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I 6 - Mukflteo Beacon - June 21, 2006 "9 High school students from around the world are heading for Mukilteo. "The students will in- tegrate themselves into a Mukilteo family with the goal of experiencing American culture as an American high school student does," says a spokesman for the STS Foun- dation, which administers the student-exchange program. "In turn they provide m- sight into their own culture, beyond the tidbits that can be gleaned from secondhand ref- erences. This is the essence of student exchange." The STS Foundation, a non- profit student exchange orga- nization, has been adminis- tering the student-exchange program for 20 years. "We look forward to finding new host families in Mukilteo and connecting them with ex- TS IN ,change students like Giulia," the spokesman says. "Giulia is a lovely 16-year- old girl from Italy who loves playing piano, listening to music, skiing, and going for a walk with her dog. She is very outgoing and open-minded." Another exchange student, Michel, is described as an 18- year-old Swiss boy who loves music and mountain climb- ing. He participated in the Ice Climbing World Champion- ship earlier this year. Students have their own spending money and insur- ance. Families interested in be- ing a host family for one of the exchange students is asked to call Lillian at 1-(800)- 522-4678 or email lillian@sts- foundation.org. The foundation's website is at www.stsfoundation.org THE NEWS Students of" the Month x.Kzm.K.e.Pc.h r' The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for May 2006, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics. They recently enjoyed lunch in their honor at "The Pointe" restaurant in Harbour Pointe. From left to right are; Matt Ruppel, Rhya Milici, Emma Wegermann, Jasmine Sim, Lisa Anderberg, Jonathan Cooper, Jordon Foster and Daniel Saffioti. i . Nathan Lowery wows Princeton Nathan Lowery of Mukilteo, a member of Princeton Univer- sity's Class of 2006, was pre- sented with a significant award fi'om Princeton's School of En- gineering & Applied Science during Class Day ceremonies this month. Lowery a graduate of Kami- ak High School majoring in me- chanical and aerospace engi- neering at Princeton, received the Calvin Dodd MacCracken Senior Thesis/Project Award, which recognizes the senior in- dependent work most distinc- tive for its inventiveness and technical accomplishment. Lowe in collaboration with Sebastien Douville of Lac- Beauport, Quebec, invented a more efficient method of pro- ducing biodiesel fuel - an alter- native to traditional diesel fuel that is made from plant matter. The two brilliant students incorporated a startup com- pany to commercialize their research. Nicole Bohnet earns degree Nicole Bob net of Mukilteo was among 196 students pre- sented with baccalaureate de- grees at Eastern Washington University in Cheney at the end of winter quarter. Ms. Bohnet earned a Bache- lor of Science degree. Another 20 students earned master's degrees by the end of winter quarter. The Harbour Pointe Middle School Choir and Orches- tra were first place winners at the Music in the Parks con- test last weekend, in Couer d'Alene, Idaho. They received superior rat- ings for AA Middle Schools, and were the overall winners of all middle schools at the contest. They took home the pres- tigious Espit de Cour award, which is given by the judges to the school with the most professional and courteous behavior throughout the en- tire festival. They began judging the students from the time they check in to right before the awards ceremony at the end of the day. Harbour Pointe Choir and Orchestra shared this award, winning out over all of the middle and high schools en- tered in the festival. Congrat- ulations to HP! North Sound Christian celebrates inaugural graduation Two graduating seniors shared the honors for Class Valedictorian when North Sound Christian High School held its inaugural graduation ceremonies earli- er this month. Thirty seniors received diplomas. Amy Hood, daughter of Ronald and Elizabeth Hood, and Rosa Gibbons, daughter of Tom and Debbie Gibbons, had identical grade point av- erages of 3.97. The title of Class Valedic- torian is bestowed on the top graduate of the senior class based on the GPA. The school's Salutatorian for the 2006 Graduating Class is Anna Bolinski, daughter of George and Maureen Bozlin- ski, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.93. 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