Northwest NEWS

April 17, 2000


More school news

Northshore Junior High places first in state Mathcounts

   After winning first place in the Mathcounts Chapter Competition in February, the Northshore Junior High Math Team came in first in the Mathcounts State Competition held on March 25th in Blaine. This the highest place finish of any team in the Northshore School District in the history of the competition.

   Two individuals on the team placed in the top ten competitors. Jonathan Dethloff finished 6th all around, and Ashley Keilman finished 8th all around.

   Mathcounts is a nationwide math competition founded by a group of professional engineers with the purpose of increasing the interest and involvement in mathematics among all middle school students.

   Northshore is co-coached by math teachers Michelle Hayase and Sheila Henneuse. Henneuse will be going to Washington, D.C. on May 12th to coach the Washington State Team in the Mathcounts National Competition.

Northshore teacher wins Woodring Award

   Northshore School District has announced that Linda Hill, science teacher at Bothell High School, has been named a recipient of the Western Washington Unversity (WWU) "Woodring College of Education Professional Excellence" award.

   WWU's Woodring College of Education annually invites school districts from the state of Washington to submit nominees for "Excellence in Education" awards. Winners are invited to a celebratory luncheon where they are honored.

   Criteria for selection includes: meeting high standards of their profession; effort to make a contribution to the larger professional community; effort to remain professionally current; the development and implementation of an exemplary program; heightened social awareness of critical issues facing education; and significant contribution to the improvement of education at the school, district or state level.

   Bothell High Principal Al Haynes nominated Hill.

Youth governor from IHS

   Sarah Sarchin, a senior at Inglemoor High School, was elected by over 400 teens statewide to be the Youth Governor for the 2000 session of the Youth Legislature. The Youth Legislature is part of the YMCA's Youth and Government program.

   YMCA Youth and Government is a program that meets during the school year to provide the opportunity for young people to experience state government firsthand. Teens write, lobby, and debate their own bills on a variety of issues.

   The program will convene in Olympia May 3-6. During this time, Sarah will be responsible for the signing or vetoeing of the teens' bills and a public address with Governor Locke.

Shoreline CC offers music scholarships

   The Shoreline Community College Music Department is offering several $600 music scholarships for the school year 2000-2001. The deadline for application is Monday, April 24. Further information and application forms are available by calling Barry Ehrlich at (206) 546-4524.