With umbrellas held high and jackets zipped up, Challenger Elementary School families didn’t let a little rain get in the way of their walk to school. Thank you everyone who participated in International Walk to School Day. To see more photos from International Walk to School Day, visit our Facebook page.
Taste Washington Day celebrates Washington agriculture and promotes good nutrition in our schools. Today, school lunches in the Issaquah School District highlighted local produce, grains, and dairy from the fantastic bounty Washington State has to offer. Each school offered Honeycrisp apples from Borton Fruits in Yakima, whole grains for pizza from Sherperd's Grain in Spokane, Milk from Smith Brothers Farms in Kent, and Bartlett pears from Trout Inc. in Lake Chelan. Each featured produce item was accompanied by signage in the lunch room with information about the local farm that grew and harvested the food.
Taste Washington Day is organized in partnership by the Washington School Nutrition Association (WSNA) and the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA).
Congratulations to Issaquah, Liberty, and Skyline High School students recognized for their academic abilities in the National Merit Scholarship Program. These thirty-five District students were recognized for their high Preliminary SAT or National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores, which combined critical reading, mathematics, and writing skill scores.
Issaquah High School: Joseph Askew, Ethan Chau, Namrata Chintalapati, David Corbitt, Matthew Duff, Haley King, Sarah Powazek, Daniel Repp, Daniel Shao, Alexander Sun, Maxwell Tang, and Josh Zhanson. Commended National Scholars: Olga Andreeva, Joseph Askew, Wesley Bayles, Gillian Brandt, Ryan Brunner, Taylor Buck, Ethan Chau, Thomas Chin, Namrata Chintalapati, David Corbitt, Scott Cyra, Jacob Davis, William Fu, Matthew Duff, Rachel Herbst, Naoki Kida, Haley King, Victoria Lawless, Angurag Mantrala, Sophie Marts, Benjamin Munoz, Christine Park, Michael Poulain, Sarah Powazek, Daniel Repp, Daniel Shao, Eric Shin, Alexander Sun, Maxwell Tang, Nicholas Thomas, Nathan Vaska, Bob Weng, Keen-yan Wong, Austin Zhao, and Edward Zhu
Liberty High School: Tyra Christopherson, Anna Malesis, Marek Pierepiekarz, James Ricks, and Nate Turtel. Commended National Scholars: Joshua Brainard, Alex Chapman, Nick Haffner, Paige Hopkins, Alex Le, Ryan Nguyen, Austin Porter, Jacqueline Rayfield, and Carlyn Schmidgall.
Skyline High School: Luke Beeman, Justin Bu, Kevin Chen, Suvir Copparam, Annette Guo, Yu Tian He, Anusha Kikkeri, John Kruper, Arjun Kumar, Gordon Lee, Vanessa Ma, Yung-Chia Ma, Caleb Mok, Meryl Seah, Vidhi Singh, Lisa Tang, Jenny Yang, and Hoatian Zeng. Commended National Scholars: David Arnold , Krithi Basu, Neel Baxi, Amulya Bhattarai, Joshua Chu, Sabrina Commons, Sarah Fan, Anna Johnson, Elyse Kaczmarek, Eric Ke, Katherine Kolendich, Jiwon Lee, Kathy Lin, Lucas Lindberg, Meghan Long, Noela Lu, Nicholas Mazzuca, Patrick Mcgrath, Adithya Mukund, Shashank Murching, Elizabeth Ni, Federico Rubiolo, Patrick Seminatore, Mrinal Sharma, Griffin Stofer, Justin Suh, Eric Werbel, Geoffrey Yang, and Joseph Zhang
The National Merit Scholarship Program is a rigorous academic competition for recognition and scholarship that began in 1955. More than 1.5 million high school students who take the PSAT or the NMSQT and those who meet the academic standards are entered into the program for recognition.
Congratulations to Vincy Fok, senior at Liberty High School, who was recently recognized as the recipient of the National Nordstrom Scholarship! She will be receiving a $10,000 college scholarship that she can use in the fall of 2016. Vincy shared, “I plan to either attend the University of Washington or UCLA with a major in clinical psychology and economics and a minor in history or political science. I’d like to eventually attend grad school to get my doctorate degree in psychology so that I can work with adolescents fighting mental illnesses.”
An electric excitement filled the Sunset Elementary gym as blue and green clad students and staff eagerly waited for their surprise guests to appear. The lights dimmed low and a montage video of the Seahawks played on the big screen. Students cheered for touchdowns and were amped up by the excitement of the players and the fans.
After the video, Principal Dorey and Emily,the Play60 Announcer, declared that Sunset Elementary was in for a treat. They were about to experience a National Football League (NFL) Play60 event. With this announcement, the room exploded into chants and cheers; both the Seahawks mascot Boom and Seahawks cornerback Tye Smith burst into the gym, sharing high-fives and smiles.
During the assembly, Tye emphasized eating well and staying active. The NFL Play60 campaign encourages kids to be active for 60 minutes a day to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. “I didn’t really like veggies when I was younger, but now I eat them with every meal,” shared Tye. “Fruits, veggies, and nutritious meals are important for staying active and being healthy.”
Beyond football, Tye shared that his other favorite activities include bowling, basketball, and running and that on his cheat days, he enjoys a good burger.
While Boom isn’t much of a talker, he also shared that when he’s not at a game, he loves to dance.
After the assembly, Mrs. Randolph’s second grade class and Mrs. Hart’s fifth grade class got active with Tye and Boom. Together they threw footballs, jumped rope, did sit ups and push-ups, and climbed the climbing wall.
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