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Last updated 12/12/2018 at Noon

New website debuts Friday

After more than a year of planning, the school district’s new website is set to go live this Friday, Dec. 14. Visitors to the new site will immediately notice the difference. The photos will be much larger, the design more contemporary, and the site will be easier to navigate.

The new website’s address will be, but the old address will redirect to the new site.

Five Mariner students receive top honors

Five students at Mariner received top honors from the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) and were selected to participate in one of the WMEA 2019 all-state performing groups in February.

They will join other high school musicians in this event and will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform under the direction of world-renowned conductors.

Congratulations to George Angelos (percussion) and Sarah Khan (flute), who will perform with the All-Northwest Band; to Garret Dove (tuba), who will perform with the All-State Concert Band; to Oscar Vizcaino (percussion), who will perform with the All-Northwest Orchestra; and to Elizabeth Thompson (alto), who will perform with the All-State Symphonic Choir.

Kamiak students awarded for short video

Five Kamiak students won Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music, and Best Sound Design for their video titled “Mr. President,” a short film illustrating the mental state of a patient suffering from schizophrenia.

They were winners in the first annual 48-hour Film Challenge, which was sponsored by Foundry10, an educational research company in Seattle. In the challenge, teams were given a line, prop, and 48 hours to create a video for the genre dark comedy/political.

The film was required to include the line, “It was never going to be the last,” and use a snow globe as a prop.

Congratulations to Will Fischer, Ben Friend, Kieran Gamble, Griffen Gonzales, and Rafael Ruiz-Gomez.

Two students honored by Special Olympics

Congratulations to Kamiak students Hailey Mukai, a 2018 graduate, and Keilana Hamper on being named Athletes of the Week by Special Olympics North America. They were chosen for serving as representatives to Washington at the summer 2018 Special Olympic Games Youth Leadership Experience for being outstanding leaders and for their passion for inclusion.

At the Olympic Games, Mukai and Hamper joined 36 other United youth pairs to learn about inclusive programming, running events, and making a more compassionate world, as well as learning more about each other.


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