Katya Rukhlinskaia

An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.


When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.



    Down to a science – Evergreen students win money for school at National Science Bowl

    Evergreen Middle School at Nation Science Bowl

    Evergreen Middle School (EMS) sent a team to the National Science Bowl this year, held April 26-30 in Washington, D.C. The team made up of Kaaviya Uthirapandian, Sri Sai Tejas Varma Pakalapati, Medha Venkatapathy, Harish Krishna Kumar and Purab Shah, competed in several rounds. The team finished first in their division before moving onto the double elimination stage of the competition, where they tied for ninth place. EMS will receive $1,000 for their science department because of the team’s strong performance. 

    When the team was not competing, they were networking with other students from across the country. They were able to visit museums and participate in a cyber challenge, which all provided great learning experiences.

    More than 14,000 students compete in the National Science Bowl each year. It is one of the largest science competitions in the country. Participants compete in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions. The questions are from a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics and math.