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February High School Students of the Month - 2018

February High School Students of the Month

Posted on 02/28/2018

Each month, our high school programs select students to be recognized for their accomplishments and achievements.


Edmonds eLearning Academy

Student Name: Shawn Pavatte

Interests: I'm a history nerd with an interest in politics. I love studying history. It's always been a big thing for me. I like looking back and seeing how events played out, wondering why so and so made whatever decision and how that impacted events or learning about people that did incredible, heroic deeds. Politics is interesting to me, but I don't really want to dive down that rabbit hole. I also have a keen interest in science, mostly astronomy. I'm sure everyone dreams to explore different planets and discover new things. Looking up at the night sky and realizing that every star has a solar system as complex as our own, just puts in perspective how small we are, and how much there is for us to explore, once we get the whole space travel thing down of course. And, of course if I like science I gotta like science fiction. Aliens, time travel, space ships, etc... Of course, I like jotting down some crazy sci-fi ideas and making short stories. Writing is fun, but I'm not that talented at it, sadly. Aside from writing, I like to play video games; but hey, what guy my age doesn't?

Future Education Goals: College at some point, but not right after high school.

Future Career Goals: The military and, later, game design.

Anything else you want us to know? I'm pretty fly for a pale white guy.


Edmonds Heights K-12

Student Name: Esperanza Park

Mother’s Name: Carmela Park

Father’s Name: Douglas Park

Current Employment: Fred Meyer

Future Career Goals: School counselor/child psychologist


Student’s Name: Josh Roehl
Mother’s Name: Becky Roehl
Father’s Name: Bob Roehl
Future Educational Goals: I plan on earning a bachelor’s degree. I also plan on going to Edmonds Community College next year.
Future Career Goals: I am currently unsure as to what my career path is. Some potential interests of mine include creative writing and multimedia journalism.


Edmonds-Woodway High

Student Name: Armon Tenaw

Mother’s Name: Eyerusalem Berhie

Father’s Name: Waltengus Talema

GPA: 3.8

Clubs & Activities: Friends of Hudad club, Soccer EWHS, UOTY (United Orthodox Tewahedo Youth), Cross Country

Athletics: Varsity Soccer

Honors: National Honors Society

Awards: Warrior Pride Recognition at Edmonds Woodway High School

Community Service: YMCA youth coach, teacher at St. Michael Church; volunteer librarian at EWHS.

Current Employment: Certified Soccer Referee

Future Educational Goals: Attend four year university to pursue my education in electrical engineer and physiology.

Future Career Goals: My goal is to use my career and education as a bridge to influence kids and young adults so they can lead a better and successful life.

Anything else we should know? I was born in Ethiopia and moved to the U.S. in 2011. My goal is to make sure kids learn to avoid and defeat the distraction that today’s world is generating.


Student Name: Daphne Aubrey

Mother’s Name: Annie Deng

Father’s Name: Keith Aubrey

GPA: 3.8

Clubs & Activities: Science Club Vice President, Unified Cheer, Bird Watching Club

ASB: Executive Tech Officer

Athletics: Varsity Cheerleading Captain

Honors: National Honors Society

Awards: Athlete of the Week

Community Service: Work with Unified Cheer, Teach science to 6th graders via Science Club

Future Educational Goals: To attend a four year university

Anything else we should know? I’m enrolled in the Full IB Program


Lynnwood High

Student Name: Ernest Ople

GPA: 3.627

Clubs & Activities: I am part of Applied Production, which is responsible for putting on this year's musical, The Music Man!

Athletics: I have been figure skating since I was 7 years old and recently started skating again.

Awards: Honor Roll

Significant School Project: A very significant school project that has stuck with me would be my Biotech Expo project that I completed during my junior year. It focused on the rise of teenage depression in today’s society and how we can essentially combat it. As a huge mental health advocate, having the opportunity to talk about it to students who came to the expo was such an honor. Topics regarding mental illnesses in our society today are treated like a taboo, so to have the opportunity to discuss with and educate them about the topic was such a gratifying feeling. It was awarded the most organized poster.

Current Employment: I work at the AMC Theater at the Alderwood Mall.

Future Educational Goals: I plan on attending Edmonds Community College for the next two years to get my associates degree in psychology and plan on transferring to a four year university, possibly Washington State or University of Washington Seattle, to further my education.

Future Career Goals: I am interested in becoming a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist, specializing in adolescence.


