December High School Students of the Month

Photos of each Student of the Month recipient

Edmonds Heights K-12

Student Name: Bostyn Frank

Mother's Name: Brenda Frank

Father's Name: David Frank

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: Dance Team and Musical Theatre

ASB: Used to be the school secretary, helped plan events and create decorations

Honors: Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center for the Culinary Arts Program

Awards: Won best overall high school musical in all Washington state with the show titled "Pippin"; Received a National Qualifier Ribbon for a duet in Washington State Thespian Community

Community Service: Help care for young teens at a local church
Significant School Project: Created an accurate well thought out restaurant menu

Future Educational Goals: To attend Johnson & Wales University in Denver
Future Career Goals: To be an Author and work in the culinary arts field

Anything else we should know? I am a hard worker and strive to reach my goals. I am currently in the AM session of Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center in the Culinary Arts program.

Student Name: Gabriel Hudson

Mother's Name: Rachel Hudson

Father's Name: Larry Hudson

GPA: 3.9

Clubs & Activities: I'm a typical teenage boy. I enjoy a variety of sports. I'm very creative so I enjoy photography drying, I love going to concerts with my friends, hiking, biking, swimming, really enjoy working out.

Athletics: I'm not a competitive person by nature, I feel a competitive spirit can quickly overtake a person. I love all sports, but they are not as important as other things in my life. I enjoy for fun, running, biking, hiking, and I really enjoy weight lifting.

Awards: Last year some of my photographs were chosen for the Edmonds Art festival.

Community Service: I enjoy spending a significant amount of time in our local community. I’ve spent time helping people whose English may be second language to learn to read and write. I also have enjoyed spending time at the local hospitals volunteering my time with whatever it is they need help in the hospital. I also spent time in our local community with landscaping projects keeping our neighborhoods clean and tidy.

Current Employment: Nordstrom women's shoes. I enjoy the company and its ethics. I enjoy helping People.

Future Educational Goals: I'd like to be at a place we call Bethal. It's a place where members give of themselves freely. Some there serve translation teams or do audio video production or care for matters and that for their region in that part of the world I would have an assignment whether in an office kitchen dining room some people serve in the printery, or in the bindery, some do laundry maintenance for the things this busy play supports the preaching of the Good news.

Future Career Goals: My hope is to become a full-time missionary, I'd love to travel and teach bible truth. I've enjoyed learning bits of a variety of languages and if this can be applied somewhere in the world that would make me happy.

Edmonds-Woodway High School

Student Name: Alexander Joo

Mother's Name: Julia

Father's Name: David

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: Future Business Leaders of America; College Community tutor (SAT/ACT club); Math tutor; Science Club; Key Club

Athletics: Baseball, Cross Country

Awards: National Honor Society; National Society of High School Scholars Honor

Community Service: Church student leader/volunteer; Key Club

Future Educational Goals: Degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Future Career Goals: To become an Electrical Engineer for large industries and companies, such as Microsoft or Amazon.com

Student Name: Kendra Cooper

Mother's Name: Cynthia Cooper

Father's Name: Dino Cooper

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: Sports Medicine Club; Student Representative on the Instructional Council; National Honors Society

ASB: 2014-2015, Class Secretary; 2015-2016, Executive Appointed Officer; 2016-2017, Clubs Officer (Executive Board)

Athletics: Varsity Basketball (2 years Varsity, 1 year JV); Varsity Volleyball, Captain (3 years varsity, 1 year JV); Varsity Softball, Captain (4 years Varsity)

Honors: Scholar Athlete Award for softball because of my GPA

Awards: A captain in both volleyball and basketball; First team all Wesco for softball at second base 2015 and 2016; 2nd team all area for softball at second base 2015

Community Service: Help run the food drives at the school for the Edmonds Food Bank; Helped plan and run the giving tree where we bought toys for students in need from Sherwood Elementary; Volunteered at Food LifeLine packaging food to send to food banks; Helped raise money for Washington Kids in Transition, Make-A-Wish and Heifer International; Volunteer to help set up the ABC Booster Club Auction; Run softball camp for elementary school girls every year in high school; Volunteer at the Pi Day Dash and the Hot Chocolate 5K

Significant School Project: In ASB our goal is to bring spirit back to Edmonds Woodway and make the school a positive environment for everyone to be in so we have been doing a lot to work towards that. For example, we brought back game of the week to get people at sporting events, we hold fun lunchtime competitions to get people involved,

Current Employment: Edmonds Boys and Girls Club; Chef Dane Catering

Future Educational Goals: I am attending Washington State University to major in athletic training Pre-Med to hopefully get into Graduate school and become a sports medicine doctor.

Future Career Goals: My goal is to be a sports medicine doctor and first work for a team, then open my own practice.

Anything else we should know? I am very thankful for this recognition and will continue working hard for this school because I want to leave the school having known I did everything possible to make it a better place for the underclassmen. Hopefully, I can spark change so that people are excited to come to school and that people behind my class continue working hard to make the school better.

