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On June 8, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene announced Tesla STEM student, Sophia Xu Ling as winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s first congressional district for her watercolor piece titled, “The Suffering of the Great.”

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    LWHS seniors get future-ready honing their interview skills


    LWSD mock interviews

    On a recent morning at Lake Washington High School, students in Michelle Coon’s Senior English class filed into the library to “interview” with local business members. These local business members scored students on everything from their communication skills and preparation to their appearance and handshake.

    “This experience was stressful, but a good learning experience,” said student Phin Mallon.

    In addition to interview practice and resume writing, students also write college applications, scholarship essays and cover letters as part of the class curriculum.

    “I want to ensure their learning is authentic and makes them future-ready,” says Ms. Coon. “With the volunteers, 40 seniors were able to connect with community members and receive amazing feedback about their interview skills. I’m very appreciative to the volunteers for making this possible.”