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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

LWHS Science Labs

Why is slime stretchy? How do chickens flap their wings? 

With these questions in mind, two science classes at Lake Washington High School celebrated the last week of school by setting up lab experiments. The labs also gave students a chance to use the new equipment in two of the school’s 20 new classrooms.

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    AVID is a structured college preparatory system that provides direct support for first-generation college-goers. AVID’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.

    Students who take an AVID elective learn:

    • Writing skills
    • Inquiry processes
    • Collaboration techniques
    • Organization tools
    • Critical reading skills

    Learn more about AVID in Lake Washington:

     

    Schools with the AVID Program in 2019-20

    Middle Schools High Schools
    Finn Hill Middle School Eastlake High School
    Kamiakin Middle School Juanita High School
    Redmond Middle School Lake Washington High School
    Rose Hill Middle School