Two teams from the Mukilteo School District took first place at the Destination ImagiNation State Tournament in `Wenatchee.
Destination ImagiNation is a creative, problem solving and engineering club that focuses on out-of-the-box thinking.
The Mukilteo Elementary team, Nuclear Purple Pickles, competed in the Central Challenge-Triple Take Road Show. The team consists of Harvey Lewis, Alexander Ong, Emma Harrison, Maci Govertsen, Erika Sears, Grace Duffy and Molly Goodrich.
Endeavor Elementary's Team Awesome competed in the Central Challenge- Mythology Mission. Team members are Rachel Ponting, Cameron Weaver, Alex Lam, Alex Hyung, Griffen Gonzalez and May Li.
Both teams have been invited to compete at the Global Finals in Knoxville, Tenn., with more than 1,000 other teams from 30 different countries. The teams are working to raise money for this trip through garage and bake sales.
Snohomish graduate wins machining title
Sean Johnson of Snohomish earned the gold medal in precision machining at the State Post-Secondary SkillsUSA conference and contest.
The precision machining contest was held last month at Lake Washington Technical College.
Johnson graduated from Glacier Peak High School in 2010 and attends Renton Technical College. He will be competing at the national SkillsUSA precision machining contest in Kansas City, Mo., this summer.
Arlington students get top scores
Four Arlington High School students received exceptional PSAT scores and advanced through the process in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
The students are: Jessie Rard, Sara Deeter, Robert Kephart and Molly Rard.
Their scores placed them in the top 1 percent in the nation for the class of 2012.
Everett Rotary honors students
The Rotary Club of Everett named high school seniors Anthony Chiarelli, Steven Coombs and Caitlin Kocuhakji as Rotary Students of the Month for March.
Anthony is a Cascade High School student who plans to pursue a journalism degree at Western Washington University, then teach English. He has volunteered in the school's food drive and enjoys poetry, piano, English literature and history.
Steven is associated student body president at Everett High School. He competes in track and cross-country and plans to continue in those sports at Seattle Pacific University, majoring in physical therapy and minoring in coaching. Steven plans to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Washington.
Caitlin, a senior at Archbishop Murphy High School, is senior class secretary and plans to attend Western Washington University to study biology and global health. Caitlin has lived in Mukilteo for eight years and competes as a sprinter on the swim team.
Snohomish students top problem solvers
Students and teams from schools across the Snohomish School District recently took top places in the Washington Future Problem Solving State Bowl.
Top team finishers in the Junior Team category were:
First place, Little Cedars Elementary: Chris Bianchini, Malakai Fifita, Evan Brees and Mayank Motukuri.
Second place, Riverview Elementary: Cassie Volkle, Madison VanAssche, Maggie Thunselle and Josh Ren.
Third place, Dutch Hill Elementary: Corbin Ditto, Nicolas Cassaday, Jordan Miller and Maryanne Proffit.
The Little Cedars Elementary team has been invited to the International Conference at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
Other top district finishers included:
Tyler Roth of Dutch Hill Elementary took first place in the Junior Individual category.
Griffin Miller, Alicia Fanning, Linda Haataja and Jason Fairhurst of Dutch Hill Elementary took first place in the Junior Best Presentation.
Aleah DeSchmidt, Mari Hsieh and Allie Curtis of Little Cedars Elementary took second place in the Junior Best Presentation.
Mia Fleming, Bella D'Angelo, Octavian Culiac and Tyler Tanta of Little Cedars Elementary took third place the Junior Best Presentation.
Quinlan Ingalls, Payton Jorgensen, Kristin Ringstad and Michael Schonhard of Valley View Middle School took second place in the Intermediate Best Presentation.
Everett woman an Excelsior grad
Michelle Sifuentes of Everett has earned an associate degree in nursing from Excelsior College in Albany, N.Y.
Local students make dean's list at UW
The following students from Snohomish County were named to the winter quarter dean's list at the University of Washington. This is a partial list. The rest of the dean's list honors will run in succeeding weeks.
EVERETT: Kelsey A. Allen, Rachel Faye Alley, Khulan Altansukh, Katherine Josie Armintrout, Phillip Khamsay Bannavong, Shelby Lynn Bell, Jeffrey Michael Bender, Jonathan A. Birchler, Abbey Rae Blackwell, Caroline Hany Boktour, Chelsea M. Boren, Kaitlin Marie Brandley, Katie Anne Breysse, David Eric Brodhead, Patrick Joseph Brown, Michelle Q. Bui, Matthew Ryan Burkhardt and Le Allen Button.
