Washington Scholars

From left: Rebecca Steele, Bryce Hackett, Jessica Ekeya, Ruby Davis, Jason Anderson, Saul Paez Martinez, Newalla Comstock, Hunter Simpson, Katherine Cooke, Nathan Wreggit, Rowyn Lea, Alexander Sheppert and Samir Sen. Not pictured: Wendy Hsei, Mandeep Kaur, Liya Savochka and Lilian Tran

The Washington Scholars designation recognizes the state’s most exemplary high school students in each of the 49 legislative districts, celebrating excellence in academic achievement, leadership and community activities. This is the highest meritorious academic honor conferred by the state’s educators and government leaders. High school principals from across the state nominate up to 1 percent of their graduating classes for Washington Scholars consideration.

The following students are Washington Scholars. In Legislative District 49: Wendy Hsei, Mandeep Kaur, Liya Savochka and Lilian Tran, Fort Vancouver High School; Newalla Comstock, Saul Paez Martinez and Hunter Simpson, Hudson’s Bay High School; Alexander Sheppert, Skyview High School; Ruby Davis and Bryce Hackett, Columbia River High School; Rebecca Steele, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. In Legislative District 18: Katherine Cooke and Nathan Wreggit, Skyview High School; and Jason Anderson and Jessica Ekeya, Columbia River High School. In Legislative District 20: Rowyn Lea, Skyview High School. In Legislative District 17: Samir Sen, Skyview High School.