Student Recognitions

The Board of Directors recognized two Shining Stars at the November 18th Board Meeting. Jett (pictured left) is a second grade student at Cedarhome Elementary and Kendra is a fifth grade student at Elger Bay Elementary. The Shining Star Award publicly recognizes students from elementary through high school who are eager to learn, have made significant progress and have overcome challenges. Tony Warner, Umpqua Bank, sponsors the award in partnership with Snow Goose Bookstore and Stanwood Cinemas.

Jett is a Shining Star at Cedarhome Elementary


shining ues linh 11-19-13.jpg shining ebe daniel 11-19-13.jpgshining ces alexis 11-19-13.jpg Three Shining Stars were recognized at the November 29th Board of Directors' meeting.  Linh Ngo is a 5th grade student at Utsalady Elementary, Daniel Thompson is a 5th grade at Elger Bay Elementary, and Alexis Mason is a 4th grade student at Cedarhome Elementary (pictured left to right).

shining lhhs lora rev.jpgshining la nate rev.jpgNate Lindberry and Lora Schmidt were recognized by the Board of Directors at the March 19 board meeting with the "Shining Star Award." 

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Three Shining Stars were awarded at the January 15th board meeting.  The Board of Directors recognized Ryan Libby, Mariah Nielsen, and Nick Lauritsen (pictured left to right). The Shining Star Award acknowledges students from elementary through high school who demonstrate positive accomplishments, is hard working, has overcome obstacles, and strives toward their educational goals.

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The Board of Directors recognized Madi Howe, Ayla Gonzalez, and Flor Garcia (pictured left to right) as Shining Stars at the board meeting November 20th.  The Shining Star Award acknowledges students from elementary through high school who demonstrate positive accomplishments, is hard working, has overcome obstacles, and continues to progress toward their educational goals.


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The Stanwood-Camano School District Board of Directors recognized Kianni Demmert and Martin Martinez (pictured) with the Shining Star award during the November 17th board meeting.  The Shining Star award acknowledges elementary through high school students for working hard and showing that they can overcome challenges.

Kianna is a fifth grade student at Elger Bay Elementary and was praised by Principal Jon Evavold for being reliable, responsible, and shines as a role model for others. 

Martin is a fifth grade student at Cedarhome Elementary.  Principal Lofgren and teacher, Michelle Stang, said Martin had all the qualities of a shining star, he has a good sense of humor and is a friend to everyone.

The Shining Star award program is sponsored by Sterling Savings Bank (Stanwood Branch) and Lenz Enterprises, partnered with Hollywood Video and Stanwood Cineamas.

Congratualations to Kianni and Martin for being Shining Stars!

shining star stephens,tce.jpgThe Stanwood-Camano School District Board of Directors recognized Twin City Elementary student, Sterling Stephens, and three brothers from Stanwood Middle School, Chance, Chase, and Christian Blair, as Shining Stars during the December 15th board meeting.  The Shining Star award acknowledges elementary through high school students for working hard and showing that they can overcome challenges.

Sterling Stephens is a fifth grade student at Twin City Elementary.  Principal Pam Gentz and teacher Megan Sylvester praised Sterling for overcoming some struggles to be a successful student.  They said he is known for being a great human being and a student that works hard and always has a smile.

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shining christian blair dec.jpg The Blair brothers: Chance and Chase are 8th grade students, and Christian is a 7th grade student all at Stanwood Middle School.  Principal Barbara Marsh introduced their teachers.  Laure Rancich described Christian as having a great attitude, is a good listener, an active participant in class, is respectful, and is willing to do what ever is needed to succeed.  Tim Livingston, in an emotional statement, is a teacher to Chance and Chase and said that they have overcome extraordinary amounts of adversity in the past few years with perseverance and courage.  Each puts forth their best effort with a smile and great attitude.

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Students, Lucy Getter and Seth Brisendine, each received the Shining Star Award given by the Board of Directors at the March 16th board meeting.  Lucy attends Lincoln Hill High School and Seth attends Lincoln Academy.  Staff members, Tom Stanley, Nate Christiansen, and Linda Miller, honored these students for their ability to keep educational goals a focus in their lives.

