Congratulations to Interlake High School Counselor Maya Vergien who was recognized at a luncheon on April 28 at CenturyLink Field as a 2016 Symetra Hero in the Classroom!

Honorees are selected based on their ability to make a real difference in students’ lives, for going ‘above and beyond,’ and helping students build life skills.

For more information about the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program, sponsored by Symetra Financial Corporation of Bellevue, visit

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.