Hometown hero and Seattle Seahawks receiver, Jermaine Kearse paid a visit to Lakewood on Tuesday afternoon. From 5-6 pm on Tuesday, the doors of the newly remodeled Verizon Wireless store on 100th St lined up to catch a glimpse of the Superbowl champion.
Lakes’ business club, DECA, has earned gold certification for the high school’s student store. According to DECA, the School-based Enterprise (SBE) Certification Program was developed to provide recognition for outstanding achievement by school-based enterprises and to motivate SBEs to strive for excellence and to grow. The program provides SBEs with standards for school store operations and provides recognition at three levels: bronze, silver and gold. Out of the 260 certifications submitted by high schools across the country this year, only 86 earned gold certification.
LAKEWOOD – Seahawks receiver, and Lakes High School alum, Jermaine Kearse will be at the Verizon Wireless Store (5700 100th St SW) on Tuesday, March 4 (5-6 pm).
Nineteen Clover Park School District (CPSD) teachers and one counselor recently earned their National Board Certification. The new National Board Certified staff are:
By Gary Sabol, Community Relations Manager
Lakes High School’s JG McCall was recently named South Puget Sound League’s (SPSL) Girls’ Soccer Coach of the Year. This is McCall’s first year as head coach. He served as assistant coach the previous two years. McCall said the team is proving that girls’ soccer at Lakes can be competitive and do well in the challenging SPSL league. The girls have trained much harder this year and have a lot of trust in themselves and the coaches.
Lakes High School principal Kären Mauer-Smith received the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award Nov. 7 for supporting veterans. The ESGR Patriot Award rewards and promotes better and ongoing relations between the National Guard, reserves and employers. The award recognizes supervisors for support provided directly to reservists. Mauer-Smith was nominated for the award by Lakes history teacher Greg Kepner, who is a sergeant in the Washington Army National Guard.
Lakes High School’s Joe Clark has been named the South Puget Sound League’s Boys’ Cross Country Coach of the Year. This is the 10th time Clark has earned coach of the year for either the girls’ or boys’ cross country teams. This is also the fourth year the boys’ cross country team has competed at state. Clark says his whole coaching staff should be recognized with this honor.
The November Student of the Month from the Clover Park School District was announced Friday, November 15, at the Rotary Club of Lakewood. Rotarian Robert Peterson introduced Quenessa Long, from Lakes High School. Quenessa is the Senior Class Vice President, is a two sport athlete (soccer, basketball), is involved in the mentoring program, all while taking a rigorous class load including pre-calculus, AP literature, and chemistry. Her GPA of 3.56 is even more impressive given the adversity she faced early in her life.
Lakes High School is hosting the 16th annual Fort Steilacoom Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at Fort Steilacoom Park, 8714 87th Ave. SW in Lakewood.
“This meet is one of the largest in the state with more than 65 schools participating from all over the state, as well as Oregon, California and British Columbia,” said Lakes Boys Cross Country Head Coach, Joe Clark.
Five students from Lakes High School will receive Life Saving Awards from West Pierce Fire & Rescue on Wednesday, July 17th at 5:30 pm at Fire Station 21 located at 5000 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Lakewood.