LWSD | News from the Schools – February 25, 2010

FBLA Students Qualify for State Business Leadership ConferenceOn February 10, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students from International Community School and Lake Washington High Schoolparticipated in the FBLA Regional Conference at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. These scholars have qualified to compete in their respective events at the State Business Leadership Conference in Yakima, Wash. April 8- 10, 2010.

International Community School:

  • Michael Chang (Kirkland), DaeYoon Lee (Kirkland), and Josh McMurdo (Sammamish) - 1st in Parliamentary Procedure
  • Smrithi Sukumar (Sammamish) - 1st in Business Math
  • Stan Tan (Kirkland) - 1st in Personal Finance
  • Kristi Weber (Kirkland) - 1st in Intro to Business Communication
  • Sojung Yuk (Redmond) 1st in FBLA Principles and Procedures
  • Alice Chang (Sammamish), Bryan Djunaedi (Redmond) and Laura Renfroe (Kirkland) - 2nd in Emerging Business Issues
  • Edward Cordell (Redmond), Kenny Drabble (Kirkland) and Eric Jobes (Kirkland) - 2nd in Global Business
  • Priya Ganesan (Redmond) - 2nd in Business Math
  • Aimee Hood (Redmond) – 2nd in Accounting I
  • Olivia Kao (Redmond), Nick Rayl (Woodinville) and Stan Tan (Kirkland) - 2nd in Parliamentary Procedure
  • Atul Pai (Kirkland), Amy Wang (Kirkland) and Christine Yeh (Sammamish) - 2nd in Entrepreneurship
  • Fiona Xue (Redmond) - 2nd in Business Calculations; 3rd in Business Communications
  • Jeff Yu (Redmond) - 2nd in Economics
  • Alice Chang (Sammamish) – 3rd in Job Interview
  • Bryan Djunaedi (Redmond), Aimee Hood (Redmond) and Fiona Xue (Redmond) - 3rd in Global Business
  • Amanda Lin (Redmond) - 3rd in Business Math
  • Smrithi Sukumar (Sammamish) - 3rd in Business Calculations
  • Jeff Yu (Redmond) - 3rd in Personal Finance
  • Michael Chang (Kirkland) - 4th in Business Procedures
  • Elena Good (Kirkland) - 4th in Business Calculations
  • Jessica Jin (Redmond) and Joyce Lin (Redmond) - 4th in Global Business
  • Jessica Jin (Redmond) and Calen Olesen - 4th in Emerging Business Issues
  • DaeYoon Lee (Kirkland), Josh McMurdo (Sammamish) and Mihai Petriuc (Redmond) - 4th in Entrepreneurship
  • Becky Baron (Sammamish) - 5th in Creed
  • Nicole Denenberg (Sammamish) - 5th in Intro to Technology Concepts
  • Christian Kim (Kirkland) - 5th in Client Service
  • Sai Paul (Woodinville) - 5th in Business Math
  • Priya Ganesan (Redmond), Amanda Lin (Redmond) and Aditi Renganathan (Sammamish) - 5th in Banking and Financial Systems

Lake Washington High School:

  • Omer Baruch (Kirkland) - 1st in Help Desk; 3rd in Computer Problem Solving
  • Melissa He (Kirkland) & Grant Jenkins (Kirkland) - 2nd in Banking & Financial Systems
  • Kayleigh Daniels (Bellevue) & Carlos Willcuts (Kirkland) - 2nd in Business Ethics
  • Carlos Willcuts (Kirkland) - 2nd in Client Service
  • Kyler Blue (Kirkland) & Kevin Lemme (Kirkland) - 2nd in Management Decision Making
  • Kevin Lemme (Kirkland) - 5th in Business Law

Eastlake High School Receives Donation from Intermec Foundation for Second Year

On Wednesday, February 24, the Intermec Foundation awarded a donation of $2,000 to the Eastlake High School science department. Jerry Walker, Vice President Finance – Global Operations and Sales of Intermec Technologies Corporation presented the money to members of the science department and school administrators.Photo: Bill Monahan, Shannon Jenks, Krista Bjorge, Kristi Martinez and Lara Hollingworth watch as Jerry Walker presents the grant to teacher Brian Wikrent.
This donation will be used for science equipment purchases. This grant is the second from Intermec Foundation to Eastlake High School science. Using funds from last year’s grant, Eastlake purchased Spectrometers that students use now in Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry and AP Biology courses. Eastlake students now have the opportunity to become familiar with these advanced pieces of science equipment during high school, giving them an advantage over other students when they enter college.Photo: Eastlake high School seniors Jacqueline DePriest and Kecen Zhou demonstrate the use of the Spectrophotometer, used to measure variations in color as Jerry Walker and Brian Wikrent look on.

Juanita High School Cheer & Eastlake High School Dance & Drill Team Win State Academic Championships For the second year in a row, Juanita High School’s Cheer squad was named WIAA 3A Academic State Champions for the winter 09-10 season. In addition, the WIAA named Eastlake High School’s Dance & Drill Team 4A Academic State Champions, also for the winter 09-10 season.

The Dairy Farmers of Washington and Les Schwab Tires sponsor this Scholastic Award program to recognize and reward those teams or groups that maintain a high collective academic standard. It is open to Varsity or Sub-varsity (JV, Freshman, etc.) sports teams, activity squads such as Dance & Drill and Cheer squads and fine arts groups such as bands, choirs, orchestras, dramatic troupes and forensics teams. Any team/group with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher qualifies for a state award. A team with an average of 3.00 - 3.49 qualifies for the Distinguished Team Award, where a team with an average of 3.50-4.00 qualifies for the Outstanding Team Award. In addition, the team/group with the highest average GPA for their activities and classification level is recognized as Academic State Champion.

Students Helping Students On Saturday, February 20, 2010, students from the Alcott Elementary Student Council as well as their parents and teachers gave up a beautiful sunny morning to serve others. They sorted and packed approximately 1,500 pounds of new children’s clothing to be distributed to children and families served by the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, underserved children in the SeaTac and Tukwila areas, and orphanages in Viet Nam. This effort was part of the Kids Without Borders program. Video from the event can be found here: http://kidswithnoborders.blogspot.com/.

Two Schools Raise Funds for American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund

  • The Rose Hill Junior High ASB and Honor Society members conducted a fundraiser for Haiti Relief February 1 – 10. They raised $680.58 that will be donated to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.
  • The Horace Mann Elementary Service Club held its annual Valentine Post Office and raised $447.80 in sales and donations for the American Red Cross Haiti Relief fund. Students, staff and parents can purchase Valentines for 10 cents and the Service Club delivers them. It is a way to encourage friendship among students. 

Two LWSD Students Win Washington State Elks Hoops Shoot Contest Two LWSD students won the Washington State Elks Hoop Shoot Contest, sponsored by the Elks organization. Both of these students competed last weekend in Bellevue and won the 8-9 year old age group. The students are Eric Yang, a fourth grader at Muir Elementary and Lauren Fisher, a fourth grader at Alcott Elementary. Both students made 21 out of 25 free throw shots. They both will now compete in Oregon on March 5 and 6 in the Northwest Regional Contest that will include students from Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Oregon. The winners from this contest will advance to Nationals in Springfield, Massachusetts.