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One of just 50 schools across the country with this distinction

Redmond, Wash. – Ella Baker Elementary in Redmond has been recognized as a National School of Character. This is the first time a school from Washington state has been recognized with this award. The recognition comes from Character.org, an organization dedicated to empowering people of all ages to practice and model core values.

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    Four LWSD students receive National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarships


    More than 2,600 distinguished students recognized nationwide

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

    The students receiving National Merit $2500 Scholarships are:

    • Maya W. Adelman, Redmond High School - National Merit Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Scholarship
    • Evan F. Li, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Northeastern University Scholarship
    • Aadi S. Dalia, Eastlake High School - National Merit University of Southern California Scholarship
    • Suhani Nog, Eastlake High School - National Merit Case Western Reserve University Scholarship

    Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among Finalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship.

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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 30,500 students in 57 schools.