School Briefs

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:01pm

Demolition bid picked for Scriber Lake High School

The Edmonds School Board has approved work to demolish portions of Scriber Lake High School.

The low bidder was Nuprecon of Snoqualmie, which submitted a $391,750 base bid.

Scriber Lake, an alternative high school, will move into temporary quarters next fall while a permanent school in the existing school district service center is built.

The existing Scriber Lake site will be converted into the school district headquarters and house other district operations, such as the transportation department.

Students defend title at ASL Bowl

Mountlake Terrace High School’s American Sign Language, or ASL, students defended their championship at Shoreline Community College’s third annual Washington Schools ASL Bowl May 5. A team of students from the Edmonds Homeschool Resource Center came in third place. Lacy Cook, Molly Corby, Jonathan Floresca, Amber O’Hara, Stephanie Morraitis and Brittany Ridgeway made up the Mountlake Terrace team. Ashley Gunn, Kelsey Ferguson and Christian Stewart represented the Homeschool center.

The competition merged the styles of the television game show “Jeopardy” with the National Association of the Deaf’s biannual Deaf College Bowl.

Students, Rotary build house in Lynnwood

The Edmonds School District Carpentry Building Construction Program has almost finished its 33rd student built house.

The district program includes juniors and seniors from the Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline school districts who have built the new 2,149 square foot home at 20717 56th Ave. W. in Lynnwood.

Jenny Wachter is one of the program’s teachers. Scott Hammond is the other teacher and the two received volunteer help with the students from one of the program’s former instructors, Randy Riddle.

Each year, with help of Lynnwood Rotary Club members, a piece of land is found and used to build the teacher-led and student-built home.

Lynnwood Rotary honors these teachers and students, and this year each student and teacher received a $100 bill.

The top prizes, gifts of tools and other equipment were given to eight top students: Rolondo Beurcill, Spencer Jacobson, Jon Lee, Britt Murray, Nigel Nagel, Josh Ratcliff, Aaron Reynolds and Griffin Scheurer.

For information, call Bernie Sigler at 425-745-1938 or see

Meadowdale MS student first in contest

Meadowdale Middle School seventh-grade student Laura Ehl won first place in the Western Washington category of the 2007 “Biomedical Breakthroughs and My Life” essay contest organized by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research.

Ehl’s essay was inspired by her father’s triple bypass surgery. She had guidance in working on the essay from her teacher, Alisha Ackley.

Of 220 essays received, Ehl is one of 14 winners. She received a $100 cash prize, a certificate with her name and essay title, and the chance to meet a wide range of scientists at the Allen Institute.

The essay contest asks students in seventh and eighth grades to explore how biomedical research has impacted their lives.

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