Courtesy of Todd Johnstone:
Fifty outstanding high school juniors from Federal Way and Fife, Class of 2013, 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 Todd Johnstone.
The Top Juniors for 2012 were: Mary Kim (TJHS), Iris Chang (Todd Beamer HS), Chantelle LaMarr (Fife HS), Stephanie Stanek (Decatur HS), Bianea Arizpe (FWHS), Edward Choi (TJHS), Paul Kalebu (Todd Beamer HS), Nathanael Asbury (Fife HS), Daniel Hsu (Decatur HS), and Caleb Dawson (FWHS).
The attendees were treated to an excellent performance by the Fife High School Vocal Jazz Ensamble under the direction of Karl Sorensoin. Guest speakers were Cheryl Hannond and Becky Lee who are Alumni Admissions Coordinators for Smith College. They presented an excellent fast paced primer on how to locate a college, get accepted, and acquire need based funding. Both parents and students took a lot of notes.
The best of the rest for 2012 are:
Thomas Jefferson High School: Yen Ji Byeon, Justin Allmaras. Alice Kim, Lionel Estrada, Kyoeun Lee, Evan Kraabel, Raley Rewa, and Abishek Murali.
Todd Beamer High School: Suhyun Bae, Ishiah Belle, Taylor Bracken, Kang Ye Rah, Dallas Jackson, Vanessa Ramirez, Renae Seam, and Brandon Zandsoltani.
Fife High School: Dimarya Funk, Josh Adams, Shelby Murdock, Ross Boitano, Megan Schille, Brock Carpenter, and Sahej Walia.
Decatur High School: Sunyoon Kim, Jordan Crahan, Taylor Meadows, Morgan Peckman, Kevin Locascio, Kayla Rhodes, Spencer Smith, and Adam Wilson.
Federal Way High School: Eva Barth, Evan Elliott, Mari Chinn, Aaron Peisinger, Kimberly Mored, Chris Shimer, Nicole Polyakov, and Nathan Turner.
This is an annual event sponsored by Thornton F. McElroy No. 302 Masonic Lodge in Federal Way. Visit tfmcelroy302.org to learn more.