• 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:
  • Arts:

    1st place “Jewelry Category” by Kenia Marquez for her necklace “Beauty of Armor”
    2nd place “Jewelry Category” by Chris Connacher for his necklace “Angel Descending”
    Honorable Mention “Jewelry Category” by Carly Morgan for her necklace “Afloat”

    2nd place “Inspired by Music” category by Barbara Vasquez for her music box “Virgen de Guadalupe”
    3rd place “Inspired by Music category by Kayla Wicks for her music box “Song Birds”

    The SkillsUSA State Championships:

    Basic Electronics: Bronze Medal  winner - Darlene Kerns, Silver Medal winner - Michael Lant, and your Gold Medal winner is Alex Fulford.
    Cabinetmaking:  Gold medal winner - Austin Fune. This is Austin’s second consecutive year taking first place at State competitions.
    Computer Maintenance Technology: Bronze medal winner - Brandon Hall, and Silver medal winner - Bryan Rivera.
    Electronics Technology: Bronze medal winner - Braden Mast, Silver medal winner - Alex Labish, and your Gold medal winner is Riley Shulz. Riley is a National qualifier.
    Extemporaneous Speaking:  Silver medal winner -  Bryan Rivera.
    Job interview: Gold Medal winner, Michael Lant. Michael is a National qualifier and placed 1st out of 110 competitors.

    We would like to give an honorable mention to all of the other students who competed and gave it their best.

    Quiz bowl team finished fourth out of twenty four teams.
    Dustin McAllister took 4th in Advanced Electronics.
    Mario Rodriguez took 4th in Computer Maintenance

    Other participants include: Tristin Naranjo for Computer Maintenance, Konrad Stand for Computer maintenance, Nomar Cuasemara for Electronics Technology, and Artem Deyneka for Cabinetmaking.

    Drew Abts, has won second place in a very prestigious competition for this piece of jewelry, entitled “Kingdom of Heaven”. 

    I wanted to thank everyone for your patience and support while the ARHS Bands attended the Green River Music Educators Association Band Contests this month.  Our bands performed very well and received really positive feedback from all 3 judges. Our region adopted a new rating system this year which is very specific and rigorous – basically making it very difficult to score high.  Here are the results for ARHS:

    • ARHS Symphonic Band – 3, 3, 4 = Overall Meets Standard
      ARHS Concert Band – 3, 3, 4 = Overall Meets Standard
      ARHS Wind Ensemble – 3, 4, 4, = Overall Exceeds Standard

    Congratulations to all of the Technology Student Association members that competed in last weekends TSA State Conference and competition.  The following members placed in their individual and team events.
    1st Place Kate Wallen Transportation Modeling
    2nd Place Marvin Velasquez Transportation Modeling
    3rd Place Prab Kaler Transportation Modeling
    2nd Place Maylen De Los Angeles Woodworking Design
    3rd Place Andrew Ridge Technical Sketching
    4th Place Andrew Ridge and Kate Wallen Vex Robotics
    4th Place Andrew Ridge and Kate Wallen Engineering Design
    4th Place Ruslan Kuzmich Architectural Model
    5th Place Ron Warren Architectural Model

    The Puget Sound regional SkillsUSA competitions were held this past month. A murder of ravens swooped down and devoured the competitions. Auburn riverside medaled in 8 out of the 8 competitions. Here are your medalists

    For extemporaneous speech
    2nd place: Michael Lant
    1st place: Bryan Rivera

    For related technical math
    3rd place: Austin Fune

    For cabinet making
    1st place: Austin Fune
    2nd  place: Artem Deyneka

    For computer maintenance
    3rd place: Braden Mast
    2nd place: Brandon Hall
    1st place: Bryan Rivera

    For basic Electronics
    3rd place: Mario Rodriguez
    2nd place: Darlene Kern
    1st place: Michael lant

    For advanced electronic
    3rd place was shared by Riley schulz and Braden mast
    2nd place was shared by Dustin McAlister and Bryan Rivera
    1st place was won by Alex Labish

    Job skills demo
    3rd place: Mario Rodriguez
    1st place Bryan Rivera

    Quiz bowl
    1st place auburn riverside
    Braden mast
    Riley Schulz
    Conrad stang
    Bryan rivera
    Mario Rodriguez

    Job interview was split up into three groups

    Group a
    1st place: Braden Mast

    Group b
    2nd place: Bryan Rivera

    Group c
    3rd place Darlene kern
    2nd place Michael lant
    1st place Kevin lee

    All competitors are state qualifiers.


