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February High School Students of the Month

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Edmonds Heights K-12


Student Name: Sakina Yusuf


Student Name: Benjamin Landry

Mother's Name: Connie Landry

Father's Name: Keith Landry

Clubs & Activities: Three seasons on the Edmonds Heights Robotics team 3805

Athletics: Black belt in martial arts

Honors: Part of the National Society of High School Scholars

Community Service: Various work with the Food Lifeline food bank as well as Microsoft community clean up

Current Employment: I work for 47 Degrees North Marketing, which is a small film production team based in Bellevue.

Future Educational Goals: I plan on getting my associate's degree, and I will see what further formal education I need after that.

Future Career Goals: After I finish school, I plan on continuing my work with the "47" production team, as well as generally pursuing work in film, both as a writer and a director.

Anything else we should know? I show my deepest gratitude to my friends and family for supporting me in my career choices. I also would like to mention that the teachers at Edmonds Heights are just as much to thank for my success so far in my chosen field of film. Their support and encouragement to think for ourselves and strive for what we want is half the reason I am pursuing something I love today.


Edmonds-Woodway High School

Student Name: Jared Yu

Mother's Name: Cissy Yu

Father's Name: John Yu

GPA: 3.945

Clubs & Activities: Track & Field; Students Saving Salmon Secretary; National Art Honor Society; Co-President; Photography

Athletics: Track & Field

Honors: National Honor Society; National Art Honor Society

Awards; RIT Photo Prize 2015

Community Service: Swedish Hospital Volunteer; Students Saving Salmon

Significant School Project: Students Saving Salmon project with Shell Creek resident; Creating the stained glass window for the Class of 2017

Future Educational Goals: Go to college to obtain a general Bachelor of Science degree

Future Career Goals: Not sure yet, however I want to do something where I will be able to help others and exercise the skills that I have learned, both artistically and academically


Student Name: Julia Shull

Mother's Name: Errin Shull

Father's Name: Jack Shull

GPA: 3.88

ASB: Senior Class of 2017 Treasurer

Athletics: I did gymnastics from when I was four years old to my freshmen year of high school; I have been on the EWHS Varsity Cheer team all four years of high school; Sophomore year I did track and tried pole vaulting for the first time and actually lettered but did not stick to the sport.

Honors: I am in the National Honors Society.

Awards: I made the NCA All-American Cheer Team in 2014 and 2016.

Community Service: I have been a part of the Sparkles/Unified Cheer Team at EWHS the past four years; I volunteered with Earth Corps this year on MLK Day; I have volunteered at the Edmonds 4th of July Parade the past three years.

Future Educational Goals: My goal is to go to the University of Washington.

Future Career Goals: Currently I have had some interest in medical and health services management.

Anything else we should know? I'm thinking about trying out for the UW Cheer Team if I am accepted into UW.


Lynnwood High School

Student Name: Shaun Yao

Mother's Name: Arlene Sinfuego

Father's Name: Thomas Yao

GPA: 3.4

Clubs & Activities: My favorite things to do are drawing and building things. I like to do some drawing and I’m looking forward to writing a book. I like to draw because I feel like a great artist. It’s also calming while listening to music. I felt proud of myself because I like to draw some characters and feel inspired from the things I see. Sometimes I make my characters look like the ones from Adventure Time but a little different. I like to build things with both legos and K'nex. When I was a little kid I liked building things because it’s fun to make creations. I kept feeling from the things in my imagination. I decided to build creations because I felt amazed about what I built like starships and Mechs. I think both my hobbies are really fun. I guess I should keep doing these more often.

Honors: Student of the Month in 2017; Honors in 2014

Awards: I came to honors in my high school a few times,Year 2013-2014; academic achievement fall semester 2014-2015 and best sportsmanship 2015-2016 for team sports; I got a Certificate of Achievement from The Leadership Coalition for completing a leadership training in team-building, decision-making and collaborative teamwork August 1, 2016.

Community Service: I was given the opportunity to be a part of Goodwill Youth Aerospace Program last summer of 2016 till present. I engaged in a lot of volunteering experiences from this program. I was a volunteer at the Project homeless service, helped out Institute of flight gala, the big SGI glitter sale at Seattle Goodwill, Boys and Girls club - teaching little kids to fly drones and the most recent is the Martin Luther King, Jr. service.

Significant School Project: I worked really hard on the elections in Ms. Kriscovich's class with my group, and we did have a lot of fun.

Current Employment: Boeing Workforce Development training Feb.13, 2017-current

Future Educational Goals: I plan on attending college and go to the path of Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Training and Education Center (AMTEC).

Future Career Goals: I love communicating my ideas to people, through my creative drawings and building. I want to see myself becoming involved in the aerospace industry someday.

Anything else we should know? Even though I've been in school for 12 years, and even though it can be challenging, I will never give up learning more. So when I go to college or get a job I won't give up either. In my free time I like to make a comic book and maybe someday I can be a successful comic book writer.

