Shorecrest High School wins spirit contest

  • Thursday, April 3, 2008 1:26pm

Shorecrest High School was recently selected as “The Most Spirited School in the Nation” after a national online voting video contest through the MaxPreps organization. The school was presented with a $5,000 check the morning of Thursday, March 27 during an assembly.

The three-minute video was created by Robben Van Winkle, Juliet Watson, Lee Clement, Aaron Meliza, Ed Peterson and Sean Weston.

The students were advised by Trent Mitchell. The winning video can be viewed at

Shorecrest’s video received 4,712 votes in the voting, which ended Dec. 31.

Top Food supports special education

On March 25, the managers of Top Food and Drug in Shoreline presented Veronica Cook, a Shorewood High School teacher of students with disabilities, with a check for $1,957.

The grocery store raised the money during their two-weekend car wash and barbecue to support the T-Bird Crew, a program at Shorewood for students with disabilities. The money will be used to help expand community opportunities for these students.

McKenna gives talk on parent liability

Rob McKenna, state attorney general, will give a talk on “Liabilities Parents Face When Parents Condone Teenage Drinking” at 7 p.m., April 8 in the Shorecrest High School Theater, 15343 25th Ave. NE. The talk will be followed by a question and answer session. It’s presented by Shorecrest High School PTSA and is free, with donations accepted.

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Shorewood orchestra takes first place

At the Northwest Orchestra Festival at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Ore., the Shorewood Symphony Orchestra took first place in its division for the second consecutive year.

The String Quartet, made up of Amy Leang, Calvin Jahng, Julia Hayes and Tobin Schindler took second place in the competitive chamber music division. The Chamber Ensemble took third place in the small orchestra division. The festival is the unofficial regional championship, drawing orchestras from British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California.

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