Tesla STEM - Bhowal and Porwal

Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.

Leading the way – Redmond High student selected as national student leader

A student at Redmond High School will be gaining practical work and life experience through a paid internship. Conan Lu, class of 2022, was selected as a Bank of America Student Leader. He is one of only 300 students across the country selected for this honor and just one of seven from Washington state.

Holocaust art contest

Nearly 600 students in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska put together inspiring work at this year’s Holocaust Center for Humanity (HCH) contest. Out of all those entries, four Nikola Tesla STEM High School students placed in the top three. This year’s “Celebrating Life: 2022 Holocaust Writing, Art, and Film Contest,” put on by HCH, challenges students to explore the history and stories of the Holocaust. 



    Juanita High student gets opportunity of a lifetime at Special Olympics USA Games

    JHS Special Olympics helper

    Audrey Hagen got to fly business class for the first time recently, and loved it, but that was not the best part about her trip. The rising sophomore at Juanita High School was asked to be a gaffer at the Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Fla. That means Audrey got to carry equipment for her father, who was working as media for the event. The games took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports venue in Orlando. Her father says that media are not normally allowed to cheer during events, but Audrey did anyway; no one seemed to mind. The father-daughter duo took off a day early from the games to visit Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom, where she got to pose with her favorite Disney princesses. 

    According to its website, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games united more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the Caribbean and 125,000 spectators during one of the country’s most cherished sporting events.