Student Name: Nyesha Adams

Mother’s Name: Kelley Morrison

Father’s Name: Valmy Adams

GPA: 3.785

Honors: I’ve taken a multitude of Honors and AP classes, including AP calculus and Honors English

Awards: I’ve received many awards throughout my academic career. A couple of them would be a Gold President’s Award and Honor Roll Award

Community Service: I helped bake and set up a sale that was going on at my mom’s employer a couple years ago, to which all the proceeds went to Children’s Hospital

Significant School Project: One significant school project that I have done would be the Biotechnology Research Project that I participated in last year. It is significant to me because I was able to learn and teach others about methods in order to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, which is a disease that is prominent within my family

Current Employment: Anime World

Future Educational Goals: I will be furthering my education by going to college. Because of the career I am going into, I will be going to school for the next 10-12 years after I graduate from high school

Future Career Goals: I want to become a psychiatrist so I can help others that are suffering from mental health issues


Meadowdale High

Student Name: Yubi Lojewski

Mother’s Name: Fatima Lojewski

GPA: 3.6

Clubs & Activities: Black Student Union President, Equity Team, Key Club, and National Honor Society

ASB: Student Representative on ESD School Board

Community Service: Peer tutor, Equity Alliance for Achievement

Significant School Project: Directed the MLK Jr. Assembly and the Diversity assembly as well as smaller projects that recognize students of color at MHS.

Future Educational Goals: Graduate from WSU with a Criminal Justice degree and a minor in Ethnic Studies.

Future Career Goals: Advocating for young people of color in the criminal justice or educational system.


Student Name: Orion Herman

Mother’s Name: Sandra Herman

Father’s Name: Brian Herman

GPA: 3.97

Clubs & Activities: Link coordinator (sophomore, junior, and senior year)

ASB: Freshman senator; Sophomore senator; Executive Secretary - Junior and Senior years

Athletics: Elite Hockey - freshman, sophomore and senior years

Honors: Everett Youth Hockey student of the month (October 2016)
NAPHL all academic team (2015-16)
Awards: Leadership award (2016 Air Force Academy hockey camp)
Youth Merit Award for service, dependability, and leadership, from local Rotary Club (November 2017)

Community Service: Coaching beginner hockey players for Seattle Junior Hockey Association (2012-17)

Current Employment: Bicycle mechanic at Gregg’s Lynnwood Cycle

Future Educational Goals: To attend the United States Naval Academy or Montana State University for aerospace engineering

Future Career Goals: Anything that will allow me to provide a great life for my family.


Mountlake Terrace High School

Student Name: Khyree Armstead

Mother’s Name: Heather Armstead

Father’s Name: Marc Armstead

GPA: 3.0

Clubs & Activities: Getting buckets.

Athletics: Basketball

Current Employment: Albertsons

Future Educational Goals: To go to a four year college, continue playing basketball and work on my career goal of being a physical therapist.

Future Career Goals: Owning my own physical therapist business.

Anything else we should know? I’m one-of-a-kind and ya momma loves me.


Student Name: Ryan Berry

Mother’s Name: Barrie Handy

Father’s Name: Michael Berry

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: Link Crew, Iatrix21, Key Club, STEM

ASB: Senior Class Vice President

Athletics: Tennis

Honors: National Honor Society

Awards: Third place in art at Seattle Bio Expo

Community Service: Occasional Food Lifeline Volunteer

Significant School Project: Testing The Effect of Various Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles on Aquatic Organisms and pH in Motor Oil-Contaminated Saltwater

Current Employment: Child Care

Future Educational Goals: Achieve bachelor’s and master’s degree

Future Career Goals: Biomedical Engineering


Project SEARCH

Student’s Name: Sara Barnes

Mother’s Name: Karen Barnes

Father’s Name: Terry Barnes

Clubs & Activities: In high school I was on the Sparkle squad.

Community Service: Volunteer at Swedish Edmonds Hospital

Significant School Project: I am working in materials management filling am delivering orders to different floors in the hospital, organizing the shelves of the warehouse, and sweep the warehouse.

Future Educational Goals: To graduate Project SEARCH and get a paid job.

Future Career Goals: I would like to work at Fred Meyer stocking shelves and cashiering full time.

Anything else we should know? I am a very kind and helpful person.


Scriber Lake High

Student name: James Burlingame
Father’s name: Brad Burlingame
Awards: Boy Scouts Community Service Award
Current Employment: Sope Paw as a custodian
Future Educational Goals: Welding School
Future Career Goals: To become a welder for the US Navy

Student name: Jocelyn Chavez
Mother’s name: Sofia Santacruz
Future Educational Goals: Evergreen State College or University of Washington
Future Career Goals: I hope to be a psychologist.
Anything else we should know? I like to sing and draw/paint on my free time.