The Wendy’s High School Heisman program has honored five Auburn School District seniors for giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.
The recipients are state finalists and school winners HaleySue Hunsaker of Auburn, and Colby Tong of Auburn Riverside; and respective school winners Haley Jones of Auburn Riverside, Jacob Kludsikofsky of Auburn, and Michael Zendejas of Auburn Mountainview
“These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman also is recognizing their hard work,” said Jeff Gardner, principal at Auburn High School.
School winners received a certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman patch. State finalists receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman state finalist patch and a $25 gift card.
The Wendy’s High School Heisman was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994.
The Auburn School District has been awarded $35,000 to improve access to computer science and related educational programs, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) announced Tuesday.
In all, nearly $1 million in grants were awarded to allow statewide districts, schools and nonprofits to: train teachers; provide and upgrade technology; and expand access to girls, students from underrepresented populations and communities that have historically been underserved.
“More students and educators will have access to cutting-edge technology with this funding,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. “This investment is key to our vision of supporting all students, including those who have historically not been as involved in computer science education as some of their peers. These kids will now have the tools needed to engage with the industries of the future – many of which are based right here, in Washington state. Congratulations to the grantees.”
The state Legislature made $1 million available for computer science education grant funding through OSPI in 2017.