Today, October 12, is Indigenous People’s Day. Staff and students in the Eastside Native American Education Program (ENAEP) are honoring the first inhabitants in the United States by acknowledging and commemorating their contributions, history and culture.
Showing off – LWSD students excel in Washington state PTA showcase contests
The Washington State PTA (WSPTA) recently announced the winners of their student showcase programs. Five Lake Washington School District (LWSD) students won a variety of different awards and scholarships. According to the WSPTA website, "students across the state participate in a number of WSPTA programs and events. From inspiring works of art to composing musical masterpieces to choreographing themed dances and so much more our students are an ongoing source of inspiration."
Below is a list of the winners from LWSD:
WSPTA Essay Contest
This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. View the students reading their essays on the WSPTA YouTube channel.
First-Second Grade Division:
Lakshana Anand – First Grade, Audubon Elementary School
Essay Title: “Making me a better learner day by day”
Sixth-Eighth Grade Division:
Tiana Dumitrescu – Eighth Grade, Inglewood Middle School
Essay Title: “My Coach. My Mentor. My Friend.”
Special Author Division:
Garvit Jain – Sixth Grade, Inglewood Middle School
Essay Title: “My Family”
WSPTA Scholarship Program
Washington State PTA offers three $3,000 scholarships and one $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors from Washington state public high schools with an active PTA, who will be starting college (either two-year or four-year) in the fall.
Lakshmi Kameswari Lahari Nidadavolu – Senior, Tesla STEM High School – was selected as one of three $3,000 scholarship recipients.
WSPTA Game Development Competition
The WSPTA/Game Development Competition provides an opportunity for students, either individually or in teams of up to six members, to use their creative talents and express themselves by developing a computer game.
Individual Winner with Best Game:
Gene Mary Cheruvathur – Senior, Tesla STEM High School
Title: "Attack of the Globs"