Northwest NEWS

April 5, 1999


Three Northshore junior highs bring home awards

   Kenmore, Northshore and Skyview junior highs were winners at the Puget Sound Regional History Day contest at the Shoreline Center March 17. The theme for this year's event was "Science and Technology in History."

   Kenmore Junior High winners: Alicia Parsons, 9th grade, placed fourth and advanced to the state competition in Ellensburg with her essay on the "History of Bicycles." Janelle Hardy, 9th grade, qualified for the state meet in May with a performance piece on Clothing Sizes. Steven Hirano, Michael Anderson, Julian Trowbridge, and Ashley Griffin, all 9th graders, were finalists in the essay category. They competed against a large number of students, primarily high school juniors and seniors. Maggie Andrilla and Abby Mitchell, 9th grade, were finalists for their group performance on the evolution of recording.

   The Northshore Junior High (NSJH) Math Team placed fifth in the Washington State Mathcounts competition held in Kennewick last weekend. This national competition is sponsored by the Society of Professional Engineers. Thirty teams from middle level schools from across the state participated. Northshore Junior High placed number one in the regional Mathcounts competition and was selected to represent this region at the state level.

   Four NJHS students received individual honors: Lauren Palmer, Josh Boris, Xiao (Shaw) Wang, and Tony Kelman. Teachers Sheila Hennuese and Michelle Hayase coach the math team.

   Skyview Junior High eighth grader Colin Bayer placed second in the regional Mathcounts competition as an individual competitor. At the state competition, he placed fifth overall. He will be an alternate on the team being sent to Washington D.C.