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March, 2013

Madison Stamey is an eighth grader at Lakewood Middle School. She has been an honor roll student in 6th ,7th, and 8th grade. She has won numerous awards at school including the Language Arts award, merit roll award, Cougar Trax All-Star award, Master of Math, Pencil of Power, Pyramid of Success, and the Young Author Award. Madison was nominated for putting in effort to make things right for those around her and for being a class leader. Madison has chosen to give her $50.00 donation to the Arlington Food Bank.

Paul Gamble is a student at Weston High School where he has been a leader and excelled academically. His teachers consistently comment on his positive, polite, friendly behavior as well as his incredible work ethic. He was nominated for being an exceptional student and young man. He is interested in attending Universal Technical Institute after graduation. Paul has chosen to give his $50.00 donation to Sarvey Wildlife Care Center.

February, 2013

Sierra Baker is an eighth grader at Haller Middle School. She was nominated for her leadership at school, creativity, and constant desire to learn. She volunteers as a camp counselor for Campfire. Sierra has chosen to give her $50.00 donation to Dog Wish.

Colin Davis is a junior at Darrington High School. He was nominated for his thoughtfulness and maturity as well as his loyalty to his family and friends. He has had numerous leadership positions at school and he plans to become an engineer after college. Colin has chosen to give his $50.00 donation to North Counties Family Services.

January, 2013

Terry Dawn is a senior at Arlington High School. He is captain of the basketball team and has a 3.774 GPA. He received a State Athlete of the Week award by The Seattle Times and the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). Terry was nominated for his positive attitude, respect for his peers, and active leadership at school. He plans to attend a four-year college and pursue a degree in engineering. Terry has chosen to give his $50.00 donation to the Troy Dawn Memorial Scholarship, in honor of his father.

Mr. Nick Brown of Arlington High School is an English teacher and basketball coach. Mr. Brown has been with the Arlington School District for 19 years.  He has been a department chair and class advisor. Mr. Brown was recognized for his excellence in the classroom and as a mentor and coach.  He and his student athletes have rallied support for the very popular annual Coaches vs. Cancer game to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. The game on January 18 drew a crowd of thousands and raised over $4,000.00.

November, 2012

Sara Regelbrugge is a senior at Darrington High School. Sara has been a cheerleader at Darrington High School for four years, a member of the varsity softball team, and student body president. She has participated in Leadership class, freshman-senior class office, and has completed 80 hours of community service. She believes athletics have taught her confidence and leadership, and she strives to do her best at everything she participates in. Sara plans to attend the Art Institute of Seattle to earn a B.F.A. and become an interior designer. Sara has chosen to give her $50.00 donation to the USO.

Crystal Inman is a senior at Weston High School. She is currently working toward her senior project requirements and planning for a career in the tech industry, possibly as a Boeing engineer. Crystal was nominated for her diligence in earning credits, being respectful to staff and students, and showing personal responsibility for her learning. Staff at her school commended her for being a positive role model and inspiration for her classmates. Crystal has chosen to give her $50.00 donation to the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center.

Kendal O'Kinsella is a junior at Lakewood High School. She carries a 4.0 GPA taking all honors and college preparatory classes. She is a varsity volleyball player and recently led her school to its highest district finish in 15 years. Kendal was nominated for being a positive person, a student leader, and doing things the right way. Kendal is looking at colleges in Southern California where she hopes to play volleyball. Kendal has chosen to give her $50.00 donation to World Vision.

October, 2012

Marcus Salmon
is a junior at Arlington High School. He has been involved in AFJROTC and competes as a member of the football and track teams. His hopes are to graduate from high school on time and he is interested in software engineering, military service or firefighting. He was nominated for volunteering to help his teachers and showing patience and thoughtfulness. Marcus has chosen to give his $50.00 donation to the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center.

Ryan Brower is an eighth grader at Lakewood Middle School. In the spring of 2012 he earned the highest score in his cohort in Reading, and a perfect score in Mathematics. Ryan was nominated for showing positive leadership, enthusiasm for learning, and desire to constantly improve his skills. Ryan has chosen to give his $50.00 donation to the N.O.A.H. Center.

 MAY, 2011

Taylor Shepherd - Haller Middle School
Taylor Shepherd is an 8th grade student at Haller Middle School and one of the best young men in his class. Not only a conscientious student in all of his studies--including advanced English and math--Taylor is also a student athlete filled with Hawk pride. A member of the Executive Council, Taylor spearheaded the ASB's efforts to build a student basketball court outside for student use during lunchtime.

