Northshore Students Win State History Day Awards
Nine Student Projects To Compete at National Competition
Thirty Northshore students won awards for their history projects at the Washington State History Day Competition May 4, in Bellevue, Wash., and nine Northshore projects are eligible to compete at the national level. Students earning a first or second place award can attend the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., June 9-13, where projects from across the United States, American Samoa, Guam, International Schools and Department of Defense Schools in Europe will meet and compete at either the junior (grades 6-8) or senior (grades 9-12) level.
Northshore state award winners, their category of competition, placement, project name and school of attendance are:
Junior Individual Documentary
First place—Charlie Bohlin, “The Secret of Life: The Discovery of DNA’s Structure,” Leota Junior High School
Second place—Wilson Turk, “The P-51 Mustang, The Plane That Changed the War,” Northshore Junior High School
Fourth place—Zarah Khan, “Seattle’s Gold Rush: A Northwest Turning Point,” Northshore Junior High School
Junior Group Documentary
First place—Mason Burdge and Michael Hadreas, “ESPN, Turning Point in Broadcasting and Media Revolution,” Northshore Junior High School
Fifth place—Bennett Lewis and Anna Plampin, “The Space Race: Revolutionizing Space Exploration,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Sixth place—Joey Wick and Colton VanTil, “Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Pivotal Point in American Society,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Junior Individual Exhibit
First place—JoHanna Flahiff, “The Lacey Acts: The Birth of Conservation Legislation,” Northshore Junior High School
Second place—Bryce Coyne, “Rising from the Ashes of the Great Fire: The Creation of Physical and Financial Fire Protection,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Third place—Christopher Ragan, “Smallpox: The Death of a World Wide Disease,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Fourth place—Jordan Hailey, “The Treaty of Versailles,” Northshore Junior High School
Fifth place—Morgan Baccus, “The Great Depression: Impacts of the Grand Coulee Dam,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Sixth place—William Darwent-Rice, “Titanic: The Story of the Unsinkable Ship,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Junior Individual Performance
First place—Anael Kuperwajs, “The Final Solution: The Horrific Turning Point that Prompted the Jewish Holocaust,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Third place—Emma Atkinson, “Uncle Sam’s Nieces,” Northshore Junior High School
Fourth place—Megan Schuh, “Forward into Light: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Washington State,” Northshore Junior High School
Junior Individual Web site
Second place—Brenden Rogers, “Walt Disney: Shaping the Golden Age,” Sunrise Elementary School
Fourth place—Nate Pietraszak, “Sputnik 1: Catalyst for U.S. Space Exploration,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Sixth place—Ashley Gothenquist, “The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and the Lake Washington Ship Canal; How it Changed Seattle’s History,” Northshore Junior High School
Senior Group Exhibit
First place—Helen and Erin Lee, “Turning Points for Women in Journalism: WWII, Vietnam, and the Civil Rights Era,” Woodinville High School
Senior Individual Web site
First place—Megan Messer, “Educating the Disabled: A Special ‘IDEA’,” Woodinville High School
Fourth place—Alexandra Besson-Bode, “Mary Wollstonecraft: The Mother of Feminism,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Junior Group Exhibit
Fourth place—Elaine Huynh and Ariana Stenson, “Model T Ford: Shifting American into the Fast Lane,” Northshore Junior High School
Junior Group Performance
Sixth place—Eva Sullivan and Julia Hughes, “The Titanic: The Most Life-changing Shipwreck in History,” Timbercrest Junior High School
Senior Individual Performance
Third place—Allyson Wheaton, “The Battle of Trenton: Morale Miracle,” Timbercrest Junior High School
In addition, Northshore Junior High School eighth-grader Wilson Turk’s junior individual documentary received the Lyle L. Nelson Research Award, Northshore Junior High School eighth-grader JoHanna Flahiff’s junior individual exhibit received the Animal Welfare Award, Northshore Junior High School eighth-grader Megan Schuh’s junior individual performance received the Washington State Historical Society Award, Timbercrest Junior High School eighth-grader William Darwent-Rice’s junior individual exhibit received the Naval History Award, Timbercrest Junior High School eighth-grader Bryce Coyne’s junior individual exhibit received the Temple of Justice Award, Timbercrest Junior High School ninth-grader Allyson Wheaton’s senior individual performance received the Colonial History Award (senior level) and Northshore Junior High School received the 2013 Washington History Day Most Outstanding School Award. (posted 5.17.13)
Northshore DECA Teams Shine at International Conference
Inglemoor Finishes Second and Woodinville Finishes Fourth in Nation
Inglemoor and Woodinville high school Distributive Educational Clubs of America (DECA) teams once again produced impressive results finishing second and fourth respectively at the 65th Annual International Career Development Conference (ICDC) held April 24-27 in Anaheim, Calif.
More than 13,000 high school marketing and DECA students from the United States, Canada, Germany, Puerto Rico and Guam competed in the international competition. The six-day conference ended with the Grand Awards ceremony where recognition was given to the top ten winners in each of the 35 competition categories.