I really appreciate for giving me the opportunity to be given this award. I am currently in the work force program.


Student Name: Holly Davis

Mother's Name: Nancy Davis

Father's Name: Christopher Davis

GPA: 3.93

Clubs & Activities: I am involved in Hi-Q, Tri-M and Band. Hi-Q is a Jeopardy like club where we compete against different schools. Our season goal is to make it to playoffs. Tri-M is a music honor society which is a voluntary program for music students. We organized a very successful food drive in November. I have played the Clarinet since 5th grade. The past two years I've had the privilege to play in the highest band, the Wind Ensemble.

ASB: I am the ASB Treasurer which is a part of the ASB executive board. I am currently enrolled in the Lynnwood Leadership class that organizes most ASB events.

Athletics: I run Cross Country in the Fall and then I play Tennis in the Spring. It's always a great day to be a Royal.

Honors: I am currently enrolled in three AP classes: AP Government and Politics, AP Biology and AP Calculus BC.

Awards: I received music student of the month for November 2016. I was the Everett Herald Athlete of the Week for my 2016 tennis season. I received 2016 AP scholar award.

Future Educational Goals: Next year I will be attending Boise State University and studying Pre-Law or Political Science. Go Broncos!!


Meadowdale High School

Student Name: Liam Ball

Mother's Name: Aoife Kinsella-Ball

Father's Name: Gerald Ball

GPA: 3.78

Clubs & Activities: LGBTQ+ Club President; Equity Team

ASB:Vice President

Athletics: Captain, varsity wrestling

Honors: AP photography; AP literature and composition; AP biology; calculus

Awards: Wrestling District and Regional Champion 2017; Edmonds Invite Champion 2017 and most outstanding wrestler; Everett Classic Champion 2017; Lynden Invitational Champion and most outstanding wrestler 2017.

Community Service: Volunteered for Jay Inslee and Patty Murray's campaign by canvassing houses.

Significant School Project: Diversity Assembly to recognize how privilege plays a role in our community.

Current Employment: Sales associate at Pacsun

Future Educational Goals: Four year university and possibly getting a degree in political science.

Future Career Goals: Become a senator in Canadian Parliament.


Student Name: Brooke Hoppe

Mother's Name: Penny Hoppe

Father's Name: Steve Hoppe

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: Secretary of National Honors Society, Link Crew Leader, member of HiQ

Athletics: Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Track

Honors: Cross Country captain, Homecoming Queen


American Association of University Women in Science Award

Community Service: Volunteered over 90 hours for the Student Conservation Association and packaged food at Food Lifeline

Future Educational Goals: Attend a private four-year university to study biochemistry with a focus on pre-med

Future Career Goals: To work in the medical field


Mountlake Terrace High

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!


Scriber Lake High School

Student Name: Aydan Eric Lewis Dennis

Mother's Name: Sumarra Paradis

Father's Name: Michael Eric Dennis

GPA: 3.02

Clubs & Activities: Member of the Dungeons & Dragons Club, previously member of the Anime Club

Athletics: I take walks. I also run when I might miss the bus. Otherwise, I'm not much of an athletic person.

Awards: Multiple-Time Star Student (including this month!)

Community Service: Not much more than picking up trash on the ground when I see it.

Significant School Project: Working on my story that may be included in this year's book.

Current Employment: Sign Spinner with Aarrow Sign Spinners

Future Educational Goals: I definitely plan on going to college, most likely shortly after high school.

Future Career Goals: Hopefully something in robotics, as well as doing some writing on the side.

Anything else we should know? I’m part of the Electronics Engineering Technology Program at Sno-Isle Tech.


Student Name: Charlene Fisk

Mother's Name: Misty Fisk

Father's Name: David Fisk

Athletics: I don't play on a sports team but I play football and volleyball with my neighbors.

Community Service: I have been keeping the area around my apartments clean and organising the toys and stuff that the kids leave outside for a few years now, I pick up the garbage left outside and clean the laundry rooms.

Current Employment: I don't have a job yet but I just got my ID and I’m applying.

Future Educational Goals: I plan on going to Edmonds Community College either next year or the year after so I can save money for it and after two years there I plan on transferring to a four-year college

Future Career Goals: I'm not 100 percent sure what I want to do yet but I’ve been thinking about becoming a dental hygienist.


VOICE Transition Program

Student Name: Crystal Yetter

Father's Name: Ken Yetter Sr.

Clubs & Activities: drawing & art

Athletics: Special Olympics Basketball & Bowling

Significant School Project: Project SEARCH intern

Current Employment: Swedish Edmonds Hospital volunteer and guest services intern

Future Educational Goals: Edmonds Community College classes

Future Career Goals: Clothing retail

Anything else we should know? I am a nice person who likes to help others whenever I can.

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