LWSD | News from the Schools – March 15, 2010

Redmond High School Students Qualify for AIME Thirteen Redmond High School math students have qualified to take the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME) on Tuesday, March 16. The AIME is an intermediate examination between the American Math Competition 10 or 12 and the USA Math Olympiad. All students who took the AMC 12 and achieved a score of 88.5 or more or were in the top five percent are invited to take the AIME. All students who took the AMC 10 and had a score of 118.5, or were in the top one percent also qualify for the AIME.  The AIME is intended to provide further challenge and recognition, beyond that provided by the AMC 10 or AMC 12, to the many high school students in North America who have exceptional mathematical ability. The students who qualified are Erin Antono, Tara Balakrishnan, Samvit Jain, Ben Keller, Sam Keller, Chris Lim, Thomas Moore, Arjun Narayanan, Evan Nelson, Kevin Parker, Alex Vaschillo, Sophia Xu and Adam Young.

McAuliffe Students and Staff Support Multiple Sclerosis Awareness

The McAuliffe Elementary PTSA held a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness week at the school from March 8-12 in order to support their principal, Tracey Miller, who was diagnosed with MS shortly after beginning her career as principal at the school. The week was focused on MS, but also taught students how to overcome obstacles or challenges that they may face in life as well. Students received trading cards about MS, were able to purchase orange MS wristbands, did a pre-MS Walk with Tracey around the school at recess and held a Spirit Day Bake Sale. All proceeds collected during the week will go to the MS Society. Tracey also visited all classrooms on Tuesday to read a story written by a 14-year-old girl whose father has MS, to help teach the students about MS and overcoming obstacles.

McAuliffe staff members, parents and students have also joined together to participate as a team in the MS Society’s larger walk on April 11 at Husky Stadium. The team, “McAuliffe Cares,” is still looking for others to join them or to donate to their team. For more information, visit:http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/McAuliffeCaresWalkTeam2010.

Redmond Knowledge Bowl Team Returns to State Tournament

Knowledge Bowl has existed at Redmond High School (RHS) for only two years. In the first year of competition, the Knowledge Bowl team earned fifth place in 4A Regionals and a spot at the state tournament. This year, the team won third place and will be returning to the state competition on March 27 in Richland, Wash. The winning RHS team was named The Second Triumvirate. The following students are part of this team: Jihoon Lee, Arjun Narayanan, Evan Nelson, Anand Raghuraman, Stephanie Rice, and Ben Wright.

Rose Hill Junior High Generation Yes Students Attend Conference

Rose Hill Junior High (RHJH) students from Rodney Thornley’s Generation Yes (Youth and Educators Succeeding) class recently attended the Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) Conference at the Washington State Convention Center. RHJH has been a part of the Generation Yes program, which provides youth the opportunity to improve education through technology, since its inception 12 years ago. At that time, the program was funded by a federal Technology Innovation Challenge Grant and was taught by Jill Berge. For the past several years, Angie Laulainenhas been the instructor.

In this class, students learn various technology applications including Publisher, PowerPoint, HTML, Blogs, Movie Maker and Flash Animation. Students take that learned technology and team up with teachers to foster technology integration in each teacher’s curriculum. This year, the class also works as a mini “help desk” within Rose Hill Junior High to assist teachers with problems they may have with applications and their active boards.At the conference, the students assisted in registration, answered questions in the Gen Yes Booth, checked in attendees at the break down sessions and got to hear Keynote speaker, third generation Philippe Cousteau.

Students Advance to International DECA Competition

Over 3,100 students from across the state competed in the State DECA Competition held March 5–7 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, Wash. Students from Eastlake High School, Lake Washington High School and Redmond High School participated. These students will be advancing to the international level the last week of April in Louisville, Ky.


  • Midori Ng -- second place, Advertising Campaign
  • Colin Wang - top five on Marketing Management test

Lake Washington High School:

  • Tarryn Marcus – first place, Business Administration and Management
  • Rachel Robinson - second place, Employment Acquisition
  • Alexis Hamilton – third place, Principals of Marketing
  • Camille Worsech – fifth place, Principals of Marketing

Sub- Category Winners:

  • Grady Olson – Accounting Applications
  • Jessie Ross – Business Administration and Management
  • Kyler Blue – Quick Serve Restaurant

Redmond High School:

  • Paul Burke, Tom Cote and Brian Haug – third place, Sports and Entertainment Business Operations Research Written
  • Elise Adams and Margaux Helm – first place, Buying and Merchandising Management Team Decision Making
  • Taylor Brown and Morgan Burke – fifth place, Creative Marketing Research Written Event
  • Joey Costello and Kate Garland – fourth place, Creative Marketing Research Written Event
  • Kevin Light – third place, Sports and Entertainment Marketing
  • Joey Gregoritch, Joe Junor and Kim Kruse – third place, Creative Marketing Research

Sub-category winners:

  • Mark McCondochie and Trevor Wyke – Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making
  • Katie Morris and Ashlyn Trussel – Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making
  • Paul Cretu--Accounting Applications
  • Brianna Dankberg--Sports and Entertainment Marketing