celebrating students  
There are so many outstanding students here at MTHS, doing exceptional things every day. Here are a few of their recent achievements:

  • Hawkeye executive editor named state journalist of the year

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 3/14/2017

    Senior Stephi Smith, the Hawkeye’s executive editor, was named the Washington Journalism Education Association’s Journalist of the Year.  Read more about on our school newpaper's website. http://thehawkeye.org/16597/news/hawkeye-executive-editor-named-state-journalist-of-the-year/


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  • Congratulations to our 2016-17 STEM Seniors

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 3/14/2017

    Picture of STEM students @ competition

    The 2016-17 STEM Seniors did a very impressive job competing this past weekend at the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF).  Please find attached a two-page list of students who won awards this past weekend at the competition held at Bellevue College.

    This list of recognitions really exemplifies our student’s capabilities and the hard work they’ve put in this year, particularly when you see the quality of engineering, math and science projects presented by STEM students from quality STEM programs from all around the PNW.  Please congratulate these MTHS students.

    And… please feel invited to view their projects at their 2nd big presentation this year… at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair at Bremerton HS on Saturday April 1st.

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  • Congratulations to our February Students of the Month

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 3/7/2017

    Stephanie Smith and Natu Abraham

    Student Name: Natnael " Natu" Abraham

    Mother's Name: Frewyni Gheresilassie

    Father's Name: Rezene Berhe Abraham

    GPA: 3.67

    Clubs & Activities: President of Black Student Union, Varsity Soccer/ Premier Soccer, Link Leader, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Hip Hop Dancer, Host of 2017 Terrace Idol, University of Washington's Young Executive of Color, Barbizon Modeling

    ASB: Link Leader

    Athletics: Varsity Soccer/ Seattle Premier Soccer

    Awards: Rotary International Student of the Month; Varsity Letter

    Community Service: With the Black Student Union, family, friends and students feed the homeless in Seattle; Volunteer to tutor elementary students

    Significant School Project: Directed the greatest MLK Assembly in Terrace history

    Current Employment: Busser at 190 Sunset Restaurant in Edmonds

    Future Educational Goals: Hoping to get Accepted to USC, UW, Howard University, and Morehouse. I want to study business and communications

    Future Career Goals: To have my very own TV show,  be a TV host, an athlete-artist agent and produce my own entertainment label. Also with a business degree, I want to go back to my native country, Eritrea, and spark the low economy .

    Anything else we should know? I was born in Eritrea, a country located in East Africa and my father won a lottery visa for the family to migrate to America when I was seven years old. I’m going to live life to the fullest until I die.


    Student Name: Stephanie Smith

    Mother's Name: Rebecca Lacey-Smith

    Father's Name: Robyn Smith

    GPA: 3.5

    Clubs & Activities: I have been a member of the Hawkeye, the award-winning student produced news source, since my freshman year. My sophomore year, I was promoted to Copy Editor and then later News Editor and now, this year, I am one of the two Editors-in-Chief. I am also the MTHS student adviser to the Edmonds School Board. I am a member of the MTHS National Honors Society and have been since my sophomore year. I was involved with a service youth group and FCCLA. Last year, I was also a member of TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use), which involved me visiting local elementary schools in the Edmonds School District to share with the younger generation the dangers of consuming tobacco products.

    ASB: I am a member of Link Crew and my junior year, I was involved with Interhigh, the intra-district student government.

    Athletics: Last year, I was involved with Special Olympics Unified Sports as a volunteer. I was able to play basketball alongside those with both physical and mental disabilities. It was very eye-opening and I learned a lot about how to work alongside those with different abilities than I.

    Honors: Honors English 9, Honors English 10, AP English 11, AP English 12, Honors Geometry, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, Honors World History, AP European History, AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP Psychology, Spanish Years 1-4

    Awards: 2016 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholar, Washington representative at Free Spirit Conference in Washington, D.C., Superior in Press Law & Ethics (Orlando JEA 2015); Honorable Mention in Social Media Reporting (Los Angeles JEA 2016); Superior in Video Broadcast - News, Excellent in Video Broadcast - Sports, Honorable Mention in Headline Writing & Copy Editing (Auburn High School WJEA 2016); Hawkeye Most Valuable Staff Member 2015, 2016; First Amendment Press Freedom Award 2014, 2015, 2016.

    Community Service: Regular volunteer with Little Drops, MLT Community Senior Center; involved with International Order of the Rainbow for Girls; Volunteer with Unified Sports.

    Significant School Project: I have worked with the Hawkeye to expand its reach on social media. I have also job shadowed with various crime reporters located around Washington state and I have worked with MLT News since my sophomore year. I have also worked with other student journalists across the U.S. to expand the Hawkeye's coverage on making global events more local (see the Hawkeye's coverage on DAPL).