Northshore’s national results include:
First Place, Dan Briggs and James Takami, Inglemoor, Marketing Communications
Second Place, Shelby Heath and Geena Glen, Woodinville, Hospitality & Tourism Team Decision Making
Second Place, Kalei Munsell, Woodinville, Fashion Merchandising Promotion Plan
Second Place, Matthias Argenyi, Woodinville, Restaurant and Food Service Marketing
Third Place, Danny Schied, Woodinville, Entrepreneurship
Third Place, Marisa Lauck and Julia Bauman, Inglemoor, Business Law and Ethics
Third Place, Brian Cullinan and Ryan Johnson, Inglemoor, Buying & Merchandising
Third Place, Kety Bloch, Inglemoor, Professional Selling
Third Place, Ben Baxter and Marc Lotorto, Inglemoor, Entrepreneurship Growing Your Business
Fourth Place, Shane Buller and Kathleen Zhou, Inglemoor, Professional Selling
Fourth Place, Bailey Cullinan and Elodie Li, Inglemoor, Hospitality Services
Fourth Place, Jeffrey Ni and Kevin Bi, Inglemoor, Sports & Entertainment
Fourth Place, Lori Vermurlen, Inglemoor, Automotive Services
Fourth Place, Chris Brummer, Inglemoor, Quick Serve Restaurant
Fourth Place, JD White, Inglemoor, Restaurant & Food Services
Fourth Place, Aileen Chang and Lilian Liang, Inglemoor, Advertising Campaign
Fourth Place, Megan Rigby, Inglemoor, Entrepreneurship Franchise
Fourth Place, Lauren Vandivort, Inglemoor, Professional Selling
Students placing in the top 20 and as finalists include Melanie Logan, Woodinville, Hospitality & Professional Selling; Briegan Sims, Woodinville, Hospitality and Professional Selling; Melanie Logan, Woodinville, Hospitality & Professional Selling; Madelyn Cline, Sophie Fleuret and Emily Chambers, Woodinville, Advertising Campaign; Micah Rubart, Woodinville, Quick Service Restaurant Marketing; Riley Poole, Inglemoor, Buying and Merchandising Operations Research; Jim Bishop, Inglemoor, International Business Plan; Alex Fuller, Inglemoor, International Business Plan; Jonathan Meiusi and Emily Carpenter, Inglemoor, Hospitality; Madison Brock and Dan Holt, Inglemoor, Travel and Tourism; and Janie Reid and Jade Wy, Inglemoor, Travel and Tourism.
Students recognized on stage for personal efforts include Nick Hering, Inglemoor, Professional Selling; Camellia Clark, Inglemoor, Food Marketing; Ali Darvish, Inglemoor, Hotel & Lodging; Emmy Billmaier and Chloe Callahan, Woodinville, Hospitality & Tourism Decision Making; Tyler Matheson and Noah An, Woodinville, Top Test Score; and Jacob Hoogerwerf, Woodinville, Top Role Play. (posted 5.15.13)
Inglemoor High School’s Student Musicians Capture Highest Honors at Heritage International Music Festival
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Susan DelBene in Washington D.C.
Inglemoor High School’s Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble took the nation’s capital by storm during their trip to Washington D.C., April 11-16. The students had opportunities to explore the many historical highlights of our nation’s capital, had a personal meeting with Washington’s 1st Congressional District Congresswoman Susan DelBene, saw “Hello Dolly” in Ford Theater and the orchestra gave a special performance at the National Association for Music Education headquarters in Reston, Va.
Under the direction of Inglemoor music directors Jim Rice and Ted Christensen, all three music groups really turned heads at the Heritage International Music Festival on April 13. Each group won the Gold Award—scores over 90 from all judges, the Adjudicators Award—scores over 93 from all judges and the Outstanding Band Award—highest score overall regardless of classification.
In addition, the Inglemoor instrumental music program won the Outstanding Instrumental Program Award and Sasha Stavilla earned a Maestro Award as an outstanding soloist with the Jazz Band.
“Our students were fantastic ambassadors for Inglemoor High School,” said Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra music director Jim Rice. “They were absolutely wonderful to travel with, performed admirably on all occasions and were positive representatives of their school community.” (posted 5.10.12)
Northshore FBLA Students to Attend National Leadership Conference
Eleven Northshore high school Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students will start summer vacation in Anaheim, Calif., competing at the FBLA National Leadership Conference, June 27-30. Inglemoor High School students Gary Wang, Jasmine Hawkins and Kevin Jin and Woodinville students Kassidy Bruhn, Joshua Granaada, Michael Aldridge, Heather Brevard, Phillip Dougherty, Robert Luo, Nicholas Taylor and Jacob Yee will be competing for honors and scholarship money.
FBLA chapters from across the country help high school students prepare for careers in business and business-related fields. The FBLA-PBL's National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Through the state and national leadership conferences, students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills.
