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Board salutes schools, supporters
Students, teachers, parents and other school workers, volunteers and community leaders were honored by the Federal Way School Board during a recognition ceremony Tuesday night at Illahee Junior High School.
Recipients were also treated to a performance by the award-winning Illahee Jazz Band, which played during a 30-minute pre-event reception.
Board member Don Putnam and Federal Way Public Schools superintendent Thomas Murphy then presented awards to approximately 100 community honors recipients. They included:
From Illahee Junior High, students Anna Choi, Nathanael Georgeson, Brittany Bennett, Samuel Kirsch and Joshua Yang; Jazz Band teacher Wayne Bliss and members Joshua Agostino, Whitney Bellinghausen, Stephen Bognar, Evan Bolton, Aaron Borth, Jason Carter, Chelsea Elliott, Alexandra Herndon, Aaron Herrera, Adam Huss, Samuel Kirsch, Jonathan Lee, Steven Lukian, Ann Nguyen, Bruce Osby, Bree Rowe, Eric Ryan, Brian Schrader, Morgan Swanberg, Kevin Tavares, Jenne Warren and TJ Young, and teacher assistants Maria Ahfoon and Kimberly Schneider; staff members Loyd Wesche and Denise Ghilarducci; and parents Vicky Tavares and Jerry Warren.
From Truman High School, student Megan Grover and staff member Debbie Washington.
From Panther Lake Elementary School, students Jamie Dofelmeier and Zaira Enriquez and staff member Su Jordan.
From Sherwood Forest Elementary School, students Shante Lane and Alex Koslov, I-728 team members Karyn Roseburg, Korin Webster, Ron Sangalang, Audrey Renne, Becky Mann, Maureen Upsahl, Tammy Norby, Debbie Joaquin and Stacy Humphries, and FRIES leaders and PTA co-presidents Audrey Germanis and Teresa Tillman.
From Rainier View Elementary School, students Sean Thomas and Diana David, kindergarten team members Kim Schoeler, Diana Lengle, Jan Chock, Edie Hickock, Deanna Fernando and Jennifer VanBuren, and volunteer Teri Hickel.
From Olympic View Elementary School, students Karl Greer and Kimberly Robles and office team Barbara Nelson, Linda Boike and Mary Shaw.
From Federal Way Public Academy, students Jennifer Han and Derek Olsen, staff member Barry Linn and volunteers Barbara Churchwell and Karol Brossell.
From the school districts community relations department, Rosie Bird, Cristee Cranston and Frances Woodward, and district Web master Pete Dronzek.
From the districts business services department, staff member Diane Fountain.
From Capital One, Debbie McGee.
PTA volunteers Lori Boyd, Janice Braunagel, Tammy Gunderson, Maureen Jones, Diana Alvarez, Terri Taylor, Bernie Little and Joyce Williams.
From the news media, publisher Debbie Kaufman and editor Pat Jenkins of the Federal Way Mirror, and editor Lee Bedard of the Federal Way News.