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Fifty teams from across the state traveled to Lake Washington High School for this year’s Washington State VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) Championship on March 13. Twelve spots were open to teams who wanted to move onto the next big competition. Out of those 12 spots, six teams with LWSD students secured their position at the 2022 VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas, Texas, May 5-7, 2022.

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    Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity – Redmond High junior off to the FBI Academy training facility this summer


    Lindsay Graves - RHS

    Lindsay Graves, sophomore at Redmond High School, has been selected to represent Washington state at the FBINAA Leadership Program this summer at the FBI Academy training facility in Quantico, Virginia. The FBINAA stands for FBI National Academy Associates, Inc., a law enforcement organization dedicated to providing communities with training and education. 

    The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is a week-long training event for high school students between the ages of 14 and 16 who demonstrate high academic standards and good citizenship. Each year, students represent all 50 of the states and four other countries. Lindsay Graves was the only student from Washington state selected to attend the program this year.

    The vision of YLP is to develop an influential community of socially conscious and service-minded leaders, connected through association who positively shape the world. Courses and presentations include leadership and organization; accountability and responsibility; and ethics and decision making. Participants must also demonstrate physical fitness by completing the grueling FBI "Yellow Brick Road," a running and obstacle course at the FBI Academy.

    Competition for selection into the program is very high. Students must write an essay and undergo a rigorous interview process with local law enforcement officers and FBI graduates. Lindsay was one of 19 students who made the interview round for Washington State.