Christine Serica - Arlington High School

Christine is, quite simply, outstanding by every definition of the word. Her teachers describer her as "possibly the most outstanding student to ever walk the halls of AHS." She's intelligent, hard-working, talented, and positive. She is a current applicant for the School Board. She is a member of the Respect Team, Layout Editor for the Yearbook, Wind Ensemble/On Hold/pit orchestra, National Honor Society, Link Crew Leader, and has been elected to be a Junior Class officer as the Activities Manager. Outside of school she is a member of Filipinas Performing Arts of WA state dance group. She is also a volunteer at Pioneer Museum and an Altar Server at Immaculate Conception.

Sarah Peterson - Darrington High School

Sarah Peterson is a Junior enrolled at Darrington High School. As far as academics go, Sarah has taken honors courses such as chemistry, physics, biology, Spanish 2, and pre-calculus. She has received awards in academics that encompass art, English, freshman science, health, physical education, world history, and scholastic awards. Sarah has a cumulative GPA of 3.9. As an athlete Sarah has participated in fall and winter cheer, as well as softball. During the years that she has played softball she has received a varsity letter every year, along with and honorable mention in the 1A/2B league. She has also attained plaques for the coach's choice award, offensive player of the year, most inspirational player, and co-MVP. While in cheerleading Sarah has received Varsity Letters for both seasons; the plaques received during this season include leadership, most spirited, and most confident. The leader positions Sarah has held include co-captain for the cheerleading squad, secretary for FBLA and key club, ASB representative, class president, vice president for student council, and student representative for PTSA. She has even received an Everyday Hero award for her actions. As a community member she has participated in Awareness fundraising -such as the ALS walk- bleacher clean-ups, Whitehorse to Whitechuck bike event, senior thanksgiving luncheon, homecoming decorations, cheer camp, road clean-ups, food bank volunteer, and ticket managing at football games, collecting over 100 hours of community service. While accomplishing and setting her goals, Sarah plans to participate in ROTC at UW then enter the Navy for about ten years, possibly making it career or becoming a police officer afterwards.

Darby Throndsen - Lakewood Middle School
Darby is an outstanding student at Lakewood Middle School. Her Leadership qualities have continued to grow throughout this school year. She is looked upon as a strong leader by her peers and staff. Darby is a Board member of WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) and has held that position all year with distinction. Darby has an outgoing personality and a strong work ethic.



Sam Lewis - Arlington

Sam Lewis embodies honesty and integrity. An 8th grader at Post Middle School, Sam often works behind the scenes and his accomplishments are many. Here are some highlights:

  • Sam is the ASB Vice President. He is always prepared to step in for other officers. He led the last ASB meeting when the President was ill.
  • Sam is the ASB liaison with Marysville Awards. He is in charge of ordering trophies. Due to the success of Post's sports teams, he has been busy!
  • Leadership: Sam is a major force in Leadership Class. From dance set-up and clean-up to designing a reindeer for a backdrop, Sam approaches each job with skill and enthusiasm. He can always be counted on.
  • Sam leads in other ways, by standing up for what is right. Even when doing the right thing isn't easy, Sam holds himself and others to high standards.

Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership - Sam Lewis.

Dustin Stanton - Lakewood

Dustin is a junior, taking advanced level classes (Honors Eng, Honors US History, Algebra II, and Physics right now). He carries a B+ GPA and plays varsity football and basketball, with college potential in each sport. This year he was named a team captain in each sport and has receive numerous awards for his efforts. He is in our leadership class and leads by example in the classroom, hallways, and athletic fields. He strives for excellence and represents himself and our school in a positive manner.

Dustin has plans to attend a university and is looking at majoring in the area of Business Management.

His parents are Marty and Dianna Stanton.


January, 2011

Nathaniel Ries - Arlington

Nathaniel is a great representative of our school in many ways. He gives back to the community by volunteering his time after school every week at NOAH. He has also spent time volunteering with Parks and Rec at River Meadows, and with various service projects the community has supported. Volunteering and giving back is so important to Nathaniel that he has made it a focus of his Culminating Project this year. Even though he has completed the project, he continues to volunteer his time.

He maintains a high GPA and is on the Honor Roll despite taking tough courses such as physics and calculus. This is preparing him for his plan for after high school, which is to attend a four-year university to study Material Sciences & Engineering.

Nathaniel is also an excellent musician. He has been in band since 5th grade playing tenor sax and percussion.

Quinton Cunrod - Lakewood

I would like to nominate Quinton Cunrod, who is actually a 9th grade student at LHS. Quinton was the LMS ASB President during the 2009-2010 school year. He made his presidency a true priority. He would ask himself, what can I do to leave a positive, lasting impact on Lakewood Middle School? He would then devise a plan and carry it out.

Among his many contributions are:

* Quinton created Cougar Corner, a student information center in our commons.

