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Mukilteo students win Comcast Foundation scholarships

Two Mukilteo School District grads are winners of the Comcast Foundation’s 2014-15 Leaders and Achievers Scholarships. Rachel Do, of Everett, who just graduated from Mariner High School and Heather...

 

Mukilteo Education Association announces scholarship winners | School brief

The Mukilteo Education Association recently announced its 2014 scholarship winners. Samuel Adera from Mariner High School is the recipient of the $1,000 Brad Agerup Memorial Scholarship. Geovanni...

 

Deer sighted in Old Town crossing on 5th Street

Two deer were seen on June 5 running down 5th Street, in and out of traffic. They stopped for a minute in some lawns across from the Beacon office....

 

Daughters of American Colonists install new members

Two new members recently joined the Pilchuck chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists. Mary Erickson and Candy Thoreson were officially installed as National Society Daughters of the...

 
 By Megan Managan    Schools    June 11, 2014

Kamiak’s valedictorian, salutatorian honored by award

Though they had a good idea, this year’s valedictorian and salutatorian at Kamiak High School didn’t know for sure they’d earned the honor until their final high school assembly. Ryan Vogt was n...

 

Picture box frames a look at Mukilteo history

In an era before TV, radio, Internet and other distractions, Louisa Fowler Sinclair no doubt had time on her hands for other pursuits. Born in Mukilteo in 1861, hers being the first recorded birth in...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Sports    June 11, 2014

Local rower turns his pain into team’s gain

A Mukilteo rower who was forced to quit contact sports has turned a newfound love of rowing into a run at nationals. Haydon Overturf, 18, will compete with the Green Lake Varsity 8 at the U.S. Rowing... Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    June 11, 2014

Concerns arise over mayor's newest hire

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson’s hire of her friend and 21st District legislator Marko Liias as the city’s new policy analyst has some in Mukilteo concerned. Sen. Marko Liias, 32, started work as...

 

Tokitae joins state fleet on Mukilteo-Clinton route

The Olympic class Tokitae joined Washington’s ferry fleet on June 2. The Tokitae (“toe-kee-tay”) will embark on its maiden voyage on the Mukilteo-Clinton route this summer. It is the first of...

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    June 11, 2014

EdCC, EvCC welcome new signees

Edmonds Community College and Everett Community College welcomed a new group of signees this spring. The group of students who will join the Tritons and Trojans starting next fall include several local students. From Meadowdale High School Gabrielle... Full story

 

Sowing seeds for all seasons | Worship

I remember buying our first home here in Mukilteo many years ago. We had a young family and were excited to be new homeowners. Caring for our home and large yard was challenging, but I was eager to learn and work at it. Our neighbor’s lawn looked...

 

Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | May

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the May Students of the Month. 6th grade: Aidan Becker, Cameron Jennings, Gloria Lee and Andie McLeod 7th grade: Kinsey Booker, Richie Gasca, Sophie Shubert and Jack Wyman 8th... Full story

 

Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | June

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the June Students of the Month. 6th grade: Dante Bowen, Hansol Choi, Amber Graves, Leah Robison and Mathias Tecle 7th grade: Paola Ruiz-Gomez, Drew Kindle, Shelby O'Dea...

 

11 students win Kamiak department awards | School brief

Kamiak High School recently honored 11 students with Outstanding Senior Department Awards. The recipients of this year’s awards, by department, are as follows: Career and Technical Education – Jason Campbell English – Carolyn Van Der Meulen... Full story

 

2 Kamiak grads make President's List at Gonzaga University | School brief

Two Kamiak High School grads have earned placement on the Gonzaga University President's List for spring semester 2014. Students must earn a 3.7 to 4.0 grade-point average to be listed. Those students are: Callie Turgeon and Emma Turgeon of...

 

Mukilteo student wins $1,000 WWU scholarship | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has won a $1,000 Western Washington University scholarship. Ashley Ann Weyers, daughter of Dan and Cindy Weyers, has accepted the Teresa LaFreniere Endowment for the 2014-2015 academic year. The Teresa LaFreniere Endowment...

 

6 Mukilteo students make WSU spring 2014 President’s Honor Roll | School brief

Six students from Mukilteo made the Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2014 spring semester. Those students are: Blair Ross Burns Tyler J. Cheung Braedon Frances Graika David Jerome Harris Thomas Patrick Healy Vita M....

 

Mukilteo student receives 2014 spring honors from UW-Stevens Point | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has received honors for his scholastic achievement during the 2014 spring semester at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. That student is: Eliot J. Grauer The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honored more than...

 

Kamiak grad earns doctorate from Columbia University | School brief

A Kamiak High School grad has received his doctorate from the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University. Bjorn Thorsen, DDS, the son of Brenda Thorsen, graduated from Columbia University in New York City on May 22 with a doctorate in...

 

Mukilteo student graduates from Rice University | School brief

A Mukilteo student has earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University. Elizabeth Menard graduated on May 17 from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Menard received a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and cell biology. William Marsh Rice...

 

Kamiak grad earns degree from Gonzaga University | School brief

A Kamiak High School grad has earned a bachelor’s degree from Gonzaga University. Callie Turgeon, of Edmonds, graduated from Gonzaga University in a ceremony held on May 11 in Spokane’s Veterans’ Memorial Arena. She received a bachelor’s...

 

Mukilteo student graduates from Bowdoin College | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has graduated from Bowdoin College in Maine. Sunita Faye Field Chepuri has earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in mathematics and a minor in government and legal studies. The college's 209th commencement exercises...

 

4 Kamiak students to graduate from EvCC’s ORCA

Forty-two students from Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy graduate June 13, earning both their associate’s degree and high school diplomas. Four of those students are from Kamiak High School: Christine Heisen, Megan... Full story

 

Mariner students win $1,000 Freedom Scholarships

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 recently announced the winners of its Freedom Scholarship program. Four $1,000 scholarships were awarded to deserving seniors from the Mukilteo and Edmonds school districts. Two winners were from Mukilteo, two from...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of June 11 | Police beat

June 4 Vehicle Recovery – 9800 blk Harbour Pl. An officer was dispatched for a report of a truck that had been parked in the same spot for several days. The truck had been reported stolen from Mukilteo on March 16. The officer was unable to reach...

 

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