National Merit finalist
Megan Crenshaw of Marysville-Pilchuck High School, was named a National Merit finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Foundation. Finalists are considered for one of more than 8,200 National Merit Scholarships to be awarded this spring. Finalists represent less than one-half of 1 percent of each state’s graduating class.
Archbishop Murphy to state Mock Trial
The senior Mock Trial team from Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School qualified for the 2007 YMCA State Mock Trial Championships after finishing second at a Feb. 10 district meet in Everett. The state championship will be held March 23-25 in Olympia.
Jilk in People to People
Lindsay Jilk, a student at Eisenhower Middle School in Everett, was accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum to be held March 5-11 in Washington, D.C. Lindsay will earn high school credit while studying leadership and exploring the nation’s capital and surrounding historic areas. Lindsay was selected based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.
ORCA team finishes third at state event
Students from Everett Community College’s high-school Ocean Research College Academy placed third at the recent Washington State Ocean Sciences Bowl, better known as the Orca Bowl.
The team, led by captains Luke McKinley and Jillian Bennett, practiced for eight weeks for the Jeopardy-style academic competition. Sixteen teams competed. Other team members were Sam Ciarcia, Brianne Patterson and Kendra Baird. Teacher Ardi Kveven was the team’s coach.
Gonzaga announces President’s List
Students on the Gonzaga University President’s List in Spokane, include:
Bothell: Andrea Rose Woods
Everett: Stephanie L. Hatchell, Amanda Marie Tallman, Jessalyn Noelle Uchacz
Marysville: Andrea Michelle Crow
Monroe: Katherine Ann Love
Snohomish: Emily Lynn Stecher Bartelheimer, Brett Thomas MacIntyre
Students on deans’ lists
Local students on college and university deans’ lists include:
Adam Aljets, Everett, Grove City College, Grove City, Pa.
Kale Lauer, Everett, Montana State University, Billings, Mont.
Alexis Powell, Everett, Julie A. Medema, Marysville; George Fox University, Newberg, Ore.
Kristin Joy Zietz-Alcala, Everett, University of Washington, Seattle
Michelle C. Gyeney, Mill Creek, Boston University, Boston
College students tops at Hampton jazz fest
Local students were among Bellevue Community College musicians who took first place in five categories at the recent Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho. Among the top-finishing jazz combo’s members were Sam Balaoing of Brier (piano) and John Tezak of Arlington (guitar). Among the college’s top-finishing vocalists was Mia Gonzales of Arlington (alto).