    Furthermore, I have helped the Hawkeye to organize the 2015 and 2016 Jam Sessions, the annual kick off to the Winter Sports Season, along with the 2016 sand 2017 Father-Daughter Ball, an annual dance aimed at elementary-age children and their parents, also with games and contests.

    Current Employment: Intern with MLT News; Sales Clerk at Edmonds Value Village.

    Future Educational Goals: I have been admitted into the University of Missouri School of journalism for the class of 2021. I want to major in journalism and possibly double-major in Political Science or Public Policy and minor in Spanish.

    Future Career Goals: I want to go into a career as a journalist reporting on either crime, education or politics. I would love to work for a major news organizations such as the Washington Post or the Wall Street Journal.

    Anything else we should know? These past four years at Terrace have taught me more than I could have ever hoped for. I'm beyond grateful for the opportunities provided to me, especially within the Hawkeye. The education I have received in my high school career will carry with me to college and beyond. Thank you for choosing me as the February Student of the Month!

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  • Four Terrace Wrestlers head to State!

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 2/16/2017

    Congratulations to our 4 wrestlers who are headed to State, Feb. 17-18 at the Tacoma Dome.

    Rene Mack - 195 lbs:  Regional Champ

    Michael Marquez - 126 lbs: 2nd place @ Regionals

    Pavel Oliferovskiy - 152: 2nd place @ Regionals

    Aundre Seabrook - 182: 4th place @ regionals

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  • Congratulations to our January Students of the Month, Katherine Gustafson and Jeremy Ansdell!

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 2/14/2017 11:00:00 AM

    Student Name: Katherine Gustafson

    Mother’s Name: Lynne Gustafson

    Father’s Name: Wes Gustafson

    GPA: 3.87

    Clubs & Activities: National Honors Society and hiking club

    Athletics: Cross country and track

    Honors: Cross country captain

    Awards: All Wesco, district, and state in cross country and track, wesco and district champion in track and cross country, 6th and 9th at cross country state, 8th in the 3200m at track state, 10th in the 1600m at track state

    Future Educational Goals: I am attending Gonzaga University to run cross country and track and major in political science

    Future Career Goals: I want to be an environmental lawyer

    Student Name: Jeremy Ansdell

    Mother’s Name: Karen Ansdell

    Father’s Name: Phil Ansdell

    GPA: 3.9

    Clubs & Activities: TATU, Rowdy Rooters

    ASB: Representative to the senior class

    Athletics: Varsity tennis all four years

    Honors: Recognized

    Awards: Designated for the AP scholar award

    Community Service: Volunteering to coach young children at Forest Crest Athletic club in tennis

    Significant School Project: I have been working in joint with the University of Washington to study genetically modified C. elegans and how their mutations affect their ability to survive in harsh environments.

    Current Employment: I am a referee at the Alderwood Boys and Girls Club for basketball.

    Future Educational Goals: I am planning to attend Eastern Washington University and obtain a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology with emphasis on forensics

    Future Career Goals: I want to work for the police force as a forensic scientist. This means analyzing the DNA of crime suspects to draw conclusions to who is guilty.

    Anything else we should know? I not only am dedicated to my studies but also placed eighth in the state tournament last year.

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  • Congratulations to Maddie Grennan and Isaac Otis, our December Students of the Month.

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 1/20/2017 1:00:00 PM

    December Students of the Month

    December Students of the Month, Maddie Grennan and Isaac Otis

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  • November Students of the Month

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 1/20/2017 12:00:00 PM

    Congratulations to Damon Dahl and Elizabeth Jurgenson,

    our November Students of the Month.

    Picture of Damon Dahl and Elizabeth Jurgenson, November Students of the Month












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  • October Students of the Month

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 11/2/2016

    Congratulations to our October Students of the Month!

    Hani Nakkour

    Student Name: Hani Nakkour

    Mother's Name: Nesrine Nakkour

    Father's Name: Walid Nakkour

    GPA: 3.84

    Clubs & Activities: ASB; Key Club; Honors Society; Link Crew; Orchestra; Kumon Math and Reading


    Piano lessons

    ASB: Junior Class ASB Secretary officer from 2015-2016; ASB President from 2016-2017

    Honors: Most Inspirational, Orchestra; Most Outstanding, Orchestra; lettered in Orchestra; Senior Homecoming Second Prince.

    Awards: Most Inspirational, Orchestra

    Most Outstanding, Orchestra

    Lettered in Orchestra

    Community Service: Feeding Homeless in Seattle; Key Club; Blanket Making for families; ASB; 100,000 meals service project at AWSL; Kumon Tutoring

    Significant School Project: Feeding homeless

    community in Seattle. We packaged 200 lunches and went to deliver them in downtown Seattle.

