Hazen students teach lessons about big-budget decisions

May 1, 2013

By Christina Corrales-Toy Hazen High School sophomore Shiva Prasad (center) is surrounded by Nelsen Middle School students as they make real-world financial decisions during a simulation that teaches kids about budgeting.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Hazen High School sophomore Shiva Prasad (center) is surrounded by Nelsen Middle School students as they make real-world financial decisions during a simulation that teaches kids about budgeting.

Adulthood comes with its perks, including a long-awaited sense of freedom, but it also brings to light the inevitable financial, familial and personal responsibilities that go with it. Read more

Student waste watchers honored for service to the environment

May 1, 2013

By Greg Farrar Students from Newcastle and Hazelwood elementary schools are honored as Earth Day Heroes for their work to reduce waste during the Newcastle Earth Day event April 20.

By Greg Farrar
Students from Newcastle and Hazelwood elementary schools are honored as Earth Day Heroes for their work to reduce waste during the Newcastle Earth Day event April 20.

Students from Newcastle and Hazelwood elementary schools are doing big things to help reduce waste on the planet, and they were honored for their efforts at the city’s 2013 Earth Day celebration.

All of the hours spent rifling through trash cans, collecting juice pouches and teaching others about recycling and composting paid off when the students received Earth Day Hero Awards. Read more

Local students earn collegiate honors

May 1, 2013

Northwestern University

Michael Payant, of Newcastle, made Dean’s list at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., for the fall and winter quarters of the 2012-2013 school year.

The requirement is a 3.85 grade point average or higher. Payant is a freshman at Northwestern and graduated from Liberty in 2012. Read more

Students to participate in NASA aerospace scholars program

May 1, 2013

Four Hazen High School students have been accepted into Phase One of the Washington Aerospace Scholars Program at the Museum of Flight.

Affiliated with NASA and the University of Washington, the program is a free, competitive, science, technology, engineering and mathematics program for high school juniors.

This year’s participants are Isabel Giang, Evan Howe, Nancy Molina and Christina Tang.

The students are among the 285 student applicants from 117 public, private and home-school organizations who applied earlier this year. They are among 218 students still participating in the program. Having already completed five online lessons, they will spend the next three months continuing to compete for one of the 160 slots available in a Summer Residency session held at The Museum of Flight in June and July.

Applications for the 2013-14 program will be available late summer at www.museumofflight.org/was. Participants must be high school juniors, United States citizens and Washington state residents with a 3.0 minimum grade point average.

Hazen seniors earn scholastic honors

May 1, 2013

Vicki Tang named Washington Scholar

Vicki Tang

Vicki Tang

Hazen High School’s Vicki Tang was named a Washington Scholar for the 11th Legislative District by the Washington Student Achievement Council.

The designation is a prestigious recognition reserved for only the state’s most exemplary high school students. Tang will attend Stanford University, where she hopes to major in biology or math and to continue on to medical school, where she can achieve her dream of becoming a doctor.

 

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Patriot Players perform ‘The Wizard of Oz’

April 26, 2013

NEW — 6:30 p.m. April 26, 2013

By Katherine Simmons Taylor Schadt, as the Cowardly Lion, Maddy Daly, as Dorothy, and Sedrik Spradling-Reim, as the Scarecrow, play with Toto.

By Katherine Simmons
Taylor Schadt, as the Cowardly Lion, Maddy Daly, as Dorothy, and Sedrik Spradling-Reim, as the Scarecrow, play with Toto.

Seattle’s lush greenery may lend itself to its Emerald City nickname, but fans of Dorothy, and her little dog too, know that the true Emerald City is a magnificent metropolis inhabited by a powerful wizard, situated at the end of a yellow brick road.

Audiences young and old are invited to take that long, winding journey from Kansas to Oz with the Liberty High School Patriot Players, as they break in the school’s new theater with a musical performance of “The Wizard of Oz.” Read more

Liberty students explore history’s newsmakers

April 12, 2013

NEW — 12:40 p.m. April 12, 2013

Liberty High School freshman Tania Nambo-Escobar could literally talk for hours about the history of Che Guevara.

“I love presenting about Che Guevara in general,” she said. “Ask me a question and, whether you like it or not, I will give you a full speech about it.”

Nambo-Escobar knows a lot about the subject, after she spent months researching and putting together an exhibit to enter into the local History Day competition.

At the end of March, Nambo-Escobar and a handful of her classmates took their projects to the regional competition at Green River Community College. Eight student projects did well enough to advance to the state contest held at Bellevue College in May. Read more

Katie Nicole Tinnea

April 11, 2013

Katie Tinnea Obit

Katie Tinnea

Katie Nicole Tinnea, 30, of Snoqualmie, passed away peacefully April 4, 2013, after courageously fighting cancer for two years.

She is survived and will be missed by her husband Ryan, daughter Kennedy, parents Tony and Jocelyn Aldridge, and many extended family members and friends. Read more

Renton schools are alive with the sound of music

April 4, 2013

Friends of Renton Schools raise money to support programs

Photos by Christina Corrales-Toy Above, Laura Thompson, McKnight Middle School choir teacher, leads the seventh-grade choir through a March 21 practice. Below, members of the Hazen High School jazz band practice March 13.

Photos by Christina Corrales-Toy
Above, Laura Thompson, McKnight Middle School choir teacher, leads the seventh-grade choir through a March 21 practice. Below, members of the Hazen High School jazz band practice March 13.

Every day during fifth period, 86 Hazen High School students sit in a crowded music room, arranged neatly in rows, with an almost equal population of boys and girls.

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Liberty grad globetrots with the U.S. Department of State

April 4, 2013

Paul Neville has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He has dined with foreign dignitaries and spoken in front of captive crowds.

His audience on March 11, though, was a class full of students, in a building that Neville holds dear to his heart.

Contributed Paul Neville, a Liberty High School graduate (center), speaks at a cultural exchange presentation in the form of a fashion show in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on July 4, 2012.

Contributed
Paul Neville, a Liberty High School graduate (center), speaks at a cultural exchange presentation in the form of a fashion show in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on July 4, 2012.

Almost 20 years after he graduated from Liberty High School, Neville returned to his alma mater to talk about his experience working as a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State.

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