Mercer Island students celebrate art, science and world cultures

Drawings by Mercer Island students are exhibited in the windows of The Mercer building. - Rebecca Mar/Staff Photo
Drawings by Mercer Island students are exhibited in the windows of The Mercer building.
— image credit: Rebecca Mar/Staff Photo

A national rocketry challenge, state math competition and world cultures fair are among some Mercer Island students’ recent ventures.

Northwest Yeshiva High School was one of only two Washington state schools to compete in the Team America Rocketry Challenge in Virginia, and placed 30th out of 100 teams.

Brothers Thomas and R. Grady Short ranked fourth among 89 total teams at the state math championship in Blaine last month.

Lakeridge Elementary’s first world cultures night last week featured booths of many nations and a performance by the Comerford School of Irish Dance.

Northwest Yeshiva High School students compete at the national rocketry challenge in Virginia, including Itai Amon, Jessica Schwartz, Joel Jacobs, physics teacher Peter Brodkin and Rabbi Benjy Owen, on May 11 (Contributed Photo).

Maria Ariaschonander, a Lakeridge mom, serves Colombian fare to a student at Lakeridge Elementary on May 15 (Rebecca Mar/Staff Photo).

Wendy Lawrence presents a trophy to the fourth-place team at the state math competition, Joshua Melmon, Thomas Short, David Sharkansky and R. Grady Short (Contributed Photo).


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