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Kindergarten registration; The Bridge recognized

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 6:30am
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Kindergarten registration information sessions Jan. 28

Each Mercer Island elementary school (Island Park, Lakeridge, Northwood and West Mercer) will hold a kindergarten registration information session from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. Parents with incoming kindergarteners are invited to attend and learn more about the school their child will be attending. Parents are asked to not bring their children.

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year begins on Jan. 29, 2019. Registration will open online at

The Bridge earns 31 nominations

Mercer Island High School’s radio station, KMIH 889 The Bridge, has received 31 nominations for the 79th Annual Intercollegiate Broadcasting System Golden Microphone Awards.

“I am super proud that our students have been put in the national spotlight once again with these nominations,” said Joe Bryant, broadcast media instructor at MIHS and general manager of the station. “We are a team, and it is through all our student broadcasters’ efforts that 889 The Bridge sounds so great.”

The Golden Microphone Awards will be presented at the annual IBS Conference in New York in March. In 2018, KMIH 889 The Bridge won 13 Golden Microphone awards and the General Excellence award for the second consecutive year at the Washington State High School Radio Conference.

Students and their respective nomination categories are:

Lila Shroff (Community News Coverage, Political News Coverage, Live Music Broadcast, Celebrity/Artist Interview, Documentary)

Meghana Kakubal (Campus News Coverage, Community News Coverage, Documentary)

Max Tanzer (Sports Interview, Sports Talk Program, Pre-Post Game Show)

Emily Raissis (Student Manager, Public Affairs/Event Promotion)

Gabe Gottesman (Pre-Post Game Show, Radio Drama)

Scott Pirak (Pre-Post Game Show, Radio Drama)

Luka Marceta (Student News Director)

Will Mulflur (Sports Update)

Tynan Drayton (Radio Drama)

Bohn Crain (Sports Talk Program)

Alli Shoop (News Interview)

Natalie Wilson (News Interview)

Olivia Wen (Comedy Program)

Zach Mason (Public Service Announcement)

Sophia Sandwith (Public Service Announcement)

Mohamad Bin Zohor (Documentary Interview Subject)

Olivia Thompson (Comedy Program)

Max Vacca (Radio Drama)

Simon Hermelee (Sports Talk Program)

David Wolf (Sports Talk program)

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