by George J Elbaum
Lake Washington Girls Middle School (LWGMS) is an independent school for girls in grades 6-8 whose mission is reflected in its motto: “strong in mind, body and voice”. As such, it seeks to provide a challenging academic program that educates the whole girl intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The focus is thus not only on academics and participation in student life and athletics but also on social justice and each one’s responsibilities to improve their community. As such, LWGMS students have won numerous awards from the Washington State Holocaust Education Resource Center (whose Janna Charles arranged my presentation) as well as the King County Civil Rights Commission, the Washington State Science Fair and the Rainier Valley’s & ACT Theater’s Young Playwrights Program. The event was organized by teacher Lindsey Mutschler with support from Director of Advancement Shannon Blaisdell and Director of Admissions Colleen West.