The Shining Star is awarded to selected students, elementary through high school, that have demonstrated outstanding achievement, continuous improvement, or have overcome challenges.  Sterling Savings Bank (Stanwood branch) and Lenz Enterprises sponsors the award program in partnership with Stanwood Cinemas and Camano Plaza Video

rachel dillon2.jpgsmith,.jpgtaven deberry.jpg.jpgThree deserving students received the Board of Directors' Shining Star Award at the April 20th board meeting.  Family, friends, and staff filled the board room to honor our Shining Stars.

Utsalady Elementary staff unanimously selected 5th grade student, Rachel Dillon.  Rachel was recognized for her pleasant personality and pretty smile.

The Shining Star Award is a student recognition program started in January 2008. The Board of Directors created the Shining Star Award to acknowledge elementary through high school students for working hard and showing that they can overcome challenges.

The Stanwood-Camano School District Board of Directors recognizes one or two students each month at the second Board meeting during the school year.  Friends, family, and community members are invited and encouraged to attend Board meetings. Please click on "Board Calendar" to view upcoming meeting dates.
graduates 2010.jpgCongratulations to the 96% of the Class of 2010 who graduated on time.

It was great to have our students graduate this past June from Stanwood High School.  The Class of 2010 graduates met both district and state requirements.  

mission possible.jpgCongratulations to the Stanwood High School's Science Team who placed 22nd out of 60 teams from throughout the United States at the National Science Olympiad Tournament at the University of Illinois, May 19-23.

ses principal for a day 5-7-10.jpgStanwood Elementary's Principal For A Day, Bryant Baumgartner (center), is surrounded by his two assistants Ty Heuer (left) and Jared Bowling (right), as Dr. Jean Shumate, Superintendent, smiles for the camera.  Answering the students' questions and giving them a tour of the Administration and Resource Center was the highlight of her day.

Bryant and his assistants are 5th grade students at Stanwood Elementary. 
Throughout the year students are excelling in and out of the classrooms.  Stanwood High School students have been busy preparing and competing at many events.  Congratulations to all of the students that participate in these events along with the support of teachers, parents, and community members.  To learn more about the results of the Washington Aerospace Scholars, Washington State Thespian IE Festival, and the 2010 Poetry Out Loud, click on read more.

rekdal, devin3.jpgborsum,jeremiah2.jpgDeven Rekdal, 3rd grade student at Stanwood Elementary (pictured at left) and Jeremiah Borsum, senior at Stanwood High School (pictured at right) received the Board of Directors' SHINING STAR award at the Stanwood-Camano School District's Board of Directors' meeting on January 19, 2010.

tsa_2009_national_team.jpgEight Stanwood High School students recently took part in the 31st Annual Technology Student Association National Conference in Denver, CO.  These students competed in a series of competitions to demonstrate their Technical and Leadership Skills.  Stanwood High School was well represented and placed in the top ten in two events:


Washington State University Imagine Tomorrow awarded Stanwood High School students, Derek Britain, Christy Swartz, and Jimmy Besancon, first place at the high school energy competition. This was an independent, student-driven project, which addressed alternate energy sources. 

Stanwood High School senior Kyle Koetje and freshman Megan LaLone both placed in the WIAA State Tennis tournament in Kennewick.  Kyle finished 5th in state and Megan finished 4th in state.  This is the highest any boy and girl single players have finished from Stanwood.
picture_7.png A record number of Stanwood High School and Lincoln Hill High School students received scholarships at Tuesday's Scholarship Night presented by the Stanwood-Camano Area Foundation.

The Stanwood and Camano Island community members' generous support for our students was featured on King 5 News Tuesday evening. Click here to watch the video.

amanda_bye.jpgAmanda B., a student at Saratoga School, received the 2008-09 Board of Directors' Shining Star Award for her hard work and dedication to school. Curt Chester, lead teacher at Saratoga, and Janell Epperson, teacher, told the Board of Directors that Amanda not only works hard in school and outside of school, but she is a positive role model for other students.

jessica_maley_esd_189_winner.jpgThe "Self Portrait" by Stanwood High School student Jessica Maley, was selected as the Educational Services District (ESD) 189 Best in Show selection for the 36th Annual Superintendent's High School Art Show. Maley is completing her junior year at SHS and has been part of the graphic arts program for three years.
The 5th Avenue Theatre announced the nominees for its seventh annual 5th Avenue High School Musical Theatre Awards. Stanwood High School student Devon Uy was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role as Harold Hill in "The Music Man." In addition, Stanwood High School student Carlie Watson is up for honorable mention for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her role as Amaryllis in "The Music Man."

