Mercer Island High School graduates 398 seniors

Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent.

Mercer Island High School held its 62nd commencement on June 11 at the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, awarding diplomas to 398 seniors in the class of 2019.

The valedictorians were Christopher Elliott, Elizabeth Hetzel, Thomas Horton King and Katelyn Orndorff. The salutatorians were Margaret Baker, Alan Bi, Samantha Kinder, Andrew Motz, Geonwoo Brian Park, Minje Park, Ethan Torok, Ella Veljovich and Rani Woerner.

The faculty speaker was math teacher Kim Schjelderup, and Jonathan Na was the senior class speaker.

More in News

Man drowns Sunday at Luther Burbank Park

Bystanders attempted to help.

King County Correctional Facility is located at 500 5th Ave., Seattle. File photo
King County jail’s leaky pipes have national implications

Lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court alleges Aquatherm has been selling faulty pipes.

A full room of Mercer Island residents questioned candidates running for City Council Pos. 7 and School Board Pos. 5. Madeline Coats/staff photo
Candidates for council and school board attended forum

The King County Primary Election is on Aug. 6.

Island transit update: Parking for transit remains limited; layover space plans move forward

Proposed underground parking site near Freshly’s abandoned as developer bows out.

Three candidates aim to fill an open seat in the Mercer Island City Council

Debbie Bertlin, Robin Russell and Jake Jacobson compete for Position No. 7.

Recology will soon be replacing Republic as Mercer Island’s garbage removal service. They will be responsible for collecting compost, garbage and recycled material for residents. Madeline Coats/Staff photo
Island residents express concern over contract with Recology

City Council approves 10-year partnership with new garbage removal service.

VoteWA is a $9.5 million program that came online last May and is meant to unify all 39 county voting systems in the state into a single entity. Courtesy image
WA’s new voting system concerns county elections officials

VoteWA has run into some problems in recent months as the Aug. 6 primary election draws closer.

Most Read