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Garry Larson

Seven teen artists win national awards

Seven Snohomish County students have received national awards for their entries in the 2016 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards after receiving regional honors earlier this year.

At the national level, Christine Kim (Kamiak) received an American Visions Medal and Mackenzie Colby (Kamiak) received a Gold Medal. Silver Medals went to Jessica Phung (Mountlake Terrace), Nicole Anderson (Jackson), Izabel Babic (Snohomish), Vera Macabalo (Lake Stevens), and Braeden Federspiel (Marysville Pilchuck).

Everett teen gears up for D.C.

Everett High School junior Garry Larson was named a 2016 Gear Up Champion and will attend a July leadership conference in Washington D.C. He also is to be honored by the Everett School Board at its April 19 meeting.

Gear Up stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs. The program encourages low-income students to attend college. Larson has been in the program since the seventh grade.

Brier boy in top 10 for Geography bee

Logan Schnitzius, a seventh-grader at Brier Terrace Middle School in Brier, tied for sixth place at the 2016 National Geographic State Bee held April 1 at Pacific Lutheran University. He was the only local student to make the top 10. Moer than 100 students competed at the state level.

TSA students bring back state awards

The Washington Technology Student Association State Conference was held March 31-April 2 in Seattle. More than 850 participants from across the state took part in STEM-related events.

Snohomish County students with first-place awards: Nolan Degarlis, Dylan Breuer (2), Ian Dortch, Aidan Alderson (2), Derek Nguyen, Yuteng Wang, Cole Johnston, Meghan Park (Brier Terrace Middle School); Karis Ho, Claire Hsu, Sriharshita Musunuri, Yuna Shin, Justine Teoh, Elizabeth Kim, Lydia Kim, On Kwon, Daniel Yi (Jackson High School); Carlo Evangelisti, Hailey Holder, Kaitlynn Cuevas, Tyler Goshorn, Eric Moser (Cavelero Mid High School); Amy Harris (2), Delaney Harrell, Kiet Thai, Sergio Sanchez, Lupita Garcia-Serrano, Marck Primavera (Alderwood Middle School); Carter Garcea (2), Collin McKenzie, Cameron Plautz, Mitchel Roberts, Carlton McDonald (Stanwood High School); Sophie Burbank, Trevor Doan, Reiden Chea (Mountlake Terrace High School); Morgan Kintz, Garrett Hughes (Meadowdale Middle School).

Hawkeye chief gets $2K boost toward career

Paxtyn Merten, editor-in- chief of The Hawkeye student newspaper at Mountlake Terrace High School, was named the 2016 Lu Flannery Washington State ?Outstanding Journalist at the recent Washington Journalism Education Association State Convention. The honor includes a $2,000 scholarship.

Rotary Clubs highlight outstanding teens

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club recently named its Students of the Month for March.

Kamiak High School’s Henry Limm is a scholar-athlete who holds three school swim records. He helps coach the Edmonds Stingrays Special Olympics swim team. He plans a career in an engineering-related field.

Cascade High School’s Brooke Guidice is a school leader, cheerleading captain and president of the school’s Young Life group. She’s helped at a Mexican orphanage and has studied neuroscience over past summers. She plans to earn a degree in medicine.

Mariner High School’s Dolores Avalos was a chemistry department student of the month and is involved with chess, bowling and other activities. She volunteers and translates at the YMCA. She’s enlisting in the U.S. Army to become a medic.

The Rotary Club of Everett also recognized its Students of the Month: Rami Sabra and Martha Jeanice, of Cascade High School; Jake Amond, of Everett High School; and Zach Hawkey, of Sequoia High School.

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