Show and Tell: Schools and youths in the news

Previous competitors in Clover Parks School District’s Track Stars Invitational
Previous competitors in Clover Parks School District’s Track Stars Invitational Courtesy

Mason Middle School students participate in career event

Mason Middle School will host “Career Craft: An Evening of Notable Careers,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school, 3901 N. 28th St., Tacoma.

Eighth-graders will demonstrate knowledge and skills they acquired during their middle school years. Funds raised at the event will support eighth-grade end-of-year events.

Comment on sale of Oakwood Elementary property

The Clover Park School District will hold a public hearing to take comments on the potential sale of the Oakwood Elementary School parcel, 3230 85th St. S., Lakewood.

The hearing will be at 6 p.m. June 6 in room 4 of the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood.

Written comments can be sent to Clover Park School District, Superintendent’s Office, 10903 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, 98499.

For more information, call 253-583-5010.

Clover Park hosts Track Stars Invitational

The Clover Park School District will host its Track Stars Invitational for special education athletes from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Harry Lang Stadium in Lakewood.

Events include bowling and dance. The district has held Track Stars event since 2007.

For more information call 253-583-5170.

Opportunity Scholars at Mount Tahoma

Nearly 1,500 students have been selected to receive a college scholarship up to $22,500 toward in-state tuition through the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship program.

Mount Tahoma High School in Tacoma had 26 selected as Cohort 5 scholars. It was one of the top 10 schools in numbers of scholars selected.

Three Tacoma high schools make Washington Post list of most challenging

Lincoln, Stadium and Wilson high schools in Tacoma have made the 2016 Washington Post list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools.

The schools were among 31 Washington schools on the list.

Schools were ranked based on the ratio of the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year.

Steilacoom film students: nothing to sneeze at

The Steilacoom High School Film Club participated in the 253 Second Short Film Competition, hosted by The Grand Cinema in Tacoma.

The 30 teams participating included professional production companies, college students and local film enthusiasts. They were given a time limit of 72 hours to conceive, write, film, edit and submit a film.

Each film had to contain a toothbrush, an allergy, the line, “That’s all she wrote” and a Tacoma business.

Steilacoom’s film received the award “Best Use of an Allergy,” one of six awards presented.

Local students named Benedictine Scholars

Saint Martin’s University has selected 10 incoming first-year students to be the fifth cohort of Benedictine Scholars.

The program is designed to support and reflect the university’s mission as a faith-based, value-centered institution and to give the scholars the opportunity to understand, strengthen and articulate the Catholic Benedictine values.

Among the students selected were Pieter Kruith of Wilson High School and Tracey Porter of Franklin Pierce High School.

Fife teacher earns local AAUW grant

The Puyallup Valley American Association of University Women recently awarded John Shula, the video production, broadcasting and photography teacher at Fife High School, an Innovative Teaching Grant.

The grant was used to buy a camera-equipped drone that will allow students to learn the latest technology in photography.