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Happy Valley PE teacher Melanie Flink with fourth grader Lyla who is the artist of the sign hanging on the door

Inspired and inspiring, Happy Valley educator recognized with state PE award

Her student Jesse says she is the “best PE teacher in the world!” And, according to her colleagues in physical education, this is an absolutely true statement. Melanie Flink, physical education specialist at Happy Valley Elementary School and elementary PE department chair in Bellingham Public Schools, has been named the 2021 Physical Education Teacher of…

Student Paige Artino holds a tool in the Aerospace Engineering shop

Bellingham High students secure virtual summer internship with Boeing

Two Bellingham High School students will spend part of their summer participating in a paid Core Plus Aerospace Virtual Internship hosted by The Boeing Company. The internship includes 3-5 weeks of early mornings and long days for real-world training and mentorship in aerospace manufacturing. Both Paige Artino and Jace McNamara of Bellingham High School started…

Photos of seniors Emma Berreth (left) and Maya Cornwall, National Merit Finalists in 2021

National Merit 2021

Bellingham Public Schools has two finalists and two semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition. To qualify for the competition, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the 2019-20 school year. Sehome High School students Emma Berreth and Maya Cornwall are finalists, and Sehome student Livia Cohen and Squalicum High School student…

BHS senior Abigail Sorensen received the Phyllis Lawson CTE Scholarship in 2021

BHS senior receives CTE scholarship award

Bellingham High School senior Abigail (Abbie) Sorensen has received the Phyllis Lawson Scholarship from the Washington Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators (WACTA). She was one of 10 awardees in the state in 2021. The award honors outstanding service, leadership, knowledge and commitment to Career and Technical Education. Katie Owen, sports medicine teacher, nominated…