* He and his team donated the supplies and time to refurbish the Memorial Mural the graces the front of our school.

* Quinton ran the 8th grade leadership class. Yes there was a teacher present but there is no doubt who inspired the vision and work of the class.

Daniel Botamanenko - Darrington

Daniel deeply values leadership, service, and scholarship and demonstrates them every day, both in school and in the community. Daniel feels that education is a life-long strive and since he is working towards becoming a professor of chemistry, constant learning is his motivation.

Within Daniel's junior and senior years, he has been taking AP courses in chemistry, physics, and calculus. These classes have provided Daniel with a challenge he is abundantly glad to have and the utmost effort he puts forth puts him 3rd in the class rank, with a 3.8 cumulative GPA.

As Vice President of the National Honor Society, he organizes weekly meetings with a group of students who provide weekly tutoring, open to everyone, after school. He is always happy to help fellow students' because he admires their willingness to ask questions and is determined to assist them meet any needs.

During the summer, he organizes and performs in benefit solo piano recitals for missionaries in Uganda. Since last year, Daniel has performed six recitals; raising thousands of dollars for their wonderful work in Uganda. He also volunteers by organizing and participating in food drives and fund raisers for the Darrington Food Bank, helping the DHS Department of Chemistry, playing the piano at Darrington High School graduation ceremonies, working with Key Club with setting up and performing at Darrington's Annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheons, and helping or directing numerous other events. Daniel notes, "It's an immensely humbling honor to contribute to our community. This is my way of saying 'thank you'."


November, 2010

Abigail Barnett, an eight grader at Haller Middle School in Arlington, serves on the Executive Council of Haller Middle School's student government. She was an ASB senator in the sixth and seventh grades, where she developed her leadership style of quiet strength and quick organization. In addition to being an excellent student and leader, she competes in cross-country and volleyball, and plays in the Haller Middle School band. Abigail is very active in church events and often volunteers to watch younger children during Sunday morning and evening activities.

Sam Kiefer, a senior at Lakewood High School, is always looking to help and serve others. According to a school staff member, he is always doing the right thing whether you are looking or not looking. He runs cross-country and is an excellent student, as well, taking the most challenging classes available.

A Darrington High School senior, Hailey Wales is a student athlete who maintains a 3.4 grade point average. She is preparing herself for college with her choice of Advanced Placement high school classes. Hailey is a member of the Key Club and was the President of her junior class. In addition to lettering in every sport she's played - volleyball, basketball, tennis, and softball - she was named League MVP for basketball her sophomore year, League Co-MVP for volleyball her senior year, and was named 1st team All-League for three years in both basketball and volleyball.


October, 2010

Lucas Revelle - Arlington
He is an all-around student who excels in all of the 4 A's:

(Academics)--First and foremost his is an oustanding scholar. As a Junior he continues with Advanced courses including AP English 11. Even with his challenging schedule since he started his Freshmen year. He has maintained a high GPA and is currently with a 3.89.

(Arts)--He played percussion beginning in middle school band and continued with Concert and Symphonic Band through his Sophomore year at high school. He started Jazzmine as a Sophomore which he has continued this year.

(Activities)--Lucas is involved in National Honor Society and Link Crew.

(Athletics)--He is a multiple sport letterman. Right now his love and emphasis is Football. Starting Defensive End for the League-leading and recent Stilly Cup Champion Eagle team! He has played Soccer in the past at AHS and this year he will move to Track in the Spring.

His goal after graduating is to attend a 4-year University (U of W or Stanford are his first choices). He would love to continue played football at the college level. He has not decided on a major or focus of his degree but he loves Social Studies and History. He wants to serve his country in the Military as well in the Marine Corps.
Jackie Stover - Lakewood
Jackie Stover (8th grade) is the Lakewood Middle School Secretary. Her pride in our school is demonstrated by the amount of hours she spends working to make LMS a better place for her fellow students. This fall in August she donated aprox. 20 hours of her time to ensure that registration ran smoothly. Most recently she spent many hours planning and leading her team of leadership students to run the LMS Homecoming spirit assembly. It was a "huge" success!
In addition to making community service a priority Jackie is a proven scholar. She me standard in all categories on her spring 2010 MSP and is always an Honor Roll student.
Jake Lovell - Darrington
Jake is a well-rounded student at Darrington High School. He pushes himself academically, taking AP class and maintaining a high GPA. He also participates in many after school activities and gives back to the community. Jake has been a member of the Key Club all four years of high school, working on many road clean-ups and helping with the annual senior citizen Thanksgiving dinner. He is also president of the Darrington NHS. Last year he was the ASB vice-president and this year he is the student representative to the school board.