LWLC bands The Bandalorian virtual performance

Just one week before schools closed last March due to the pandemic, band classes in the Lake Washington Learning Community performed together for their annual Region Concert. This year, without the opportunity for an in-person concert, school band directors chose to carry on this regional performance tradition by creating a virtual video collaboration of the theme music from “The Mandalorian.”

Orchils Lego competition

There are only winners when teams show up to the FIRST ®LEGO® League (FLL) Challenge state championship each year, and 2021 was no different. One team with students from Lake Washington School District (LWSD) that competed this year is headed to the global semi-finals. A second team isn’t moving on to the finals but they created a real-world application that addresses fitness and well-being during remote living. 



    2021 Lake Washington School District Culinary Competition

    Culinary competition 2021

    COVID safety protocols led to a different looking Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Culinary Competition this year. The event took place virtually with students cooking from their own kitchens. Instead of just putting together a dish in front of judges, contestants were asked to document their recipe and cooking abilities in a PowerPoint presentation. Middle school students competed in two categories, desserts and appetizers. High school contestants created recipes in sweet and savory categories. A total of 113 entries were accepted this year that showcased the great culinary talents of LWSD students. 

    Here were the winning entries: 

    High School – Sweet: First place:

    • Andrea Wu, Redmond High School, Macarons

    High School - Savory: Three-way tie for first place:

    • Graham Van Niman, Redmond High School, Lambchops with Potato Puree, Roasted Carrots and Pomegranate Glaze
    • Tanvi and Vihan Dalvi, Redmond High School, Beef Wellington
    • Ashley Freedman, Lake Washington High School, Squash Gorgonzola Cappelleti

    Middle School – Appetizer: Four-way tie for first place:

    • Radha Shriram, Evergreen Middle School, Galub Jamun Fusion Cake
    • Kiera Merrigan, Evergreen Middle School, Almond Bar Raspberry Mousse Pistachio Ganache
    • Julie Chea, Rose Hill Middle School, Charcuterie Board Cake
    • Daniel Hodgson, Rose Hill Middle School, Chocolate Sampler

    Middle School – Dessert: Two-way tie for first place:

    • Ananya Gadepalli, Rose Hill Middle School, Mango Panna Cotta
    • Violet Otte, Kirkland Middle School, Vanilla Meringue Cake