CC students named to all-state team
Local community college students were honored March 24 in Olympia after their selections to the All-Washington Academic Team. The honor recognizes students for scholastic achievement and community and college service. Each award comes with a $250 scholarship.
Colleges nominate up to two students for the honor.
The Edmonds Community College honoree is Soohwan Jung, of Korea. Jung carries perfect grades and is involved in student government and other activities. He plans to transfer to a four-year university to continue his studies in math.
Everett Community College honored two students.
Erin Espeland, of Arlington, started at EvCC while in high school. She is the principal oboe of the Fidalgo Youth Symphony Orchestra. She is studying physics, a passion that led her to a summer program at Brown University. “From cosmology to particle physics, I was taught that the sky quite literally is the limit.”
Spencer Knapp, of Everett, is a Running Start high school student. An active volunteer, he founded a business in 2013 with a neighbor that focuses on environmentally conscious merchandise. His long-term business aspirations include starting a “green gym” and continuing his philanthropic focus.
Jackson researchers move on
Jackson High School’s Science Research and Engineering Club gained regional recognition for their work and move on to larger forums.
Dhruvik Parikh’s research placed second in its category and won several awards at the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair held March 12 in Bellevue. Through a separate symposium, Parikh also has been invited to compete at the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium’s National Fair in May.
Sriharshita Musunuri’s research placed first in her category and was named Grand Champion at the Bellevue event. She moves on to the international Intel Science and Engineering Fair later this spring.
Whittier principal one of region’s best
Tony Wentworth, principal of Whittier Elementary School in Everett, has been named a 2016 Regional Elementary Principal of the Year. Wentworth began working in the Everett School District in 2008 as assistant principal at Evergreen Middle School before becoming principal at Whittier in 2013.
Kiwanis honor Snohomish students
The Kiwanis Club of Snohomish recently honored its Snohomish School District Students of the Quarter: Jonathon Andrade, Evan Blume, Reese D’Hondt, Ignacio Flores, Rachel Kisela, Rhen Kline, Aidan Fox, Jennifer Mendez Pacheco, Cole Russon, Lilly Stephens, Sarah Stjern, Marissa Tallman, Tia Vogtsberger and Peyton Young.
Two cadets earn first-place awards
The Marysville School District Navy Junior ROTC competed at a regional event against 26 other schools March 19 in Spanaway. The Quil Ceda Battalion finished fourth overall.
Cadets Micah Adriano and Sydney Vidal each took first place for their roles as drill team commanders. Both attend Marysville BioMed Academy on the Marysville Getchell High School campus.
The Marysville group this year has seen its largest senior class yet, at 30 cadets. So far, four have enlisted in the military.
A public performance is planned for 6:30 p.m. April 27 at the Marysville Pilchuck High School gym, 5611 108th St. NE. The annual event is a way to thank the community for its support. Donations for the food bank are encouraged.
Students spread Easter cheer
The kindergarten students in Marcia Milfs’ and Gale Waller’s classes at Cedar Park Christian School’s Lynnwood campus donated items and assembled 36 Easter baskets for the children who live at the Everett Gospel Mission Women’s Shelter. All the children at the shelter, from ages 3 months to 13 years, received a basket filled with meaningful items and lots of goodies. The baskets were delivered March 25, in time for the holiday.
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