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Student Achievement
Taking Lessons Learned in the Classroom Into the Community and Beyond
LWTech students experience valuable hands-on learning in classrooms and labs. They also gain real-world experience and get involved with local businesses and the community. These opportunities inspire them to build important connections, gain confidence, and challenge themselves. The following is a brief overview of some of the experiences and recognition our students received this past year:
Community Involvement and Service
Transforming Lives Award Nominee, Amanda Pelly
LWTech Bachelor of Technology in Applied Design (BTAD) student, Social and Human Services AAS graduate, former All-Washington Academic scholar, and active member of LWTech’s Associated Student Government (ASG), Amanda Pelly, was nominated by the LWTech Board of Trustees for
Local artist and former LWTech Welding Technology student, Merrily Dicks,
in partnership with LWTech Welding graduate, Riley Schroeder, created a beautiful sculpture comprised of railroad stakes collected by members of the community. The Cross-Kirkland Corridor piece was approved by
the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission and is a great example of how community members, students, and faculty come together to benefit our community.
the Washington State Association of College Trustees 2017 Transforming Lives Award. The annual award recognizes current students and alumni who have overcome barriers to reach their academic goals.
Merrily Dicks and Riley Schroeder with their sculpture. Photo courtesy of: Don Dicks
Our Digital Gaming
& Interactive Media students showcased their creative talents at high-profile events, such as Power of Play and PAX West. PAX West is one
of the largest gaming events in North America.
This past year, LWTech Public Health student and Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) AAS graduate, Chris Osler, was named to the Phi Theta Kappa 2017 All-Washington Academic Team.
Chris Osler
LWTech at Power of Play 2017.
Ten Transportation students
(pictured above) received scholarship awards totaling $20,000 from the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame (WSHRHF). The WSHRHF awards scholarships to automotive students that exhibit strong talent and motivation, but are in need of financial assistance to achieve their goals.
Automotive students Gregg Higgins, Kellen Lybeck, and Natalie Weberg were awarded Restoration Scholarships by the Restoration, Preservation & Mentorship (RPM) Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to cultivating the
next generation of automotive restoration and preservation craftsman. The scholarships support automotive students with tuition, tools, and other expenses relating to their program.

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