MIHS is a ‘school of excellence’

Mercer Island High School was announced as a Golden Apple School of Excellence for 2011 at the annual Golden Apple awards held at Intiman Theater in Seattle on Feb. 3. It was televised on KCTS 9 last week.

Craig Olson, associate principal at Mercer Island High School, spoke on behalf of the  school and the community.

Olson told the audience that at Mercer Island High School, “We don’t pretend to have all the right answers or make all the perfect moves.

“But, we do have highly motivated students who come to our school ready to learn,” he continued. They understand that “a great high school education is a springboard for bigger and better things ahead.”

He emphasized that school staff and the support of the community are key to the success of the school.

Students, he said, are taught “to convert information into knowledge and prepare for the workplace; a workplace they do not know yet.”

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