DECA officers named
High schools throughout Snohomish County have named this year’s DECA officers. DECA is an international association of marketing students.
Here’s who’s serving:
ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
President: Michael Keating
Vice president of business partnerships: Stephanie Wildman
Vice president of community relations: DJ Lockwood
Vice president of communications: Jackie Miller
Sales manager: Colby Vouton
CASCADE HIGH SCHOOL
President: Lisa Im
Management team: Olivia Engle, Breanne Mattson, Felicia Quintana, Serena Andersen, Ashley Brazil.
Co-Presidents: Shannon Gnagey and Taylor Tindall
Vice-President: Katie Jaimes
Director of business operations: Amanda Wright
EVERETT HIGH SCHOOL
President: Elizabeth Pendergrass
Vice President: Grecia Aquilera
Vice President of promotions: My-hang Nguyen
Secretary: John Huynh
Historians: Ian Dawe and Britta Tunestam
HENRY M. JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL
President: Tia Lee
Vice president of administration: Tara Horne
Vice president of community service: Olivia Church
Vice president of fundraising: Abbie Ryan
Secretary: Kirsten O’Brien
Treasurer: Allison Carr
Public relations: Jackie Serame and Becca Nies
LAKE STEVENS HIGH SCHOOL
President: Lindsey Nelson
Vice President: Gretchen Gillis
Director of Finance: Erial ThreeStars
Director of communications: Heather Sessions
Director of merchandising: Taylor Warner
LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
President: Jen Lind
Vice President: Nick Devier
Secretary: Justine Bates
Treasurer: Brice Ellena
LYNNWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
President: Amy Bannister
Vice presidents: Nicole Umayam and Ala Al-zeir
Student store managers: Jayson Small-Despres, Nicole Warren and Samantha Wells
MARINER HIGH SCHOOL
President: Michelle Thompson
Vice president: Dina Putrya
Secretary: Vivianna Majia
Treasurer: Navkiran Aujla
Public relations: Kristy VenEman
Communications: Mathew Lane
MARYSVILLE-PILCHUCK HIGH SCHOOL
Presidents: Emily Schultz and Brent Castano
Vice presidents: Melissa Laurer and Mikayla Brown
Secretaries: Addie Dittenber and Becca Muscatell
Treasurers: Amanda Ibea and Dustin Green
Publicity directors: Clayton Hawkins and Edith Martinez
Historian: Frankie Nelson
New Eye producers: Kelly Opel, Taylor Ashton, Sara Snapp, Leslie James.
MEADOWDALE HIGH SCHOOL
President: Lola Yelistratova
MONROE HIGH SCHOOL
President: Oneyda Chavez
Vice president of communications: Chera Swanson
Vice president of administration: Kim Nelson
Vice president: Jillian Krisinger
Program development director: Kayla Stafford
Trustees: Marissa Overcast, Annalisa Unbedacht and Tristah Bell
District receives honor for sustainable buildings
The Edmonds School District has received a 2007 BetterBricks Award for its steps to build sustainable, high-performance designed buildings, including the new Lynnwood High School now under construction.
Edward Peters, director of capital projects, accepted the award Oct. 25 for his leadership on the projects. The new Lynnwood High School is a 215,000-square-foot building that will use passive ventilation, automatic dimming, condensing boilers and other features that are predicted to outperform the Washington State Energy Code by 50 percent.
BetterBricks is the commercial initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, which is supported by local electric utilities, and advocates for improvements to energy-related practices.
Western Washington University names summer honor roll
The following local students were named to Western Washington University’s summer honor roll. To qualify for the honor roll, students must complete at least 14 graded credit hours during a quarter and be in the top 10 percent of their class.
Ashley Stonebridge, Freeland; Abram Smith-Groening, Langley; Lillian Nelson, Monroe; Mollie Nelson, Snohomish and Angela Rossiter of Everett.
EdCC communications director wins accolades
Sharron Sellers, Edmonds Community College’s director of communications and marketing, was named communicator of the year at the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations District VII conference in October for her leadership in public relations at the college, state and Northwest region that includes nine states and provinces.
The college has received regional and national awards for its Web site, publications and marketing campaigns including two recent NCMPR awards for outstanding publications.
The college’s “What next?” postcard series mailed to high school students and its online brochure, www.edcc.edu/MyBrochure, earned gold honors.
Sellers has fostered marketing partnerships with Community Transit, the City of Lynnwood, Edmonds School District and Central Washington University-Lynnwood.
She’s served as president of the Public Information Commission of the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and worked on the statewide awareness campaign for community colleges “Creating Opportunities”.
Before coming to Edmonds Community College in 1998, Sellers was a lobbyist for the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association.
A community college alumna, she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Washington State University and her master’s in public administration at the University of Washington.