Lynnwood High School

Student Name: Kelsey Rogers

Mother's Name: Shelley

Father's Name: Steve

GPA: 3.95

Clubs & Activities: Tri M

Athletics: Varsity Basketball; Varsity Soccer

Honors: AP European History; AP Calculus; AP Environmental Science

Community Service: Fundraising for Make-A-Wish; Tri M food drive

Future Educational Goals: Western Washington University

Student Name: Elijah Edwards

Mother's Name: Laurie Edwards

Father's Name: Everett Edwards

GPA: 3.76

Athletics: Three-time varsity basketball starter; two-time track varsity letter, where I run hurdles.

Honors: Two-time varsity basketball captain; Track and field captain; AP Scholar with Honors.

Significant School Project: Participated in the STEM exposition held at Mountlake Terrace in 2016 speaking of the impacts of concussions for our athletes

Current Employment: I have been a basketball referee at the Alderwood Boys and Girls Club for three years now.

Future Educational Goals: I plan to go to UW Bothell and enter into a computer science field and eventually graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

Future Career Goals: To find a beneficial career in the computer software or hardware engineering and to also coach basketball

 

Meadowdale High

Student Name: Diana Herrerias-Reyes

Mother's Name: Ruth Reyes

Father's Name: Fernando Herrerias

GPA: 3.2

Clubs & Activities: President of FCCLA, and member of Link Crew

Honors: AP Psychology, AP Government, and AP Calculus

Awards: Student of the Quarter

Current Employment: Cool Bliss Frozen Yogurt and Crepes

Future Educational Goals: Graduate from college with a master’s degree
Future Career Goals: Become an Elementary School Teacher

 

Student Name: Matthew Hagen

Mother's Name: Lori Hagen

Father's Name: Brent Hagen

GPA: 3.15

Clubs & Activities: Link Leader, ASB Senior Senator, Pep band

ASB: ASB Senior Senator

Athletics: Varsity Cross Country Captain, Varsity Track

Honors: Taking AP Government and AP Statistics.

Awards: Homecoming Prince

Community Service: Church youth group leadership team

Significant School Project: Planned and facilitated Homecoming week activities; Managed cross country t-shirt fundraiser

Current Employment: Pacific Little League Umpire

Future Educational Goals: To attend a four-year College right after high school

 

Mountlake Terrace High

Student Name: Maddie Grennan

Mother's Name: Kerri Grennan

Father's Name: Robert Grennan

GPA: 3.6

Clubs & Activities: Link Crew, Rowdy Rooters

ASB: Class president of my medical assisting class at Sno-Isle Tech

Honors: Link Crew President

Community Service: Co-founder of Delivering a Difference, an organization dedicated to help the homeless community in Seattle; I also volunteer in elementary school special needs classes

Future Educational Goals: I plan on going to Western Washington University in the fall, then in two years apply to University of Washington Nursing school as well as UCLA school of nursing

Future Career Goals: I wish to become a registered nurse, I plan on specializing in pediatrics as well as mental health

Student Name: Isaac Otis

Mother's Name: Kami Otis

Father's Name: Jerome Otis

GPA: 3.94

Clubs & Activities: I am the Managing Editor of the Hawkeye and a member or Link Crew.

Honors: I have been a member of honors society my entire high school career.

Awards: I have received an AP Scholar Award, and a 3rd place award for multimedia story of the year at the 2016 national journalism convention in Denver.

Community Service: I have volunteered for organizations that provide meals for the less fortunate and others that raise awareness for heart disease in the African American community.

Significant School Project: I am currently working on a project in STEM English 12 Bioscience that is aimed at researching the effects of using a bacterial vector on reducing a vaccine's dependency on cold-chain transport.

Future Educational Goals: My goal is to study biochemistry and immunology at a four-year university.

Future Career Goals: I would love to be a research scientist.

Anything else we should know? I am honored to be recognized by my teachers and administration.

Scriber Lake High

Student Name: Cyrena Fulton

Mother's Name: JoAnna Fulton

GPA: 3.3

Clubs & Activities: Game Club, GSA, Music, Reading, Writing, and Video Games

Awards: Numerous recognition awards for Attendance, Leadership, and Academics

Community Service: Community service before and after school in the Scriber Lake library, numerous musical performances in the community, and provided free editing services for various writing projects.

Significant School Project: Wrote up a petition (which got over 60 signatures), set up a Halloween Maze for the school, and created signs for the campus

Future Educational Goals: It is my hope and dream to attend Evergreen State College for my secondary schooling and study music, classic literature, and European history.

Future Career Goals: I'm hoping to become a freelance editor and a novelist in the future, while simultaneously pursuing my dream of music.

Anything else we should know? I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Agoraphobia in eighth grade. While I am still battling with these, they did not hinder me from achieving any of the greatness that I had striven for.

Student Name: Joseph Reske

Mother's Name: Kathalene Hasenyager

Father's Name: Thomas Reske

Clubs & Activities: Working on cars and playing with my dogs

Future Educational Goals: Go to Shoreline Community College for their auto mechanics program

Future Career Goals: To become an auto mechanic and own my own mechanics business

VOICE Transition Program

Student Name: Cristian Benitez

Clubs & Activities: DJ at parties

Athletics: I participate in Special Olympics soccer.

Significant School Project: I am involved in Project search

Future Career Goals: Work at Guitar Center full time cleaning and fixing instruments

Anything else we should know? That I am a hard worker and a nice guy

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