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June Students of the Month 2018

June Students of the Month 2018

Posted on 06/19/2018

Each month, our high school programs select students to be recognized for their accomplishments and achievements. The photos and names of the June students are included below.

Edmonds-Woodway High

Student Name: Helen Su

Mother’s name: Li Jin

Father’s name: Yiwen Su

GPA: 3.99

Clubs & Activities: Pianist – private piano lessons. Level 9 Piano First Class Honors and Level 10 Piano in The RCM Development Program; 2017 Bach Festival (SIPF) Silver Medalist; Actor in Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Play Production. I was selected by the director through an audition. I joined my senior year. We made four plays each school year. I played “Olga Stiggler” (one of the main characters) in the winter comedy “The Whole Darn Shooting Match.” (I’ve been doing plays and musicals since fifth grade.); tutored high school students one-on-one for their writing, mainly for English and History; Edmonds-Woodway High School Chinese Club President. I planned and lead all cultural events, i.e. dining experiences & art classes (invited professional art teachers); I tutored Mandarin students; Chinese souvenir sale (Club fundraiser), I sold items from China, took photos of the items & put them into an advertisement / catalogue; invited Northwest Wushu martial arts teacher & her students’ performance. Chinese Club Tapioca Express Fundraiser – sold Bubble tea at school. I developed business skills. Communicated w/ tapioca express boss, wrote fundraiser proposal, negotiated pricing, hosted a Chinese New Year celebration at Edmonds Library (taught kids about traditions & crafts, i.e. paper lanterns & paper cut art); hosted a Sichuan Opera Night at EW theater; I invited a professional Sichuan opera performer, Long Yu, who is the only female inheritor of the face mask changing art at the National Level.

Athletics: Varsity Tennis – sophomore & senior year. I take private and group tennis lessons at Harbor Square Athletic Club.

Honors: Full-IB diploma candidate; National Honor Society (joined sophomore year – 2016); The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) – joined Aug 2017; Seal of Biliteracy – reached a high level of proficiency in an additional language – Chinese Mandarin. I was the only EW junior to take an IB Mandarin Exam in 2017; only EW student to take IB Mandarin SL exam at EWHS in 2017. I earned a 7. (Earned 91 out of 100)

Awards: Honorable Mention in the 2016 Washington State Chinese Competition for Chinese Singing (G9-12); 2017 Bach Festival (SIPF) Silver Medalist; Level 9 Piano First Class Honors and Level 10 Piano in The RCM Development Program (national program); Selected author in Accomplished 2016 Poetry Collection – The America Library of Poetry

Community Service: Sno-Isle Libraries Teen Ambassador I volunteered at the library and completed online assignments, i.e. social media marketing. I helped children complete crafts. I created a library bulletin board for the Edmonds Library. I also play piano for my church congregation every Sunday, plan fun weekend events for youth group and practiced piano and vocals for my youth group’s events.

Significant School Project: I wrote a nearly 4,000-word extended essay for Full-IB, regarding how former President Barack Obama expresses his attitudes towards race in America in his speeches, “2004 Democratic National Convention Keynote Address,” “Remarks by the President at the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery Marches,” and “Remarks by the President in Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney.” Through research and careful analysis of Obama’s speeches, I came to better understand America’s difficult legacy of race, and the power of words to bring hope and healing. I believe that Obama’s message on race – that we, Americans, should continue to fight for improved race relations and equality – is becoming increasingly urgent in today’s ugly politics on race.

Future Educational Goals: I will be attending the University of Washington, Seattle in Fall 2018.


Student Name: Generous Yeh

Mother’s name: Cheng-fen Yeh

Father’s name: Chi-an Yeh

GPA: 3.86 uw

Clubs & Activities: Key Club and Science Club

Athletics: Four years varsity wrestling

Honors: Full International Baccalaureate diploma candidate, four time district placer in wrestling, seventh in state in 3A Mat Classic XXIX, wrestling Academic State Champion, Senior Academic Athlete, Edmonds-Woodway Athlete of the Week

Community Service: Volunteered for four years at College Place Middle School with their wrestling program, with Key Club at various community events (i.e. Spooky Street), and with Science Club at Terrace Park Elementary.

Future Educational Goals: To attend the University of Washington next fall. I’ve also been accepted into the engineering program as an undeclared major. I plan to study computer engineering or electrical engineering.

Future Career Goals: I plan on becoming an engineer with the focus of innovation to improve daily life, whether it be virtual and software related or physical and revolve around technology.

Anything else we should know? My IB extended essay was on analyzing the effects of temperature on different battery types and their resistivity which has helped develop and shape my passions and educational goals.


Lynnwood High School

Student name: Jeffrey Nguyen

Mother’s name: Jenny Nguyen

Father’s name: Joesph Nguyen

GPA: 3.99

Clubs & Activities: Key Club, Hi-Q

Athletics: Track and Field

Community Service: 240 Hours

Future Educational Goals: University of Washington


Student’s name: Leia Abiador

Mother’s name: Marian Joy Abiador

Father’s name: Richard Abiador

GPA: 3.75

Clubs & Activities: Lettering Club, Journalism

ASB: Class Representative at Woodinville High School (sophomore year)

Athletics: Girls Volleyball (Freshman – Senior Year)

Honors: AP U.S. History, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Government and Politics

Community Service: Northwest Harvest, Coaching for Snohomish Youth Volleyball League

Future Educational Goals: To achieve my undergraduate degree in English and proceed to work towards my graduate degree.

Future Career Goals: To be a college English professor


Mountlake Terrace High

Student Name: Reyne Mack

Mother’s name: Leticia Guerrero

Father’s name: Jason Mack

GPA: 3.0

Clubs & Activities: LSU, Boy Scouts, MHS Automotive club

Athletics: Wrestling; Seventh in state 2018; fourth in state 2017

Community Service: Flag planting at veterans memorial cemetery north Seattle, scouting for food, Green lake trail of lights

Current Employment: O’Reilly Auto Parts

Future Educational Goals: College for project management and aviation electronics

Future Career Goals: USMC Aviation electronics


Student Name: Sammy Ruiz

Mother’s name: Miracle Campos

Father’s name: Jose Ruiz

GPA: 3.95 AP/Honors classes

Clubs & Activities: Key Club, LSU (Latino Student Union), National Honors Society, Link Crew,

ASB: Senior Class Representative

Athletics: Varsity Softball and Varsity Soccer all four years; Senior Softball Captain; Senior & Junior Soccer Captain

Honors: National Honors Society 2016-current

Awards: 2017-2018 Mountlake Terrace High – Softball Team Captain; 2017 All Wesco Conference South First Team shortstop; 2016-All-Wesco Conference South First Team Softball; 2016-WIAA Athlete of the Week (March); 2016-King 5 News All USA Spring Performer of the; Week; 2016-Present Mountlake Terrace High – Soccer Team Captain

Community Service: 2016-2017 DC Krush 10u Softball volunteer; 2015 Lund Orthodontics Volunteer; 2014 Edmonds School Dist. Math Volunteer Summer 2014-current Key Club

Future Educational Goals: For my undergraduate education, I will be attending the University of Washington, Seattle. Afterwards, I plan to attend medical school, preferably at University of Washington.

Future Career Goals: Pediatric Oncologist