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Congratulations TAF Academy Speech Team!

The speech team competed at the Western Washington District Tournament, with individual students attempting to qualify for the national tournament in Dallas in June. TAF Academy had one of our best tournaments ever, with five students making it to the final round of competition in their events. The team finished second overall at the tournament, and qualified two students for the National Tournament! Congratulations to sophomore Mahlet Tiruneh and Junior Lia Miranda, who will be traveling to Dallas in June to compete against the best high school speakers in the country. Great job talkers!

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TAF Academy’s 2nd Annual STEM EXPO

We had another very successful STEM Expo at TAF Academy on Saturday, January 24th! We had roughly 130 projects between grades 6 – 12 that were presented to over 50 judges. The students represented our school with poise and confidence, and the innovation, creativity, and collaboration that drove these projects was evident across the board. We are so proud of the work our students have accomplished, and we are so grateful for the overwhelming support from staff, parents, volunteers, and judges that made this event such a successful one.
Here is a list of our winners!!!

1st Place Winner: Ericka Pegues “Increasing the Diversity in the National Marrow Registry”
2nd Place Winner: Germanie VanTrease, Mahlet Tiruneh, Tyler Tetzloff “Saving You Money, One Step at a Time”
3rd Place Winner: Prem Bassi “Stess in the Classroom”

Start Up Tour Winners:
9th Grade
Alexis Keo, Tatum Bond, Bailee O’Connell “App Against Bullying”
10th Grade
Germanie VanTrease, Mahlet Tiruneh, Tyler Tetzloff “Saving You Money, One step at a Time”
11th Grade
Favour Orji “App to Support the Needs of Previously Convicted Individuals”
12th Grade
Ericka Pegues “Increasing the Diversity in the National Marrow Registry”

Moving Onto Regionals
Caleb Burton-Laperle & James Sketoe
Annette Acheampong, Yohaira Malabad & Shad Malabad
Alexis Keo, Taytum Bond & Bailee O’Connell
Corinthas White & Lorenzo Scott
Favour Orji
Jonathan Kuc
Ameera Mustafa, Courtney Beard & Meseret Abeel
Selina Chin
Skyler Roehr, Austin Dezeeuw & Pablo Rodriguez
Eriberto Barrientos, Isaac Potter & Jackson Patterson
Confidence Orji, Elizabeth Smith & Asillia Jacobs
Larissa Ho
Chris Moody, Orion Parmer & Drake McCune
Germanie VanTrease, Mahlet Tiruneh &Tyler Tetzloff
Jacob Straight, Maurice Brightmon & Christopher Calimlim
Shaylyn Karan
Olyvia Salter
Cuba Jimenez & Mia Innes
Renee Junod & Zende Jacobs

Moving Onto Imagine Tomorrow
Jacob Straight, Maurice Brightmon & Christopher Calimlim
Shaylyn Karan
Chris Moody, Orion Parmer & Drake McCune
Annette Acheampong, Yohaira Malabad & Shad Malabad
Eriberto Barrientos, Isaac Potter & Jackson Patterson
Germanie VanTrease, Mahlet Tiruneh &Tyler Tetzloff
Olyvia Salter

**Thank you to Google Representatives Darcy Nothnagle and Clyde