Rowings scholarship; schools will look different in the fall | School Briefs


Last updated 6/21/2020 at 6:43pm

Maeve Conaty of Edmonds earned an athletic scholarship to Loyola Marymount.

Edmonds rower earns scholarship to Loyola Marymount

Congratulation to Edmonds resident Maeve Conaty, who attended Seattle Prep and has earned an athletic scholarship (crew) to Loyola Marymount in California. Conaty was headed to nationals for Seattle Prep before the coronavirus cancelled that event, along with many others.

Her elder sister, Emma, is also a rower, who attends Washington State University, also on rowing scholarship. She placed fifth in singles in at Nationals her senior year. There is a third Conaty rower – Nora is a junior at Seattle Prep.

No surprise: School will look different this fall

Following the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction's state guidelines on how schools will reopen this fall, the Edmonds School District has released some information on how the 2020-2021 school year could look.

Schools will almost certainly look different in the fall, as the district said staff, families and students all need to adjust to the way school will work in the fall so the district can protect health and safety while also providing the best environment for teaching and learning.


Some of the following measures will likely need to be in place:

–Adjustments to classrooms and schedules with changes to accommodate social distancing;

–Students and staff will be asked to wear face coverings; and

–Students are expected to stay home at the first sign of any symptoms, including cough, fever, or shortness of breath.

In addition, the district is preparing for several different scenarios:

–Schools operating on split or rotating schedules, along with continuous remote learning;

–Phased-in reopening of schools with continuous remote learning; and

–Continuous Learning 2.0, which is similar to the remote learning in the spring of 2020, but with significant improvements.

To read the OSPI's full report, go to

Virtual graduations available for viewing

It's not the same as watching a traditional high school graduation, of course, but the Edmonds School District has made local virtual graduations available on YouTube.

Schools available are Scriber Lake, Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace, Meadowdale, and Lynnwood high schools.

Link to the YouTube channel:

New executive director of Equity and Student Success

The Edmonds School District has named Victor Vergara as its new executive director of Equity and Student Success.

He replaces Kimberlee Armstrong.

Vergera comes from Federal Way Public Schools, where he was executive director of School Safety, Emergency and Risk Management

Grayson Turley graduates from the University of San Diego

Grayson Turley of Edmonds has earned a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of San Diego.

The university is a contemporary Catholic university with more than 9,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states.

Foundation awards $140,000 in post-secondary scholarships

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has awarded $140,000 in post-secondary scholarships to 56 graduating seniors attending six district high schools. In all, 68 donor-funded scholarships were awarded to students pursuing vocational, 2- and 4-year certificates or degrees next fall.

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Eleven students received a $5,000 Hazel and Morris Miller Memorial Scholarships. They are Julian Adams, Mohamedmahdi Al-Hamad, Maia Aikens, Musa Camara, Mae Cramer, JennaLeise Jensen, Jonathan Kwong, Axel Rochel, Jadyn Waram, Jacob Willcox and Harrison Wood.

Joshua Setala is this year's recipient of the $6,000 Bumgarner Family Trust Scholarship and Melanie Quintanilla received the $4,000 Gaynelle Burdette Derr Memorial Scholarship.

The $4,000 Keith Ewing Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Grace Borchert. In partnership with the Edmonds School District's Athletic Scholars program, 16 students received a $1,250 Scholar- Athlete Award.

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