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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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    Student Incentives

    File: 3515

    Gifts to Students 
    Lake Washington School District discourages gifts to students for school-related activities, other than those which are in the nature of scholarships, or awarded by the school district itself, or awarded under the provisions of the code of the National High School Activities Association or the Washington High School Activities Association. 

    Awards for Achievement 
    Awards may be given to students for scholarship and distinguished service. All such honors within the school setting shall be awarded upon recommendation of the appropriate staff and the building principal. 

    The acceptance of trophies, prizes, or awards from persons not associated with the schools must receive prior approval of the appropriate school staff. Such approval shall be based upon the general criteria that: 

    1. The origins and purposes of said awards are in agreement with school district goals and 
    2. The right of selection and approval remains with the staff. 

    This policy does not prohibit the acceptance of gifts or grants for scholarship which are not associated with contests and which are absent motives of personal gain or publicity. 

    Organizations which provide co-sponsorship for awards of achievement shall indicate their compliance with open-meeting practices, non-discrimination, and any other requirements set forth by law, policy, and regulation governing this school district. 

    Contests for Students  
    The school district may cosponsor contests of an educational value sponsored by nonprofit organizations outside the schools provided they are not in conflict with the educational aims of the school or with the needs and interests of the students and provided that such organizations in their cosponsorship observe open meeting practices, nondiscrimination, and other requirements set forth by law, policy, and regulations governing this school district. 

    The superintendent is authorized to institute rules and regulations establishing eligibility standards for approval of contests which the district shall cosponsor. 
     

    Adopted:
    09/01/19

    LEGAL REFS.:
    Washington State Constitution, Article XIII, Section 7

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