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. 



    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