Stanwood High School has been nominated for Special Honors: Educational Impact for its production of "The Music Man." This prestigious awards program will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 8 at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle. Congratulations!
first_stanwood.jpgStanwood High School’s Evirothon team, lead by advisor Ryan Ovenell, won first place in the State Envirothon Competition held at Camp Lutherwood in Whatcom County on May 19 and 20th. The team of five, including Jack Medlicott, Scott Weisse, Alexa Flem, Thor Pearson, and Andrew Salmon, will fly to the University of North Carolina in Asheville, North Carolina in early August to compete against teams from all over the U.S. and Canada. This is the first time a Snohomish County team has won the right to go to the North American competition.

ffa_picture.pngStanwood FFA was well represented by two teams this last week at the FFA State Environmental and Natural Resource CDE competition in Eatonville.

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 Rosalba P. is the 08-09 Shining
Star for Port Susan Middle School!
  Ashley K. is the 08-09 Shining
Star for Utsalady Elementary! 

Rosalba P., a student at Port Susan Middle School, and Ashley K., a student at Utsalady Elementary, received the 2008-09 Board of Directors' Shining Star Award for working hard and showing that they can overcome challenges.

Several members of the Stanwood High School (SHS) History Day Team earned a place at the national competition being held at the University of Maryland in June. Nineteen Stanwood students competed at the Washington State History Day Contest on April 25, 2009 with a total of 10 projects in a variety of categories including, Historical Paper, Website, Exhibit and Performances.

ag_mech.jpgThe Stanwood Ag. Mechanics team finished in first place in the State Contest and qualified for the national contest being held in October in  Indianapolis, IN!

The Stanwood Ag. Mechanics team has been competing over the past three months at local contests held at Ferndale High School, Mt. Vernon High School, and Arlington High School and recently look 1st place at the District level competition. The team competes in the following skill areas: welding, residential electricity, small gas engines, electric motor controls, building construction, metal layout / tap & die, soils, marketing, and grain drills.

The top 10 team members at the District competition were Scott Weisse, Brandon Nickels, Pender Rink, Alyssa Thompson, Kaity Hampton, Alton Van Scoy, Craig Hood, Clayton Thornlund, Mathias Vinning, and Cassie Gunerius. The individuals that represented Stanwood at the State competition in Walla Walla were Scott Weisse, Pender Rink, Brandon Nickels, Alyssa Thompson, Kaity Hampton, Cassie Gunerius, and Craig Hood. Congratulations!

science_team_group.jpgThe Stanwood High School Science Team earned a 2nd place finish at the State Science Olympiad Tournament held April 18th at Clark College in Vancouver, WA.

The fifteen-member team competed in 23 science and engineering events against 19 high school teams from around the state. It was a very competitive tournament and our team did a fantastic job.

Top finishers from Stanwood High School at the state tournament are:

Two seniors at Stanwood High School were notified recently that they were selected as Washington Scholars for 2009.  Those students, along with their parents, will be recognized at an awards luncheon in Olympia towards the end of May.  Thea Marriott and John Mighell were nominated, along with two other students, by Principal Christine Gruver in January this past year.  Only three students are selected from each legislative district.  Students chosen as Washington Scholars receive money towards their tuition if they attend a Washington college.
aidens_poster.jpg Aiden D.S., a 3rd grade student at Utsalady Elementary was recently named 2nd runner up in the national “No Name Calling Week” poster contest!

Utsalady Elementary joined schools around the nation and participated in “No Name Calling Week” in January with a variety of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds to prevent bullying in our community.

Many students chose to participate in a poster contest at Utsalady. Aiden, along with five other students, received the Utsalady Elementary Principal’s Award for their poster entries and proudly displayed their posters around the school. Along with national recognition, Aiden will receive a prize and certificate. Great work Aiden!


envirothon_students.jpgA team of Stanwood High School students earned first place out of teams from several counties across the state during the recent Envirothon contest at the Mercer Slough Environmental Center in Bellevue.

The team, consisting of Scott Weisse, Andrew Salmon, Thor Pearson, Jack Medlicott and Alexa Flem, was tested on their knowledge of forestry, wildlife, soil/land use, aquatic ecology, and current environmental issues where they earned first place in the overall contest and first place out of Snohomish County teams.