The Auburn Riverside students excelled. Senior Matt Dickson finished second in the nation in Electronics Technology. He brought home a silver medal for himself and a replica for his instructor Frank Medina. This was Matt's second trip to the national competition. Boone Tate finished strong in the Cabinetmaking competition. He placed 4th out of 41 competitors. Boone was rated at 85% or higher in all of the woodworking standards. This was Boone's first trip to Nationals. The students really enjoyed the week in Louisville and represented ARHS very well.
Tacoma judoka Travis Stevens fights through setbacks to return to Olympics. Stevens, who grew up in Tacoma, and graduated from Auburn Riverside H.S. class of 2004, has qualified in judo for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He does not take this sport lightly, knowing he has the opportunity of a lifetime to compete on this stage.
Western Washington University recently announced its Outstanding Graduates for the 2015-16 year. Jacob Engelbert graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and a minor in Economics and as the Outstanding Graduate in the Finance and Marketing Department. While at Western, Engelbert interned as a financial analyst at evolution Projects, a real estate development firm in Seattle. He also completed qualifying education for a Washington state appraiser trainee license and served as tech officer of the WWU chapter of the Financial Management Association, developing a new website for the club. After graduation, Engelbert will work as a commercial real property appraiser trainee at a commercial investment advisory firm in Bellevue. The son of Ken and Kathleen Engelbert, Jacob Engelbert is a graduate of Auburn Riverside High School.