    Kenia Marquez and Drew Abts, are finalists in a prestigious national Jewelry Design competition.http://www.saulbellaward.com/SBDAWinners.aspx?year=SBDA2012

    ARHS Forensics-If you know or have Kennedy Campbell and Hannah Woods in class, please give them a big congratulations for qualifying in Duo Interpretation to the National Speech and Debate tournament that will be held between June 10 and 15, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana!  I'm pleased to announce that they were ranked first by nearly every judge at the National Qualifying tournament on Saturday.  Their piece deals with a teenage girl who is struggling with leukemia.  I received positive feedback from many judges and the girls had many of the judges in tears at the end of their piece. 

    Please join me in congratulating Justin Kim on being selected into the Music Educators All-National Honor Orchestra. This event will be held June 21st  - 24th, 2012 in Washington D.C. This is a tremendous honor to be selected among the finest musicians in the nation. We are so proud of him and representing ARHS and the Raven community.

    Andrew Monsen, Auburn Riverside High School Social Studies department chair and US History and AP US Politics and Government teacher, won 2nd place in the 2012 Washington State VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest.

    Green River Music Region Band Solo & Ensemble

    Oboe: Austin Bastrom
    Clarinet: Karie Yamamoto; 1st alt: Alex Wu; 2nd alt: Kristina Brokett
    Tenor/Bari Sax: Brock Summer; 1st Alt: Sam Gatz; 2nd alt: Tasi Gordon
    Small Woodwind Ensemble: Riverside Sax Quartet, 1st alt: AMHS Sax Quartet
    Trombone Solo: Steven Summers; 1st alt: Parker Kinder; 2nd alt: Ariana Kupai
    Euphonium: Stephen Shin; 1st alt: Doug Berry; 2nd alt: Chris Beinke
    Tuba: Jacob Hillard
    Small Brass: Riverside Horn Quartet; 1st alt: Riverside Trombone Quartet; Enumclaw Horn Quartet
    Large Brass Ensemble: Riverside Brass Quintet; 1st alt: Rainier Brass
    Timpani: Tyler Campbell; 1st alt: Tavis Levchak
    Large Percussion Ensemble: Riverside Percussion Quintet; 1st alt: ARHS Concert Percussion; 2nd alt: Riverside Large Percussion
    Mallets: Aaron Howard; 1st alt: Wyatt Curtis

    Educators Receive National Coaching Award Ripon, Wisconsin Januar 17, 2012. The National Forensic League (NFL) is proud to announce its newest diamond coaches, in order of highest accomplishment and date achieved:  Mark Davis!

    Over Winter Break, HACK shattered all previous records! HACK, hosted by StudentRND, challenged students to push themselves to the limit by building video games in 24 hours. StudentRND is a community of students dedicated to science and technology, and determined to spread their knowledge and opportunities to as many students as possible through events like HACK. Over 60 high school and college students formed 7 teams to build cool and innovative games over a 24 hour period. From Riverside, one of the only high school teams from Auburn Riverside High School was composed of Jonah Dube, Braden Mast, Bryan Rivera, Jackson Ryan, Scott Patterson, Brandon Rivera, and Michael Lant, participated in a game design competition. Our team, along with seven other teams composed of high school and college students, had twenty-four hours to build a videogame from scratch. It was a tough challenge, and our team created a great product, but it was not quite enough to place.

    Congratulations to Mary Shabel and Toni Dudley for being selected as "2011-2012 Auburn School District Classified Employees  of the year!"

    The following students were selected for the 2012 Northwest Honor Band at PLU.  We are truly very lucky to have so many students from ARHS selected to this prestigious event!  Students are selected based on talent, work ethic, academics and dedication to music education.

    Adam Benabid
    Katherine Nash
    Jade Swepston
    Aaron Howard
    Jacob Hillard
    Austin Bastrom
    Kristina Brockett
    Sumner Brock

    Blood Drive totals - Dec 6:   we registered 141 donors, 91 new donors; and were able to collect 13 units of blood Dec 7: we registered 140  donors, 114 new donors and collected 86 units. Grand total for both days: 281 , awesome job!!   The units collected will really help out during the upcoming holiday season.

