Bothell High School senior Bonnie Johnson won this year's Susan Jane Russell Art Scholarship from the Schack Art Center with her mixed media entry, "Guardian of Ages."
State Rep. Norma Smith (R-Clinton) is shown with legislative page Brian Norris, a student at Coupeville High School.
Schack Art Center is honoring local student artists with the 2013 Scholastic Art Awards & Exhibit.
Bonnie Johnson, a senior at Bothell High School, was awarded this year's Susan Jane Russell Art Scholarship, which includes $1,000 for tuition.
According to juror and artist Liz Lund, Bonnie stood out among the 32 portfolios submitted because her "work encompasses everything a mature artist would want to see: composition, form and skill. I've seen Japanese cutting previously, but I've never seen anything like her work."
Bonnie will also have her own section in the Scholastic Art Portfolio Exhibit, Wednesday to March 3, in the Emerging Young Artists' Gallery at the Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett.
Out of the more than 800 entries that were received from 37 different Snohomish County schools for this year's contest, the jurors also selected five outstanding pieces as the American Vision/Best of Show recipients:
Megan Davis, Glacier Peak High School, Snohomish
Orlando Esquivel, Henry M. Jackson High School, Mill Creek
Marcela Gaspar, Lake Stevens High School
Holly Hillman, Stanwood High School
Annalissa Winters, Stanwood High School
To view additional Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention winners, go to http://tinyurl.com/SchackSAA2013.
An exhibit of all the award-winning entries will be featured at the Schack Art Center main gallery Feb. 18 to 24 with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 20.
Public recognition will be given that same evening during the Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Cadets from county in inaugural parade
The following Virginia Military Institute cadets were among the approximately 1,500 who marched in this year's presidential Inaugural Parade Jan. 21.
Samantha K. Amenn is from Gold Bar. Cadet Amenn's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Amenn.
Christina G. Kor is from Granite Falls. Cadet Kor's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Alexander O. Kor.
The Corps of Cadets marched through the heart of Washington D.C., from the U.S. Capitol Building to the reviewing stand at the White House. The Corps was the final group in the parade, passing the president in review at about 6:30 p.m.
Virginia Military Institute is the nation's oldest state-supported military college.
Student, teacher get Rotary awards
The Rotary Club of Arlington recognized an Outstanding Student and an Outstanding Teacher for the month of January at its Jan. 17 meeting.
Terry Dawn, a senior at Arlington High School, was awarded a certificate and a voucher for a $50 donation, which he chose to direct to the Troy Dawn Memorial Scholarship in honor of his father.
Terry is captain of the basketball team and has a 3.774 GPA. He plans to pursue a degree in engineering.
Nick Brown is an English teacher and basketball coach at Arlington High School. He has been with the Arlington district for 19 years. He and his student athletes hold an annual Coaches vs. Cancer game to benefit the American Cancer Society. This year's game, on Jan. 18, raised more than $4,000.
Area students chosen for Gonzaga program
Gonzaga University's Comprehensive Leadership Program recently selected its newest student cohort from the undergraduate class of 2016 for its leadership studies program.
The selective admissions process pared down 120 applicants to a class of 42 from around the country and world. Among those selected were:
Conor Garside, Mukilteo
Grifynn Clay, Snohomish
Michael Johnston, Snohomish
Connor Trimble, Snohomish
Coupeville teen serves as page
Brian Norris, a student at Coupeville High School, served as a page for state Rep. Norma Smith, R-Clinton, in Olympia Jan. 14 to 18 as part of the legislative page program.
"Brian is a natural leader," Smith said. "His interests in international business and economics combined with his terrific work ethic give him the makings of a next-generation entrepreneur."
Brian is the son of Joel and Lorene Norris.
Mukilteo district honors teacher
The Mukilteo School Board recognized the winners of the Lighthouse Award -- the district's highest honor bestowed on an employee -- during its Jan. 28 meeting.
The winner among certificated employees for the first semester was Julie Russell, an English teacher at Kamiak High School, while the winner among classified employees was Jeff Donley, the school district's director of technology.
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