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Hazelwood Elementary PE teacher honored

The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) of Washington state recently named Scott Boyce, a physical education teacher at Hazelwood Elementary School in Lynnwood, the group’s P.E. Teacher of the Year.

Boyce was formally honored at the SHAPE Washington Workshop on Oct. 18 at Ingraham High School in Seattle.

Student work highlighted in winning online gallery

North Middle School art teacher Cynthia Gaub was recognized with a leadership award by Artsonia for having the sixth-highest ranked online student art gallery in the state on the website. In 2013-14, the Everett school’s gallery showcased 1,500 pieces of art. More than 11,921 online visits to the site have generated 110 comments.

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Two Edmonds librarians honored by state group

At the October Washington Library Media Association Conference, two Edmonds School District staff were recognized for their outstanding work in the field. Westgate Elementary School’s library information specialist Teresa Wittmann was named the WLMA Outstanding Teacher Librarian of the Year.

The district’s manager of libraries and instructional technology Kim Mathey was named the WLMA Supervisor of the Year.

Two from Lynnwood given scholarships

Two students from Lynnwood High School — Daniela Murgula and Megan Longfellow — received $5,000 college scholarships because of their connection with Junior Achievement and because “they have gone from surviving to thriving,” said LHS marketing teacher Don Ide.

Students from Lynnwood High worked at Safeco Field as part of a national campaign cosponsored by Junior Achievement and Taco Bell in cooperation with the Seattle Mariners. Students wore caps and gowns to ask other students to make pledges to stay in school through graduation.

Megan also spoke to 500 business leaders at the Dare to Dream Auction at Safeco Field and received a standing ovation. Daniela will be presenting at Biz Town in Yakima this spring.

Marysville director named president of WSSDA

Chris Nation, a member of the Marysville School Board, has been selected as the next president-elect of the Washington State School Directors’ Association Board of Directors. He will be sworn in Nov. 24. Nation has served on the Marysville board since 2009 and has served as WSSDA vice president for the past year. He was born in Seattle, attended schools in the Des Moines and Federal Way areas of South Puget Sound. He and his wife own a printing business.

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