May 4, 1998


Prep Praise


Selina Greso

  Selina Greso, the daughter of Steven and Lorraina Greso of Woodinville, has accepted and will attend the Julliard School of Music in the fall. She will be studying the oboe with well-known teacher Elaine Douvas. Selina will graduate from Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, Michigan May 30.

Rob Rech

Bellevue Christian High School seniors Steven Kollmansberger and Rob Rech have been named National Merit Finalists. As finalists they rank in the top one percent of students in the nation based on their SAT scores. They are eligible for National Merit Scholarships that will be awarded this spring. Rech was also named a Washington State Scholar. Kollmansberger and Rech live in Woodinville. Steven is the son of Don and Willa Kollmansberger and Rob is the son of Ron and Sarah Rech.
   Ben Buckles, a Chrysalis School 10th grade student has been appointed on the recommendation of Representative Bill Backlund as a House Page to the Washington State House of Representatives in Olympia.
   Students from King's High and King's West High Schools recently traveled to different regions in the world. Traveling to the Ukraine were Brian Mansell of Bothell, and Michael Shelford of Mill Creek. While they were there, they worked with orphans in Kiev and saw firsthand what has transpired in the five years since Ukraine became a democracy.
   Three students from Brier, Alixandria Morris, Phillip Morris, and Torre Ann Morris traveled to Rancho Solo, Mexico. While they were there, they saw firsthand the effects of El Nino and spent their Spring Break bringing relief to some of the hardest hit in the region, the migrant workers and their families.
   Mary Moser and Ryan Palmer, both of Bothell, spent their time in the Dominican Republic. These students participated in a production, "The Big Picture," that was performed in churches, schools, and orphanages.
   Debbie Monroe of Woodinville recently earned an award for logging 100.0 hours in the American Quarter Horse Association Horseback Riding Program. The program provides AQHA Members recognition for time spent riding or driving American Quarter Horses.