Student Recognitions

 Cassie G. is the 08-09 Shining
Star for Lincoln Hill High School!
  Reed J. is the 08-09 Shining
Star for Lincoln Academy! 

Cassie G., a student at Lincoln Hill High School, and Reed J., a student at Lincoln Academy, received the 2008-09 Board of Directors' Shining Star Award for working hard and showing that they can overcome challenges.

The Stanwood High School Technology Student Association had 19 students compete in the 26th Annual Washington TSA State Conference on March 13-14, 2009 and the SHS team qualified for the national competition this summer. 

Ross Short, Stanwood High School TSA Advisor, announced the recipients earning awards at the state competition:

Stanwood High School's Sports Medicine Team qualified for State competition. 35 students competed at the WESCO Sports Medicine Competition, hosted by Marysville High School, on March 10, 2009. 

The following students took honors for Team Competition: Kyla McGovern, McCall Holm, Grace McGlinchy, Chad Foster, and Trevor Silvis.  In the Speed Taping event, Kyla McGovern used 26 seconds and earned 2nd place.  The Sports Medicine Team will travel to Redmond with 23 participants, April 17-18, 2009, to compete at the Washington Vocational Sports Medicine Association's state event.
The Stanwood High School History Team took top honors at the regional contest, March 13-14, 2009, and proudly represented the Stanwood-Camano School District in all five categories: exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites, and historical paper.  Twenty students will perfect their presentations and compete at the state contest at Green River Community College, April 25, 2009.  The public is invited to view the student presentations at the Stanwood Historical Society, 7:00 p.m. on April 23, 2009.  Sabrina Shaw, History Team Advisor, shared the following results of the regional contest.

The Stanwood Middle School (SMS) Science Team placed 2nd in the Northwest Science Olympiad Regional at Everett Community College on Saturday, March 7. Fourteen middle school teams competed for the opportunity to move on to the Washington State Science Olympiad to be held at Clark College in Vancouver April 18th.  The SMS science team is one of 6 middle school teams moving onto the state completion from the northwest region. This marks the 19th consecutive year a team from Stanwood Middle School will compete at the state science Olympiad. 

regionals_2009_rev-web.jpgThe Stanwood High School (SHS) Science Team will move on to the State Science Olympiad competition this spring. The SHS Science Team participated at the Northwest Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Everett Community College on March 7th. Two teams of 15 Stanwood students competed in 23 science and engineering events. One SHS team placed second and the other placed seventh overall. 

On Wednesday, February 18th, 84 members of Stanwood FBLA competed against fellow FBLA members from the Northwest Region at Warm Beach Conference Center. Eighty-four is a record-setting number of competitors from Stanwood High School. Seventy-two percent of Stanwood competitors placed in one or more of their competitive events. The students listed below (click on the photo to enlarge) are now eligible to compete at FBLA State in Spokane during spring break. Congratulations!

Congratulations to Stanwood High School's Science Team for taking 2nd place at the Science Olympiad Invitational, held at Aviation High School in Seattle last Saturday, February 14th. Fourteen high school teams from western Washington and Portland competed against each other in twenty three science and engineering events.

Top winners for Stanwood High School include:

beewinners.jpgTeddy S., a 5th grader from Mrs. Schmitt’s class won the Elger Bay Elementary spelling bee Tuesday.  He will represent EBE at the Skagit Valley Herald Regional Spelling Bee at Bayview Elementary in Mt. Vernon.  Lauren U., from Mrs. Schnarr’s 4th grade class, was runner up and will be Teddy’s alternate if he is unable to attend.

Six 5th graders, and eight 4th graders entered the competition for the chance to move on to the regional competition in March.  There were also six 3rd graders who entered the bee to gain the experience for next year, with Jack S., Teddy’s brother, making it to the final runner up competition.  5th grade teacher and spelling bee coordinator, Ms. Wright did an awesome job putting together this wonderful opportunity for Elger Bay students.  Congratulations to all the entrants for doing their best in front of classmates, parents and judges.  Way to Go!

