AAUW honors Hazen juniors

July 2, 2014

The American Association of University Women honored three Hazen High School juniors with Certificates of Excellence.

Constance La, a scholar-athlete and a Washington Aerospace Scholar, was recognized for Excellence in Technology; Tudi Le, who plays piano and tutors others in violin, was recognized for Excellence in Science; and Sarah Sherrod, a three-sport athlete and mentor of freshman students, was recognized for Excellence in Mathematics.

The AAUW Scholars Program recognizes and encourages young women who excel in the areas of science, math and technology to pursue careers in these fields.

Liberty senior receives $2,500 scholarship

July 2, 2014

Liberty High School senior Lara Khalil received the $2,500 Cedar Grove “Seeds for Scholars” Scholarship.

Khalil earned a 3.63 grade point average, and according to her teacher, Erin Stephens, “has worked extremely hard to get where she is. Lara’s first language is not English, and she is paying for post-secondary education on her own. This scholarship is an essential piece of the puzzle for paying for college.”

Khalil will also have an opportunity to interview for an internship at Cedar Grove this summer and every summer she is in college.

Newcastle students graduate

July 2, 2014

The following Newcastle students graduated from college. Email your graduation and school news to newcastle@isspress.com.

  • Gonzaga University: Qianhui Tu, Bachelor of Arts in French
  •  Oregon State University: Jocelyn McNeil, Bachelor of Science in economics
  •  Tulane University: Kirsten Lacist, Bachelor of Arts

 

Local students named to WSU honor roll

July 2, 2014

Local students were named to the Washington State University president’s honor roll for spring 2014 semester.

Newcastle: Pui Ho, Henry Kohm, Paige Lane, Ryan Maio and Chelsea Moorhead.

Renton school honors Pam Teal

July 2, 2014

The Renton School District honored Friends of Renton Schools Foundation Chairwoman Pam Teal with its 2014 Community Leadership Award at the Washington School Administrator’s Association’s regional awards ceremony.

Teal is also a Renton School Board director (her District 5 includes Newcastle) and chairwoman of the Renton Chamber of Commerce Education Committee.

Learn more about the Friends of Renton Schools at www.friendsofrentonschools.org.

 

Students collect stuffed animals

July 2, 2014

Newcastle Elementary School students collected 458 stuffed animals in a drive to benefit Treehouse, an organization that supports foster kids and their families.

The collection doubled the initial goal of 200. Students helped count, bag and load all of the collected toys so they could be transported to the Treehouse “wear house,” a location that foster kids can visit to “shop” up to five times per year.

Local students make UW dean’s list

July 2, 2014

Local students were named to the University of Washington’s dean’s list for the 2014 winter quarter.

Newcastle: Tyler Bauer, Joseph Becker, Roland Deex, Daniel Elworth, Stacey Hurwitz, Dylane Jacobs, Nathanael Jones, Joanne Kim, Rebecca Lau, Jason Lee, Stephanie Lee, Brian Luu, Jordan Metz, Jacob Morrison, Lauren Mortier, Brandon Nguyen, Natalie Nichols, Jonathan Pendleton, Dragos Puscalau, Tia Riley, Nathanael Rollins, Lydia Sim, Haley Strandberg, Rebecca Stusser, Nathan Tat, Ky To, Nicholas Turner, Shayna Waldbaum, James Wang and Stephanie Yea.

Maywood places second at Rubik’s Cube competition

July 2, 2014

Maywood Middle School took second place at the local “You CAN do the Rubik’s Cube” competition June 7 at Mill Creek Elementary School.

Seven Maywood students, plus one from a Marysville school to round out the team, combined to solve the cube faster than all but one team.

Contributed Maywood Middle School team members (from left) Ben Royce, Cameron Chadd, Andrew Chappelle, Shelby Reese, Matt Barta, Will Slaton, Spencer Slaton and Davan Hwang are whizzes with the Rubik’s Cube, taking second place at the 2014 ‘You CAN do the Rubik’s Cube’ competition June 7.

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Maywood Middle School team members (from left) Ben Royce, Cameron Chadd, Andrew Chappelle, Shelby Reese, Matt Barta, Will Slaton, Spencer Slaton and Davan Hwang are whizzes with the Rubik’s Cube, taking second place at the 2014 ‘You CAN do the Rubik’s Cube’ competition June 7.

“Solving the cube requires a great deal of mathematical patterning and problem solving,” Maywood teacher Ron Ciraulo said. “Solving them quickly requires combining all those skills with physical dexterity and focused attention.”

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Passion for the past

June 5, 2014

Liberty’s History Day competitors make it to nationals

Contributed Liberty High School students (from left) Sally Rim, Lauryn Hepp and Carlyn Schmidgall accept an award for their project about the Vietnam draft at the regional History Day competition.

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Liberty High School students (from left) Sally Rim, Lauryn Hepp and Carlyn Schmidgall accept an award for their project about the Vietnam draft at the regional History Day competition.

Liberty High School student Lorrin Johnson is almost at a loss for words when asked to describe her love of history. Read more

Hazelwood student’s poem inspires

June 5, 2014

Hazelwood Elementary School student-teacher Joshua Heintz gave his fifth-graders 30 minutes and a prompt.

“Write a poem about a time when you did not fit in,” he told them.

Upon review, one poem in particular stood out from the rest, Heintz said. Faith Montes’ uplifting poem about image and self-confidence struck a chord with all who have read it.

“I have received such a positive response from the teachers and staff I have shared the poem with,” he said.

Read Faith’s poem in its entirety, below. Read more

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