Northshore FLBA students competed at the State Leadership Conference and the results of their efforts are:
Banking and Financial Systems—Kassidy Bruhn and Joshua Granaada, Woodinville High School
Creed—Srishti Mathur, Bothell High School
Entrepreneurship—Michael Aldridge, Heather Brevard and Phillip Dougherty, Woodinville High School
Health Care Administration—Gary Wang, Inglemoor High School
Introduction to Business Communication—Gary Wang, Inglemoor High School
Management Decision Making—Robert Luo and Nicholas Taylor, Woodinville High School
Marketing—Nicholas Taylor and Jacob Yee, Woodinville High School
Public Speaking I—Jasmine Hawkins, Inglemoor High School, first place
Banking and Financial Systems—Nicholas Taylor and Jacob Yee, Woodinville High School
Global Business—Brandon Granaada and Robert Luo, Woodinville High School
Word Processing II—Kevin Jin, Inglemoor High School
Banking and Financial Systems— Heather Brevard, Zachery Powell and Ty Winther, Woodinville High School
Business Financial Plan—Scott An and Morgan Wang, Inglemoor High School
Computer Game & Simulation Programming—Joshua Kim, Justin McKissick and Larry Taicz, Woodinville High School
E-Business—Makenzie Ley, Bothell High School
Future Business Leader—Gabrielle Hall, Woodinville High School
Management Decision Making—Syrus Le and Nicholas McAlister, Inglemoor High School
Word Processing I—Hannah Bolotin, Woodinville High School
Business Law—Anderson Zhou, Woodinville High School
Business Plan—Willa Zhao, Inglemoor High School
Business Presentation—Ellie McCaw and Emily Neubert, Woodinville High School
Computer Problem Solving—Lars Olsson, Inglemoor High School
Economics—Grant Sportelli, Woodinville High School
Management Decision Making—Heather Brevard, Walker Bruhn and Dalton Mann, Woodinville High School
Management Information Systems—Lars Olsson, Nick Pong and Morgan Wang, Inglemoor High School
Technology Concepts—Artem Minyaylov, Woodinville High School
Community Service Project—Aaron Lutz, Megan McShane and Sammi Scuderi, Bothell High School
Database Design & Applications—Karthik Ramesh, Woodinville High School
Digital Video Production—Joe Nguyen and Kevin Pham, Woodinville High School
Economics—Zachery Powell, Woodinville High School
Emerging Business Issues—Veronica Guenther, Dalton Mann and Grant Sportelli, Woodinville High School
Management Information Systems—Sydney Burke, Alison Ng and Ethan Tsai, Woodinville High School
Marketing—Katie Arneson and Rachel Fillman, Bothell High School
Bothell High School FBLA won first place for most money raised for a charity—over $8,000 for March of Dimes. And, while Creed is not considered a national competition event, Bothell High School sophomore Srishti Mathur will have the honor of reciting her creed at the 2014 state leadership conference. (posted 5.10.12)
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Inglemoor's Sunny Hong's Artwork Selected as Runner Up in 2013 Congressional Art Competition
Inglemoor student Sunny Hong's artwork titled "Embracing You" was chosen as runner up in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for Washington's 1st Congressional District. Hong's artwork will be displayed in Congresswoman Susan DelBene's congressional office. (posted 5.8.13)
Woodinville's Chelsea Bateman Wins Eastside Republican Club's Essay Contest
Woodinville senior Chelsea Bateman won best essay in the Eastside Republican Club’s annual essay contest and was presented with a $1,000 scholarship at the ERC’s monthly meeting May 7 in Redmond, Wash. This year’s essay topic was “What is the best way to stop gun violence without infringing on the rights protected by the Second Amendment?” Click here to view essay. (posted 5.8.13)
Inglemoor High School Student Places Third in State in Duck Stamp Contest
Inglemoor High School junior Jessica Cheung placed third in the state in the 2013 Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest. Her watercolor of a northern pintail duck will be on exhibit at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge through the spring of 2014.
The contest received 150 entries from Washington. The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest, open to students in grades K–12, is the culmination of a year-long Junior Duck Stamp conservation program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students use their new knowledge to draw, paint or sketch a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species to enter in the art contest. (posted 4.26.13)
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Canyon Park Junior High School’s Science Olympiad Team Advances to National Competition
Canyon Park Junior High School’s Science Olympiad team won the B (grades 7-9) division at the Washington State Science Olympiad competition and is advancing to the national competition to be held May 17-18 at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
The Canyon Park team competed against 19 other schools in 25 categories covering biology, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, physics, and technology. Canyon Park’s individual results include:
First — Heredity, Ali McAllister-Day and Casey Sim
First — Reach for the Stars, Kelly Ewing and Alison Guard
First — Geologic Mapping, Ysabel Ojoylan and Laura Dachenhausen
Second — Anatomy, Robert Ha and Casey Sim
Second — Experimental Design, Kelly Ewing, Robert Ha and Rianne Saleem
Second — Rocks & Minerals, Robert Ha and Catherine Lopez
Second — Green Generation, Ysabel Ojoylan and Laura Dachenhausen
Third — Crime Busters, Alison Guard and Aditya Jain
Third — Forestry, Alison Guard and Ali McAllister-Day
Third — Helicopters, Ali McAllister-Day and Rianne Saleem
Third — Road Scholar, Robert Ha and Casey Sim
Third — Sounds of Music, Kelly Ewing and Robert Ha
Fourth — Meteorology, Ellie Richmond and Simran Kota
Fourth — Mission Possible, Aditya Jain, Alison Guard and Bryan Lee
Fourth — Shock Value, Aditya Jain and Bryan Lee
Fourth — Water Quality, Ali McAllister-Day and Ellie Richmond
Fourth — Write It, Do It, Simran Kota and Rianne Saleem
Northshore Junior High School’s team placed fourth and Kenmore Junior High School’s team place 11th in the B division and Bothell High School’s team placed second and Inglemoor High School’s black team placed 14th and their gold team placed 19th in the C (grades 9-12) division. (posted 4.26.12)
Five Northshore Elementary Schools Earn 2012 State Achievement Awards
Wellington Elementary School Earns Overall Excellence and Science Awards
Five Northshore elementary schools earned Washington Achievement Awards for 2012. Wellington Elementary School earned awards for Overall Excellence and Science, Fernwood and Sunrise elementary schools earned awards for Science, and Westhill and Woodin elementary schools earned awards for Closing the Achievement Gaps.
The Washington Achievement Awards are sponsored by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education. Award winners are selected using the state’s Achievement Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver.
Schools can be recognized for top performance in seven categories: Overall Excellence, Language Arts, Math, Science, Extended Graduation Rate (high and comprehensive schools only), Closing Achievement Gaps and High Progress (Title 1 eligible schools only).
Award winning schools will be honored during an awards ceremony on April 30 at Kentwood High School in Covington, Wash. (posted 4.12.13)
Elementary Math Club Students “Make It Count” at NEMO Math Extravaganza
Almost 400 elementary mathaletes gathered on March 30 at Woodmoor Elementary School to test their math skills in number sense, algebra, probability and statistics and potpourri in the annual Northshore Elementary Math Olympiad (NEMO) competition.
Fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students from Bear Creek, Canyon Creek, Cottage Lake, East Ridge, Fernwood, Frank Love, Hollywood Hill, Kenmore, Kokanee, Maywood Hills, Shelton View, Sunrise, Wellington, Westhill and Woodin elementary schools worked in teams competing in fifth- and sixth- grade levels, all earning either a gold, silver or bronze place finish.
“My team did a great job. We all worked well together and we ended up getting a gold medal. The fourth graders on our team were really smart and collaborated well with us. Overall, it was very fun,” said Arjun, a Bear Creek student.
The event was made possible through a grant from the Northshore Schools Foundation and the hard work of many parent volunteers. (posted 4.11.13)
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Seven Northshore Students Named Finalists in State Library Literature Contest
Seven Northshore students from Crystal Springs Elementary School, Shelton View Elementary School and Skyview Junior High School are state finalists in the Washington State Library and Library of Congress Letters About Literature contest. Students wrote personal letters to their favorite author, living or dead, explaining how his or her work influenced their perspective on the world or themselves. Students wrote about fiction, nonfiction or poetry.
Northshore state finalists, grade level, school, chosen author and literary work:
Kayce Hsueh, grade 5, Crystal Springs Elementary School, author Andrew Clements, “No Talking”
Eilish Rhoades, grade 6, Shelton View Elementary School, author Jaqueline Sullivan, “Annie’s War”
Kendall Hawkins, grade 8, Skyview Junior High School, author David Peltzer, “A Man Named Dave”
Ben Holmes, grade 7, Skyview Junior High School, author J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Lord of the Rings”
Jenaya McCann, grade 8, Skyview Junior High School, author Lynne Cox, “Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long Distance Swimmer”
Madison Velasquez, grade 8, Skyview Junior High School, author Jodi Picoult, “My Sister’s Keeper”
Corey Willits, grade 8, Skyview Junior High School, author Rick Riordan, “The Sun of Neptune”
Nearly 100 schools, as well as Boys & Girls Clubs from around the state, had entries. The contest ran from September to January. This is the eighth year that the Washington State Library and the Office of Secretary of State have sponsored the competition as part of Washington Reads, which highlights books about Washington or the Pacific Northwest. The project is also sponsored by The Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. (posted 4.8.13)
Students from Canyon Park (left) and Timbercrest (right) Junior High Schools Attended WE Day Seattle
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Bothell High School’s Jazz One Band Wins Top Honors at Jazz Competition
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Bothell High School's Jazz One band not only won first place in the AAAA division of the Jazz Northwest Jazz Band competition held March 23 in Spokane, Wash., but they were also chosen as the overall winner of the competition.
Competing against 26 schools from across the state, all bands were ranked in their respective divisions, A/AA, AAA and AAAA. The top three bands from each division played a “finals concert” to determine the overall winner.
Bothell’s Jazz One band performed five compositions. Their set included “The Legend,” “A Walkin Thing” and “Goin On,” all by Benny Carter; “Central Park West” by John Coltrane and “Miss Fine” by Oliver Nelson.
“Anyone can enter this competition and this year was a particularly difficult year to win,” said Bothell High School Band Director Phil Dean. “Finalist bands included Mt Si, Mercer Island, Chiawana, Hanford, Shorecrest, Cheney high schools, among others. But our Bothell Jazz One students really stepped it up when it counted. This has been an experience that they will not soon forget!”
Northshore School District Students Earn Awards at North Puget Sound Regional History Day Competition
Northshore students participated in the North Puget Sound Regional History Day competition on March 20 and will advance to the state competition to be held May 4 at Bellevue College. Students competed at either the junior (grades 6-8) or senior (grades 9-12) level in the following categories: exhibits, papers, multi-media documentaries, original performances and Web sites. This year's theme was "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events."
Northshore School District state qualifiers, home school, project category, project name and award are:
Nick DeSantis, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Free Agency in Sports: How Curt Flood Changed Professional Sports in America,” first place; Alexandra Besson-Bode, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Mary Wollstonecraft: The Mother of Feminism,” second place; Garrett Stanley, Northshore Junior High School, “Henry Jackson: Guardian of Life’s Backdrop,” third place; and Ally Nuttbrock, Northshore Junior High School, “Kristallnacht: Never Forget,” fourth place.
Junior Individual Web site
Ashley Gothenquist, Northshore Junior High School, “The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks and the Lake Washington Ship Canal; How it Changed Seattle’s History,” first place; Nate Pietraszak, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Sputnik 1: Companion for U.S. Space Exploration,” second place; Eric Zhu, Northshore Junior High School, “The Great Seattle Fire: The Beneficial Catastrophe,” second place; Brenden Rogers, Sunrise Elementary School, “Walt Disney: Shaping the Golden Age,” third place; Cameron Do, Northshore Junior High School, “The Cuban Missile Crisis: 13 Days on the Edge of War,” third place; Emily Best, Northshore Junior High School, “European Resistance Movements: The Nazi Rebels,” fourth place; and Natalie Pilla, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Peering Into the Universe: The Hubble Space Telescope’s Impact on Science and Technology,” fourth place.
Junior Group Web site
Adam Bradshaw and Andrew Metz, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Transformation to Steel: How the Bessemer Process Sparked the Industrial Revolution,” third place; and Drew Ruana and Caelan Wisont, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Nuclear Energy: A Turning Point in the History of Clean Energy,” fourth place.
Senior Individual Web site
Megan Messer, Woodinville High School, “Educating the Disabled: A Special 'IDEA',” second place.
Junior Individual Documentary
Charlie Bohlin, Leota Junior High School, “The Secret of Life: The Discovery of DNA’s Structure,” first place; Wilson Turk, Northshore Junior High School, “The P-51 Mustang,” first place; Jakob Jessen, Timbercrest Junior High School, “The Electric Guitar: The Birth of Rock n Roll,” second place; and Zarah Khan, Northshore Junior High School, “Seattle’s Gold Rush: A Northwest Turning Point,” third place.