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 Utsalady Elementary uses education, discussion, and fun to teach students about the importance of treating everyone with respect and kindness to address bullying and harassment in schools. During national "No Name Calling Week", Utsalady students created posters about this important reminder. Several students received the "Principal's Award" and an ice-cream coupon for their award-winning poster!

nicolas_as_legislative_page.jpgNicolas Jensen, a 9th-grader at Stanwood High School, recently served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Rep. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor and served as a page from Jan. 12-16.

“I really enjoyed sponsoring Nicolas as a page. He is a delightful young man with a bright future,” said Bailey. “Nicolas got to page at a really special time at the state Capitol – the opening week of the 2009
legislative session. He was able to witness, first hand, a lot of the ceremonies, speeches and other House floor action this week. I hope he found this not only a fun, but educational, experience.”

kelsea_as_legislative_page.jpgKelsea Payne, a Stanwood High School 10th-grader, recently served as a legislative page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by Rep. Barbara Bailey and served as a page Jan. 19-23, 2009.

“The second week of the legislative session is when the pace picks up and state lawmakers focus on the hard work ahead. I’m glad Kelsea was able to experience this unique time in the Legislature,” said Bailey, R-Oak Harbor. “I think Kelsea enjoyed her time in Olympia, and my hope is she will share the experiences with her friends and classmates. I think it is important for all young men and women to learn about state government and how they can become involved.”

Close to 400 art works were submitted by eleven high schools to the Regional Scholastic Art Awards sponsored by Arts Council of Snohomish County last week.  Gold and Silver Keys will be awarded to the artists at the Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony February 17, at 6:30 at the Everett Historic Theatre.

Stanwood High School student Cameron Bailey received the American Vision Award after being chosen as one of the five best in show; Cameron Bailey, Jennifer Bales, Kylie Bodie, Celeste Glover, Toni Johnson, Reanne Lee, Jessica Maley, and Leah Titus are receiving the Gold Key Award for at least one of their art pieces; Cameron Bailey has earned the Gold Portfolio Award; Jennifer Bales, Kylie Bodle, Jessica Butler, Kelsey Dingman, Kyra Kantola, Alisha Keaton, Reanne Lee, Jessica Maley (2), Morgan Mulhall, and Kalie Presteen earned the Silver Key Award; Kylie Bodie and Kelsey Dingman earned the Silver Portfolio Award; and Jennifer Bales, Kylie Bodle, Toni Johnson, Kyra Kantola, Shawn Milton, Morgan Mulhall (portfolio), and Hannah Peterson all earned  Honorable Mention.

Congratulations students!

Megan K. receives the 2008-09
Shining Star Award for SES
Tony K. receives the 2008-09
Shining Star Award for SHS

Megan K., a student at Stanwood Elementary, and Tony K., a student at Stanwood High School, received the 2008-09 Board of Directors' Shining Star Award for working hard and showing that they can overcome challenges.

Megan's teachers describe as an exceptional leader and positive influence for her peers. Tony's teachers highlighted the positive changes he has made this school year and his renewed focus to succeed in school.

Rosa T., a student at Twin City Elementary, and Curtis Z., a student at Stanwood Middle School, received the Board of Directors' Shining Star Award for working hard and showing that they can overcome challenges.

Curtis, a Stanwood Middle School student, receives the
Shining Star award from School Board Member Darlene Hartley.
Rosa, a Twin City Elementary student, also received the Shining Star award. Here she is with her teachers.

Robyn Canlas, a Stanwood High School student, took 1st place in the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Scholarship Competition held at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisisco, CA on December 6, 2008. 

Robyn is part of the Stanwood High School Family and Consumer Sciences (FCCLA) leadership organization. With her 1st placefinish she received her own chefs coat, engraved knife, $125.00 forbooks, and $1,500.00 for tuition to the California Culinary Academywhere she is planning on attending after graduation.


