Bellevue PTSA Council held their annual awards & recognition dinner on May 29.  The Council recognized district students for their outstanding community service and academic excellence, and presented each winner with a scholarship.

Alice Hurd Memorial Scholarships for Outstanding Community Service:

Isabella Burckhardt, Bellevue Big Picture School
Ein Chang, Bellevue High School
Haneul Ryou, Interlake High School
Rachel Koo, International School
Julia Hayano, Newport High School
Megan Elliott, Sammamish High School

Dr. Michael Riley Memorial Scholarships for Academic Excellence:

Isabella Burckhardt, Bellevue Big Picture School
Kevin Ma, Bellevue High School
Lilly Cao, Interlake High School
Anusha Sriram, International School
Anne Lim, Newport High School
Anthony Rudasics, Sammamish High School

Deputy Superintendent of Finance & Operations Melissa deVita was presented an award for Outstanding Educator and Bellevue Schools Foundation was awarded Exceptional Partner.

Washington State PTA Reflections award winners were also recognized at the event.

Dance Choreography 

Award of Excellence ~ Savitha Srinivasan, Interlake High School PTSA
* High School (Grades 9th—12th)

Award of Excellence ~Tessa Cosper, Bellevue Big Picture School
* Middle School (Grades 6th—8th)

Literature

Outstanding Interpretation ~ Amelia Grace Rasp, Bellevue Big Picture School
* Special Artist—all grades

Music Composition

Award of Merit ~ Aliya Alibhai, Medina PTSA
* Intermediate (Grades 3rd—5th)

Photography 

Award of Excellence ~ Ethan Seet, Bellevue Big Picture School
* Special Artist—all grades

Award of Merit ~ Melinda Guo, Bellevue High School
* High School (Grades 9th—12th)

Visual Arts 

Award of Excellence ~ Shreemoyee Debnath, Stevenson Elementary
* Intermediate (Grades 3rd—5th)

Award of Merit ~ Manaswini Madhusudhanan, Cherry Crest Elementary
* Intermediate (Grades 3rd—5th)

Award of Merit ~ Maanya Bhandari, Cherry Crest Elementary
* Primary (Pre-K—2nd)

The 2018 WSPTA State awards were celebrated during the evening.

100% Membership Awards
Bellevue International School PTSA
Medina Elementary PTA
Somerset Elementary PTSA

100% Staff Membership Awards
Bellevue International School PTSA
Highland Middle School PTSA
Medina Elementary PTA
Somerset Elementary PTSA
Woodridge Elementary PTA 

Washington State PTA Awards of Excellence

Family & Community Engagement Award of Excellence
Somerset PTSA (GOLD)
Bellevue PTSA Council (BRONZE)

Advocacy Award of Excellence
Bellevue PTSA Council (SILVER)

PTAs Taking Significant Action
Bellevue PTSA Council (SILVER)
Newport High School PTSA (SILVER)
Somerset PTSA (BRONZE)

Outstanding E-Blast
Bellevue International School (SILVER)
Somerset PTSA (BRONZE)

Outstanding Website
Somerset PTSA (GOLD)
Medina PTSA (SILVER)
Bennett PTSA (SILVER)
Phantom Lake PTA (BRONZE)

Standards of Excellence
Somerset PTSA (GOLD)
Medina PTSA (BRONZE)