Sehome National Merit Semifinalists: Jacob van't Hoog, Ethan Flanagan, Lucas Cunningham

High school scholars earn national recognition

Bellingham Public Schools has four semifinalists and 11 commended students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition. To qualify for the competition, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the 2017-18 school year. Bellingham High School student Benjamin Grabau and Sehome High students Lucas Cunningham, Ethan Flanagan and Jacob van’t Hoog are semifinalists in the National Merit…

Promise Academy pre-service teachers

Bilingual Teacher Academy students serve as Promise Academy pre-service teachers

This summer, eight high school students got their first taste of teaching in the district’s annual Promise Academy, a summer session for preschool to grade 5 students. Promise Academy supports students academically every summer with writing and reading activities. Bringing these high school students into the summer classrooms as support for the program was a…