Three Everett students earn monthly Rotary honor

Rukia Yosif (Rotary Club of Everett)

Rukia Yosif (Rotary Club of Everett)

Everett Rotary names January students of the month

Three high school students were honored by the Rotary Club of Everett as the January Rotary Students of the Month.

Rukia Yosif, of Cascade High School, Frank Pinal, of Sequoia High School, and Micah Hogan, of Everett High School, received the praise at an online meeting of the Rotarians last week.

A leader at her school and beyond, Yosif is ASB President at Cascade and attends Equity and Access meetings to assist at the district level. She volunteered helping Cascade’s 59th annual food drive and is active in her mosque, organizing clothing drives and donations. She plans to study at Seattle Pacific University.

Frank Pinal (Rotary Club of Everett)

Frank Pinal (Rotary Club of Everett)

Pinal graduated this month with aspirations to pursue a business degree. Staff at Sequoia recognized Pinal for his compassion, maturity and as a privilege to have in class.

Micah Hogan (Rotary Club of Everett)

Micah Hogan (Rotary Club of Everett)

Known as a behind-the-scenes motivator, Hogan acts selflessly to organize events at Everett High School like Trunk or Treat and Winter Wonderland.

With a thoughtful vision and hard work, Micah was described by a teacher as the person who makes the magic happen.


Lynnwood professor earns distinct honor with CWU

Central Washington University named Anderson Parks, a management professor based at CWU-Lynnwood, as the Kuolt Distinguished Professor of Business.

A former global management professional with The Coca-Cola Company, Parks teaches by infusing those experiences leading strategic management, marketing and planning into his lessons.

Anderson Parks, a professor at CWU-Lynnwood, is the Kuolt Distinguished Professor of Business. (Central Washington University)

“Receiving the Kuolt Distinguished Professor of Business role is a tremendous honor, and I’m very grateful to be in a position to share what I’ve learned in my business career with students and industry,” Parks said. “My passion is to help build self-aware and mindful leaders, and I’m excited to continue that work in a broader and more impactful way.”

The award permits the College of Business to retain a faculty member with business experience who can connect the college and others at CWU with industry.

Granite Falls delivers awards for education success

From all corners of the Granite Falls School District, students were honored last week as second quarter Success in Education award winners for their focus in the classroom and commitment to supporting their peers.

Raymond Johnson, Jared Yaretz, Kaitlyn Cramer and Samuel Wagner from Granite Falls High School, Ivy Helm and Xavier Swanson from Crossroads High School, Adelle Glenn, Arwen Morgan and Danika Mace from Granite Falls Middle School, Joseph Johnson and Ursula Gallagher from Virtual Academy, Sarai Hildreth, Bentley Billington and Malia Haynes from Monte Cristo Elementary and Aubrey Connell, Isaiah Fitzhugh and Santiago Cortes of Mountain Way Elementary earned praise as a result of nominations from staff.

Two employees also received recognition for their service including Mountain Way Elementary teacher Emily Williams and support staff member Kevin Walker.

Mucker Awards were also given to staff for doing unheralded work. Winners were Curtis Sullivan, an information technology specialist, Dan Scollard, a technology manager, and Deon Freeman, an operations and maintenance supervisor.

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