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Robotics’ Year Ends with BBQ Gathering

The Upper School Robotics program celebrated the end of the year with a BBQ at SGS and offered thanks to the students, parents, and mentors who made this transitional year a special experience. See a Photo Gallery of Team 1595 and their supporters at the May 18th event.

See Photos from State Tennis Tournament

Congratulations to Annie Sawyer and Kalea Schlenker, who won the State 2B Girls Tennis Doubles championship match at Yakima on May 27. See a Photo Gallery of them and the boys — Robert DeForest (singles) and Pelayo Zalba Montes and Gabin Joly (doubles, finished 6th) playing at the State Tournament.

Photos of Golfers Taking 3rd at State

SGS freshman Matthew Longstreth individually finished in 5th place at the State 2B Tournament in Tumwater (near Olympia) on May 23-24. Senior Nate Henning finished 19th overall, and those finishes earned the SGS boys golf team 3rd place at State! See a Photo Gallery of them on the course and afterwards with their hardware.

More Photos and Video from Class of 2023’s Graduation

The SGS website hosts a complete set of photos from throughout the 2023 Graduation Ceremony on May 21. They include candid shots before the ceremony, the Class of 2023 on risers and the bridge, the procession in of faculty and the Class of 2023, the start of the ceremony, Kind Words for each of the graduates who also receive their diplomas, the end of the ceremony, and the reception link of new graduates on Davenport Lawn afterwards. Plus view a short video of the Faculty and Graduates Marching up Graduation Lawn at the end of the ceremony. Congratulations to all of the families and graduates of the Class of 2023!

Ronald McDonald House Volunteers Join the “Flamingo Flock”

When it comes to flocks of flamingos, SGS sophomore Mason Zarlingo is the flock master! He, junior Kat Gunn, and senior John Nowland are members of the Ronald McDonald Teen Board, which supports the efforts of the Ronald McDonald House to provide housing for families whose children are receiving medical attention. The Teen Board’s most important fund raising event of the year was the recent two-week “Flamingo Flocking.” Mason raised the most funds of anyone on the Teen Board during this event, and Kat was 4th in flamingo flocking fundraising!

Teen Board members from local high schools volunteer directly with the families Ronald McDonald House serves, attend a monthly meeting to collaborate with students from different schools, assist with fundraising, learn the ins and outs of working with a non-profit, and educate their schools and communities about the RMHC INW mission. This year-long commitment requires an average of four hours of service a month.

Girls Track Repeats as State 2B Champions

Saint George’s girls track and field team literally ran away with the 2B State Championship in Yakima on May 25-27! Sophomore Josie McLaughlin won both the 800 and 1600 meter races and provided the anchor leg of the winning 4×400 relay race. The SGS 4×400 racers — Kala Reaves, Bella Buckner, Regan Thomas, and Josie McLaughlin — won the event for the seventh consecutive season in a time of 4:12.73. Josie, Bella, and Regan also finished 1, 2, and 3 in the 1600 meters.

Other strong finishes included Bella Buckner’s win in the 3200 race, Kaylee Clark posting a school record 34 feet, 7.25 inches in the triple jump for 2nd overall, Margreit Galow was 2nd in the long jump and 4th in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 300 meter hurdles. Henri Osborne took 5th in shot put, Berkely Hestdalen was 5th in the 300 hurdles, and Kala Reaves finished 6th in the 800 race.

The SGS girls already have state titles from 2022, 2016, and 1995. Congratulations on another championship season!

Boys Track Team Edges Chewelah for First State 2B Title

The Saint George’s boys track and field team won their first 2B State Championship on the legs of sophomore Shawn Jones! After winning state titles in the 400 and 800 meter races, Shawn ran a remarkable finishing leg of the 4×400 relay race to catch Chewelah for 2nd place. That finish turned out to be the difference between tying Chewelah for the State Title and winning it outright.

Kudos as well to Ben Morales who won the 1600 meter race, and to Benjamin Sudlow and Per Sande who joined Ben and Shawn in the key 4×400 race. Ben also finished 5th in the 3200 race. Congratulations on the best boys track and field season in school history!