From a May 20, 2020, Everett Public Schools Foundation press release.
Four graduating seniors from the Everett Public Schools were surprised by Superintendent Dr. Saltzman, the Foundation, and their principals as the winners of the 38th Annual Superintendent’s Scholarship Award for Excellence.
Each winner received a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by Drs. Gary and Sue Cohn.
Since 1987, the Everett Public Schools Foundation has presented the Superintendent’s Scholar Awards in recognition of outstanding scholarship and inspirational teaching. To be considered for the award, candidates must be in the top five percent of their graduating class or have scored in the top five percent of seniors who have taken the Scholastic Aptitude Test.
Counselors at each high school select three representatives from those who have applied. The nominated students then submitted a video answering the interview questions and another video about their honored staff member who impacted their learning.
A community selection committee designated by the Everett Public Schools Foundation reviewed the videos and one student from each school was chosen to be the winner.
Here are the four winners:
- From Cascade High School, Hannah Tran was selected for this award and she honored Sharon Park as her most inspiring educator.
- From Everett High School, Nighi (Lucy) Ly was selected for the award and she honored Cheryl Carlson.
- From H.M. Jackson High School, Juliana Mothersbaugh was selected for the award and she honored Diana Arango.
- From Sequoia High School, Dietrich Rodgers won the coveted award and she honored teacher Rochelle Schultz.
The other nine finalists and their most inspirational staff are:
- Cascade High School - Madelyn Barrett who honored staff Nancy Ridenour; and Karen Vo who honored staff Dave Roberts.
- Everett High School - Megan Low who honored staff Megan Adams; and Rhys Wells-Edwards who honored staff Megan Adams.
- H.M. Jackson High School - Emilia Peterson who honored staff Gregory Poe; and Sai Rayala who honored staff Daniel Mills.
- Sequoia High School - Ahmed Al-Sadoon who honored staff Rochelle Schultz; and Mackenzie Roberts who honored staff Jaimie Burton.
Check out the videos on:
- Facebook - Everett Public Schools Foundation.
- Twitter - EPSF_WA.
- Instagram - EPSF_WA .
- YouTube - Everett Public Schools Foundation.
- Everettt Public Schools webpage - http://epsfoundation.org.
Congratulations to all twelve outstanding students and the educators who have been so inspirational!