Friday, October 29, 2010

Watercare Industrial Services Student Achievement Highlight November 2010

Kyle Taisacan

WHS senior Kyle Taisacan calls himself “selfless”, and that is truly what he is. He has a heart of a warrior in that it is true and loyal; and he approaches life in the same vein. If you need help, ask Kyle; if you want a friend, ask Kyle; and if you need conviction, ask Kyle. This outstanding and hard-working student has compassion for the “underdogs” in life and has a fire inside to get things done. His dream one day is to own a recording studio so that he may fund charities to help others. Kyle is the soft and steady voice in a roaring storm and he will always be there for you.

Shayna Service

Though WHS senior Shayna service appears quiet, don’t let that fool you. A hard worker who loves music, sewing, and reading, Shayna motivates others to work hard as well. A wonderful friend, Shayna enjoys helping others. Asked once what she would do if she won the lottery, she simply smiled and said, “I’d give it to someone that really needed it.” This talented young woman has been busy assisting with the creation of costumes for the WHS drama productions. Her dream one day is to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise in California to study costume design. Full of joy and beauty, to know Shayna is to love her. Perhaps one day she will be the winner of “Project Runway”!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Washougal High School Students Recognized for Academic Excellence

Several Washougal High School students have been recognized for their scholastic achievements this fall.

Alexander Maxa has been awarded Semifinalist status in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. Alexander is among 16,000 Semifinalists and is one of the highest scoring entrants in Washington state.

Patrick McCarthy has been named a Commended Student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program. Patrick is one among 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation to be recognized for his exceptional academic promise.

In addition, Patrick is a graduate of the 2010 Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency hosted by The Museum of Flight in Seattle. Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is a competitive educational program for high school juniors from across Washington state.

Patrick was among the 160 who qualified for the Washington Aerospace Scholars Summer Residency program from the 247 students who applied in November 2009. To qualify for the residency program, students spent six months studying a NASA-designed, distance-learning curriculum via the Internet. During the residency experience, students collaborated on the design of a human mission to Mars and participated in other hands-on engineering challenges while guided by professional engineers, scientists, university students and certified teachers.

Several Washougal High School students have earned Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards on the basis of their outstanding academic performance on AP Exams.

Washougal High School has three AP Scholars: Natalie Hoyte, Cynthia Mace, and Haley Strohschein. These students have completed three or more AP exams with scores of 3 or higher.

Four WHS students have earned recognition as AP Scholar with Honor: Darcy Akers, Sarah Hess, Patrick McCarthy, and Shane Phillips. These students earned an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams.

Finally, WHS student Christopher Norton has earned the title of AP Scholar with Distinction. Chistopher qualified for this award by earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken and by earning a score of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Watercare Industrial Services Student Achievement Highlight October 2010

Patrick McCarthy

Honors student and WHS senior, Patrick McCarthy excels in all his endeavors. Patrick demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities both as a STAR mentor and as an officer in the Interact Club, a service organization affiliated with Rotary International. Serving as lead mentor this school year, Patrick puts in lots of extra time to help develop curriculum and to brainstorm ways to help freshmen be successful in their academics. He is always positive and willing to do whatever needs to be done to accomplish the task at hand. The future is bright for this young man and we know he will be successful at whatever he undertakes.