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Lake Washington High School History
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 Lake Washington High School History

 

Lake Washington High School began as Kirkland High School (also called Union “A” High School) in 1922—a gathering of students from as far away as Monroe and Duvall.  Twenty seven years later, the school moved up the hill from Market Street to its present address.  After two major remodels on that building, a brand new home for the Kangs opened September 2011—same school, different building.  But school pride is not bound by the structure that houses us; our Kang spirit is as steadfast and vibrant today as it has ever been.  In 1930, the student body selected purple and white—symbolizing wisdom and purity—as their school colors.  Today, our colors shine just as brightly, and our school motto—Strong, we will never fall— reflects the same optimism and dreams that the Kangs of 1923 hoped for.  And the rare character born at LWHS in 1930—a clever kangaroo called Lizzie—still delights us as our school mascot. 

 

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Kirkland High School
Union “A” High School
R. E. Storey
1923-1928
J. A. Jacobson
1928-1936
Morton A. Johnson
1936-1941
Douglas Hendel
1941-1949
Rufus Salyer
1949-1951
Lake Washington High School
Dan W. Shovlin
1951-1964
Walter L. Seabloom
1964-1965
Hunter A. Mock
1965-1971
Bill McLaughlin
1971-1974
Jack Wood
1974-1980
Charles Martin
1980-1987
Paul Gentle
1987-1999
Mark Robertson
1999-2006
Brad Malloy
2006-2010
Christina Thomas
2010-