Shorewood 2016 Academic Awards

Saturday, June 11, 2016

At a ceremony held in the campus theater on Thursday, June 9, Shorewood High School presented academic awards to graduating seniors, based on criteria set locally, by the State of Washington, the US Department of Education, or national norms and standards.

The event was emceed by seniors Alyssa Sismaet and Declan Andrews. A string quartet performed: Stephen Johnston, Anna Soper, Zachary Braaten and Loren Stephens


Presidential Award for Educational Excellence recognizes outstanding Achievement in the classroom on a national level. To be eligible for this award, students must earn a minimum of 3.5 cumulative grade point average on the 4 point scale throughout the high school years.

Declan
Andrews
Principals' Scholar
Kyle
Berquist
Principals' Scholar
Sydney
Bolton
Principals' Scholar
Ian
Callender
Principals' Scholar
Maevyn
Davis-Rackerby
Principals' Scholar
Holly
Ebel
Principals' Scholar
Alison
Feise
Principals' Scholar
Connor
Goldstick
Principals' Scholar
Lily
Gustafson
Principals' Scholar
Muh-En
Huang
Principals' Scholar
Nina
Matthews
Principals' Scholar
Divya
Naidoo
Principals' Scholar
Ellery
Nelson
Principals' Scholar
Emily
Pacunski
Principals' Scholar
Karl
Reese
Principals' Scholar
Holly
Rowland
Principals' Scholar
Ryan
Seang
Principals' Scholar
Alyssa
Sismaet
Principals' Scholar
Lauren
Smith
Principals' Scholar
Riley
Smith
Principals' Scholar
Sara
Tieu
Principals' Scholar

The 2016 Cliff Gillies Award Winners
The Cliff Gillies awards recognize students for their participation in student activities, academic achievement, sportsmanship and citizenship. They are named in honor of former WIAA executive director Cliff Gillies. Mr. Gillies was a principal at Snohomish and Mariner High Schools before joining the WIAA. Winners of this award are chosen by the Shorewood Coaching Staff and Administration.
  • Kyle Berquist
  • Sarah Cornell-Maier
Senior Academic Achievement Award
The Dean’s Senior Academic Achievement Award is special award given to some very motivated Shorewood students. This award is based off of student’s 9th grade first semester GPA and senior year first semester semester GPA and is given to those who demonstrate the most growth.
  • Charles Allfrey
  • McKenna Dahl
  • Abdoulie Danso
  • Kaylenn Holsome
  • Shane Sample
  • Alice Watt
The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the PSAT—a test that serves as an initial screen of approximately 1.5 million entrants each year. Of the 1.5 million test takers, only 16,000 are selected for National Merit Semi-Finalists and eventually Finalists. This recognition goes to the top 1% of students in the country and Shorewood has two students at this level this year.

National Merit Commended Students:
  • Kyle Berquist
  • Sydney Bolton
  • Sarah Cornell-Maier
  • Lauren Friend
  • Muh-En Huang 
  • Lauren Smith 
National Merit Finalists this year are:
  • Karl Reese
  • Riley Smith
The United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award:
  • Britt Blomso
  • Ian Callender
The United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award:
  • Celeste Bollinger
The Semper Fidelis Award For Musical Excellence:
  • Timothy Goei
Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award:
  • Eleanor Allen-Hatch 
  • Skylar Widman
Washington State PTA Award of Excellence in the PTA State Reflections program. In the age category of grades 9-12, there were only two recipients in the State of Washington.
  • Benyamin Boujari for his Music Composition "Mirage"
Shorewood Scholar Athlete Awards
The Shorewood Scholar Athlete of the Year is awarded to the male and female senior athletes who embody the T-Bird fighting Spirit and distinguish themselves at the highest level in academics. Often, the winner of the Scholar Athlete participates in two or more sports each year. The winners of this award are selected by the Shorewood Coaching staff.

The 2016 Scholar Athletes of the Year are:
  • Hugh Gaevert
  • Lauren Smith
2016 Presidential Service Awards
10 Shorewood Seniors earned the Presidential Service Award for performing 100 or more community service hours in the last 12 month period.
  • Shaina Flaherty
  • Shraddha KC
  • Justin Lowe
  • Nina Matthews
  • Robyn Sass
  • Jesi Stuvek
  • Maya Talbot
  • Emily Thone
  • Sarah Tieu
  • Joe Villegas
Shorewood High School Principals’ Award is given to a limited number of graduating seniors who embody the spirit of Shorewood High School.

Nominated and selected by the teaching staff and Principals for leadership, citizenship and especially for inspiration, each student is a full participant in the life of the school who made the most of their education and made Shorewood a better and more positive place.
  • Kyle Berquist 
  • Jarod Carreon 
  • Holly Ebel 
  • Divya Naidoo 
  • Kate Parkinson 
  • Riley Smith


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