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.
Student Name: Armon Tenaw
Mother’s Name: Eyerusalem Berhie
Father’s Name: Waltengus Talema
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
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
Student Name: Ernest Ople
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
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
Student Name: Yubi Lojewski
Mother’s Name: Fatima Lojewski
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
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
Clubs & Activities: Getting buckets.
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
Clubs & Activities: Link Crew, Iatrix21, Key Club, STEM
ASB: Senior Class Vice President
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
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.