EWHS career counselor recognized; school also honored for financial aid applications

Shana Lipscomb

Shana Lipscomb, College and Career Specialist at Edmonds-Woodway High, is one of only 20 counselors nationwide to be included in the 20 School Counselors Who Make a Difference list published by The Princeton Review.

The Princeton Review is a company that sells a variety of services but is probably best known for test preparation.

Last summer, the Washington Student Achievement Council recognized EWHS for increasing its financial aid application completion rate to 57.36 percent of graduating seniors, an increase of 5 percent compared to the 2015-16 school year and the highest rate districtwide. That was 1 percent above the state average, said Christina Winstead, WSAC program associate.

“It’s a huge feat for having the largest number (of seniors) and getting the numbers up so quickly,” said Winstead, adding that this year’s goal for the school will be 62 percent. Though most college-bound students completed financial aid applications last fall, there’s still time to get them done. “It’s not too late now,” Winstead said.

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