All-state acting winners: Several Woodinville High School advanced-acting students won superior ratings during the Washington State Thespians'...

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All-state acting winners:

Several Woodinville High School advanced-acting students won superior ratings during the Washington State Thespians’ Mono-Duo Scene Festival on Feb. 4. Superior ratings went to Tara McLauchlan, Allison Gill, Breezy Wilson, Norah Johnson and Helen Roundhill in the monologue category. Duo-scene winners include Derek Carley and Molly Grim, Tiffany Hernandez and David Garber, Justin Thomas and Bryan Cole, Tara McLauchlan and Emily Johnson. Solo-musical-theater winners are Kyle Bishop, Lindsay Powers and Gillian Shepodd. Kyle Bishop and Lindsay Powers also won in the duo-musical-scene category. Winners will attend the State Thespian Festival at Western Washington University in Bellingham on March 18 and 19.


Math competition:

The Northwest Chinese School of Kirkland team received top honors during the 2005 Lake Washington Chapter MATHCOUNTS competition. Team members include Kelsey James, Kelly Ren, Evan Shieh and Philina Yee. Other top teams included Redmond Junior High, Northshore Junior High in Bothell and Odle Middle School in Bellevue. In individual competitions, Kerry Xing of Northshore Junior High placed first, followed by Sam Keller and Jonathan Shi of Redmond Junior High and Kaiying Liao of Odle Middle School. Top individual competitors and teams will advance to the state competition in Spokane on March 19. Winners from the state competition will represent Washington state at the national competition in Detroit in May. MATHCOUNTS is a nationwide mathematics coaching and competition program for students in
sixth, seventh and eighth grades.


Engineering excellence:

CH2M HILL in Bellevue is a finalist in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 39th annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition for design of a Cedar River water-treatment facility. Winners will be announced at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in April in Washington, D.C.

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Compiled by Angie Ma

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