School Briefs

Apr 25, 2018

$1,500 Kamiak Community Scholarship Application due May 1

The Olympus Terrace Garden Club is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a Kamiak High School senior who demonstrates academic goals, participation in high school or community activities, and financial need. Seniors are encouraged to pick up an application for the Kamiak Community Scholarship at the high school Career and College Readiness Center. Applications must be received by May 1. The Olympus Terrace Garden Club is a local neighborhood group that has been providing scholarships for over 30 years.

Schools foundation is offering scholarships

The Mukilteo Schools Foundation is offering scholarships to graduating seniors from Mukilteo schools that will be enrolled in post-secondary education next year.

The application forms are available at each high school and on the Foundation’s website at

To complete the application, students should be prepared to write briefly about their commitment to goals and tasks, their commitment to community service, their experience with diversity, any leadership and group collaboration, and their adaptability to change. The scholarship applications are due on Monday, April 30.


Kamiak Knowledge Bowl team takes first place

Congratulations to the Kamiak Knowledge Bowl team on winning first place in the 4A division at the Washington State Knowledge Bowl championships. Team members Margaret Li, Abheek Chakrabarti, Brandon Ross, Sanjay Satish, Joey Schafer, and Mithcell Vallins, were among 600 students from more than 100 teams from high schools across the state that competed.

The Knowledge Bowl is organized by the Northwest Educational Service District 189, is an academic contest for high school teams consisting of six students who have expertise in a variety of educational topics.

During the Knowledge Bowl, teams compete in one of three regional divisions and are asked randomized questions that are related to history, math, literature, and science.


Mariner Espresso wins gold level award

The Mariner’s Blue Thunder Espresso was awarded the Gold Level certification for the 12th year in a row in the food services category and for the second year in a row in the retail operations category at the DECA State Career Development Conference.


Two employees receive $8,000 scholarships

Two Mukilteo School District employees have received an Alternative Route education scholarship, each in the amount of $8,000.

The scholarship is awarded to help pay tuition to attend the City University Alternative Route to Teacher Certification program, a course designed for people who have prior experience and want to complete a teaching program in as little as one year, while continuing to work.

Congratulations to Quin Gellerson, a paraeducator who holds a degree in psychology and is excited about the opportunity to learn new strategies and to grow professionally. Congratulations also to Spud Anderson, who currently works as the security specialist at Kamiak. He would like to complete his master’s degree and become a special education teacher.


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