Local student makes state academic team

May 01, 2013
Courtesy of: Olympic College Hunter Coulombe, a 2011 Kamiak grad, is pictured with Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez at an awards ceremony March 21.

A 2011 Kamiak High School grad was selected to represent Edmonds Community College as a member of the 2013 All-Washington Academic Team and a nominee to the 2013 All USA Academic Team.

Hunter Coulombe, 19, and fellow EdCC student Josh Estes, 29, were selected to represent EdCC based upon their scholarship, leadership and community service.

The All-Washington Academic Team is a prestigious group is comprised of 63 top scholars from across the state, an honor that comes with a $500 scholarship. Each two-year college president in the state may nominate up to two students.

Coulombe and Estes were honored at an awards ceremony in Olympia on March 21 by EdCC President Jean Hernandez and keynote speaker Gov. Jay Inslee.

Coulombe, an EdCC sophomore, attends college while working as an engineering technician at Electroimpact in Mukilteo. He plans to transfer this fall to an out-of-state university to earn a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

He graduated from both Kamiak High School and Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center in 2011.

Coulombe has volunteered on four construction projects, served as a legislative page, coached youth soccer and mentors his former FIRST Robotics team for Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center.

He has maintained his place on the EdCC Dean's List throughout the past two years and is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes and honors Washington state's finest higher education students.

The students who make up the All-Washington Team reflect the diversity of the state, maintain high standards of excellence, and contribute positively to the community.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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