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The Roll of Honor recognizes accomplishments, achievements, awards and other notable activities of and by students, staff and educators, presented by Sumner School Board Superintendent, Dr. Sara Johnson.

At the December 17 board meeting the School Board recognized the 2014 National Board Certified Teachers.

This year, twelve teachers in the Sumner School District earned national board certification, a nationally accepted sign of quality in the teaching profession. This certification program offers a nationwide standard for evaluating and encouraging quality teaching. District-wide 96 teachers have earned certification through this rigorous program; this number reflects approximately 25% of our teaching staff.

Congratulation's to the District's newest board certified teachers: Jenifer Benedetti, Sumner High School; Heather Hanewall de Rios, Sumner High School; Sara June Helm, Donald Eismann Elementary; TiaraHoran, Lakeridge Middle School; Sara Jackson, Sumner Middle School; Joleen LaMay, Sumner High School; Mari Lysne, Lakeridge Middle School; Savannah Milford, Bonney Lake Elementary; Carly RaeNelson, Crestwood Elementary; Teri Shimoda, Mountain Vew Middle School; Sian Sleight, Sumner MiddleSchool; and Anne Wasson, Mountain View Middle School.  

At the November 19 board meeting the School Board recognized Liberty Ridge Elementary as a recipient of the School of Distinction award for improving student achievement. By improving student performance for all students over a sustained period of time, Liberty Ridge Elementary has received the award for 3 consecutive years.

John Welch, Puget Sound ESD Superintendent states, “We are pleased to be a partner in honoring schools within our region that set a high standard in realizing dramatic achievement gains for students. We recognize the dif cult and important work that this takes. We salute the students, families, educators, and communities for their successes and for setting a high bar for us all.”

Liberty Ridge was one of 54 elementary schools recognized statewide.

At the October 15 board meeting the School Board recognized Sumner High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) national conference qualifiers for the School Board Roll of Honor.


Agriscience Projects
Team – Grades 10 - 12 – Michelle Larson & Jacklyn Brendible, “Can You Taste the Gluten”, Sumner

Individual, Grades 7 – 9
Richard Kurz, “----“Triploidy Effects on Rainbow Trout”
Individual, Grades 10 – 12
Colin Wakefield, “Mycoplasma Nasal Shedding in Sheep”
Team, Grades 10-12
Andrew Manley & Natalie Santo Domingo, “Effects of Coal Tar Runoff on Daphnia”,

Team, Grades 7, 8, 9
Brooke Nichols & Georgia Hinds, “A Comparative Analysis of Creep Feeds for Dairy Calves”
Team, Grades 10-12
Lauren Baker & Brooke Carlaw, “A Comparative Analysis of Soy vs. Milk in Milk Replacers for Dairy Calves”

Team, Grades 7, 8, 9
Sydney Walker & Anthony Josten, “Which Cultivar of Lettuce is Best Suited to Aquaponic Production?”
Team, Grades 10/12
Laynie Ridley & McKayla Medley, “ Shiitake Mushroom Bag Culture”,

Individual, Grades 10 – 12
Jenna Hughes, “ The Use of Ultrasound to Determine Multiple

Natural and Environmental Resources Team
Natalie Santo-Domingo
Alyssa McGee
David Kurz
Corrina Karrer



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