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Seattle Times features filmmaker Freddy Wong '04
Filmmaker Freddy Wong '04 was featured in the Seattle Times as he prepares his viral web series, "Rocketjump: The Show," to make the leap to Hulu.

Service Learning Program featured in Youthcare newsletter
Lakeside’s Service Learning Program was featured as a longtime volunteer group in Youthcare’s James W. Ray Orion Center’s holiday newsletter.

USA Today interviews cross-country champ Andrea M.
USA Today High School Sports interviews senior Andrea M., who just won her second state cross country title, about her running mates, training, and why she doesn’t set time goals. Read the Q&A with Andrea posted on

Student photographer featured in Tacoma Art Museum, KING 5 interview
Akshaya A. '17 was interviewed on KING TV’s New Day Northwest on Thursday, September 11 as part of a feature on the Washington State High School Photography exhibit. Akshaya’s photograph is currently featured in the Community Art space Tacoma Art Museum until September 28.

Watch the interview here.

Ethics Bowl team captures award in state's first competition
Lakeside sent two teams to Washington state's first ever high-school Ethics Bowl, where they captured the Spirit of Ethics award. Read more about it in The Seattle Times.

Charlotte Blessing on global service
Director of Global Education Blessing talks about helping teens plan a global service trip in an article in ParentMap.

60 Minutes features Lakeside and Bill Gates '73
Bill Gates ’73 talked about how his early years at Lakeside “launched his life’s work” in an Overtime segment of 60 Minutes.

Tom Doelger on KUOW
Dave Beck talks with Tom Doelger about graduation, teaching, and life's crossroads.

Making waves with the flipped classroom
Languages department head Lupe Fisch was quoted in a recent article describing flipped classrooms. Check out the full article at

Boys Basketball recognized by The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times published an article detailing the recent success of our boys basketball team. Click the link above to read it.

TechStars lauds Lakeside students
Blog features students' involvement in entrepreneurship through microinternships.

Local site features Lakeside football
The football website Northwest Elite Index wrote a story featuring our Lions.

WSJ features GOA, Lakeside
The Wall Street Journal highlights Lakeside's role in its article on Global Online Academy.

Lakeside senior blogs for The New York Times
Thanh-Tran N. '13 is one of eight high-school seniors around the world selected by The New York Times to blog about their college searches in "The Envelope, Please."

41 Lakesiders named National Merit semifinalists
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has announced this year's semifinalists in its academic competition and 41 Lakeside students have been named. The list is available with the story by The Seattle Times.

Kyle featured in SSATB publication
Lakeside’s Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Booth Kyle is featured in The Evolution of the Independent School Admission Professional, a publication released by the Secondary School Admission Test Board (SSATB).

Aguilar featured on admissions website
The website College Admission, from Application to Acceptance, this month features a Q&A with Director of College Counseling Charlene Aguilar.

Student featured as GeekWire Geek of the Week
Freshman Archana S. '14 is featured as GeekWire's Geek of the Week. Read up on her work with Circle of Women on this page.

Julie Weed on getting kids into programming
The Seattle Times published a piece by Lakeside parent Julie Weed on the ways to and benefits of getting kids interested in computer programming. Click here to read the whole story.

Kristina Peterson talks about innovation in science education
Middle School science teacher Kristina Peterson was recently interviewed for an MSNBC article about classes incorporating innovation into their curricula. Click here to read the story.

Lauren Bricker named GeekWire's Geek of the Week
Our own computer science teacher Lauren Bricker was named "Geek of the Week" by GeekWire. Click here to read through her interview.

GSL featured in NAIS Spotlight on Innovation
Lakeside's Global Service Learning program was featured in the first of a new series from the National Association of Independent Schools, titled "Spotlight on Innovation." Click here to read more on the NAIS website.

Michael Nachbar interviewed by NAIS
Kitty Thuermer of the National Association of Independent Schools recently sat down with Michael Nachbar to talk about the Global Online Academy. Read an excerpt from her interview at this link.

