RAVEN RECOGNITION: We would like to acknowledge students, staff and programs at ARHS that have recently been honored, won awards, or excelled in competition. These are just a few examples of the many outstanding accomplishments by our programs here at Auburn Riverside:
Auburn School District's High School Teacher of the Year!
Every year the Auburn School District selects one High School, Middle School, and Elementary Teacher of the year. The candidates are then moved forward to the ESD to compete regionally, and then off to State, and possibly National competition! Be sure to congratulate Meri Benedict on this well deserved selection for district.
Drew competed in football and basketball at Auburn Riverside High School, earning a total of six varsity letters for the Ravens. As a senior football player, he was voted team captain and “most inspirational” by his peers, while earning honors such as Northwest Elite’s Breakout Player of the Year, Auburn Riverside Iron Man Award, SPSL 4A Defensive Back of the Year and First Team All Defense. He also set the Auburn Riverside High School most receiving yards in a game record with 244.
Drew was able to play an integral role in turning the football program around. After going 1-9 as a team during his junior year, he helped lead the Ravens to a league championship during his senior season, the first for Auburn Riverside.
Described by his coaches and teammates as a hardworking, coachable, motivated, mentally and physically tough leader, Drew has also shown a deep commitment to his education. While balancing his school work with athletics, clubs, community service and leadership positions, Drew was able to maintain a 3.98 GPA while serving as class president his freshman through junior years and serving as ASB President his senior year. He was also involved in campaigns to stop bullying, and was the student leader behind the “Save it Seattle, Don't Text and Drive Campaign” that garnered statewide attention and brought former Seahawk Golden Tate to Auburn Riverside. Drew’s accomplishments expand beyond the scope of athletics and academics, as he is a member of numerous community groups.
Drew’s involvement with food drives, youth sports camps, church programs and relief efforts has shown his excellence in leadership within his community. His proudest achievement was his work with the Upward Basketball League, spending countless hours volunteering as a basketball referee, fostering teamwork, fair play, sportsmanship and other core values in young athletes. He has worked with this program for six years and each year has taken on a bigger role.
Drew will continue his education at Central Washington University, where he will become a member of the Wildcat football team. He plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.Senior Lexi White and Coach Chris Leverenz.
Lexi White and Coach Leverenz are participating in the Senior All Star competition on March 15th at Columbia Middle School in Fife. It's a pretty cool deal for Lexi, only 12 girls from our side of the state are chosen and 12 from the other side. So for Lexi to be chosen to play is an ALL star moment.Auburn Riverside's Derek Brown nominated for McDonald's High School All-American game | Prep boys basketball
Auburn Riverside senior guard Derek Brown has been nominated to play in the McDonald's High School All-American boys basketball game.— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Reporter
- Jan 10, 2014 at 10:15AM
Auburn Riverside senior guard Derek Brown has been nominated for possible selection to the 37th McDonald's Hight School All-American boys basketball game, to be played April 2 at the United Center in Chicago.
Brown is averaging 23.4 points per game for the Ravens (5-2 South Puget Sound League North 4A, 8-3 overall) this season.
Other Washington State boys and girls nominated for the prestigious national games are:
Shaqquan Aaron, Rainier Beach High School;
Taylor Baird, Glacier Peak High School;
Travis Bakken, Edmonds-Woodway High School;
Cody Benzel, Ferris High School;
Brayon Blake, Federal Way High School;
Bogdon Bliznyuk, Todd Beamer High School;
Greg Bowman, Mountlake Terrace;
Dylan Boyd, Cashmere High School;
Jazzlyn Brewster, Bellermine Prep;
Junior Abigail Miles will be competing as a division finalist in the Music Teachers National Association Senior Voice Competition in Portland in January. She earned this opportunity after win-winning the Northwest Division in Ellensburg in November.
The girls’ soccer team had six athletes who earned All-League recognition. Honorable Mention: Kellie Jensen; Second Team: Kathleen Gutierrez, Lauren Crimin, Jewli-Ann Young-Holm; First Team: Emmi Seelbach, Moesha Parker.
Three Cross Country runners were honored with SPSL North All League recognition: First team: Trevor Gesell; Second Team: Isaia Tiangson, Rachel Covey.
The football team brought home the Fugate trophy with their victory over Auburn. In addition, 17 players were honored with SPSL North All League recognition. First Team: Kevin Thom-son, Drew Wallen, Adam Domenowske, Derek Hart, Alex Riley, Josh Turner. Second Team: Shawn Meehan, Cole Huckaby, Gavin Hettinger, Artem Deyneka. Honorable Mention: John Coon, Larkin Williams, Shawn Meehan, Marcus Atafua, Joey Galeno, Mike Lucchesi, Brandon Starks. Kevin Thomson was named offensive back of the year and Drew Wallen was chosen as defensive back of the year. Three players have been named as All State game nominees: Derek Hart, Kevin Thomson, Drew Wallen. The Tacoma News Tribune named Kevin Thom-son as their All Area First Team Quarterback.
The following Raven artists received awards at the 3rd annual City of Auburn High School student art show: 1st Place to Taylor Wega for "The City" in ink; 2nd Place to Austin Vongchanhsa-vang for his "Such Bracelet, Wow" Necklace; 3rd Place to Al-berto Beltran for "Two Words" in Digital Photography; Honor-able Mention to Samantha Balli for her "A Breath of Fresh Air" Necklace, and the Viewer’s Choice Award went to Emma Tyrie for "Breaking Free" in Digital Photography. The show features over 50 pieces of art including ceramics, photography, 2D art, and jewelry from all three high schools. Raven artists took home 5 out of the 8 awards given. The show will be up until mid-January at Auburn City Hall. Be sure to stop by!
Drew Wallen has been selected as this week's Seattle Seahawks, Sounders, Centurylink High School Athlete of the Week. There are a variety of prizes that are included with the recognition They include:
$1,000 to ARHS' ASB
Two tickets to Seahawks game
Two Sideline passes
Letterman's PatchQ13 News will be here during first lunch to present the award to Drew in the Commons at approximately 11:10. If you see Drew in the halls please congratulate him and thank him for representing ARHS in a positive way. WAY TO GO DREW!!!
From the Seattle Times:
High-school stars of the week | September 23
This week’s stars are Dana Williams, Amber Rose, and the Auburn-Riverside football team.
Auburn-Riverside football team
Coming off a 1-9 campaign, the Ravens were picked to finish seventh in the SPSL 4A North. But under new head coach Bryant Thomas, they improved to 3-0 Friday with an impressive, 49-35 victory over Tahoma, one of preseason favorites.
September 2013 Special Announcement
Auburn Riverside High 2013 State Test Scores Continue to Outperform the State Average
Auburn Riverside's 2013 state test scores continue to increase in writing and math. Scores not only improved over last year but also outperformed the state average.
Auburn School District achieved increases in reading and math across grade levels, which includes testing in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. Auburn students continue to significantly outscore the state on 2013 MSP, HSPE and EOC end-of-year assessments, according to results released by the Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Here are some examples of the continuous improvement at Auburn Riverside:
- 10th grade writing scores increased .5% over last year and are 5% above the state average
- EOC 1 math scores increased 11% over last year and are 7% above the state average
- EOC 2 math scores increased 1.6% above the state average
- EOC biology scores increased 16.6% over last year and are 1.2% above the state average