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Recognizing Kang achievements!

 Student Awards

LW Student Wins at DECA International
Arman Talkar in Orlando with his International DECA medal.
Arman Talkar, senior at LW, recently competed in the DECA International Career Development Conference in Florida. Over 10,000 students from around the world competed to show their college and career knowledge and skills. Arman received a medal for placing Top 10 in the written exam for Human Resource Management. Congratulations, Arman!
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Two LW Students Awarded Rotary Scholarships
The Rotary Club of Kirkland recently gave out $14,000 in scholarships, with two going to LW students. Ruth-Fiam Abdugaparova and Emma Shipman each received a general scholarship based on their scholastic abilities and applications. Congratulations!
Funds for the Rotary Club scholarships are a result of community support of the club's annual fundraiser, The Great Puget Sound Duck Race, which will be held in August.
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Scholarship Awarded to LW Student
LW senior Emma Shipman was one of three recipients of the Kirkland Women's Club annual LWSD scholarships. Emma attended a luncheon hosted by the Kirkland Women's Club, along with her parents and school counselor, where she was presented with the award.
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Kirkland Rotary Student of the Month - Tor Jensen
Tor Jensen, a Lake Washington High School senior, is the Kirkland Rotary Student of the Month for May. He was recognized for his academic achievement, community service and leadership at LW, including acting as ASB president and co-founding the LW Marine Science club. Tor plans to attend Hawai'i Pacific University to pursue a business degree and to play baseball for the Sharks.
The Rotary Club of Kirkland invites students from Juanita and Lake Washington High Schools to apply for this honor; chosen students come to Rotary meetings for a month, learn about Rotary, and are invited to return when they are in the area.
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 2014 Washington Achievement Award


Lake Washington High School has been awarded a 2014 Washington Achievement award! This is the fourth year in a row that LW has been honored. This year's award was recognition for being a top performer in the category of reading growth. 
Schools are selected for awards based on their statewide assessment data for the three previous years. More schools in Lake Washington School District earned awards than any other district, including the five districts that serve more pupils than LWSD. "As a fast-growing school district, we are committed to maintaining our high academic standards," said Dr. Traci Pierce, superintendent. "While we are adding hundreds of students to our district each year, our teachers are working hard to make sure that every student who comes to us is learning. These recognitions show that we continue to have strong academic success."
Congratulations to LW's principal, staff and students for a job well done!

 Congratulations LWHS Yearbook!


Jostens Publishing is pleased to announce our Lake Washington High School yearbook is featured in the national Look Book as an example of excellence, creativity and innovation. Having our yearbook featured in this annual gallery of the best of the best in scholastic  journalism is a significant achievement. A team of experts selected 476 yearbooks from thousands submitted for consideration. In the coming weeks, more than 15,000 high schools producing yearbooks with Jostens will receive a copy of the Look Book.


 LWHS music students named to WMEA All-Northwest or All-State Ensembles

Fifty-two LWSD high school music students have been accepted to the 2015 National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) High School All-Northwest Honor Groups and the 2015 Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) High School All-State Honor Groups.  After three days of rehearsals, under the direction of outstanding national level music educators and internationally renowned conductors, the students will perform at the conclusion of the 2015 NAfME’s Northwest Division Conference in Spokane, Wash., on February 15, 2015.  Besides Washington State, the Northwest Division of NAfME includes Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming. Each of these musicians was required to submit audition recordings to be considered.
Below are the students from LWHS:
2015 WMEA All-Northwest Orchestra
Logan Esterling, senior, oboe, LWHS (Kirkland)
2015 WMEA All-State Concert Band, 
Alexander Gilbert, senior, Bb soprano clarinet, LWHS (Kirkland)
2015 WMEA All-State Symphonic Choir
Erik Abramson, junior, tenor 2, LWHS (Kirkland)
Olivia Heindel, senior, soprano 1, LWHS (Kirkland)
Brianna Murillo, senior, soprano 1, LWHS (Kirkland)
James Rowan, junior, tenor 2, LWHS (Kirkland)
Jonas Rutledge, senior, tenor 1, LWHS (Kirkland)
2015 WMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra
Kyle Oppermann, junior, viola, LWHS (Kirkland)

 LWHS Seniors Honored for Using Life Saving Skills Learned at LW Health Class


Eleven LWHS seniors were recognized by the Kirkland City Council and Kirkland Fire Department during Friday’s LWHS pep assembly for their heroic measures last summer when they spotted an unresponsive paddle boarder in Lake Washington and attempted to save his life. Congratulations to LWHS seniors (left to right): Erica Stewart, Jessie Page, Jenessa Fleming, Alyssa Madgett, Kate Heimdahl, Alexis Koester, Neema Hodaie, Elliot Phillips, Mo Daum, Andrew Vetto and Zoe Farrell (not pictured). There to present the awards on behalf of the city of Kirkland were (left to right): Deputy Mayor Penny Sweet, Chief Kevin Nalder, Captain Mark Buenting, and Firefighters Eric Forslin, Shawn McDougall and Kevin Martin.

 National Merit Scholarship Program


Finally, congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists: Megan LeGresley and Roland Munsil. Congratulations also to our National Merit Commended Scholars: Emily Dorsey, Allen Gear, Willia Gear, Odette Nsengimana and John Showalter. These students will be recognized and honored at an upcoming school board meeting. 











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 Congratulations Yearbook!


The 2014 LWHS Yearbook "Reveille" has received The National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award!

The National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award has been created to recognize those who excel in the creation and distribution of their yearbook, and meet the following criteria:
A Meaningful Book for All Students
A book that means something to all students and includes a vast majority of the student body.
A Book in Every Student's Hands
Schools put so much time, effort and love into their yearbook. We want to help ensure that as many students as possible get to enjoy the masterpiece that's created.
Effective Project Management
Meeting the yearbook deadlines is a very important part of the yearbook creation process, and ensures the delivery of books on time.