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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 

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced today that three Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students will receive National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarships:

  • Andrey Piterkin, International Community School - National Merit Northeastern University Scholarship 
  • Abhinav Diddee, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Northeastern University Scholarship
  • Eleanor R. Harris, Eastlake High School - National Merit Case Western Reserve University Scholarship

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is partnering with Seattle Visiting Nurse’s Association (SVNA) to offer free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for eligible LWSD students, families, and staff. SVNA is preparing to administer more than 4,000 doses at four clinics the weekend of May 22 and 23.

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    LWSD Partners with SVNA to Offer Free COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics


    Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is partnering with Seattle Visiting Nurse’s Association (SVNA) to offer free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for eligible LWSD students, families, and staff. SVNA is preparing to administer more than 4,000 doses at four clinics the weekend of May 22 and 23.

    “Now that our secondary students 12 and older are eligible to be immunized, we are excited to work with SVNA to make it easier for families to access vaccinations for their children,” stated Dr. Jon Holmen, Superintendent. “We know that for many of our students, becoming vaccinated will open opportunities for them to re-engage in typical activities at school, with their friends, and in the community that many have missed out on for more than a year.”

    Registration information for the clinics was sent out to families via the district newsletter and email. Automated phone calls and text messages will be sent as a reminder to families early next week. Staff received information about the event via the district’s staff newsletter.

    King County Public Health has created a resource for families with information on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Teens: COVID-19 Vaccination for Children and Teens - King County

    Additional information on vaccinations can be found here: Community materials - King County

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    About Lake Washington: Lake Washington School District is a high-performing public school district serving Kirkland, Redmond, and Sammamish, Washington. It is the second-largest district in the state of Washington, with over 30,000 students in 56 schools. For more information, visit www.lwsd.org.

    About Seattle Visiting Nurse’s Association: Established in 2009, Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) is the largest community mass immunizer in Washington State. We specialize in on-site Flu shot clinics for workplaces, schools, and communities all throughout Washington State. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now offering COVID-19 vaccine clinics at sites in Snohomish and King counties. SVNA is recognized as a qualified community immunizer by the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health Seattle and King County, and Snohomish Health District. Our traveling nurses are all W2 employees, licensed to practice nursing in the State of Washington and have years of immunization experience. For more information, visit www.seattlevna.com