaia McKinnon, Quinn Tetrault and Olivia Wagonblast.

Edmonds students win in poster contest

A reception for the “Best Book I Ever Read” Poster Contest winners for Edmonds area third-graders took place Nov. 16 at the Frances Anderson Center. Steve and Carmela D’Amico, who wrote and illustrated the “Ella the Elephant” books, were the featured speakers.

All winners received a certificate and a bookmark and the outstanding winners also received a $10 gift certificate to the Edmonds Bookshop.

This year’s outstanding award winners and the elementary schools they attend are Tayla Clark, Sherwood Elementary; Emily Davis, Maplewood; Syreese Delos Santos, Woodway; Brayden Falk, Seaview; Brandon Green, Holy Rosary; Gabby Guthrie, Holy Rosary; Samira Khadar, Sherwood; Sunny Kim, Sherwood; Melanya Laigo, Chase Lake; Lacey Lober, Homeschool Resource Center; Anna Mindt, Sherwood; Annaliese Nichols, Seaview; Isaiah Oakley, Chase Lake; Meghan Parker, Holy Rosary; Madelyn Reunanen, Sherwood; Jeannie Schroeder, Sherwood; Lauren Shin, Sherwood; Kendall Walsh, Holy Rosary; and Brian Zabala, Chase Lake.

Honorable mention award winners included Caroleve Axtelle, Maplewood; Elizabeth Becroft, Chase Lake; Marlena Boekhoff, Maplewood; Tate Busby, Homeschool Resource Center; Kiera Marie Butler, Holy Rosary; Kendra Cooper, Sherwood; Talia Daigle, Holy Rosary; Amanda Freeborn, Sherwood; Sarah Jahed, Seaview; Kaitlyn Kesselring, Seaview; Anna McDonald, Maplewood; David Orleans, Holy Rosary; David Phan, Sherwood; Ileana Saucedo, Sherwood; Tyanna Soliz, Sherwood; and Brittany Whitcutt, Sherwood.

Their posters are on display during November in the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street. The Best Book I Ever Read poster contest is an annual event that gives Edmonds third-grade and multi-age students an opportunity to make posters featuring a favorite book.

The contest was started 11 years ago to bring attention to National Children’s Book Week in November and to celebrate both the literary and visual arts.

The program is jointly sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission and the Friends of the Edmonds Library in cooperation with the Edmonds School District library media specialists.

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