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Chill Out takes ninth place out of their division at national competition

Chill Out takes ninth place out of their division at national competition

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Stories, News, School News

The Robotics team, Chill Out, competed in the FIRST robotics World Championship competition in Houston, Texas last week, from Wednesday to Sunday. In the end, the team placed nine out of 64 teams in their division. There were 400 teams overall, Robotics President Ian Davidson said, split into six di...

Moving Forward

Moving Forward

By Marianne Nacanaynay, Op/Ed Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, News, U.S. and World News

It’s safe to assume most students don’t go to school expecting to not return home. But in this day and age, it’s hard to not be aware of that possibility every now and then—even more so, depending on where a student goes to school. The most recent school shooting to date in the United States ...

Sophomore honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

Sophomore honored with President’s Volunteer Service Award

By Nolan DeGarlais, Hawkeye Staff
April 27, 2017
Filed under Feature, Featured Stories, Lifestyle

Sophomore Tony Le received the President’s Volunteer Service Award in the silver category on Saturday, April 22. This award is given to individuals throughout the country who set themselves apart from their peers through many hours of volunteer work. For a teenager to get the award in the silver cat...

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

Pro musician Todd Williams guides Jazz 1 before Essentially Ellington next month

By Annika Prom, Lifestyle Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under A&E, Band, Featured Stories, Jazz, Music

Each of the 15 high school finalists entered in the 22nd Annual Essentially Ellington Competition & Festival (EE) worked alongside and learned from a professional jazz musician from New York, flying to Washington on behalf of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO). Former LCJO member Tod...

Engineer Peter Block presents to STEM students, shares professional experience

Engineer Peter Block presents to STEM students, shares professional experience

By Ciara Laney, Hawkeye staff
April 21, 2017
Filed under Education, Featured Stories, News, School News, STEM

Engineer Peter Block, who worked on the Saturn V rocket, as well as the Apollo missions with Boeing and Aerojet, spoke with STEM students during PASS today in the Career Center. “My area of interest was analytical,” he said about his work. Block specifically analyzed the safety and reliabil...

Gallery: Key Club organizes toiletry drive products for homeless shelters

Gallery: Key Club organizes toiletry drive products for homeless shelters

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 19, 2017
Filed under Education, Featured Stories, Multimedia, News, School News

Key Club separated different products to be divided among the two homeless shelters they would be donating to, Pathways For Women, a homeless shelter designed for abused women and the Cocoon House in Everett, a teen homeless shelter. Members of the club were packed into advisor Kimberly Nelson's classroom...

Robotics team to national competition in Houston

Robotics team to national competition in Houston

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under Education, Featured Stories, News, School News

The Robotics team, Chill Out 1778, will head to the FIRST Robotics national competition in Houston, Texas later this week. Only 39 teams from the northwest division will advance. The team qualified for the competition for the first time in team history, after having gone twice for winning the “all-s...

Jose Aguiniga gives back to MTHS through new staff position

Jose Aguiniga gives back to MTHS through new staff position

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 14, 2017
Filed under Education, Feature, Featured Stories, News, School News, Teacher Feature

A year and a half later and the job has only gotten better for on-time graduation coordinator Jose Aguiniga. Before MTHS, Aguiniga has gained experience of working with kids and young adults at the Alderwood Boys & Girls Club, the YMCA and Meadowdale Middle School. However, he felt he wanted to c...

Girls softball more successful this season, 5 game winning streak

Girls softball more successful this season, 5 game winning streak

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Featured Stories, Sports

The girls softball team has seen a significant improvement since years past, junior third base and catcher Jasmine Zenk confirmed. The team has won a total of five games, giving them a 5-1 record for the season. Zenk attributed this success to the team working together more and becoming closer, ab...

City Council to discuss floor plans of new city hall

City Council to discuss floor plans of new city hall

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Stories, News, The425

 The Mountlake Terrace City Council discussed new plans for the location of city hall at the Coffee with the City earlier today. The meeting began at 6 p.m. and was held at the MLT Pavilion, hosted by the City Council members along with the City Hall Advisory Committee. The new city hall building would be built ne...

ESD “Finance 101” meeting in MTHS theater, 2017-2018 school year funds discussed

ESD “Finance 101” meeting in MTHS theater, 2017-2018 school year funds discussed

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Featured Stories, News, School News

Superintendent Kris McDuffy and Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre hosted a community forum, a "Finance 101" budget input session, in the MTHS theater earlier beginning at 4 p.m. Mhyre began with a quick PowerPoint presentation outlining what school programs ESD schools are to fund along with w...

Key Club doubles in donations for toiletry drive compared to years past

Key Club doubles in donations for toiletry drive compared to years past

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under Featured Stories, News, School News

The MTHS Key Club’s toiletry drive has been more successful than years past, according to advisor and psychology teacher Kimberly Nelson. The month-long charity project began March 14 and is set to accept donations until this Friday, April 14. Most of the donations come from Key Club members sta...

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