Chorale and Merissa Reed highlighted on KIRO
KIRO FM featured a performance by the Lakeside School Chorale led by Phyllis Byrdwell, and an interview with Lakeside teacher Merissa Reed, talking about Lakeside's service learning work with Treehouse. Listen to the broadcast at this link.

Online Academy on KING 5
KING 5 featured Global Online Academy, including interviews with its director, Michael Nachbar, and Lakeside teacher Jake Clapp. Find the link here.

2012 National Merit semifinalists
The Seattle Times reports 31 Lakeside students are National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, the most of any local school. See the story here.

Summer School sharks
The Seattle Times ran a cool photo gallery of kids dissecting sharks in the Lakeside Summer School camp "Form Follows Function."

2011 National Merit Scholarship winners
The Seattle Times reports 12 of 54 state winners are Lakesiders. The award is based on academic record and communitiy activities.

Coach Tavio Hobson featured
The Seattle Times highlights Lakeside basketball coach's youth program of academics, athletics and civic engagement. Read it here.

Doug Porter Hall of Fame
The Seattle Times recounts Doug Porter '80's induction in the 2011 WIAA Hall of Fame. Read it here.

The story of diversity at Lakeside
National Association of Independent Schools
NAIS published a story about the success of diversity efforts at Lakeside. Click the above link to check it out.

T.J. Vassar interviewed by KING 5
KING 5 News
KING 5 ran a story on January 17 about T.J. and his efforts to promote diversity at Lakeside and in education. Click above to take a look.

Chess Team's skill noted in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
The Lakeside Chess Team, along with coach (and calculus teacher) Siva Sankrithi, nabbed some well-deserved credit in Seattle Met this month. Check out the story at the above link.

Chrissie Coxon '03 lifts a struggling West Seattle school
Alumna Chrissie Coxon '03 is working with federal grant money to raise performance at a struggling school in West Seattle. Read the full story from The Seattle Times by clicking the link above.

Rob Burgess making a wish come true
Drama teacher and maintenance Assistant Foreman Rob Burgess took part in a project for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Thursday, helping make a young man a super hero for a day.

She "learned everything she knows at Lakeside"
Seattle Channel's Tom Speer profiles former Lakeside teacher and Seattle Children's Theatre Artistic Director Linda Hartzell.

Smart Empathy
Lakeside's Family Support Program was highlighted in the magazine of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). Jamie Asaka, program coordinator, explains how Lakeside is strengthened by family support services.

How a popular Seattle writer was labeled an anti-white racist
An article about Po Bronson '82, and his September visit to campus. Written by former faculty member, Judy Lightfoot.

National Merit Semifinalists Announced
Lakeside leads the Puget Sound region in students achieving National Merit semifinalist status, with 28 semifinalists.

See Baby Discriminate
Po Bronson, class of 1982 and the 2009 Ayrault Memorial Endowed Lecture speaker, writes about how kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color, and what parents can do about it.

Se Habla Technology
THE JOURNAL - Transforming Education Through Technology
LAKESIDE SCHOOL, a Seattle-area private school for grades 5 to 12, counts several technological pioneers among its alumni base, including Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, so it would be natural to assume that the campus resides
at the cutting edge of technology. And yet it does not have a language lab. But that in itself goes to show just how cutting-edge the school is.

Minority scholars program reaps first crop of graduates
Rainier Scholars, a nonprofit Seattle program that began seven years ago to help low-income minority children get into top schools, is now sending all 40 graduates of its inaugural class off to four-year colleges — including such prestigious institutions as Dartmouth and Smith.

Lakeside School couples global travel, education
Inside a small adobe home in a remote Peruvian mountain town, with one bed for a family of six and about 70 guinea pigs roaming the floor, Nick Dykstra, a senior at Seattle's exclusive Lakeside School, knew he wasn't in the land of privileged American teenagers anymore.

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