Junior Group Documentary
Connor Portugal and Tym Merchel, Northshore Junior High School, “The Klondike Gold Rush’s Effect on Seattle,” first place; Joey Wick and Colton VanTil, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Attack on Pearl Harbor: The Pivotal Point in American Society,” second place; Mason Burdge and Michael Hadreas, Northshore Junior High School, “How Has ESPN Affected Sports History?,” third place; and Bennett Lewis and Anna Plampin, Timbercrest Junior High School, “The Space Race: Revolutionizing Space Exploration,” third place.
Junior Individual Exhibit
William Darwent-Rice, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Titanic: The Story of the Unsinkable Ship,” first place; Jordan Hailey, Northshore Junior High School, “The Treaty of Versailles,” first place; JoHanna Flahiff, Northshore Junior High School, “The Lacey Acts: The Birth of Conservation Legislation,” first place; Bryce Coyne, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Rising from the Ashes of the Great Fire: The Creation of Physical and Financial Fire Protection,” first place; Morgan Baccus, Timbercrest Junior High School, “The Great Depression: Impacts of the Grand Coulee Dam,” second place; Noelle Watson, Sunrise Elementary School, “Henry Ford: Assembly Line Innovation,” second place; Katie Ragan, Sunrise Elementary School, “A Long Walk Into History,” second place; and Christopher Ragan, Timbercrest Junior High School, “Smallpox: The Death of a Worldwide Disease,” second place.
Junior Group Exhibit
Elaine Huynh and Ariana Stenson, Northshore Junior High School, “Model T Ford: Changing American History,” first place; Ben Vandehey and Devyn Young, Timbercrest Junior High School, “A Turning Point for Churches: The Gutenberg Bible,” second place; and Molly and Megan Taketa, Sunrise Elementary School, “Title IX: Changing the Way Women Play,” second place.
Senior Group Exhibit
Helen and Erin Lee, Woodinville High School, “Turning Points for Women in Journalism: WWII, Vietnam, and the Civil Rights Era,” first place.
Junior Individual Performance
Emma Atkinson, Northshore Junior High School, “Uncle Sam’s Nieces,” first place; Anael Kuperwajs, Timbercrest Junior High School, “The Final Solution: The Horrific Turning Point that Prompted the Jewish Holocaust,” second place; and Megan Schuh, Northshore Junior High School, “Forward into Light: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage in Washington State,” fourth place.
Junior Group Performance
Gerrilyn Vail and Rebecca Ledsham, Northshore Junior High School, “37 Words That Changed History,” second place; and Eva Sullivan and Julia Hughes, Timbercrest Junior High School, “The Titanic: The Most Life-changing Shipwreck in History,” third place.
Senior Individual Performance Allyson Wheaton, Timbercrest Junior High School, “The Battle of Trenton: Morale Miracle,” third place.
Three More Science Olympiad Teams Headed to State Competition
Six teams total to represent Northshore School District
Canyon Park Junior High School's blue team placed first and Kenmore Junior High School’s team finished second in the B division (grades 6-9); and Bothell High School's blue team placed first in the C division (grades 9-12) at the Washington Northwest Region Science Olympiad competition held March 16 at Highline Community College. These three teams will join teams from Northshore Junior High School and Inglemoor High School in advancing to the state competition to be held April 13 at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.
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Canyon Park competed against 10 schools in 24 events placing first in 13 events, second in five events, third in two events and fourth in two events. In the same division, Kenmore placed first in three events, second in six events, third in three events and fourth in six events. Bothell’s team competed against 17 schools in 23 events and placed first in 10 events, second in four events, third in two events and fourth in three events.
Canyon Park’s gold team placed fourth in the B division but will not advance to the state competition. (posted 3.21.13)
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Lizzy Strande Named American Heart Association Top Student Fundraiser for Washington State
The American Heart Association (AHA) named fifth-grader Lizzy Strande top student fundraiser for Washington state. Lizzy, through Hollywood Hill Elementary School’s annual Jump Rope for Heart campaign, raised $2,500 for AHA, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and strokes. (posted 3.20.13)
Northshore DECA Students Earn 87 Invitations to International Conference
Northshore School District sent 203 high school DECA students to compete at the state DECA competition and earned 87 invitations to the DECA International Career and Development Conference (ICDC) to be held April 24-27, in Anaheim, Calif.
Distributive Educational Clubs of America (DECA) provides high school students with hands-on experiences in the fields of marketing, business and entrepreneurship. The students earning invitations and their areas of competition are:
Inglemoor High School:
Aileen Chang, Lilian Liang and Grant Pachosa, Advertising Campaign; Lucy Zhu and Mac Abdi, Apparel and Accessories; Lori VerMurlen, Automotive Services; Jackson Murphy, Business Finance; Marc Lotorto, Ben Baxter, Marisa Lauck and Julia Bauman, Business Law and Ethics; Jim Bishop, International Business Plan; Daniel Briggs, James Takami, Alyson Harrington and Nick Russell, Business Services Operations; Brian Cullinan, Ryan Johnson, Shane Buller and Kathleen Zhou, Buying and Merchandising; Kevin Bi, Jeffrey Ni and Reily Poole, Buying and Merchandising Operations; Megan Rigby, Entrepreneurship Franchise; Ben Baxter and Marc Lotorto, Entrepreneurship Growing Your Business; Martin Corpus, Entrepreneurship Independent; Nathan Ascue and Eric Dimitrovich, Entrepreneurship Innovation; Tessia Lee, Casey Rosen, McCall Levy and Alisa Kean, Fashion Merchandising; Spencer DeWitt and Joyman Chen, Financial Services; Camellia Clark, Food Marketing; Bailey Cullinan, Elodie Li, Jonathan Meiusi and Emily Carpenter, Hospitality Services; Ali Darvish, Hotel and Lodging; Martin Corpus and Jade Wy, International Business Plan; Alex Fuller, Marketing Management; Daniel Briggs, James Takami, Melissa Harris and Ryan Smith, Marketing Communications; Kety Bloch, Professional Selling; Lauren Vandivort, Nicholas Haring and Nicholas Haring, Professional Selling; Chris Brummer, Quick Serve Restaurant; JD White, Restaurant and Food Service; Jeffrey Ni and Kevin Bi, Sports and Entertainment Marketing; and Madison Brock, Danny Holt, Janie Reid and Jade Wy, Travel and Tourism.
