Last updated 7/3/2019 at Noon
Unified athletes shine at state track and field competition
The Kamiak and Mariner Unified track and field teams both shined at the State Special Olympics Track and Field competition in Tacoma. Kamiak sent 16 team members to the games. The relay team of Myron Swimmer, Ryker Wuttle, Spencer Biard, and Brandon Yi won first place. Myron Swimmer won first place in the 200- and 400-meter dash, Alec Maxfield won first place in the 200-meter dash, and Spencer Biard won first place in the running long jump. The Mariner team sent eight students to the games and had an extremely successful weekend with every member earning at least one medal. The team brought home five gold, nine silver, and five bronze medals. Congratulations to Isaiah Echols, Melany Hernandez, Spiro Kafkalidis, Hailey Lane-Kinnison, Brian Loger, Ebercehi Onuoha, Conner Thurmond, and Jonathan Weaver.
Kamiak’s spring musical wins outstanding costume design
Kamiak’s spring musical Hello Dolly won an award for outstanding costume design at the 2019 5th Avenue High School Music Awards ceremony. This is the second year in a row for Kamiak to receive the honor. A special congratulations to Lisa Mullavey, former Kamiak parent, who volunteers her time and talent to design and make costumes for the Kamiak drama program, and to her student “costumers,” Teralynn Fitch and Elizabeth Chepinga, who helped assemble costumes. Hello Dolly received a total of nine nominations.
Mariner vending machines provide new way for meals
Standing in line for breakfast and lunch isn’t the only way to get a healthy meal at Mariner. Students can now get a complete breakfast and lunch through a new vending machines program that recently launched at the school. Meals come in a variety of choices such as cereal, milk, juice, yogurt, chips, sandwiches, salads, and fruit. One machine at the main entrance to the school serves breakfast and another upstairs serves lunch during each meal period. The new vending machines are linked to the Nutrikids point-of-sale system so students can use their ID and birthdate for two-step verification, just as they would in the cafeteria lunch line. All students, regardless of free, reduced, or paid status, may use the new meal vending machines.