Scholastic Art & Writing Award logo

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students have always excelled in art and writing, and this year is no different. Thirty-five LWSD students were recognized during this year’s Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Between all the LWSD schools that participated, students earned 10 gold keys, 19 silver keys and 33 honorable mentions.

King County Green Schools Program

During a special fall recognition, Horace Mann Elementary School joined other schools in Lake Washington School District that defied the odds and completed requirements to level-up as King County Green Schools in 2020. The sustainability program held a special fall recognition this year in addition to its normal spring recognition. 

ICS United Nations

Have you ever wondered how negotiations at the United Nations actually take place? On January 12, the Model United Nations club at International Community School (ICS) got to do just that.



    International Community School Mock Trial team takes first place at East King County Mock Trial Tournament

    ICS Mock Trial

    After competing in four trials on Zoom February 12-13, the International Community School (ICS) “Crimson” team took first place at the East King County Mock Trial Tournament. They will go on to the state tournament March 17-21. 

    Eight teams competed in the tournament, two from each of the following schools: ICS, Mercer Island High School, Kings School and Skyline High School. This student-led, mock trial team works very hard to prepare for their trials. Co-Presidents Sancha Gonzalez and Katie Kotler, and the Vice President, Lauryn Iracheta, teach and coach the rest of the students on the team. 

    Here are the students on the ICS Crimson team, and their roles on the mock trial team:

    • Akanksha Khanal  – attorney
    • Alex Schuessler – witness
    • Amiel Juco – witness
    • Disha Prasad – witness
    • Eric Shi – lead attorney (prosecution)
    • Katie Kotler – lead attorney (defense)
    • Kristian Bridge – attorney
    • Lauryn Iracheta – witness
    • Melis Gursoy – witness
    • Mihir Sondagar – attorney
    • Noa Avitan – witness
    • Ritika Managuli – witness
    • Sancha Gonzalez – attorney
    • Sravya Ganti – witness