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STEM students compete in online TSA State Conference

STEM students compete in online TSA State Conference

By Lin Miyamoto, Hawkeye Staff

April 3, 2020

Many Mountlake Terrace High School STEM students participated in the 2020 Washington Technology Student (WTSA) Conference held remotely from March 18 to March 21. The conference took place despite mandated school closures across the state issued by Governor Jay Inslee. On Friday, March 3, the Edmonds Sch...

Building stronger community in STEM

By Rachel Davis, Hawkeye Staff

November 20, 2019

The STEM department hosted STEM Game Night on Oct. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in its lab, carpentry room and the classrooms of engineering teachers James Wilson and Bryan Smelcer. The event was coordinated and directed by junior Jonas Rivera and was run specifically for students in the STEM program to...

Schurke blasts off to new horizons

Former Assistant Principal Peter Schurke was named third place finalist for the 2012 National Aerospace Teacher of the Year, an award accompanied by a $1,000 grant. He also won the Washington State Air Force Association Teacher of the Year in 2011.

By Jonah Paulsene, Hawkeye Staff

September 9, 2019

Over the summer, MTHS Vice Principal Peter Schurke was promoted to be the planning principal of a new high school opening in the Northshore School District.Schurke is very excited to take on the job and explore the new opportunities that it will bring.  “The opportunity to be a planning principa...

Terrace’s own rocketeer

By Nina Otebele, Outreach Manager

June 22, 2019

Some people believe that high school doesn’t help individuals grow and learn more about the world around them, but this is certainly not the case for Austin Thiessen. From being a shy and   introverted student in his freshman year, to an extroverted rocketry enthusiast in his senior year, Thiess...

STEM orientation night introduces eighth graders to pathways

Eighth graders considering the MTHS STEM program pose during a rocket-building activity.

By Nina Otebele, Outreach Manager

November 11, 2018

MTHS students and staff hosted the annual eighth grade STEM night on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Every year, MTHS hosts a STEM night to attract incoming ninth graders to join the STEM program. The first half hour of the event started with James Wilson, a MTHS STEM teacher, briefly...

Female students recognized for STEM accomplishments

By Ben Savell, General Manager

May 21, 2018

On an early Saturday morning, the Edmonds SnoKing branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) hosted a meeting at 10:00 a.m. at Snoqualmie Hall in Edmonds Community College. AAUW is an organization dedicated to “empowering women as individuals and as a community since 1881,” acco...

Chill Out reigns victorious at regional championship

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor

April 11, 2018

On April 4-7 the MTHS robotics team, 1778 or Chill Out, was on the winning team for the robotics Pacific Northwest Regional Championship in Portland. As well as winning, Chill Out also earned a Blue Banner Award after a 12 year losing streak and secured a place in the robotics world championship in ...

SpaceX blasting off again

SpaceX blasting off again

By Jackson Freund, Lifestyle Editor

March 23, 2018

Elon Musk is one of the richest and most well-known men in America, as well as the maker of the “Not a Flamethrower,” the owner of “The Boring Company,” the CEO of SpaceX and the founder of Tesla. Musk is also involved with improving and inventing new rockets that can hopefully, in the future, b...

TSA takes home honors from regional competitions

TSA members gather for a group photo after the MTHS regional competition. Photo courtesy of Todd Johnston.

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018

The MTHS Technology Student Association (TSA) hosted their first regional competition on Saturday, Jan. 13 at MTHS. Students from five schools inside and outside of the district competed in events at the competition, with 11 MTHS students taking top three positions. The event featured competitions in Ex...

A powerful start to the robotics season

By Teresa Bonilla, TEMPO Graphics and Design Editor

January 16, 2018

On January 6 at 7 a.m., about 1,000 people gathered in the Terraceum for the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) kickoff. Each year, a new FRC challenge is issued, and kickoff is the international time and date when the challenge is released. The only information teams have before kickoff is the name of the...

Hawk statue dedicated by junior unveiled

By Semira Beraki, Staff

December 26, 2017

MTHS celebrated the unveiling of the hawk statue in the Hub during the “Raise the Hawk” ceremony on Monday, Oct. 2. The brief ceremony revealed the sculpture of the hawk, decorated in school colors, while also honoring junior Thaddeus Merten for his hard work on the statue.   The hawk statue...

First national win for TSA

Photo provided by Mark Burbank

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017

Members of the MTHS Technology Student Association (TSA) attended the 2017 National TSA Conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando, Florida from June 21-25. Eight sophomores and three freshmen during the 2016-17 school year, accompanied by advisors James Wilson and Mark Burbank, competed...

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