Schools emphasize habits that reduce waste during Earth Day

Lake Washington is a recognized leader in sustainability practices and education. Schools around the district encourage students to actively participate in sustainable practices with special events in April to celebrate Earth Day on April 22.




Robert Baxter '06
  • Eastlake High School

Robert Baxter (EHS, 2006) challenges students to travel, meet new people.

Paul Burke '10
  • Redmond High School

Paul Burke (RHS, 2010) is now actively promoting his roommate-finding app RentHoop.

Melia LaCour '98
  • Lake Washington High School

Melia LaCour is the Executive Director of Equity in Education at the Puget Sound Educational Service District.

Thomas Heier '98
  • Redmond High School

Thomas Heier (RHS, 1998) has traveled around the world serving in the U.S. Air Force.

Gordy Elliott '72
  • Lake Washington High School

LWHS alum, Gordy Elliott, retires as Auburn High School head football coach and A.P. US History and Civics teacher.

Veteran Larry Barker with his LWHS diploma.
  • Lake Washington High School

Veteran receives LWHS diploma 66 years after leaving to serve. Before his senior year, Larry Barker left Lake Washington High School to serve with the U.S. Marines in the Korean War.

EHS alum and owner of Brick and Mortar Books talks with customer
  • Eastlake High School

EHS alum and former Carson librarian open Brick and Mortar Books

Robin Pecknold and Skyler Skjelset '04
  • Lake Washington High School

When the latest Fleet Foxes album comes out tomorrow, it will be the first in six years for Lake Washington High School alum Robin Pecknold (2004). He started playing music with Fleet Foxes’ guitar player, Skyler Skjelset (LWHS, 2004).

Jessica Michel Hagan '99
  • Redmond High School

Jessica Michel Hagan had teachers who challenged her. She has taken those lessons to heart and is still challenging herself as Director of Sales at the KING 5 Media Group.

Missi Hale '00
  • Juanita High School

Missi Hale (Juanita '00) has worked as a vocalist on several Disney projects.

Shannon O'Donnell performs weather experiments with Dickinson first-graders
  • Redmond High School

Shannon O'Donnell, a meteorologist at KOMO News, shared her love of weather with first-graders at Dickinson Elementary School.

Corinne Immel '03
  • Eastlake High School

Eastlake High School alum Corinne Immel (2003) is now counseling the next generation of Wolves.

Brian Flajole '78
  • Juanita High School

Brian Flajole (JHS, 1978) is new director of the Boeing Classic.

John Laney '98
  • Lake Washington High School

John Laney (LWHS, 1998) is a WA Super Lawyers “Rising Star.”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan '84
  • Lake Washington High School

Jeffrey Dean Morgan played LWHS football. Now the 1984 alum is star of “Walking Dead."

Alyssa Charlston
  • Eastlake High School

Alyssa Charlston (EHS, 2010) goes from Vandals basketball to recording video at UW Athletics.

Andrew Januik
  • Juanita High School

Andrew Januik (JHS, 2005) is now a Washington wine industry leader.