The Lakewood Kiwanis honored Lakes and Clover Park High School students at their June 3 lunch meeting at the Rotunda on the Clover Park Technical College campus. Following are the backgrounds for Lakes High School. Next week we’ll highlight the Clover Park recipients.
Patrick Killen is the recipient of the instrumental award. He was involved in band, orchestra and Knowledge Bowl at Lakes. He received a National Merit Letter of Commendation and a Dean‚Äôs Scholarship from the University of Oregon (UO), where he plans to major in instrumental music education. He was also awarded the Dean‚Äô Scholarship Pacific Lutheran University. Patrick is an AP scholar and has competed at the 2007 State Solo/Ensemble contest. While in band for the past four years, Patrick has served as treasurer and drum major (two terms). In his spare time, he enjoys playing the saxophone, which he has done for 10 years. He has maintained a 3.9 GPA while taking several Advanced Placement courses. He attended Clarkmoor Elementary and Hudtloff Middle Schools prior to Lakes. Patrick is the son of Cheryl and Michael Killen. A bit of trivia – his sister, Stephanie, also received this award four years ago.
Latanya Tidwell is the recipient of the art award and the Kiwanis $500 Scholarship. She was involved in basketball, volleyball, and four years in track and field while at Lakes High. Latanya was the 2008 Track and Field Captain, and was awarded the Western Cascade conference all-academic award by maintaining a 3.5 GPA while participating in track. She has earned three varsity letters in athletics. Latanya has also participated in the Delta Sigma Theta Soriety. On top of all of this, Latanya has been busy creating art work that she has showcased in several venues around Washington state. She is known for outstanding artistry, color emphasis, creativity and unique style. Latanya plans to attend the Art University of San Francisco in the fall. This is Latanya‚Äôs first year in the Clover Park School District. She is the daughter of Sam and Cynthia Tidwell.
Christopher Badger (not attending) is the recipient of the vocal music award and the William Dour $1,000 scholarship. He is currently on a Lakes High School concert tour in Bellingham and Seattle. In the fall he will be attending Brigham Young University where he will study business management and pre-med. It is his intention to become a surgeon.
Sara Halasz (not attending) is the recipient of the female sport s athlete award. Sara has started this week at the University of New Mexico on her full-ride scholarship. Sara will be playing basketball and attending college courses this summer.
Jermaine Kearse (not attending) is the recipient of the male sports athlete award. He was unable to attend, however appreciates the award. In the fall, Jermaine will be attending the University of Washington and playing football on an athletic scholarship.