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Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police seeking public’s help identifying suspect from Burien backpack robbery

Police are seeking the public’s help identifying a suspect and suspect vehicle from a robbery in Burien that happened to a 13-year old student on Wednesday, April 18. Police say that on Wednesday at... [Read more]

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Men shoot at 13-year old student after trying to steal his backpack

Story & Photos by Aaron Wells A 13-year old boy was robbed of his backpack – then shot at – Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m., shortly after two nearby schools let out for the day. During the robbery,... [Read more]

Yazmine Chable-Felix is the 2017 ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship winner

Yazmine Chable-Felix is the 2017 ‘Making Burien Awesome’ scholarship winner

Discover Burien this week announced Yazmine Chable-Felix as the winner of its 2017 “Making Burien Awesome” Scholarship program. The scholarship fund was designed to help students in our community... [Read more]

Student with gun caught, expelled from Sylvester Middle School Friday

Student with gun caught, expelled from Sylvester Middle School Friday

On Friday, Jan. 20, a student was caught with a gun in his possession at Sylvester Middle School in Burien. According to an email sent by school Principal Kyle Linman, the student with the gun was reported... [Read more]

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High student Josiah Hokanson has been found!

UPDATE: Missing Aviation High student Josiah Hokanson has been found!

UPDATE FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016: The Tukwila Police Department announced Friday night that missing 16-year old Aviation High School Josiah Hokanson has been found and is now safe with his family. As we previously... [Read more]

Student hit by vehicle in front of Highline High School Monday morning

Student hit by vehicle in front of Highline High School Monday morning

A student was hit by a vehicle Monday morning just after 7 a.m. on S. 152nd Street in front of Highline High School. The male victim was transported to Highline Medical Center with what appear to... [Read more]

Student from Kennedy Catholic High School rescued after falling at Mt. Si

Student from Kennedy Catholic High School rescued after falling at Mt. Si

A student/athlete from Kennedy Catholic High School was injured in a hiking accident on Mt. Si Saturday (Sept. 3), and had to be rescued by helicopter. The 15-year old student – a member of the school’s... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP: 17-year old shooting victim likely a Highline Public Schools student

FOLLOWUP: 17-year old shooting victim likely a Highline Public Schools student

On Thursday afternoon (May 5), Highline Public Schools Superintendent Susan Enfield sent out an email to parents, notifying them that the 17-year old victim of the tragic, fatal shooting in Burien on Wednesday... [Read more]

Explorer West Middle School Student gets top honor at Seattle’s ACT Theatre

Explorer West Middle School Student gets top honor at Seattle’s ACT Theatre

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School wants all our Readers to know that their students performed very well in the 14th annual festival of award-winning new work from Seattle ACT’s 2015 Young Playwrights... [Read more]

Victim of fatal shooting in Burien identified as Highline High School student

Victim of fatal shooting in Burien identified as Highline High School student

Sadly, on Monday, Jan. 11, the victim of Friday’s fatal shooting at the Heights in Burien apartment complex was identified by Highline Public Schools as Alberto Zavala, a student at Highline High... [Read more]

Seattle Sounders General Counsel Maya Mendoza-Exstrom is a #HighlineAlum

Seattle Sounders General Counsel Maya Mendoza-Exstrom is a #HighlineAlum

Highline boasts a long list of well-known and accomplished alumni, and dozens of grads you haven’t yet heard of who are making their mark on the world. One of those graduates is Maya Mendoza-Exstrom,... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student shares her ‘WE Day’ experience

Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student shares her ‘WE Day’ experience

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following was written by Sylvester Middle School Special Needs student Cassidy Huff, 12. In January, she raised money to purchase iPads for her fellow students (read our previous... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High student Connor McClean serves as Page in Olympia

Kennedy Catholic High student Connor McClean serves as Page in Olympia

Connor McClean – a student at Burien’s John F. Kennedy Catholic High School – served as a page this week in the Washington State House of Representatives. Sponsored by state Rep. Tina Orwall... [Read more]

Award-winner Betsy Smith came home from Wyoming for the summer

Award-winner Betsy Smith came home from Wyoming for the summer

by Jack Mayne Elizabeth J. Smith, the University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science who recently won its top award, came home for the summer and she makes it clear she feels Wyoming... [Read more]

University of Wyoming honors top engineering student from Burien

University of Wyoming honors top engineering student from Burien

Photo courtesy University of Wyoming, College of Engineering and Applied Science. The University of Wyoming College of Engineering and Applied Science recently presented its top awards to four students... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic’s Rosemary Herold Named National Merit Semifinalist

Kennedy Catholic’s Rosemary Herold Named National Merit Semifinalist

Rosemary Herold, a senior at Burien’s Kennedy Catholic High School, was recently named a National Merit Semifinalist in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program…

Host Family Needed for Hoan, a Foreign Exchange Student from Vietnam

Host Family Needed for Hoan, a Foreign Exchange Student from Vietnam

Kent Horton wants our Readers to know that the International Student Exchange Program is seeking a family in the Highline High School service area to host Hoan, a Foreign Exchange Student from Vietnam. “Hoan’s... [Read more]

13-Year Old Sylvester Middle School Student Sexually Harassed at Burger King

13-Year Old Sylvester Middle School Student Sexually Harassed at Burger King

On Thursday morning (April 5), a 13-year old female Sylvester Middle School student was cornered and sexually harassed at the Burger King near 4th Ave SW and SW 148th Street in Burien, according to a statement... [Read more]

Aviation High’s Jenny Gao Selected for Senate Youth Program; Will Meet Prez

Aviation High’s Jenny Gao Selected for Senate Youth Program; Will Meet Prez

Aviation High School senior Jenny Gao is one of two Washington students selected this year for the United States Senate Youth program. Each year this extremely competitive merit-based program selects... [Read more]

PHOTO: First Day Of School For Highline Public Schools Students

PHOTO: First Day Of School For Highline Public Schools Students

Thursday (Sept. 1) is the first day of school for Highline Public Schools, and usually we post a photo of excited young kids crowded in front of school, lining up with their friends, getting ready to start... [Read more]

JFK Student Attending National Youth Leadership Forum In D.C. This Week

JFK Student Attending National Youth Leadership Forum In D.C. This Week

This week, John F. Kennedy Catholic High School senior Nicholas Griebel (pictured, right) will be attending the National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security with other outstanding students from... [Read more]

SeaTac Student Wins Contest With His “Be The Change” Film

SeaTac Student Wins Contest With His “Be The Change” Film

Johnson Huynh, a student from SeaTac’s Global Connections High School, won a filmmaking contest sponsored by The Choices Program, with his class assignment entry “Be the Change.” Johnson... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Burien Fashions Go To The Dogs At Farmers Market

PHOTOS: Burien Fashions Go To The Dogs At Farmers Market

Amanda Schiripo (in red) presents the 1st place prize to Jagger's human. Story & Photos by Michael Brunk Last Thursday’s Farmers Market saw Burien’s sexiest new models strut their... [Read more]

Burien Student Wins Prudential Spirit Of Community Award

Burien Student Wins Prudential Spirit Of Community Award

Burien CHOICE Academy senior Megan Johnson, 18, won a Prudential Spirit of Community Award for serving as the “top role model for community service among Washington’s high school students.”... [Read more]