-- Magie Wade, who is a P.E. teacher at Chief Joseph Middle School, was named "Fuel Up To Play 60" Adviser of the Year for the state of Washington.
Encouraging students and staff to make healthy eating choices and to get at least one hour of physical activity a day are the focuses of program, which Wade implemented at the Richland middle school four years ago.
In recognition of Wade's work, Chief Joseph will receive a signed Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks jersey and a pennant signed by Marcus Trufant. Wade will be honored at a Seahawks game this fall.
The program is sponsored by the NFL, National Dairy Council and the Department of Agriculture.
-- Hanford High School junior Yebel Mosqueda earned one of the 15 major awards announced at the 2014 Washington State High School Art Show in Olympia. Mosqueda was honored for her oil on canvas painting, Voice of the Sea.
Mosqueda represented Educational Service District 123 at the state art show. She is enrolled in the Advanced Placement Studio Art course at Hanford High.
-- Kennewick student Harrison Payne was honored as one of the brightest young students in the nation at a regional awards ceremony for academically advanced children, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, or CTY.
The center honored Harrison, a participant in the CTY Talent Search, for his exceptional performance on a rigorous, above-grade-level test given to academically talented second- through eighth-graders.
Harrison, a student at Vista Elementary School, was one of more than 38,000 students who participated in the CTY Talent Search. About 30 percent of participants earned an invitation to a CTY Awards Ceremony to be honored for their academic performance and potential.