Woodinville High School:
Emily Chambers, Sophie Fleuret and Madelyn Cline, Ad Campaign; Alek Kacmarcik, Automotive Services; Charles Mehrmann, Business Finance; Dua Kahn, Entrepreneurship Innovation; Danny Scheid, Kim Perdue, Ashley Barnett and Emily Allen, Entrepreneurship Independent; Kalei Munsell, Akshata Ketkar and Keenae Tiersma, Fashion Merchandising; Kennedy Whalen, Food Marketing; Melanie Logan, and Briegan Sims, Hospitality Professional Selling; Emmy Billmaier, Chloe Callahan, Geena Glen and Shelby Heath, Hospitality Services; Sarah Houck, Hospitality Professional Selling; Jacob Hoogerwerf, Hotel and Lodging; Tyler Matheson, Marketing Management; Chandler Olson and Micah Rubart, Quick Service Restaurant; Matthias Argenyi, Restaurant and Food Service; Noah An, Sports Promotion Plan; and Mallori Lindberg and Chase Carter, Travel and Tourism. (posted 3.15.13)
Inglemoor Newspaper and Yearbook Students Receive Honors at State Journalism Conference
Inglemoor High School hosted the Washington Journalism Education Association (WJEA) state journalism conference March 9. Competing in the areas of newspaper writing (Nordic News) and yearbook composition (Scandia), fourteen Inglemoor students were recognized for their journalism achievements.
Honored Inglemoor students include:
News Writing, Alyssa Cruz, Honorable Mention
Editorial Writing, Madeline Pepple, Excellent
Feature Writing, Newspaper/Magazine, Apurva Raman, Honorable Mention
Sports Feature Writing, Erika Sun, Excellent
Review Writing, Emma MacDuff, Honorable Mention
Editorial Cartooning, Tristan Gallagher, Honorable Mention
Headline Writing/Copy Editing, Kate Burgan, Honorable Mention
Yearbook Layout, Ali McQueen, Excellent
Advertising Design, Natalie Lew, Superior
Photo Editing/Caption Writing, Yearbook, Alicia Richardson, Superior
Photo Editing/Caption Writing, Newspaper, Martin Kanning, Honorable Mention
News/Feature Photography, Newspaper, Juliette Pisani, Honorable Mention
News Feature Photography, Yearbook, Alaura Valley, Honorable Mention
Sports Photography, Yearbook, Elizabeth Watters, Honorable Mention
Northshore Science Olympiad Teams Headed to State Competition
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Northshore Junior High School’s Science Olympiad team placed first in the B division (grades 6-9) and Inglemoor High School’s gold team placed third and their black team placed sixth in the C division (grades 9-12) at the Washington Northwest Region Science Olympiad competition held March 3 at Seattle Central Community College. All three teams will advance to the state competition on April 13 at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash.
Northshore Junior High’s team competed against 18 schools in 24 events placing first in nine, second in three and third in four events. Inglemoor’s gold and black teams competed against 17 other schools in 22 events. The gold team placed second in two events and third in two events and the black team placed second in one event and third in two events.
Skyview Junior High School’s team placed 13th and Inglemoor High School’s Viking team placed 15th in their respective divisions. (posted 3.8.13)
Northshore Junior High School Celebrated Career Day March 1
Inglemoor Girls Varsity Basketball Team
finished 6th at state championships
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Northshore Students Participate With Wintergrass Youth Orchestra
Sixty–seven students from Canyon Park and Kenmore junior high schools attended the Wintergrass Youth Academy to learn fiddling tunes and jamming protocol in preparation for performing with professional bluegrass musicians at the culminating Wintergrass Festival concert held in Bellevue Wash. The Wintergrass Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dennison University professor, chamber musician and Georgia state fiddling champion Dr. Andrew Carlson, performed with well-known bluegrass musicians such as Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger and the Furies, Linda Tillery and the female band Della Mae.
