Bear Creek's forensics team qualified a record 13 team members for the National Speech & Debate Tournament. Bear Creek won Puget Sound District Championships in seven speech and debate events. The team also won the Puget Sound District Sweepstakes Award in speech events.
Thirteen Upper School students and 22 works of art and writing were recognized in the 2017 Washington State Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. In total, Bear Creek students were recognized with two Gold Keys, six Silver Keys and 13 Honorable Mentions.
Senior Tolu Sobande won in the Alto category and sophomore Sandy Shao won in the Clarinet category at the Northlake Music Region Solo and Ensemble Festival held February 11 at Lake Washington HS. Both will represent Bear Creek at the WIAA/WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest in April. Sophomore Daniel Yoo is second alternate in the Cello category.