Twenty-two of the 33 Granite Falls High School students who attended the Future Business Leaders of America regional competition Feb. 10 in Stanwood will now move on to the state competition, to be held April 25-27 in Spokane.
The competition includes tests and presentations for verbal and academic skills.
At the regional event, Granite Falls students took first place in eight categories, including two team events. Students moving on to state are: Alaina Vanderhoff, Brooke Nicholson, Brandon Cole, Alexandra Krischano, Nick Hazelrigg, Miranda Meier, Cheney Hess, Alannah Roberts, Brian Jans, Hayley Nelson, Erin Hurn, Dagmar Mastrude, Pooja Sethi, Katelyn Campbell, Beau Byron, Aakash Sethi, Tyler Arp, Kenna Todd, Jeremy Miller, Hailey Murphy, Chloe Downs and Luis Torres.
Arlington Rotary honors students
The Rotary Club of Arlington recognized its Outstanding Students of the Month for February at its Feb. 21 meeting.
The students were awarded a voucher for a $50 donation to a nonprofit group at their school or in their community.
Sierra Baker is an eighth-grader at Haller Middle School. She was nominated for her leadership at school, creativity and desire to learn.
She volunteers as a camp counselor for Camp Fire. Sierra chose to give her $50 donation to Dog Wish.
Colin Davis is a junior at Darrington High School. He was nominated for his thoughtfulness and maturity as well as his loyalty to his family and friends.
He has had numerous leadership positions at school and he plans to become an engineer after college.
Colin chose to give his $50 donation to the YMCA North County Region's Youth and Family Services.
Everett Rotary honors students
The Rotary Club of Everett on Feb. 26 honored high school seniors Ryan Kouchakji and Abby Stringer of Archbishop Murphy High School, Chaeweon Seo of Cascade High School and Kelsey Calvert of Everett High School as its students of the month.
Ryan has volunteered for the Boys and Girls Club and Special Olympics.
Abby enjoys working with children and plans to attend Gonzaga University.
Chaeweon has gone on a service mission to Guatemala and hopes to become a nurse.
Kelsey is a varsity tennis player who holds a 3.97 GPA and plans a career in electrical engineering and aerospace.
Kamiak student honored by rotary
Ian Hughes was named Kamiak High School February Student of the Month by the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club.
Ian, a senior, is editor of the school yearbook and was captain of the football team. He also is an academic coach and a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to attend college and study economics.
Jazz musicians win at Lionel Hampton fest
Jazz bands from Edmonds-Woodway High School, along with a vocal soloist from Meadowdale High School, performed well at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival held Feb. 20-23 at the University of Idaho. Many of the students were singled out for individual and group honors:
The "Ave B" combo, named outstanding jazz combo, is made up of seniors Jack Roben, Max Bennet, Cory Franklin and Miles Laven.
Jack (guitar), Max (tenor saxophone) and Miles (drums) also were recognized as outstanding soloists in their categories. Taylor Zickefoose from Meadowdale High School was named an outstanding vocal soloist.
Lynnwood teacher earns NEA 'salute'
Susan Sellers, a teacher at Lynnwood Elementary School, was honored Feb. 8 at the National Education Association Foundation's Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington, D.C.
Sellers is the Washington state nominee for the NEA Foundation award.
Meadowdale teacher on national board
Mary Glodowski of Meadowdale High School has accepted a three-year appointment to the National Science Teachers Association Committee for High School Science Teaching.
The committee focuses on the impacts, implementations and best practices associated with the Next Generation Science Standards.
Glodowski is a national board-certified teacher, and is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching.
Terrace Rotary honors teachers
Jessica Asp, a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Terrace Park School, has been named the Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club's Educator of the Month for January. She also serves as Terrace Park's district math representative.
For February, Peter Breysse, English teacher at Mountlake Terrace High School, was the honored recipient.
Lake Stevens staffers earn Apple Awards
The Lake Stevens School Board will honor the district's Apple Award recipients for February at its March 13 meeting.
The awards honor district employees who are nominated and selected by their peers.
February's Apple Award winners are Tina Kinnard, teacher at Cavelero Mid High School; Dave Bartlow, principal at Skyline Elementary; Laurie Yoshihara, teacher at Cavelero Mid High; and Tim Bartlett, secondary math coach for the district.
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