University of Dallas
Katherine M. Christianson
Ashley E. Ehlert
Seattle Pacific University
Abagayle Lee Blank
Brittany Keiko Geis
Alexandra Megan Grim
Makayla Dawn Hordyk
Caroline Elizabeth Metsker
Hollis Miller III
Ashley Rita Terese Smith
Kevin Robert Staley
Chandler Vincent Stevens
Zahara Marguerite Williams
Lauren Taylor Wolf
Karen Jean Yae
Elyse A. Compau, Master of Social Work in Social Work
Eastside Catholic announces four National Merit Scholarship finalists and one Presidential Scholar Award
The National Merit Scholarship Program announced this year’s finalists in its academic competition and Eastside Catholic School is proud to have four students honored: Woodinville resident Andrew Charters, Sammamish resident Alexandra Galiotto, Duvall resident Samuel Glaze (President Scholar Candidate) and Snoqualmie resident Paul Riddle.
Additionally, Samuel Glaze received the Presidential Scholar award from the Department of Education. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program recognizes and honors some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. Each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students of U.S. high school seniors.
Class of 2017 valedictorians and salutatorians
Eastside Catholic High School has announced the Class of 2017 valedictorians and salutatorians. The valedictorians and salutatorians are listed below with their hometown and college they will be attending. Please join us in congratulating these outstanding students.
Andrew Charters, Woodinville – U.S. Naval Academy
Rachel DePencier, Sammamish – John Hopkins University
Maria Gregg, Sammamish – Undecided
Jamie Krueger, North Bend – Montana State University
Paul Riddle, Snoqualmie – Undecided
Elena Beeck, Redmond – Undecided
Adrenne Co, Sammamish– Undecided
Henry Gilchrist, Bellevue – U.S. Air Force Academy
Shubra Tewari, Sammamish – Undecided
High School Principal Dr. Justyna King says, “This year’s group of valedictorians and salutatorians are incredibly talented and span a wide range of interests — from coding to theatre, band and athletics, our top academic students reflect the wide range of interests our entire student body embraces. They are great representatives of what the Eastside Catholic experience provides for students of all academic ranges.”
The Eastside Catholic High School 2017 graduation ceremony will be held at Benaroya Hall in Seattle on Monday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. Baccalaureate will be held Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m. at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish.
Woodinville student serves as page for Sen. Rossi
Harris Gardner, a junior at The Overlake School in Redmond, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Harris was one of 27 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2017 legislative session.
He was sponsored by Sen. Dino Rossi, who represents the 45th Legislative District.
“Harris has an incredible work ethic,” said Rossi, R-Redmond. “I’m glad he was able to get some work experience and a closer look at state lawmaking.”
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering messages and mail.
Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.
“I had some friends who spoke highly of the page program, so I decided I would give it a shot,” Harris said when asked about why he applied to the Senate Page Program. “It has been a little taxing on my feet, but it has been a lot of fun making deliveries and learning about the legislative process!”
He is the son of Randi Hedin and Andy Gardner of Woodinville.