Rachel Davis, a senior at Lake Washington High School, has earned recognition with her outstanding photography with a 2nd place for the Student Photographer of the Year Scholarship given by the Professional Photographers of Washington. You can see more of her winning entries on their website.
LW’s first History Day team recently attended the North Puget Sound Regional Contest in Shoreline. I’m pleased to announce that Kiana Brett took FIRST place in Senior Individual Performance, and will advance to the state competition in May. Congratulations are also due to Katie Brandao (Senior Individual Website) and Haley Brett (Historical Paper) for their hard work and participation.
Congratulations to Megan McLean who was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award. It recognizes Americans who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country and presented by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of President Barack Obama.
Lake Washington High School has been awarded the Washington State Achievement Award for Overall Excellence for 2012. We have also received a special recognition award for Language Arts Achievement. Congratulations Staff and Students at Lake Washington High School
Lake Washington High School
Congratulations Chamber & Concert Orchestras and Lyrica and Chorale!
March 26, Chamber Orchestra earned a superior rating at the Regional Festival. Concert Orchestra earned a very solid Excellent Plus rating.
The choirs were breathtaking 3/27 at the Regional Festival! They earned all superior ratings from all the judges (both Lyrica AND Chorale!). Lyrica actually made some of the students in the audience from other schools cry…that’s a good thing, in my book.
Congratulations to LWHS Dance & Drill - 3rd in Pom and State Champions in Military!
The LWHS Raging Robots Robotics Club participated in and finished FIRST in the Washington VEX Robot Championships Saturday March 2 at Redmond HS. This First place finish gives the team an invitation to the World Championships in Anaheim CA this coming April. Teams needed to qualify through a series of tournaments throughout the school year to participate. Sixty teams from all around the NW including teams from, Washington, Oregon, California and British Columbia qualified for the Washington VRC Tournament.
Four dedicated team members worked hard all day to first make it through the preliminary rounds to qualify for the finals rounds. For the final rounds an alliance selection process is followed and we were chosen to join two other teams for the final eliminations. the two teams we joined are from BC and one “2M” is a past world champion. These three teams competed in the final rounds against some of the best VEX Robotics teams in the nation to win to win the tournament. It was one of the most exciting and closely fought tournaments of the year. Please be proud and congratulate the members of the Raging Robots for the never say die attitude and just enjoying the process and the competition. These are some truly great students. On to the Worlds!
~ Mr. Dullum
Congratulations First Semester Honor Roll Recipients!!
There were 320 Honor Roll recipients (3.5 – 3.9 GPA) and 200 High Honor recipients (4.0 GPA)
During 3/1/2013 Homeroom, class photos were taken of Honor Roll Recipients in the gym and a cake party was celebrated in the cafeteria.
In the Fall of 2013, we will honor the students for 2nd Semester GPA.
Lake Washington High School wins $7,000 for health and nutrition programs
LifeWise Health Plan Washington and partner Treeswing, a leading local voice on the issue of childhood obesity, announced the winner of the Hunt 4 Health High School Video Challenge. A video submitted by Jeremy Sacks, a senior at Lake Washington High School won first place, earning $7,000 for his school’s nutrition and physical education programs, as well as individual prizes including Visa gift cards and Go Pro video cameras. LifeWise and Treeswing plan to award the prizes to LWHS students and teachers at a special school assembly on March 22, 2013.
The Hunt 4 Health contest asked King and Snohomish county high school students to create an original video that answered the question: “What do you and your friends do to stay healthy and active?” The goal of the contest was to encourage teens to play an active role in their own health and give schools the tools to help improve their nutrition and physical activity programs. Achieving this goal is more important than ever because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Washington youth are overweight, putting them at high risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and asthma.
Jeremy Sacks submitted the winning video called “The Healthy Song” – featuring an original song, healthy snack cameos, and a solo dance sequence. The Lake Washington students’ big picture message was captured in the song’s chorus saying, “…it can be as easy as walking down the street, it’s not only exercise it’s also things you eat.” Read more.