NJROTC's Drill Season Completion

Patriot Company completed their drill season by participating in the Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference Championships at Oregon City High School in Oregon City, Oregon.  The Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference is made up of 32 JROTC high schools from throughout the Puget Sound area.  The Regional Championships pits the best teams from the conference against one another in order to determine the very best teams and the best overall school  in the conference. Patriot Company qualified the following teams:

Color Guard Team 1  (Olivia Van Ry, Kerrek Matson, Daniel Tsang,  Colby Van Ry)
Color Guard Team 2 (Faith Ellis, Mathea Caole, Chandler Alexander, Carson Tucker)
Physical Fitness Team (Justin Le, Taylor Nicole Le, Emily Lew, Kaitlin Lew, Daniel Tsang)
Academics Team (Lenna Weiss, Evan Rosenflet, Jacob Hill, Carson Tucker, Khanh Dao)
Precision Air Rifle (Faith Ellis, Chandler Alexander, Olivia Van Ry, Christopher Lew, Mathea Caole)

LHS DECA Qualifies for Internationals!

Liberty DECA attended the State Career and Development Conference (SCDC) on February28-March 2nd bringing 106 competitors to the competition this year. After a busy weekend of competition, Liberty DECA broke many of its own records, qualifying 36 chapter members to the DECA International Career and Development Conference (ICDC) in Orlando, Florida in April.  Liberty had one State champion (Haley Archer), five ICDC double-qualifiers, six freshmen qualifiers, and numerous Top 3 finishers at SCDC to cap off a an exciting and competitive weekend. Overall, the future is bright for Liberty DECA!

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IHS Robotics Participate in GeekWire Bash

“High school teams from Issaquah and Mountlake Terrace were also on hand to volunteer and show off their advanced skills to the younger kids. The Issaquah Robotics Society has about 65 active members and 15 adult coaches and mentors, and those at the Bash wore gold ties and showed off a robot named Gimli, which was able to catch a ball rolled up to its base and then toss it back to kids waiting nearby. “ Read more here: https://www.geekwire.com/2019/first-geekwire-robotics-cup-school-kids-engineer-spirited-inspiring-competition/

LHS Science Olympiad Team Headed to State!

On Saturday March 9th, the Liberty High Science Olympiad team competed against 42 teams at the University of Washington and earned a trip to STATE. The whole team spent many hours preparing for their respective build and study events. A special shout out to the science teachers at Liberty for helping make it possible. Highlights include: Hallie Chen and Brooke Ury earned 2nd in Water Quality, Nick Vanni and Anna Yates brought home 2nd in Fermi Questions. Allyson Mangus, Naia Willemsen,  and Lili Harris brought home 3rd place medals in Code Busters. Misha Kuznetsov and Tom Kirchoffer took 4th in Circuit Lab, and Hallie Chen placed for the second year running in Herpetology with a 6th place. 

SHS Mock Trial Qualifies for State

Skyline High School Mock Trial Team Captains Emma Lapinsky, Aleena Haris, and Jenna Jeffries began the school year with one goal in mind...everybody qualifies for the State Tournament. Their recruitment drive and relentless team building efforts since October has produced that exact result. Skyline will be represented by both of its teams at the prestigious YMCA Mock Trial State Competition in Olympia at the end of March. Skyline teams finished first and second at the inaugural Eastside Mock Trial Tournament held recently at the Northeast District Court in Redmond.  The depth of the Skyline program was evident when Judge Peter Nault announced that several Spartans earned “Best Witness” and “Best Attorney” votes from judges.  Freshman Olivia Lapinsky however was singled out overall to receive the competition’s “Best Attorney” Award. The Skyline Mock Trial Program wishes to thank community Attorneys Dawn Bettinger and Chris Burton for their invaluable help this year.

IHS DECA State Celebration

Issaquah High School’s DECA chapter had 69 students who competed in 56 different events at the State Career Development Conference. Many of these events have as many of 80 competitors entered, and the top 6 or 7 advance on to the International Career Development Conference. IHS had 23 students honored as finalists, with 15 students qualifying for ICDC in 19 different events!. On top of all the qualifiers, 13 IHS students finished in the top 3 of their event.

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Patriot Company Change of Command

On Thursday, 31 January, Patriot Company held their annual Cadet Change of Command.  At this formal ceremony, the current Cadet Staff is relieved of their duties and replaced by another set of deserving Cadets.  This relieving process is completed every year in order to give the greatest number of Cadets the opportunity to develop and hone their leadership skills.

NJROTC Drill Meet

Patriot Company competed in the  second  drill meet of the season at Federal Way High School. They competed against the following local high school JROTC teams:  Graham Kapowsin (Army JRTOC), Kentwood (Marine Corps JROTC), Federal Way (Air Force JROTC), Todd Beamer (Air Force JROTC), Auburn Mountain View (Army JROTC), Bremerton (Navy JROTC), and Spanaway Lake (Navy JROTC).  As usual, it was a spirited competition! Overall, Patriot Company had their best drill meet in many years!