Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Fraser Comes Home

By Annika Bhananker, Isabel Funk and Ellie Gottesman Today, the Mercer Island School District presented the Pathfinder Award to author Caroline Fraser, an MIHS alumni who was recognized for excelling in her field and winning a Pulitzer Prize for her recent biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, “Prairie Fires.” Fraser was accompanied by three other recipients: Blake Nordstrom, who received the award posthumously, Erik Nordstrom and … Continue reading Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Fraser Comes Home

Strong Women Teachers Inspire Confidence in Female Students

By Isabel Funk and Ellie Gottesman


“She’s a strong women, she taught me that it was okay to make mistakes,” said Kate Hamilton about Spanish teacher Kyla Trujillo. “She makes sure that all of the students are included,” said sophomore Norah Evans about art teacher Chantel Torrey. Every female student at MIHS has something to say about the female teachers who have impacted their lives.

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A Night of the Arts: 2019 Showcase Gallery

This year’s fine arts showcase debuted with the bold new theme of “Night at the __________!” Expect to be lost in weighty themes of darkness and light! In all seriousness though, this year has been a triumph of student creativity and expression. From individual high school portfolios to elementary school crayon drawings, there’s aesthetic link between all of it that makes strolling the halls of … Continue reading A Night of the Arts: 2019 Showcase Gallery