Congratulations to Sammamish senior Leila Jackson and Newport senior Nicole Dalton, who both received scholarships this year from the Architecture, Construction, Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program.  More than 160 students from 48 area high schools competed in ACE, and of the 40 seniors who applied for a scholarship, 13 were awarded.

Jackson received a $5,000 scholarship, and Dalton a $7,500. The scholarships awarded at the reception on June 1 equaled $87,500.

For more information about the ACE Mentoring Program visit: or contact your high school’s Career Specialist. Sign up for the 2016-2017 program begins mid-July.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.