We were recently informed that several of our students have been bestowed the honor of being named All-State or All-Northwest Musicians. Band, choir, and orchestra members from high schools throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska submitted taped auditions in October, which were then judged at the state and Northwest levels.
We are fortunate to have two All-Northwest musicians: Amanda Floeting, voice and Eric Wong, violin. They will join fellow high school musicians from the six Northwest states in concert this February in Bellevue.
We are also proud to have eight students given All-State status, which include: Beth Linford and Alyson Turner, choir; Trent Saunders, orchestra; Amanda Bell, trumpet; Scott Douglass, trombone; Emily Hiatt, clarinet; Daniel Miller, trombone; and Andrew Thornton, alto saxophone. They all are members of the 2005 All-State Band. Congratulations, musicians!
Juanita was involved in a number of holiday events and is proud to announce the recent accomplishments of the student body. In November, as a prelude to the holiday season, National Honor Society hosted a food drive whose donations were sent to the Hopelink Food Bank. It took 11 carloads to transport all of the food from the school to downtown Kirkland.
Thanks to the efforts of our students, staff, and the community, we were able to raise an estimated six thousand pounds of food and over $350. The food drive was a wonderful success - thanks to everyone for their support!
In further news, on December 11, Honor Society spent its Saturday morning cleaning the stretch of N.E. 132nd, which we adopted through the King County Adopt-A-Road program last spring. This was our second clean-up, and we plan to continue the trend each fall and spring.
In addition, Juanita held its first Blood Drive of the year on December 13. There were several students that gave back to the community through their donation and it was greatly appreciated. We will be holding another blood drive again sometime in the spring.
Our halls are no longer filled with hanging snowflakes or a cheerful winter scene, but we are pressing on toward the new semester and the expectations of an upcoming break. I hope that everyone's holidays were a joyful time spent with family and friends. Until next time ... keep spreading the "Juanita love!"[[In-content Ad]]