Seattle Public Schools announced the following honors for Garfield High School:
Garfield graduate Aaron Shimeles has been appointed to the Department of Education’s 18-member National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity. Shimeles was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to the new national committee on higher education accreditation issues. Shimeles underwent a competitive application and interview process prior to his appointment to the committee. Aaron is attending Occidental College, where he was able to gain entry with the assistance of College Access Now, the first generation college entrance program launched at Garfield and now at Franklin and West Seattle High Schools.
Garfield High Math Teacher Kelley Butler was selected as a “hero” in the Symetra Heroes in the Classroom program. The teacher “Heroes” received several prizes, including two tickets to a Seahawks regular season game, classroom supplies and school visits and program sponsor recognition.