Northwest NEWS

December 20, 1999

School

BHS student nominated for national award

   Brittany Dixon, a Bothell High School senior, has been nominated to compete in the national Principal's Leadership Award scholarship program (PLA), sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

   Al Haynes, Bothell High School's principal, announced the nomination in November. Brittany will now compete at the national competition. One hundred fifty national PLA winners will be chosen this spring to receive $1,000 college scholarships.

   Throughout the country, each principal was allowed to nominate one student leader. Selections were based on leadership skills, participation in service organizations and clubs, achievements in the arts and sciences, employment experience, and academic record. Students also were required to write an essay.

   "Brittany Dixon has demonstrated exemplary achievement in her academic work and service to her school and community," says Gerald N. Tirozzi, NASSP executive director. "She's a fine example of the outstanding caliber of young people in America's high schools."

   During her high school years, Brittany Dixon has been involved in the National Honor Society as a junior class representative and as president. She is a commended National Merit Scholar, a Key Club member, and enjoys singing in the Bothell High School vocal jazz group. She plans to study physics in college.

   Dixon's community involvement includes serving as a Washington State Legislative page, volunteering at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center, and various service-oriented mission trips with church youth groups. Her parents are Eric and Cynthia Dixon.