Good News March 28, 2023

Posted by Gerardo Fernandez on 3/29/2023

Congratulations to the Federal Way Public Academy Knowledge Bowl team for placing 7th in the Washington State Knowledge Bowl Tournament for division – 2B.

The FWPA Knowledge Bowl team: Ho Yeung Chu, Owen Forsman, Winston Nguyen, Andrew Scott, Shay, Smith, and Odessa Von Ruden. 

The Knowledge Bowl is a state competition where school teams of up to six students use fast-paced thinking and teamwork to answer questions about math, science, history, language skills, literature, music, and geography, plus things like current events.
FWPA 2023 Knowledge Bowl Team

Congratulations to scholars Jaylah Lara, Ciana Nolasco and Ally Phan from Decatur High School, and Andrew Luu and An Pham from Todd Beamer High School, for placing at the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) State Competition by competing with over 4,000 students and qualifying for the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) competition.

DECA is a student organization that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools around the globe.

Additionally, we would like to congratulate the Todd Beamer High School DECA Chapter for winning the Thrive Level recognition to send three scholars to the DECA Thrive Leadership Academy at ICDC.
DECA State Competition
Congratulations to scholars Roha Thomas. Darshpreet Virk, Sophia Gill, and Rei Smith, who placed at the Federal Way Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament. Federal Way Public Schools was represented by students from Decatur and Thomas Jefferson high schools.
Speech and Debate Tournament
Congratulations to all our scholar athletes from Decatur, Thomas Jefferson, and Todd Beamer high schools for their success and advancing to the Girls Bowling State Tournament.  
Congratulations to Chloe Bettelon and Sun Hong from Decatur High School for advancing to the State Bowling Tournament.
Congratulations to Brookelyn Dawson, Samiya Gildon, Emily Kropp, Presley Laird, Alena McDugle, and Malia Tewey from Thomas Jefferson High School for placing third in the Team State Bowling Tournament
Congratulations to Jazel Tiquia from Todd Beamer High School for placing 23rd in the Individual State Bowling Tournament.
Girls Bowling State Tournament

Congratulations to Alex Nguyen, Andrew Ngueyn, Thomas Sinn, and Ethan Tandio from Todd Beamer High School scholar athletes for their success and advancing to the Boys Swimming State Tournament for three events: 

  • The 200 Medley Relay
  • 200 Freestyle
  • and 100 Butterfly event 

Todd Beamer High School Boys Swimming

Congratulations to all four of our comprehensive high school scholars for their success and advancing to the Boys and Girls Wrestling Mat Classic State Tournament
Congratulations to Boys Wrestling: Nehemiah Washington, Christopher Trevino, Kayle Bearson, and Sekou Bangoura.
Congratulations to Girls Wrestling: Silaulau Alefaio, Cheyenne Wakeham, Dyvhette Fonoti, and Aissata Bangoura.
Decatur Wrestling
Federal Way High School Wrestling
Thomas Jefferson High School Wrestling
Todd Beamer High School Wrestling