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Baccalaureate ceremony is June 2

The Kamiak High School class of 2019 Baccalaureate ceremony will be held Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. in the Kamiak Commons. Baccalaureate is a graduation event for seniors, their families, friends, and community members. The parents of the senior class invite the public to join them for words of congratulations, encouragement, and an inspirational message, along with the traditional passing of the “Sands of Time” to the class of 2020. A reception will follow. Tickets are not required to attend Baccalaureate.

Mariner DECA team finishes top 10 in the world

Rianne Nelwan and Sarah Angelos of Mariner finished among the top 10 in the world in the Student Based Enterprise Food division at the DECA International Career and Development Conference held recently in Orlando, Florida. They were honored on stage at the Grand Awards in front of 20,000 DECA members from all over the world. Naishla Miranda, Bryant Calderon, and Frank Blanco-Yanez competed in the Student Based Enterprise Retail division. The Mariner DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) students were able to compete in Florida because they had qualified as a Gold Level Student Based Enterprise.

Harbour Pointe’s spring play begins this week

Harbour Pointe Middle School will present three performances of this year’s spring play, “Newsies,” which is based on the real-life story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. Shows will be held in the Kamiak Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. on May 23 and 24. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and children ages five and under get in free. Tickets are on sale in the student services office at Harbour Pointe and at curtain times. A free performance for the community also will be held at 4 p.m. on May 25.

Voyager drama students present ‘The Lion King Jr.’

The drama students at Voyager are excited to present Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Performances will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 2 at the Kamiak Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance through the bookkeeper at Voyager and at the door. Proceeds from the show support the school’s drama program.

MSD and Skills Center honor community leaders

The Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) annually awards and recognizes outstanding educational administrators and individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to K-12 education. This year, the Mukilteo School District awarded the WASA Community Leadership Award to Tyrone McMorris, executive director of Casino Road Ministries, for his tireless work in supporting students. The district also awarded the WASA Student Achievement Award to the staff at Challenger Elementary for their work helping students strive to their highest potential.

Tom Clemans and his wife, Debbie, were awarded the WASA Student Achievement Award by the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center for their many contributions to the school and to the students. The Skills Center presented the WASA Community Leadership Award to the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee and Sea-Lect Plastics, which have been instrumental in ensuring youth apprenticeship throughout the county.

Mariner marching band performs well in parade

The 124 students in the Mariner marching band won the Sweepstakes Award for the best overall band at the recent Wenatchee Apple Blossom Parade. This recognition comes on the heels of the band marching in Disneyland about a month ago, where they received a gold medal for their performances. The band will perform next at the Syttende Mai Parade in Ballard, in celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day.

Student wins award of merit for photograph

Congratulations to Endeavour third grader Evelyn Boudon for receiving an Award of Merit in the National Reflections contest for her photograph, “You Are My Hero, Mom.” To get to this level, Boudon first entered her photo in the state Reflections contest, where she won Outstanding Interpretation, which earned first place in the intermediate division. Congratulations also to Amelia Lucas of Endeavour who won an Award of Excellence (second place in the primary division) for her photograph, “Hero of the House” in the state contest.

WSDOT looking for input

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s 2019 Statewide Active Transportation Plan (SATP) is underway and is looking for community input. The plan is about giving people safe options for getting from one place to another using active means of travel such as walking, biking, and rolling. The plan will help guide and implement statewide investments and policies for increased access, safety, and mobility. You can voice your thoughts by taking a survey through June 30 or learn more about the SATP at wsdot.wa.gov/travel/commute-choices/bike/plan.

 

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