MIHS earns four academic state titles

Mercer Island High School was awarded four academic state titles last week by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.

The high school band, choir, orchestra and dance and drill teams were each awarded 3A state academic championships for their high grade point averages and work throughout the winter season.

The band, with 54 participants, had an average GPA of 3.7. The choir, led by Tom Cox, had 21 members and an average GPA of 3.6 while the dance and drill team, coached and advised by Shannon Verschueren, had a 3.7 average GPA. The orchestra, led by Vicki White-Miltun, had a 3.6 average.