Northshore Athletes Place at State Competitions
Northshore athletes competed in wrestling, gymnastics and boys swimming state competitions Feb. 15-16. Bothell's Brandon Davidson (152 pound) and Woodinville's Ryan Christensen (182 pound) each wrestled for first place finishes in their respective weight categories and Woodinville's girls gymnastics team placed second. Individual and team results include:
1st - Brandon Davidson, Bothell, 152 pounds
1st - Ryan Christensen, Woodinville, 182 pounds
4A Boys Swimming
|200 Yard Free|
13th - Joshua Scheck, Woodinville
|50 Yard Free|
12th - Matt Yusen, Inglemoor
100 Yard Butterfly
8th - Max Emerick, Woodinville
1 Meter Diving
16th - Cameron Exelby, Woodinville
100 Yard Free
6th - Jshua Scheck, Woodinville
11th - Matt Yusen, Inglemoor
500 Yard Free
9th - Casey Colella, Inglemoor
12th - Matthew Williamson, Bothell
|100 Yard Backstroke|
6th - Mateusz Merchel, Inglemoor
8th - Seth Birrell, Inglemoor
10th - Max Emerick, Woodinville
|100 Yard Breastroke|
5th - Josaiah Clark, Inglemoor
6th - Casey Colella, Inglemoor
13th - Jason Sukigara, Woodinville
|200 Yard IM|
7th - Casey Colella, Inglemoor
10th Mateusz Merchel, Inglemoor
14th - Matthew Williamson, Bothell
|200 Medley Relay|
5th - Inglemoor's Seth Birrell, Josaiah Clark,
Mateusz Merchel and Matt Yusen
|200 Free Relay|
7th - Woodinville's Joshua Scheck, Gunner
Burn, Zach Oropesa and Max Emerick
|400 Free Relay|
12th - Inglemoor's Matt Yusen, Casey Colella,
Seth Birrell and Mateusz Merchel
Gymnastics Team Results: 2nd - Woodinville
All Around: 6th - Emily Paratore, Woodinville; 9th - Madison Engel, Woodinville; 19th - Marquesa Dixon, Bothell; 25T - Tessa KIng, Woodinville; 30th - Maddie Thoma, Woodinville; 31sy - Sam Jensen, Woodinville; 35th - Julia Winters, Bothell; and 45th -0 Katherine Smith, Woodinville
Vault: 4th - Julias Winters, Bothell
Beam: 4th - Madison Engel, Woodinville; 5th - Katherine Smith, Woodinville; 7th - Emily Paratore, Woodinville and 8T - Maddie Thoma, Woodinville
Bars: 4T - Emily Paratore, Woodinville and 8th - Maddie Thoma, Woodinville
Inglemoor Girls Varsity Basketball Team are KINGCO Champs
The Inglemoor varsity girls basketball team beat Skyline by 20 points to win the KingCo Championships.
Six Northshore Seniors Named National Merit Finalists
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has named six Northshore School District seniors as National Merit Finalists. Finalists represent less than one-half of 1 percent of the 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test nation wide. Students are:
Inglemoor High School
Rahul Bachal, son of Pratibha Bachal
Henry Sokol, son of Deborah Parkins-Sokol and James Sokol
Kathleen Zhou, daughter of Feng and Yan Zhou
Cynthia Zhu, daughter of Lin Ming and Baohua Zhuu
Woodinville High School
Christian Matthews, son of Sharon and Joseph Matthews, III
Karthik Romesh, son of Nalini and Dr. Anapathur Ramesh
Finalists will be considered for more than 8,300 National Merit Scholarship Awards to be awarded this spring and often receive other offers because of their standing as National Merit Finalists. (posted 2.12.13)
Sixty-three Northshore Students Selected to Participate in WMEA All-State and NAfME All-Northwest Performing Groups
Sixty-three Northshore School District students were selected through auditions to perform at either the 2013 Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) State Conference or the 2013 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Northwest Division Conference. Students will rehearse and perform in concert under the direction of world-renown conductors. (read more) (posted 2.11.13)
Northshore Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent to Play Collegiate Sports
Bothell High School seniors Darrin Laufasa (University of Texas, El Paso-football) and Danny Wilson (University of Idaho-football) and Woodinville High School seniors Brittney Greenback (Montana State University Billings-soccer), Colter Clinch (Central Washington University-football) and Chandler Olson (Yale University-track and cross country) have signed national letters of intent to play collegiate sports next year. (posted 2.7.13)
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Coach Clark, Darrin Laufasa,
Danny Wilson, Coach Bainter
Brittney Greenback, Colter Clinch,
Northshore DECA Students Win 203 Invitations to State Competition
Over 440 DECA (Distributive Educational Clubs of America) students from Bothell, Inglemoor and Woodinville high schools participated in the Area III DECA Marketing Competition January 10 and earned 203 of the 354 available invitations to compete at the state competition March 7–9 in Bellevue, Wash. This impressive finish garnered Northshore’s high school chapters an unprecedented 57% of the Area III invitations.
DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe. More than 185,000 high school members participate in DECA through 5,000 chapters in all 50 states and 8 countries. (posted 1.24.13)
Eight Northshore Students Participating in Phase One of the Washington Aerospace Scholars Program
Eight Northshore School District high school juniors are taking part in the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) program. Over the next five months, these students will complete online academic coursework in order to qualify for one of 160 summer residency session slots.
The eight Northshore students are:
|Jessy Ha, Bothell High School||Kristin Lie, Inglemoor High School|
|Julian Bacon, Inglemoor High School||Ryan Paek, Inglemoor High School|
|Alex Bernard, Inglemoor High School||Samuel Reed, Inglemoor High School|
|Lilian Liang, Inglemoor High School||Alex Yang, Inglemoor High School|
The WAS program is a free, competitive science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education program for Washington state high school juniors. Its primary goal is to excite and prepare students to pursue careers in STEM fields using a distance-learning curriculum developed in partnership with NASA and the University of Washington. During the summer residency session, students will be guided by professional engineers, scientists, university students and certified educators as they collaborate to design a human mission to Mars. The students will also take tours of engineering facilities and laboratories, complete team engineering challenges and meet leaders in STEM fields.
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Northshore Junior High School Symphonic Band to Perform at NationalAssociation for Music Education All-Northwest Conference
The Northshore Junior High School Symphonic Band, under the direction of Rick White, has been selected to perform at the 2013 National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-Northwest Conference, Feb. 14-17, in Portland, Ore. and will be featured in the opening Concert Hour at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday, Feb. 15.
