Courtesy of Todd Johnstone:
Fifty outstanding high school juniors from Federal Way and Fife, class of 2014, have been recognized with certificates presented at a ceremony in Federal Way.
The top girl and boy from each of five high schools also received a monetary award from the Masonic Lodge. The evening was hosted by the current Master of the Lodge, WB Rory Johnson. This is an annual event sponsored by Thornton F. McElroy No. 302 Masonic Lodge in Federal Way. Visit tfmcelroy302.org to learn more.
The Top Juniors for 2013 were: Jeesoo Chung (Todd Beamer HS), Jessica Ingle (Fife HS), Shawntel Bali (Decatur HS), Jenessa Nhi Ho (Federal Way HS), Yejm Lee (Thomas Jefferson HS), Andrew Maertins (Todd Beamer HS), Colin Mozzone (Fife HS), Dain Yoshizumi (Decatur HS), Matthew Bofenkamp (FWHS), Andrew Kyungjae Min (TJHS).
The attendees were treated to a performance by the Todd Beamer High School Jazz Band under the direction of Stephen Kennedy. The guest speaker was Apneet Sidhu, a recent Sullivan Scholar Graduate from Seattle University who gave a presentation on what the students had to look forward to in college and how to succeed.
The best of the rest for 2013 are:
• Todd Beamer High School: Miah Pavlich-Wheeler, Blake Hansen, Lucy Mathews, Khalil Brooks-Davis, Hannah Prince, Justin Evans, Alanna Vann, Zachary Logan.
• Fife High School: Kendall Gray, Michael Dickson, Erik Edvalds, Angela Leingang, Ryan Hungate, Breanna Richardson, Elle Thackara, Spencer Pedroni.
• Decatur High School: Samuel Dalin, Ericka Budinich, Steve Kang, Kendall Karmell, Jun Ho Lee, Annalyssa Paradee, Gianluca Vaccarini, Jacqueline Sherburne.
• Federal Way High School: Kayleah Lewis, Borden Slagle, Katelyn Coburn, Douglas Bonilla, Kenna Ramey, Jonathan Wrigley, Emily Snure, Matthew Gillis.
• Thomas Jefferson High School: Tiffany Luu, Dylan De Tray, Jina Yi, Edward Park, Angela Chen, Zachary Martin, Jaden Zwick, Vivek Ramanujan.