    Current Employment: Kumon Math and Reading


    Future Educational Goals: Dentistry - orthodontist

    Future Career Goals: I hope to pursue my dreams of becoming a dentist in the medical field and also possibly working with leadership kids in conferences.

    Anything else we should know?: I am a dedicated servant leader at Mountlake Terrace High School who loves to never give up and try my hardest to accomplish a peaceful and spirited school environment between the student body. I also am not the one to easily give up on future goals or dreams of mine. I am a bubbly person and lean towards keeping a positive outlook on life and in school while managing my academics, music and extracurricular activities.


    Aarthi Yogendran

    Student Name: Aarthi Yogendran

    Mother's Name: Srisuseela Yogendran

    Father's Name: Yogendran Sellappah

    GPA: 3.82

    Clubs & Activities: ASB (2013-Present); Key Club (2013-Present); Orchestra (2013-Present)

    STEM Program (2013-Present); Honor Society (2015-Present); Link Crew (2015-Present)

    ASB: Freshman Class Treasurer (2013-2014); Sophomore Class Vice President (2014-2015)

    Junior Class President (2015-2016); Senior Class President (2016-Present)

    Awards: Concert Orchestra- Most Inspirational (2013-2014); Bio Expo at Shoreline Community College, Third Place in Career Pathways (2016)

    Community Service: I've been in the Key Club my entire high school career. As a member of the club, I've been a part of making tie blankets for cancer patients, collecting money for UNICEF by participating in "Trick or Treat for UNICEF", getting gifts for families in need during the holidays, and collecting toiletries to make toiletry packs for the homeless in Seattle and to give toiletries to two shelters, Pathways for Women and Children as well as Cocoon House. (2013-Present); I've volunteered at Cedar Way Elementary by helping fourth graders during their after school reading program. (2015). Early in 2016, the Junior Class ASB created lunches and we passed them out to the homeless of Seattle.

    Significant School Project: Currently, I am working on my STEM Senior Project about determining if there are common blood markers between people with ADHD in order to see if blood markers are a method that could be used to diagnose people with ADHD. I am also one of the people in charge of the 2016 MTHS Food Drive.

    Future Educational Goals: After high school, I plan to attend a four year university to major in Public Health.

    Future Career Goals: I do want to work in the medical field. I'm very interested in mental health. I also see myself working with children in my career. I know that for a part of my life, I do want work in third world countries, specifically Sri Lanka, to help better the quality of life of the people in need.

    Anything else we should know? I'm incredibly thankful to attend Mountlake Terrace High School. I appreciate the hard working staff for their dedication towards helping the students succeed in their education and in life in general.


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  • Fire Service Technology Students Volunteer at Fire District 1 fire safety open house in Martha Lake

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 10/14/2016

    Students of the Fire Sevice Technology class volunteered at Fire District 1 fire safety open house in Martha Lake on October 8th.  Click here to see the photos taken by MLTNews.com.

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  • September 2016 Students of the Month

    Posted by Sandra Merten at 10/14/2016

    Congratulations to Daniel Smart and Leeann Weatherby, our September Students of the Month!

    Daniel Smart picture

    Mountlake Terrace High School

    Student Name: Daniel Smart

    Mother's Name: Kelly Smart

    Father's Name: Jim Smart

    GPA: 3.5

    Clubs & Activities: Link Crew, Hiking Club, TATU, STEM, Honors Society

    Athletics: Baseball, Football

    Current Employment:  Lifeguard/Swim Instructor at Lynnwood Pool

    Future Educational Goals:  Degree from a four-year university

    Future Career Goals: Mechanical Engineer

    Anything else we should know?  I love being a student at Mountlake Terrace, and hope to make this year a great one.


    Picture of Leeann Weatherby

    Student Name: Leeann Weatherby

    Mother's Name: Erica Henley

    Father's Name: Michael Weatherby

    GPA: 3.98

    Clubs & Activities: MTHS Choir- Dynamics; MTHS Link Crew-President; Hiking Club; Honors Society

    ASB: Senior Class Vice President; Junior Class Vice President; Sophomore Class President; Freshman Class President

    Athletics: Volleyball

    Honors: Freshman Homecoming Princess

    Varsity Volleyball Captain (2016-2017)

    Awards: Career and Technical Education Leadership and Achievement Award for Sports
    Community Service: MTHS Athletic Trainer's Aide; Delivering a Difference member

    Future Educational Goals: I will major in Exercise Physiology.

    Future Career Goals: The beauty in majoring in Exercise Physiology is that multiple careers favor this degree. No matter which route I decide to take with it, I'll be fulfilling my dream of assisting and motivating others to reach optimal health.

    Anything else we should know? I enjoy long walks on the beach.


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