MAY 26, 1997

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County honors outstanding high school graduates

   The Metropolitan King County Council honored more than 200 top graduating high school seniors from around the county at the twelfth annual Student Scholar Celebration on May 19 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Students must carry a 4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA), or have a standing in the top one percent of their graduating class to be eligible for the award.
   Inglemoor High School: Vicki Ashmun, Max Kay, Thomas Robertson, Kurtis Sherwood, Jennifer Yang, Rupa Raman, Paritosh Somani, Ashutosh Somani. Woodinville HIgh School: Rebeccah Weinz, Margaret Campbell, Rodney Anderson, Jennifer Toone. Overlake High School: Dan Barghelame, Robert Long, both Woodinville residents. Lake Washington High School: Brant Robertson (Bothell). Juanita High School: Johai Van Velthuyz, Bothell.

Northshore teachers receive fellowships

   Toni Marie Martinez, Skyview math teacher, and Brian Dorning, Inglemoor science teacher, have both received fellowships to the 1997 Cohort of the Educational Leadership in Mathematics and Science program at the University of Washington. This program draws together teachers, districts, business, and the University of Washington in a reform effort aimed at a long-term goal of improving student achievement in math and science.
   Elizabeth Cantu, science teacher at Leota, received a National Science Foundation fellowship to the University of Florida for a Teacher Research Update Experience (TRUE) that allows teachers to do laboratory research and translate that experience to the classroom.

New principal for Lockwood

   Richard Ito has been named principal of Lockwood Elementary in Bothell. Ito was an elementary teacher at Shelton View, Arrowhead, and Sunrise. In 1991, he was selected as a representative to the Danforth Leadership Program. Ito is known for his leadership ability and technical administrative skills. He has a track record for bulding staff and community support for schools whle raising standards and improving student achievement. Ito lives in Bothell with his wife and two children.

Give my regards to Broadway

   The Bear Creek Elementary Sixth Grade Drama Club will present a salute to the "Grand Old Flag" and the music of George M. Cohan on May 28 and May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Bear Creek gym.