Mar 12

Magnet Senior Sophie Shoemaker published in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

sophie shoemaker publication

Over the last two summers, Sophie has worked with Dr. Victoria Roberts studying the impact that Vitamin C has on ameliorating the effects of nicotine on placental blood flow. Sophie and the team were published in the March 2015 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Congratulations, Sophie! We look forward to watching your career in science unfold.

Feb 12

Surviving the Winter Wait, Elite Apps, & Underrated Colleges

High school seniors spend months if not years agonizing over their college choices and the application process. Once the apps are submitted, the excruciating act of waiting begins. In this Huffington Post article, the author describes the Surviving the Winter Waiting Game Process with some great tips for making the most of this tough waiting period.

With much if not all of of the admissions process digitized, the ability to apply for college is easier than it’s ever been. Perhaps because of this and other factors, elite colleges have noted a surge in admissions. Check it out: College Admissions Applications Surge at Many Elite Schools.

And finally, given some of the trends already mentioned, don’t underestimate the power of lesser known, underrated colleges that may be easier and more affordable to attend while still providing a top notch education: Most Underrated Colleges in America 2015. By the way, coming in at #38, the “Harvard of the West”, Washington State University!



Feb 10

Magnet Musicians Earn Accolades in Vancouver

Seniors Yun Teng and JJ Guo performed in the 21st Annual Young Artists Competition this last Sunday, February 8th, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Vancouver.  This annual competition features students performing their selections in a concert setting before a live audience. The top three contestants earn the right to perform with The Vancouver Symphony Orchesta at Skyview Concert Hall under the baton of internationally-renowned Maestro Salvador Brotons in concerts on April 18 & 19. Additionally, students receive a portion of $5,000 in cash in prize money. Earning top honors and a gold medal for his performance, violinist Teng (see picture below, shown ready to perform with his 300 year old violin) won the right to perform with Brotons in April.  Guo, who plays piano, also earned distinction as a silver medalist.  Way to go, Magnetos!  yuntrinitylutheran

Feb 05

Business After School: Engineering Week!

Youth Registration Closes February 10 for Business After School: Engineering Week

Young adults interested in visiting local businesses and learning about careers surrounding engineering have until noon on February 10 to register for Business After School: Engineering Week!

The event is February 16-18 and is open to young adults, ages 16-21. Sponsoring companies: Kiewit Infrastructure West, Silicon Forest Electronics, GeoDesign, Columbia Machine, MacKay Sposito and Elkhart Plastics are hosting two-hour events from 3-5 p.m. or 4-6 p.m. on one of the three days and will be providing company tours, hands-on activities and discussions of the necessary education, training, skills and job prospects.

To register to attend an event, go to and click the “Events & Registration” tab.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required (no drop-ins) and space is limited. Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult, with a maximum 10 students to one chaperone. Participants will arrange their own transportation.

Jan 31


“Two high school seniors from Washington State will receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds.  The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation, overnight camping trips into the Monogahela National Forest, and a visit to Washington D.C. The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status.” To apply, see 1 x 4

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