It is a rare educator who earns kudos from students, faculty and the state board. But anyone who knows Lake Washington Institute of Technology science instructor Jo Nelson will tell you that she’s exceptional in every way.
Recently, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges awarded Jo Nelson the Anna Sue McNeill Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Award, an award to recognize an individual’s contribution to going above and beyond to coach and mentor to grow better students and educators.
Over the spring break, 134 Northshore high school students competed in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Conference in Seattle, Wash. Students from all three comprehensive schools placed in various categories, including 53 students who will advance to the national conference in Nashville, Tenn. June 27-July 3. Results are listed below:
Allison Rowley of Bothell was awarded a merit scholarship award for $15,000 from the University of Findlay for the 2014-2015 academic year. Merit scholarship awards are based on a student’s final, cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT scores. Scholarships are awarded beginning with the freshman year and are renewable for up to four years (for a total of five years of scholarship aid.) Merit scholarships for transfer students are based on the student’s GPA from all previous college-level institutions.
Justin Mendoza of Duvall, Nikola Dancejic of Redmond and Inbar Tropen of Redmond were among 304 students from 38 countries and 33 U.S. states who were awarded scholarships to attend the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) program from February 21 – March 7, 2014 at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. During the program, the students met scientists, engineers and former astronauts who reinforced core leadership competencies and shared their first-hand professional experiences. Students engaged in team-building challenges such as designing, building and testing their own rockets; participating in simulated astronaut training, shuttle missions and a moon walk and conducting DNA extraction experiments on fruit.
Next year’s ASB presidents, Ron Geer, Timbercrest Junior High (left) and Jake Mismas, Leota Junior High (right), build community by participating in the “Can-Do” 5K in Bothell on Saturday, April 26.
Northshore seniors named 2014 Washington Scholars The Washington Student Achievement Council named Jacob Straus of Bothell High School and Erika Sun and Stuart Wang of Inglemoor High School Washington Scholars for Legislative District #1. Inglemoor’s Emily Sokol was named Washington Scholar-Alternate for Legislative District #45.
The Washington Scholar and alternate status do not provide a monetary award, however the designation remains a prestigious recognition for some of the state’s most exemplary high school students and a valuable asset in securing other educational scholarships during their college career.
Local students awarded prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange scholarship Lucas Ekstrom and Joshua Gray of Woodinville have been awarded a scholarship for the 2014/2015 academic year and will join a group of 50 American high school students sponsored by ASSE International Student Exchange Programs who will live with a host family and attend high school in Germany for one academic year.
Students and families interested in receiving more information about hosting a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Scholarship winner from Germany or other ASSE International Student Exchange Programs should visit ASSE’s website at www.asse.com.
Local student receives scholarships from WSU Erin Osgood has been awarded a $1,000 Washington State Broadcasters Scholarship by the Edward R. Murrow College at Washington State University. Students receiving this award must be in good academic standing and involved in extracurricular activities related to broadcasting. Osgood graduated from Woodinville High School in 2012 and plans to graduate from WSU with a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2016. She was a WSU Regents Scholar and has been listed on the president’s honor roll.
Osgood is the daughter of Kimberly and Timothy Osgood of Woodinville.
Area residents named to dean’s list at Biola University The following local residents were among 1,594 students named to Biola University’s fall 2013 dean’s list for academic excellence: Brian Ancell of Woodinville, Lauren Anderson of Bothell, Bryce Hummel of Woodinville, Katelyn Larson of Bothell, and Sarabeth Mullins of Bothell. Biola students are placed on the deans’ list to honor those with a grade point average of 3.6 or higher while enrolled in twelve of more credit units and whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.2. This past fall, 25 percent of Biola students achieved this academic goal.