More than 750 graduate from high schools in Snohomish

Commencement exercises for all three district high schools were held June, and more than 750 students received their diplomas. Our graduates have much to be proud of! To view speeches and photos from of each of the ceremonies (appeared in the Everett Herald), click the links below.

AIM High School

33 students will graduate from AIM High School on Thursday, June 7. Together the students received more than $14,050 in scholarships. Congratulations to our graduates!

The class as a whole represents a variety of backgrounds, talents, and aspirations. Here are a few highlights about some of the graduates:

  • Amber Jensen was the recipient of the Most Inspirational for the Youth Challenge Award from the Lynnwood Rotary.
  • Two students are among the first in their families to graduate from high school.
  • One graduate is a Running Start participant.
  • Three graduates are teen mothers who also carried a full load at school.
  • Six graduates attended Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center during their junior and/or senior years.
  • Scholarship winners included Ashley Marshall, Adrian Elrod, Krystal Johnson, Ashley Raymond, Andrea Machucca-Garin, Amber Jensen and Liz Hensley. Congratulations! 

Glacier Peak High School

Glacier Peak High School’s commencement ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 14, for 343 seniors at the Everett Events Center.  Glacier Peak High School students have earned more than $1.5 million in scholarships from school and community scholarship funds, community organizations, colleges, and regional and national organizations. Some of the highlights from the 2011-2012 school year at Glacier Peak High School include:

Academically:

  • 48 graduates received Washington State Honors.
  • 17 graduates received the Washington State Principals’ Award for Academic Excellence.
  • 140 total students, including 61 seniors, participated as members of the National Honor Society.
  • There were eight graduates with 4.0 GPAs.
  • 421 students were enrolled in AP courses.

Sports:

  • 17 of 19 teams were recognized for either “Outstanding Scholastic Team” awards (3.5 - 4.0 GPA varsity team average) or “Distinguished Scholastic Team” awards (3.0-3.49 GPA varsity team average) at Glacier Peak from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.  16 teams received outstanding awards and 11 received distinguished awards.
  • A majority of the teams, or individual athletes, participated in state level competitions. As a result, many athletes were showcased in newspapers.

Artistically:

  • Katie Gerhardt’s “Fractured” photograph won a National Silver Key which was awarded at Carnegie Hall in New York.
  • Emily Nelson’s mixed media won a National Silver Key which was awarded at Carnegie Hall in New York.
  • Congratulations to the ten photography students that qualified for the 2012 Washington State High School Photography Competition. Their 38 entries competed with more than 4,000 photographs. Breanna Coon was awarded a SELECT ribbon meaning her photograph was in the top 10% of entries. Riley Argue was also awarded a SELECT ribbon as well as a Finalist in his category.  Photographers who competed were Riley Argue, Maggie Bouchard, Breanna Coon, Katie Gerhardt, Mackenzie Gouras, Harrison Newhard, Cara Prange, Kacy Sweetnam, McKenzee Taber and McKayla Umperovitch. Congratulations Grizzly photographers!
  • Each year the 5th Avenue Theatre has high school awards for musical theatre. This year “Seussical” was nominated in the following categories: Outstanding Overall Musical Production, Outstanding Direction (award winner), Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Scenic Design, Outstanding Lighting Design, Outstanding Costume Design, Outstanding Hair and Make-Up Design, Outstanding Stage Crew and Outstanding Performance by a Chorus. Other nominations included:
    • Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Dana Brager as JoJo, Deborah Hussey as Cat in the Hat and Erin Wygant as Gertrude McFuzz.
    • Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Andrew Moe as Horton.

Snohomish High School

Snohomish High School will graduate 383 seniors at the Everett Events Center on Thursday, June 14. Snohomish High School students have earned nearly $1 million in scholarships from other local scholarship funds, community organizations, colleges, and regional and national organizations. This class has much to be proud of. Here are a few highlights of student achievements from the class of 2012:

 

Academically:

  • 45 graduates received Washington State Honors.
  • 21 graduates received the Washington State Principals’ Award for Academic Excellence.
  • 54 seniors were involved in National Honor Society
  • There were six graduates with 4.0 GPAs.
  • 336 students were enrolled in AP courses.
  • One Washington Scholar and one Washington Scholar Alternate.

Sports:

  • 16 of 19 teams were recognized for either “Outstanding Scholastic Team” awards (3.5 - 4.0 GPA varsity team average) or “Distinguished Scholastic Team” awards (3.0-3.49 GPA varsity team average) from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.
  • A majority of the teams, or individual athletes, participated in state level competitions. As a result, many athletes were showcased in newspapers.

Artistically:

  • “My Fair Lady” was nominated for Honorable Mention in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s High School Musical Awards - Outstanding Orchestra category.
  • Scholastic Art Awards recipients included Cheyenne Bishop-Burch – Gold Key; Matt Brigham – Gold Portfolio, HM individual; Lyndsey Dalton – HM; Cora Leach – Gold, Silver and HM; Olivia Smith – Silver; Blythe Stine – Gold; Andrea Thody – Silver, Gold Portfolio; and Melinda Tinney – HM.
  • Snohomish County black and white photography contest winners included Cora Leach – select – traditional; Melinda Tinney – 2nd place – traditional; Cheyenne Bishop-Burch – 1st place – traditional; Blythe Stine – select – digital; Susannah Comyns – select – digital; and Matt Brigham – grand prize winner.
  • Matt Brigham was the recipient of the Bernie Webber art scholarship from the Snohomish County Arts Council and Schack Arts Center.
  • In the Snohomish County PUD photography contest, Kathryn Roberts was one of five 1st place winners.
  • Washington State Photography Contest winners included Susannah Comyns – 5th place – still life; Ashley Dyer – select – landscape; Cora Leach – select – portrait; Andrea Thody – select – animal; Austin Campbell – select – animal; Melinda Tinney – select – portrait; Andrea Thody – select – portrait; Casey Herrick – select – people; Trevor Jensen – select – people; Melinda Tinney – select – people; Andrea Thody – select – portrait; Andrea Thody – select – still life; Trevor Jensen – select – documentary; Laura Kok – select – animal; Matt Brigham – finalist – architecture; Kathryn-Lynn  Holcomb – select – landscape; and Cheyenne Bishop-Burch – finalist – b/w people.