MIHS students earn honors

Mercer Island High School students continued to earn accolades last month, picking up honors at the state debate championship and being chosen as aerospace scholars.

Dakota Alcantara-Camacho, a senior, won a second straight state debate title, while she and sophomore Stephanie Permut finished first in the state policy division with a perfect 12-0 record. Steven Adler, a sophomore on the debate team, earned a seventh-place finish in the State Lincoln-Douglas competition and took home the sixth-place speaker award.

Seniors Lucas Eggers and Caroline Stephens finished fourth overall in the state public forum event, and Olivia Witter, a senior, brought home fourth in the interpretive reading individual event while junior Ian Zhang finished fourth individually in oratory.

Two Islanders were selected as Washington Aerospace Scholars for 2009, out of a field of 260 juniors.

Matthew Wiens and William Voit earned the chance to take a NASA-designed online course as part of the aerospace program and may get the chance to spend a week during the summer at a program hosted by the Washington Museum of Flight.

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