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Rare property inside the urban growth boundary

Redmond, Wash. – Lake Washington School District (LWSD) closed yesterday on a 25.46-acre property in Redmond, Washington, that will support continued growth in LWSD. The site is a large and unique parcel called Park 188, formerly owned by Cadman.

LWSD recognizes throughout the pandemic, there have been subtle and overt acts of hatred and violence towards our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Our AAPI communities have contributed to our diverse community in meaningful ways. We condemn the acts of violence and hatred that have been perpetrated against our Asian communities and have cast a sense of fear among APPI community. As a school district, we stand in solidarity with our Asian communities.

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Lake Washington School District jointly with the Lake Washington Education Association are releasing pertinent information and details related to secondary educational offerings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.  

The District and Association have a shared agreement that secondary students need to be offered access to in-person experiences. Dr. Holmen stated, “We need to ensure that any secondary student who wants an in-person experience is afforded that opportunity.” He went on to say, “Our adolescent youth are experiencing this pandemic in many different ways. We need to be responsive to those needs and be creative in how we address the varying needs across our district.” 

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    Two LWSD students receive National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships


    Students among 1,000 distinguished students recognized nationwide

    Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Wednesday that two Lake Washington School District seniors will receive National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships:

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      Kensho Y. Gendzwill, Redmond H.S. - National Merit Boeing Scholarship
    • James Aidan Dale Linder, Redmond H.S. - National Merit Liberty Mutual Scholarship

    National Merit Corporate-Sponsored Scholarships are financed by about 140 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations. These students are two of only 1,000 distinguished high school seniors nationwide, and just 13 in Washington, to win these scholarships.

    Scholars are selected from students who advance to the Finalist level in the National Merit Scholarship Competition and met the criteria of their scholarship sponsors. Corporate sponsors provide National Merit Scholarships for Finalists who are children of their employees, who are residents of communities the company serves, or who plan to pursue college majors or careers the sponsor wishes to encourage.

    Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $1,000 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university of their choice.

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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 31,000 students in 56 schools.