Four Bellarmine Prep students take part in Washington State Leadership Conference
Four members of the Bellarmine Preparatory School’s Future Business Leaders of America club recently participated in the Washington State Leadership Conference in Spokane.
Steve Kim and Zoey Suarez earned all-state honors in the Creed events, with Kim placing first overall. Jason Kim was elected president of the Puget Sound Regional Conference. Gabrielle Cua also participated.
SOAR Academy in Tacoma accepting applications for 2016-17 school year
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The SOAR Academy in Tacoma is accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis for kindergarten, first- and second-grade classes for the 2016-17 school year.
Families can apply to the charter school online at soaracademies.org/apply.
Steilacoom Historical School District to host 2016 Day of Champions on Thursday
The Steilacoom Historical School District will host its 2016 Day of Champions on Thursday at Steilacoom High School, 54 Sentinel Drive.
Students from preschool to high school will participate in outdoor events, including Frisbee toss, obstacle course challenges, running and jumping.
Opening ceremonies will be at 10 a.m.; closing ceremonies and lunch will be from noon-1 p.m.
The public is invited.
Families can learn about Summit Olympus Public Charter School
Summit Olympus Public Charter School will host a variety of events where the community can meet faculty and learn about the education program.
The school at 409 Puyallup Ave. in Tacoma will include grades nine and 10 for the 2016-17 school year.
A parent tour and student-shadow day will be from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, and a new family welcome breakfast will be from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Additional activities will be held in June.
For more information on how to enroll go to summitps.org/enroll.
Clover Park High School to host annual Memorial Day commemoration Wednesday
Clover Park High School will host an opening ceremony for its Arlington Project, an annual Memorial Day commemoration, at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The ceremony will feature guest speakers and a performance by the high school band. After the ceremony, the public can view students’ displays featuring individual markers for the nearly 7,000 soldiers killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The HBO film “Taking Chance” will be shown at 6 p.m.
The event will be at the high school, 11023 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood.
Clover Park School District to share draft 2016-17 budget Wednesday
The Clover Park School District will hold a community forum to share its 2016-17 draft budget at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood.
For more information call 253-583-5021.
White House recognizes two Bethel School District support professionals
The White House recently recognized 12 professionals — including two from the Bethel School District — as School Support White House Champions of Change.
The national award recognizes leadership and work to ensure students receive the support and motivation needed to succeed.
The two local professionals selected were:
▪ Edward Ammons, a computer/audio-visual technician who for 22 years has provided technology expertise to support staff members and students.
▪ Doris Hominda, who was recognized for her innovative career exploration opportunities in underrepresented fields.
Steilacoom High School singers, musicians score in state competition
The Steilacoom High School Chamber Choir placed first in the mixed vocal, large category at the Washington Music Educators Association competition.
▪ Soloist Ryan Marchant earned second place in the baritone category.
▪ The mixed quartet, men’s quartet, women’s ensemble and soloists Abby Kelley and Taylor Stowers received superior ratings.
▪ The saxophone quartet received an excellent rating.
▪ Hayden Carnell-Schmidt received a superior rating as a clarinet soloist.
Steilacoom High will host a concert featuring the students and staff members June 2.
Three local high school students awarded National Merit $2,500 scholarships
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently awarded National Merit $2,500 scholarships to three local high school students.
Selected were Mohammed Ramzan, Thomas Jefferson High School; Jeffrey Taylor-Kantz, Auburn High School; and Henry Hua, Henry Foss High School.
Designees were chosen from more than 15,000 finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.
Winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies.