100 students screened for oral health
In the fourth year of the Blaine Family Service Center�s oral health screen, Dr. Pat Rooney and his staff at Blaine Harbor Dental donated their time, supplies and energy to more than 100 children at the Blaine primary school. The children were screened for overall health, educated on proper dental hygiene and walked away with a new toothbrush and a big smile.
students receive AP Scholar designation
Five students from Blaine high school have earned the designation of AP Scholar by the college board in recognition of their achievement on the college level advanced placement (AP) program exams. Wesley Hubbard, Travis Black and Brendan Mulholland qualified for the AP Scholar with honor award, earning an average of at least 3.25 on four or more AP exams. Jenna Makalai and Emily Nauman qualified for the AP Scholar award by completing three or more AP classes with grades of three or higher.
The college board�s advanced placement program offers students the opportunity to take challenging college level courses while still in high school, and to receive college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP exams. Blaine high school offers 10 AP courses on campus.
honor society inducts new members
Blaine high school honor society recently held a ceremony inducting 33 new members into their organization. Membership requirements include maintaining at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. The ceremony was held in the Performing Arts Center. Singer Victoria King opened the event with a beautiful vocal solo. Blaine high school principal Dan Newell, gave an inspiring speech on the characteristics of a successful student and human being. These characteristics came from ideas provided by this year�s honor society officers.
awarded prep performer of the month
Blaine senior Amber Rucker made her way to the Seattle Seahawks vs. Cleveland game last weekend, as she was announced as the prep performer of the month, an award sponsored by 710 KIRO news radio and All State Insurance. Each month, the two organizations select one ninth through twelfth grader who excels in the classroom and in the community. Rucker received a a computer from CompuCare, one year of internet access from Isomedia, a $500 savings bond from Sterling Savings Bank and $250 of sports/concert tickets from TotalTicketService.com.