Renaise Kim (right) was honored for her winning Google doodle at an assembly at Lake Washington High School. (Courtesy photo)
A talented Kirkland student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google announced the 50 state winners in its seventh annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place...”
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.