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WHS students honored for achievements

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Courtesy Photo. Forty-three Woodinville High School students were honored as Students of the Month.

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Courtesy Photo. Seventeen students were recognized for their achievements in the Reflections program.

Woodinville High School recognized 43 Students of the Month, as well as 17 students for their achievements in the Reflections Program, before their parents and peers on February 1 at a celebration held in school theater.


STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Students of the Month are nominated by WHS staff and were recognized in five areas: Global Thinking, Academics, Citizenship and Citizenship Food Drive, Health and Fitness and Personal Expression.

Global Thinking:

Students are capable of accepting personal and practical challenges of life in a dynamic, global environment  —  McKayla Hanson

Academics:

Students are academically prepared and confident to pursue higher education — Anna Boldt, Mason Buckley, Logan McCleerey, Matthew Mustarde, Kendra Rekevics, Sarah San Martino, Kamal Shah, Emma Shelley, Maiike Tiersma, and Taylor M. Vo

Citizenship:

Students live as responsible citizens —  Dana Bush, Meg Chapman, Colter Clinch, Gabby Hall, Tessa King, and Conor Vache

Citizenship - Food Drive: These students from Coby Dilling’s 2011-2012 third period class reunited this year and collected 11,496 non-perishable food items for Northwest Harvest and the Kirkland/Northshore Hopelink food banks.They spent two weeks volunteering outside of Woodinville Safeway, Woodinville Top Foods and the Redmond PCC in order to collect donations from generous community members. They demonstrated true care, respect and leadership this past holiday season — April Baker, Alex Blough, Jennifer Bui, Tim D’Aoust, Jake Dardzinski, Austin French, Sarah Houck, Joey James, Alexandra Johnson, Bobby Luo, Tyler Matheson, Connor McGrath, Zach Paulsen, Allison Raymond, Kobe Ryan, Eric Urstad, Matt Veneski, and Jacob Yee

Health and Fitness:

Students live healthy, satisfying and productive lives — Melora Albert, Emily Burgess, Parker Moore and Lyle Thomas

Personal Expression:

Students understand and develop their personal gifts and strengths — Samantha Calvert, Taylor Foss, Kim Guzman and Kelsey Rogers


REFLECTIONS

The Reflections Program is a National PTA and Washington State PTA cultural arts competition. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works.

Each year, Reflections challenges students to create art that supports a specific theme.

Themes are selected from thousands of ideas submitted by students to

National PTA’s Reflections Theme Search.   The 2012-13 Reflections theme is: “The magic of a moment....”.

Woodinville High School had 17 submissions that went to the council level from a total of 39 entries.

Four students had their work going on to the state level and four received honorable mentions.

The students who competed at the council level were:

Literature: Kate Matthews

Visual Arts: Meghan Parent, Mounica Thuparani, Hayden Falk, Kelli Sparks, Angela Wu Martin, Joey Johnson, Joe Worley, Janey Jerez, Veronica Guenther, and Sarah Peters

Photography: Meghan Parent, Brooke Wiley, Helen Lee, Chase Markley, Jessica Benintendi, and Sophia Chakalo

Music:  Heather Brevard

From those entries, the following received honorable mentions:

Visual Arts: Angela Wu Martin, Janey Jerez, Veronica Guenther

Photography: Meghan Parent

Competing at the state level:

Visual Arts: Meghan Parent, Kelli Sparks, Sarah Peters

Music: Heather Brevard

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