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Kamiak, Mariner name Students of the Month


Last updated 4/7/2021 at 12:37pm

Photos courtesy of Mukilteo School District

(Clockwise left to rigth) Nazaril Zhuk, Sofia Montaperto, Amiya McLean, Olivia Huggins, Owen Pacey, Edwin Cervantes, Logan Ames, Nataly Barragan, Dylan Hester

Kamiak High School's Students of the Month for March are freshmen Nazarii Zhuk and Sofia Montaperto, sophomore Amiya McLean, juniors Oliva Higgins and Owen Pacey, and seniors Edwin Cervantes and Logan Ames.

Mariner High School's Students of the Month for February are freshman Nataly Guadalupe Barragan, sophomore Dylan Michael Hester, junior Ebrima Manneh and senior Rebecca Paige Lewis.

Teacher Tom Myhre said Barragan has started off the second semester in an outstanding manner. "She has completed all of her tasks, contributes in Zoom and Chat, and has an all-around great attitude. It has been a pleasure to get to know Nataly and she is going to have a great career as a Mariner Marauder."

Teacher Ethan Smith nominated Hester. "He has done a tremendous job this month working in Zoom breakout rooms with a small group of other students," Smith said. "He consistently offers to share his screen with his classmates to help them out as he works through assignments. I appreciate his willingness to explain biology concepts to his peers and his frequent checks that everybody is done with a question before moving on. Dylan has been a model student this month as we began a new semester of biology."

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo School District

Ebrima Manneh

Teachers Keleigh and Michael Schemmel said Manneh has made amazing progress at Mariner. "When he arrived at Mariner, he not only did not speak English but he hadn't had much chance to attend school even in his home country," the teachers wrote. "He did not let his lack of prior educational opportunity stop him. School has been very difficult – and even more so with the distance learning – but Ebrima has persevered through it all. He attends class every day, asks questions, seeks help, and will willingly redo assignments as many times as necessary until he understands. He takes no shortcuts and asks insightful questions. He clearly possesses a deep desire to learn."

Teacher Candace McKeen-Hollingsworth appreciated that Lewis volunteered to be her in-class assistant. "She's taking both forensics and biotechnology, and she types notes during class meetings, checks on Schoology assignments and links over the weekend before work is assigned, and gives me one-on-one feedback on the student experience for course objectives and activities. She's honest, hard-working and high achieving. Her help is imperative to my course organization, flow of topics, and sanity."


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