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Robyn, her mother, and her cousin
at the competition.
Robyn's salmon trio.


Stanwood Middle School eighth grade students Kaylee Dargitz, a tuba player in band, and Audrey Garman, an alto in the choir, were selected by the Washington Music Educators Association to perform in the Junior All-State West band and choir this March with 100 other talented eighth grade students.
The musicians will meet and rehearse with the Junior All-State Orchestra on March 14, 2009, and present a final group concert that afternoon in Burien’s Highline Performing Arts Center. Six Stanwood Middle School students recorded audition tapes outside of class and sent them in October to the Washington Music Educators Association.

brandon_nickels.jpgBrandon Nickels, a sophomore at Stanwood High School, earned the top individual score overall in the 2008 National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE).  The teams competed for this award in Indianapolis, Ind., during the 81st National FFA Convention.  The competition tested participants' abilities to apply classroom learning and career skills to real-life situations.

exam.pngSeventeen graduates and 3 current students from Stanwood High School have earned the College Board distinction as AP Scholars in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement Program (AP) exams given in spring 2008.

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Isabella R.
Elger Bay Elementary
Sully H.
Cedarhome Elementary

Isabella R., a fifth grade student at Elger Bay Elementary, and Sully H., a fifth grade student at Cedarhome Elementary, received the Board of Directors' Shining Star Award for working hard and showing that they can overcome challenges.

Congratulations to the Stanwood FFA Trap Shooting Team.  Last week at the District One Trap Shoot Finals, Stanwood placed 1st out of twelve teams.  Trap Team members shooting for Stanwood FFA last night include Pat Quinn, Nate Towse, Scott Weisse, Cory Calkins and Matt Jacobs.  Pat Quinn placed 2nd overall individual out of 60 Contestants. Good job representing Stanwood!
ffa_ag_sales_team.jpgThe State Champion Stanwood High School FFA Ag Sales Team earned the right to compete at the National FFA Agricultural Sales Career Development Event (CDE), held during the 81st National Convention, in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Only one team per state can compete at nationals.  The team placed 2nd in the nation.  Members of the team include: Justin Nygard, Brandon Nickels, Katie Nickels, and Kelsey Rowland with Andrew Salmon as the alternate for the team.  Brandon Nickels, a sophomore, placed 1st in the nation individually, in this competition.  Their advisor and coach, Darryl Main accompanied the team.

ffa-greenhand.jpgSeveral Stanwood FFA teams competed in Career and Development Events (CDE) at the Washington State FFA Convention held at Washington State University in Pullman, WA. The team did exceptionally well in the 14 events they competed in.

The Stanwood FFA would like to thank the community for all their support through out the year’s activities and events. Thank you for being a partner in our students learning.

Click on this link to read the full article and view photos on the FFA Web page.

zach_furney-award.jpgZach F., a senior student in the Active Student Support for Independence, Skills and Transition (ASSIST) program at Stanwood High School, received the Governor’s 2008 Award for Volunteer Service on Monday, April 28, 2008, at the Governor's house in Olympia, WA.

Zach was nominated by Andrea Wyatt Detrick of the Stanwood-Camano Community Resource Center where Zach volunteers two days a week. "Zach is always so friendly and cheerful, and he is such an inspiration to the rest of us.” said Detrick.

Zach has been a big help to the Community Resource Center over the past two years. He cleans and sorts books, enters items for inventory on the computer and runs the cash register. Zach also volunteers at the Stanwood Food Bank, and is employed at the Stanwood Café and the 76 gas station.

In addition, Zach is
a student in the Stanwood High School ASSIST program designed to help students with special needs reach academic and vocational goals.

Stanwood High School has been nominated for seven awards at The 5th Avenue Theatre Awards including overall musical production.

The cast has been asked to perform at the awards ceremony at Benaroya Hall at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 9.

This is a list on the nominations: