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Megan Coleman finished her senior year of high school with the Quillayute Valley School District, located over 130 miles from her Bothell home.
Notes and briefs from around the Bothell area.
Six Northshore teachers recently received their National Board Certification from The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Like board-certified doctors and accountants, teachers who achieve National Board Certification have met rigorous standards through intensive study, expert evaluation, self-assessment and peer review. The school district now employs 29 teachers with National Board certification.
The Inglemoor High class of 1968 will celebrate its 40th-year reunion Aug. 22-24 with a bevy of activities at a variety of venues, including a tour of the Kenmore campus conducted by Principal Vicki Sherwood. The class of ‘68 — the first class to attend all three years of high school at Inglemoor — will gather first for an informal celebration at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the grads’ old haunt, Dick’s Drive-In in Lake City.
Incident reports from the Bothell Police Department.
That’s the theme Northshore Networks Youth Theater students will work with as they perform their musical at the Northshore Performing Arts Center from June 18 through 21. Shows take place at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on June 20 and 21 at 2:30 p.m.
Theory has it that things tend to happen in threes. Kenmore residents Roger and Michelle Cass became a case in point this year as they received triple doses of both good and bad news. The first wave started woefully when their 6-year-old son, Ben, began experiencing nausea last winter. Initial tests showed nothing wrong, but the youngster turned jaundice March 7.
Kenmore scored another victory in its fight against gambling establishments when a panel of three U.S. Ninth Circuit Court judges affirmed the city’s ban on card rooms May 28.
The Rev. Gregory K. Jackson, the senior pastor at Bothell United Methodist Church for the past 13 years, is retiring.
Doctor Lawrence L. Parris of Bothell, a board-certified Washington physician, appeared May 28 in federal district court in Seattle and entered a guilty plea to unlawful possession of a controlled substance in violation of federal law. This offense is punishable by up to one year in prison, a $100,000 fine and a period of supervised release of up to one year. The court is also required to impose a mandatory fine of $1,000, and may assess the defendant the reasonable costs of investigation and prosecution of the offense.
Fred Rogers would have given his trademark sweater to live here. For more than 30 years, young children eagerly gathered around their television sets to watch the popular television host talk about his ideal neighborhood. Mr. Rogers is no longer with us, but the kind of neighborhoods he sang and talked about still exist. Luckily for us, one of them is a development of 50 homes in north Bothell.
There won’t be enough money in the King County budget for 2009 and likely well beyond, so officials expect “deep, searing” cutbacks will be required, particularly of the county’s criminal justice systems.
Erica Olavarria might have just tap-danced her way into a spot as Bothell High’s co-valedictorian if it were possible to audition for the role. Instead, she went about it the old-fashioned way — by earning perfect grades. The 17-year-old Kirkland resident will be graduating a year ahead of her peers with what is, so far, a 4.0 grade-point average.
Unhappy with junior high, Bothell senior becomes top academic, poster child for Secondary Academy for Success
Ryan Hogan is a transformer. A survivor. A solid student and friend. When the Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) senior walked through the Bothell high school’s doors four years ago, he was still devastated from his experiences at his junior high school. “I was teased, pretty much bullied every day, and the teachers did nothing about it,” he said last Thursday while relaxing in the SAS lounge. “The rumors about my ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) didn’t help. I didn’t understand how to argue — so I sort of gave in.” Enter SAS, and a new life for Hogan. He’ll graduate with more than full credit and in the top percentage of his class at 7 p.m. June 13 at the Northshore Performing Arts Center.
The Inglemoor High senior can be known as a scholar, jock, leader or funny man, depending on who you ask. “Even though he’s only 17, he’s very wise in how he interacts with peers and adults,” said Inglemoor Associated Student Body (ASB) adviser Tina MacRae. Wagner, who maintains a 3.0 grade-point average, acted as somewhat of a statesman during his time as Inglemoor’s ASB president. When school policies were unpopular, such as the one that banned “freak dancing” during homecoming and prom events, it was he who reasoned with students and administration.