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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    Procedure Student Incentives

    File: 3515P

    Gifts to Students 
    Students should not receive gifts as a reward or recognition for any school related activity except under one or more of the following conditions: 

    1. The principal has approved the award. 
    2. The award is an authorized presentation of the school or the school district for outstanding achievement. 
    3. The award is a scholarship presented by an outside organization through the cooperation of the school district. 
    4. The award is under the auspices of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association. 

    Noncompliance with the above rules may endanger the amateur standing of a student and make him ineligible for interscholastic competition. 

    Awards for Achievement 
    Awards may be given to students for achievement in academic and activity pursuits. Standards and procedure for granting such awards shall be developed by each school and must comply with policies, regulations, and procedures established by state statute and the school board. 

    Student Contests 
    The associate superintendent or designee shall approve all contests for students in which the district may participate. The following guidelines are to be used in approving any contest. 

    Contests should be: 

    1. Supplemental to the school program, 
    2. Beneficial to youth in educational, civic, social, and cultural development, 
    3. Dependent solely upon the talents and efforts of the individual student participant, 
    4. Free of any commercial or sectarian influence, 
    5. Free of discrimination because of race, color, or creed, handicapped affirmation action statement. 

     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

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