    Senior Korey Krotzer finished 4th at State with a time of 15:18.5, just fifteen seconds behind the champion from Wenatchee, senior Jacob Smith.
    Senior Rachel Atwood also did well at State, completing the course in 18:33.1, good enough for 7th place among girls. Sophomore Jordan McPhee from Mt. Rainier High took first place for the girls.

    Last Friday, the Ravens did something on the varsity football field theyd never done in the schools history: defeat the Auburn Trojans. After trailing at halftime 9-3, they pulled out the win, 30-23, throwing the Trojans out of the playoffs. For the first time, Riverside took home the Fugate trophy, an award most Ravens (students and teachers  alike) had never seen before.

    AR Symphonic Choir performed at the CWU Fall Choral classic yesterday and received excellent ratings. More importantly, these student ambassadors of our school and community were awarded the Lynn Dupin Award in recognition of their outstanding Choral Citizenship. In other words, out of 18 choirs from across the state, our students were chosen as the most respectful, courteous, supportive and attentive group. If you see one of these students today, please give them a high five for representing the raven community with excellence and pride!  This is a credit to the hard work of all of our staff.

    Taylor Wega, a sophomore at ARHS was a freshman when she did this piece in Drawing 2.  Taylor entered her drawing into the Puyallup Fair this year and won a Blue ribbon.  Blue ribbons are only given to a limited amount of entries and represents the highest level of skills. Also, her award won our Art Department $100.00.  Way to go Taylor!

    Drew Abts Emerging Arts.
    Drew took 2nd in the Emerging Artist Category (18 and under), but he got to meet some of the top jewelry designers in the nation (some were even international winners).  It was truly a wonderful experience, and without your trust in his repair skills, this trip WOULD NOT have happened.
    Raven Girls Take 2nd in State!!  Boys finish in 7th!
    Congratulations to Girls track Head Coach Christie Rogers and Boys Track Head Coach Bill Sumner and to their athletes and assistant coaches for the great Raven showing At this weekend’s state meet.  Three State Champions in their events!
    •Brandi Williams - State Champion in the Long Jump, 2nd in the 100m, 3rd in the 200m
    •Andrey Zadneprovskiy – State Champion in the 110m Hurdles, 2nd in the 300m Hurdles, 3rd in the High Jump
    •Rachel O' Neil – State Champion in the 100m Hurdles
    •Rachel Atwood – 3rd in the 3200m, 7th in the 1600m
    •Kory Krotzer – 4th in the 1600m, 14th in the 3200m
    •Ali Rodseth – 4th in the Triple Jump, 7th in the Long Jump
    •Brittni Williams – 6th in the Long Jump
    •Auburn Riverside Girls - 6th in the 4x100 Meter Relay
    oRachel O' Neil 11
    oAli Rodseth 12
    oBrittni Williams 9
    oBrandi Williams 11
    Teacher of the Year - Jackie De Haven!
    State Jazz Ensemble - Three judges in each category – each judge give us a rating (1 being the best rating you can receive):
    Trombone Quartet – 1, 1, 2
    Horn Quartet – 1, 1, 2
    Sax Quartet – 1, 1, 2
    Brass Quintet – 1, 1, 1
    Percussion Quintet – 1, 1, 1
    Austin Bastrom, oboe – 1, 1, 3
    Sumner Brock, sax – 2, 2, 2
    Steven Summers, trombone – 2, 2, 2
    Jacob Hillard, tuba – 1, 1, 1
    Aaron Howard, marimba – 2, 2, 2
    Tavis Levchak, timpani – 1, 1, 1
    Doug Berry, euphonium – 2, 3, 3 (Doug was selected only 2 weeks ago as an alternate….he was VERY nervous!) 

    Also – Justin Kim received all 1s on his cello solo!
  • Blood
     Andrew Monsen
    Andrew Monsen- Auburn Riverside High School Social Studies department chair and US History and AP US Politics and Government teacher, won 2nd place in the 2012 Washington State VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest
    Jaclie De Haven
    Auburn School District - Teacher of the YEAR!  Jackie De Haven
    Toni Dudley and Mary Shabel
    Auburn School District - Classified Employees of the YEAR!  Toni Dudley and Mary Shabel
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