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Super reader at Whittier in Everett

Julia Blair, of Everett, earned 1,000 Accelerated Reader points in one week. Julia completes the fifth grade today at Whittier Elementary School. As a third-grader she earned 510 points, as a fourth-grader 856 points and she achieved her 1,000-point goal for her fifth-grade year.

Snohomish group awards students

The Snohomish Education Foundation recently handed out 179 scholarships totaling a record $203,049, more than one-third above last year’s total. The scholarships are funded by local businesses, community organizations, community members and the Snohomish Education Foundation.

Scholarship recipients (some received more than one): Abigail Abraham, Erin Adams, Erin (Abby) Adams, Paul Albertine, Jessica Albin, Austin Amrein, Bailey Anderson, Jessica Awe, Rachel Bertapelle, Katherine Bonner, Madison Brewer, Hannah Canfield, Margaret Chambers, Bailey Cheney, Madison Cole, Allie Collins, Emily Coronado, Jaycee Counley, Russell Crippen, Lyndsey Dalton, Brooklyn Dana, Anna Dombal, Alexandra Dreher, Danielle Durand, Gregory Eagle, Kyleen Ellingsen, Alison Erickson, Ryan Fairhurst, Katherine Fee, Grace Filipcic, Danielle Ford, Sheyla Frausto, Inga Furuness, Sophia Gaffney, Jose Garcia

Sarah Gertler, Kyle Gionet, Morgan Green, Alexa Grobelny, Lindsey Hall, Destinee Halverson, Joshua Hammond, Katelin Harris, Casey Heim, Paige Helms, Hailey (Laura) Henderson, Adaline Henry, Mike Hildreth, Julianna Hobbs, Emily Howell, Bailey Ingalls, Marin Jacobson, Reanna Jarchow, Emma Johnson, Mackenzie Kennedy-Hubler, Amy Kibby, Brianna Langley, Colin Laufmann, Christian Linder, Juan Machuca-Garin, Nakul Malhotra, Megan McCormick, Mitchell McCulley, Kaelyn McKeehen, Maria Medina-Ramirez, Daniel Miller, Kalie Morrell, Ashleigh Mueller, Taylor Nelson, Sara Nixon, Kaden Nugent, Madison Ober, Aubrey Pederson, Zachary Pederson, Tanner Perry, Adison Pigg, Anna Pisac, Liam Potocsnak, Elizabeth Pratt, Jacob Proffitt, Janelle Reimers, Anastacio Rivera, Charlotte Robinson, Ryan Rodriguez, Sarah Ross, Carly Ruiz

Sydne Salcedo, Laura Sanchez, Aaron Sewell, Jake Smiley, Ellen Smith, India Smith, Jazzlyn Smith, Mackenzie Smith, Tatiana Smith, Dakota Spani, Evangeline Starchman, Grayson Steele, Rachel Steranka, Amy Stevens, Logan Stimson, Tim Sundine, Alexanderia Thomas, Leah Thomas, Rachel Thomas, Erik Titterness, Lydia Tompkins, Lindsey Top, Bailey Toupin, Nia Trimbo, Roxanne Van Leuven, Briana Vandenbrink, Robert Venema, Alexis Weare, Alisa Wilson, Jesse Wilson, Autumn Wunderlich, Erin Wygant, Randee Zerger, Damir Zhaksilikov.

The scholarships were sponsored by the Foundation and a wide variety of other groups, from Valley General Hospital to the local garden club. Learn more at

MAP Scholars honored

Nearly 200 people attended the YMCA of Snohomish County’s 13th annual Minority Achievers Program (MAP) Recognition &Scholarship Banquet on May 29 to recognize and celebrate MAP students, volunteers, staff, and supporters and to award scholarships to students of color and immigrant students.

This year, 11 students received scholarships, thanks to the EverTrust Foundation, American Distributing Company, and the Seattle Foundation: Luis Alcantara, Marysville Getchell High School Academy of Construction and Engineering; Noemi Galvan and Israel Lopez, Marysville Pilchuck High School; Juan Medina, Washington State High School; Alexis Santana, Monroe High School; Sergio Barrera and Mirna Barraza, Everett High School; Alex Thiongo, Avnil Prasad, Zahraa’ Al-Mayyahi and Djakaridja Sanogo, Mariner High School.

Local thespians honored at 5th Ave

The envelopes have been opened and the winners announced, and several Snohomish County students received awards June 11 during The 11th annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater.

During the award ceremony, presented like a high school version of the Tony Awards, 2,200 teenagers dressed in costume and accepted awards in 21 categories, from Outstanding Overall Musical Production to Outstanding Lobby Display.

Local winners were selected from more than 10,000 students and 88 schools. They are:

Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role: Nell Colyn as Mae, Edmonds Heights K-12, “The Pajama Game”

Special Honors, Student Achievement: Samantha Kelley and Brenna Stratton, Edmonds Heights K-12; Violet Walsh, Kamiak High School; and Lexi Jason, Marysville Pilchuck High School.

3 Kamiak debaters going to nationals

Three members of the Kamiak High School debate team will be going to the National Forensic League’s National Speech and Debate Tournament, June 16-21 in Birmingham, Ala.

Jamis Barcott will compete in student congress, extemporaneous speaking and Lincoln-Douglas debate; Alice Huang will compete in oratory and cross-examination debate; and Serena Chalaka also qualified in cross-examination debate. They are among 36 students in the state to qualify for nationals.

Barcott was the state champion in both Lincoln-Douglas debate and impromptu speaking.

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