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    Franklin is proud to celebrate a century of scholarship. Our students accomplish so much during their time at Franklin, and even after they graduate. Enclosed are a few snapshots of what Franklin Quakers are doing.

    • “Teen walks a mile in Muslim friends’ shoes by wearing a hijab” – January 17, 2016

    Seattle Times Photograph of Female Group of Students

    "Wearing Muslim garb teaches one high-school student a lesson in tolerance she never expected." Read more about the Seattle Times article on their website.


    • “Surprise hit right note for Franklin High” – November 23, 2015

    Image of Male Student Playing on New Drums

    "Franklin High School’s band got quite a surprise after their most recent performance. After the final note, music teacher Geoffrey Ogle unveiled $17,000 worth of brand new instruments donated by StubHub and The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation." Watch the King 5 video on their website.


    • “Microsoft mentors Franklin High School robotics club” – October 23, 2015

    Group of X-Bot Robotics Students with Trophy

    "We've all heard how STEM education can play a pivotal role for getting students into college, and later, getting a job. A group of students from the Rainier Valley are getting 'hands on' training from some of the best techies in the world." Watch the King 5 video on their website.


    • Franklin High School Debate Team - March 2015

    Finished a very close second in the King County high school mock-trial competition.


    • “Franklin High School drops gender from graduation ceremonies” – February 17, 2015

    Seattle Times Photograph of Two Students

    "Franklin High School recently decided to change its longstanding gender-bound graduation traditions because they make some students uncomfortable. Students hope other Seattle schools will follow suit." Read more about the Seattle Times article on their website.


    • Franklin High School named a 2014 School of Distinction by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) - October 2014

    Read more about the CEE award on their website.


    •  “Test scores show Seattle's Franklin High School 'whipping up miracles'” – August 2, 2014

    Male and Female FHS Students Interviewed Regarding Improved Testing Scores

    "New statewide school test results are out, and the Seattle School District says teachers and students at Franklin High School are making impressive progress." Watch the King 5 video on their website.