Congratulations to the amazing students from Gig Harbor High School, Henderson Bay High School, and Peninsula High School who were honored at the 2013 Students of Distinction awards banquet. Your accomplishments are impressive!
TACOMA – Talented teenage artists and writers demonstrated their creative skills through original poetry, short story, drawing and photography in Pierce County Library System’s Teen Writing & Art Contest – Our Own Expressions.
“Students dazzle us each year with their amazing writing and art,” said Neel Parikh, executive director for Pierce County Library. “It is a joy and an honor to encourage these promising teenagers to share their talents and continue their creative efforts.”
Between Jan. 21 and Feb. 24, students submitted nearly 1,000 poems, short stories, drawings and photographs in the Our Own Expressions contest. Volunteers, including Library staff and Pierce County Library Foundation Board members, reviewed the entries. Poet Kristin McHenry and author Liz Gallagher selected this year’s writing winners, evaluating originality, style, general presentation, grammar, spelling and evidence of skill appropriate for the writer’s age. Photographer Dane Meyer and artist Jennifer Adams selected the art winners, based on composition, evidence of skill commensurate with the age of the artist, creativity and effective use of media.
Harbor Ridge sent two teams to the Pacific Northwest MATE ROV Regional Competition Saturday, May 11. They competed with the underwater vehicles they built in the Aqua Falcons club. Our team 'Aquatic Robotics' got a perfect score on the pool missions and won second place overall. They also won an additional award for the highest score with the most economically built vehicle. Congratulations to our amazing engineers: Mercedes Newton, Ashley Farrington, Caeden Erdmann, Bailey Martin and Collin Coughlin!
PHS is screening Honor Flight: The Movie, next Thursday, May 23rd at 6 and 8 pm. This heartwarming documentary tells the story of several WWII veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle. Admission is 5 dollars and free for veterans. Please come and support this worthwhile cause, Thursday, May 23rd, at 6 and 8 pm. Honor Flight is a non profit organization that flies WWII veterans to Washington DC to see their WWII memorial at no cost to them. They will be making their first trip in October, and are hosting this movie as a fundraiser and also to increase overall awareness. For more information, please see the blue and red flyers in the main hallway and the commons.
All grade levels will be released early on Friday, May 24th, due to the Legislative reduction in funding:
The District is closed Monday, May 27th, in observance of Memorial Day. School will resume Tuesday, May 28th, at the regular start time.