Mukilteo: A whirlpool of a town | Mukilteo Festival
Angie Kim, a seventh grader at Explorer Middle School, is the runner-up in Beacon Publishing's fifth annual Mayor for a Day essay contest. Read her essay here. -Ed.
Mukilteo is a place of people. A diverse culture populates the town, having a variety of languages being spoken in it.
Multiple museums are in Mukilteo, like the Future of Flight and Historic Flight, which showcase history and facts of many airplanes.
Beautiful, sparkling waters are on the beach next to the trademark lighthouse, where many people make and have memories of splashing, skipping rocks and having ice cream.
Like the ocean, the gulch trail is beautiful. It has a pretty, green woodland to walk around, wild edible raspberry plants and lush wildlife. But, along with being beautiful, Mukilteo has necessities for the population, such as, Starbucks, restaurants, libraries, pools, neighborhoods, grills and hotels.
Plus, there is the cool air, seemingly fresh, from the pine trees and maple trees, just to lift your spirits high. Although it usually has some wet weather during other seasons, like winter, autumn and spring, summer is sunny and warm.
Mukilteo means “good camping ground.” It is, considering all the homes on it, and the cool grass and wildlife. Although it is a small town, it is truly a great place to live in. This is shown statistically and personally (my perspective). In 2011, it ranked ninth on Money Magazine’s top 100 small towns in America to live in. Personally, I love it more than anywhere else.
Technology is at home here. There are museums about airplanes, and nearby, there is the Boeing tour, where there are airplanes and technology being showcased. In the Future of Flight, there are state-of-the-art commercial airplanes, engines and propellers to be shown.
Schools in Mukilteo are quite nice, as well. Kamiak High School was one of the most expensive schools in the country to build, and Harbor Pointe Middle School has quite a big campus. Mariner High School was one of the first high schools to be built in the Mukilteo School District. Endeavour Elementary and Mukilteo Elementary are only a few of the elementary schools in Mukilteo.
The best part about Mukilteo, for me, is how there are all types of people, and how it’s home to all of us. I can easily hear a train hooting the distance, breaking the silence at night.
Mukilteo is a whirlpool of people, flight, bits of information, necessities for life, unity and friendship.