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Ali Schnurman - Dance

Ali is Senior Dance Manager of the Kamiak Dulcineas. She joined after her best friend pushed her to try it out and has loved seeing how hard everyone works so that they can do... — Updated 3/22/2023


Yohana Gizaw – Dance

Yohana is a dancer with the Kamiak Dulcineas Dance Team. "My favorite thing about dance is the amazing friendships I've made through the team. The girls have really become family... — Updated 3/22/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Abid named EC Academic Team Bronze Scholar

Ahmad Hilal Abid, a student at Edmonds College, has been named a 2023 Coca-Cola Academic Team Bronze Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  The Coca-Cola Scholars... — Updated 3/22/2023


Jose Guzman-Rangel – STEM Student of the Month

Jose Guzman-Rangel is Kamiak's STEM Student of the Month. He is currently the student manager of Kamiak's student store. He has done an outstanding job problem solving with the... — Updated 3/15/2023


Ella Johnson – Visual Arts

Ella is a Kamiak visual artist who specializes in acrylic and mixed media, and considers herself a lifelong artist. She credits her art teacher Emily Palmiter with pushing her to... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Explorer students win history awards

Explorer Middle School Summit students participated in the Northwest Regional History Day program Saturday, March 11 and all earned first or second place awards. The following are the award winners: JiYoon Seok – first place... — Updated 3/15/2023


Gathering budget priorities | Superintendent's Corner

Last month, I shared with you the budget challenges Mukilteo and other school districts around the state are experiencing. The district must cut $20 to $25 million from the budget... — Updated 3/15/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Kamiak recognizes Students of the Month for December and January

Kamiak High School's Students for the Month of December were: Maria Pineda (freshman), Gavin Lemmon (freshman), Guillermo Gomez (sophomore), Solomiia Kostiuk (sophomore), Mela... — Updated 3/8/2023


Driver's education making a comeback

People 18 to 22 will be required to pass a driver's education course before getting their license, if a bill that passed the state Senate becomes law. Engrossed Substitute Senate... — Updated 3/8/2023


Proposal would include sophomores for Running Start program

The Running Start program, which allows high school juniors and seniors to earn college level credits without paying tuition, will expand to include sophomores, if a proposal in the state Legislature is approved. Edmonds College... — Updated 3/8/2023


Patteera Sudsok – Drama and Choir

Patteera is a member of both the Kamiak Choir and Drama, and is the Public Relations Representative for the Drama Club, promoting important events and opportunities. She has always... — Updated 3/1/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Student artists encouraged to submit entries to Mukilteo Art Contest

Student artists looking to have their art displayed and commended should register for the fourth-annual Mukilteo Art Contest. A virtual gallery will be published with submissions... — Updated 3/1/2023


Madeline Atkinson – Visual Arts

Madeline is a senior visual arts student who specializes in acrylic and oil painting. She has been an artist her entire high school career but says she only started taking it... — Updated 2/22/2023


Colliding factors create 'perfect storm' of budget impacts | Superintendent's Corner

Mukilteo School District and many other school districts in our state are experiencing significant budget concerns. There are several causes leading to this “perfect storm” of... — Updated 2/19/2023


Grayson Hoskins – Choir and Drama

Grayson has been performing since the age of five and is currently a member of both the Kamiak Choir and Theatre Arts Department. Students describe him as funny and caring, while... — Updated 2/15/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Together again for the kids

Supporters of the Mukilteo Schools Foundation gathered together in person for the first time in three years Friday, Feb. 3, at Mariner High School. Award-winning children's author... — Updated 2/15/2023


Chase Stafford – Band

Chase is a member of several of the Kamiak Band classes and groups, including Drumline, Showband, and Jazz band. He has been drumming since the age of three and picked up a snare... — Updated 2/8/2023


Sam Wolff – Band

Sam Wolff plays tuba in the Kamiak show band and is also an accomplished bassist. He's been playing music since the age of 11 and has made it his mission to change the impressions... — Updated 2/1/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship

Cmdr. Carl F. Kurfess of VFW post #8870 has announced the Post will, once again, offer their Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Student qualifications include having at least one sibling, parent, or grandparent... — Updated 2/1/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Kamiak cheer headed to state championships

The Kamiak cheer team has qualified for the state championships for the fourth consecutive time. The cheer team earned their spot in the Small Game Day Division after competing at... — Updated 1/25/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Kamiak Dulcineas take first place

The Kamiak Dulcineas took first place with their kick routine, "Please Don't Go," Saturday, Jan. 14, at Edmonds-Woodway High School. The performance also won the highly coveted... — Updated 1/25/2023


Drew Howard – Band

Drew plays snare drum and percussion for the Kamiak Band and is also a member of the Kamiak Showband and Drumline. When asks who inspires him Drew responded, "My friends are a big... — Updated 1/25/2023

 By Beacon staff    Schools

Edmonds College to host multicultural job fair on Feb. 2

Edmonds College will host a multicultural job fair from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, on the first floor of Brier Hall. The job fair is open to students and community members... — Updated 1/20/2023


Chloe Lee – STEM Student of the Month

Chloe Lee has been selected as Kamiak's STEM student of the month. Chloe has served as captain of the tennis and volleyball teams, as well as vice-president of the National Honor... — Updated 1/18/2023


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