Nathan Anthony Calacat, Samuel John Capeloto, Desiree Deva Carlisle, Andrew Garland Chesterfield, Jesse Reece Hakala Choquette, Mark Nathan Christensen, Elizabeth Mary Clarke, Jacob Robert Cooper, Kimberly Anne Cummings, Wendy S. Dalpiaz, Tuan Quoc Dao, Heather Anne Davis, Nataliya Igorevna Davydenko, Justin James Denby, Jashan Singh Dhaliwal, Talex Anna Diede, Xiaowen Ding, Bernard Woo-Jin Do, Joshua Kenneth Dokken, Sarah Elizabeth Donley, Daniel James Donnelly, Annicia Denae Dorsett, Ryan David Druckman, Jason Robert Dunbar and Nicole Louise Dutton.
Sharif Benjamin Edenfield, Felix Ekness, Cassandra Rose Ellis, Berit Annika Elvejord, Chelsea Anne Eslick, Jonathan Farrell, Karissa Mika Fogel, Kirill Andrew Fortygin, Sara Elizabeth French, Cory Stephen Gabrielsen, Dowdy Peng Yan Gilles, Patrick Joseph Godwin, Rachael Aaron Goldie, Brittany Denise Griffin, Noelle Elizabeth Grimes, Nora Muireann Gunning and Jessica Karla Guzman.
Nelson Andrew Hall, Yuliya S. Haradniuk, Madeline Michael Heffernan, Krystal Lee Henderson, Katerina Renee Henshaw, Tara Elaina Horne, Samantha R. Hutchison, Julie Anne Impola, Cameron Allen Ito, Lucas Anthony James, Travis Michael Johnson, Hana Hea-Jin Kang, Gurpreet Kaur, Courtney Christine Kenmir, Colleen Frances Kennedy, Garrett Mark King, Bintou Kinteh, Julia Yoonjung Ko, Kyungwon Ko, Zalema Kuedituka and Jessica S. Kwon.
Jasmine Elago Lamb, Ashley Joy Lambert, Jennifer Quynh-Nhu Le, Brandon Taun Lee, Nicole Leeanne Lemire, Alysia Renee Letourneau, Angelica Marie Lizak, Mason Donald Lorenz, Megan J Lucas, Zachary Chi Lup Lum, Leticia Tenae Maltos, Chelsea Adilia Mangold, Bakary Marong, Shelina Danielle Martinez, Michael Seth McBride, Scot Ephraim McBride, Steven Thomas McBride, Aspasea Elina McKenna, Daniel Douglas McNall, Peter Rawson Meinz, Derek Hoing Miller, Eric Gregory Miller, Sara Renee Miller, Nadezhda Vasil'Yevna Movchan and Amber Danielle Murray.
Sockheng Nay, Kimberly Ann Neal, Eugene Ho Ngai, Andrea Khanh Nguyen, Henry Tang Nguyen, Joseph Duy Linh Nguyen, Khoi L Nguyen, Khue Chuong Nguyen, Garett Andrew Ochs, Alice Yuna Oh, Riki Omokawa, June Masako Oshiro, Konrad Palubicki, Caitlin Claire Parker-Arnett, Constant Tucuong Pham, Stephen Zephyr Dylan Plachta, Craig Alan Plendl, Alison Nicole Ponce, Shange Elizabeth Purnell, Dina V Putrya, Melissa Marie Rangel, Jeremy Robert Raymond, Charles Ray Redding, Edras O Romero, Connor Stokes Ross and Alana Joy Russell.
Lamin L. K. Sanneh, Scott A. Schellenberger, Solon Sylvester III Scott, Bradley James Shaw, Kevin James Shewfelt, Anupreet Kaur Sidhu, Annelise Roxana Sittauer, Mikaela A Skoor, Nathan James Slaker, Kianna Janel Snyder, Shay Elizabeth Snyder, Chelsea Bruch Sontra, Analisa Kathleen Soverns-Reed, Rachel Victoria Speer, Alexi Jordan Stavang, Sarah Marie Elizabeth Storm and Britta Suzanne Rose Stormo.
Mario Agustin Tello, Balkarn Singh Thind, Sarah Kylie Tinius, Mysa T. Tran, Adam Alexander Useman, Megan Taylor Vujica, Grady Patrick Warnock, Ryan Nicholas Warnock, Janelle Lena White, Ashley Grace Winn, Rashelle Kay Yee, Jun Kyu Yi, Won Sin Yi and Rachel Ruth Zakhary.
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