The 47-member ensemble was selected by audition from amongst other schools representing the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. This is the highest regional honor a performing group can earn from NAfME. (posted 1.10.13)
Canyon Park Junior High School Eighth-Grader Matthew Comes to Compete in 2013 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships
Matthew Comes, eighth-grader at Canyon Park Junior High School, recently qualified to compete in the 2013 Junior Olympic Fencing Championships in Baltimore, Md. in February. This will be his second trip to the Junior Olympics, having competed last February in Salt Lake City. This year, he will be competing in both the Junior (under 20) and Cadet (under 17) Men’s Epee events. The tournament brings hundreds of 13–20 year-old fencers together from all across the country. (posted 1.10.13)
Northshore Seniors Sign National Letters of Intent to Play Collegiate Sports
Bothell High School seniors Samantha Morris (Central Washington University-softball) and Zach Levine (UCLA-basketball) and Woodinville High School seniors Emily Jackson (Northern Illinois University-softball), Madi Schreyer (Stanford University-softball) and Alex Boyd (Oregon State University-softball) have signed national letters of intent to play collegiate sports next year. (posted 11.26.12)
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| Samantha Morris & Zach Levine|| Emily Jackson, Madi Schreyer and Alex Boyd|
Hollywood Hill Elementary Student Luke Houser Qualifies as All-American in USA Track and Field Jr. Olympics
Luke Houser, 11, a Hollywood Hill Elementary student, qualified as All-American in the USA Track and Field Jr. Olympics 11-12 year old division of the cross country championships held in Albuquerque, NM on Dec. 8. He placed seventh overall, and first for his age group, out of 260 runners from 16 regions across the country. To qualify for the national championship, Luke competed in the regional meet in Seattle on Nov. 10, where he placed second. He then placed first in the regional meet held in Spokane, Wash., on Nov. 17. The top 20 runners and 3 teams from each regional meet advance to the national championship.
Luke finished the 3K course, in 10:37, at a pace of 5:42 minutes per mile.
This is Luke's second Jr. Olympics national competition. He competed in Myrtle Beach, SC in 2011 where he placed 9th in the 9-10 year old division. (posted 12.12.12)
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Lockwood Elementary School Safety Patrol Program Receives Grant from Washington State Traffic Safety Commission
Lockwood Elementary School’s Safety Patrol program received a $500 grant from the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission’s School Zone Program to replace and update equipment such as vests and flags along with additional safety cones and trailblazer markers to direct pedestrian traffic in the school’s parking lot. The school’s Safety Patrol Advisor Kerri McCaul applied for the grant, which must be used to promote school zone safety. (posted 11.1.12)
Thirty-eight Northshore Students Named National Merit Commended Students
Thirty-eight Northshore students have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for scoring in the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who took the 2011 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarhsip Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Commended Students do not continue in competition for National Merit scholarships, but they are considered for other scholarships because of their exceptional academic promise.Bothell High School Commended Students are Raelity Cayne Carpenter, Ian McDermott, Brianna McIntosh, Teddy Pierce and Benjamin Raport.
Inglemoor High School Commended Students are Cherlyn Chan, Allison Derke, Alice Evered, Danielle Goldenberg, Celina Gunnarsson, Molly Herbert, Isaac Jaeger, Kevin Jin, Nisha Kajani, Daniil Kulchenko, Natalie Lew, Lars Olsson, Jackson Palmer, Zachary Pankratz, Camille Sasson, Taylor Schmitt, Taraneh Sodoma, William Sogge, Anne Stein, Celia Thurman, Wendy Yang, Carly Braker and Madeleine Austin.
Woodinville High School Commended Students are Aileen Dinh, Eric Falcon, Siddhartha Gorti, Teddy Rivard, Ruth Sung, Mounica Thuparani, Alexander Vrhel, Carolyn Atkinson, Nate Billett, Nathan Boyd and Nicole Blue. (posted 10.12.12)
Woodinville High School Junior Ryan Christensen Takes First Place at Wrestling Event
Ryan Christiansen, junior from Woodinville High School, took first place in Fargo, North Dakota over the summer and is the Cadet National Freestyle Wrestling Champion at 160 lbs. (posted 10.2.12)
Inglemoor High School's Yearbook Scandia Received Best in Show Honors at Summer Training
Ten members of Inglemoor High School's yearbook staff attended a summer yearbook training at Seattle Pacific University last summer and the Scandia style guide received Best in Show honors for the second year in a row. The summer training was sponsored by Balfour, a yearbook publishing company. (posted 9.24.12)
Seven Northshore Students Named National Merit Semifinalists
Seven Northshore School District students are National Merit Semifinalists and will now be considered for National Merit Finalist status and the opportunity to receive a National Merit Scholarship next spring. Students are Rahul Bachal, Henry Sokol, Kathleen Zhou and Cynthia Zhu from Inglemoor High School and Dante Chiesa, Christian Matthews and Karthik Ramesh from Woodinville High School.
Across the nation, the National Merit Scholarship Foundation designates about 16,000 semifinalists and 34,000 commended scholars from among nearly 1.2 million students who take the PSAT during their sophomore or junior year. (posted 9.12.12)
Bothell High School Seniors Miquelle Brito and Andrea Del Rio Receive National Hispanic RecognitionBothell High School seniors Miquelle Brito and Andrea DelRiowere recognized by the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) for their academic achievement. Requirements for recognition include achieving a minimum required PSAT/NMSQT score in their junior year, be of at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino descent and achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher by the end of their junior year. (posted 9.12.12)Inglemoor High School's Kathleen Zho Placed First at National Future Business Leaders of America Competition
Inglemoor High School junior Kathleen Zho placed first in Human Resource Management at the national Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) competition held June 29-July 2 in San Antonio, Tex. Inglemoor seniors Emmeline Vu (Marketing) and Darek Monaco (Help Desk) and junior Kevin Jin (Marketing) also competed. (posted 8.30.12)
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