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November High School Students of the Month

November High School Students of the Month

Posted on 12/04/2017


Edmonds eLearning Academy

Student name: Andrew Clark

Mother’s name: Michelle Richardson

Father’s name: Gabe Clark

Interests: I like to play/watch basketball and write

Future education goals: Hopefully I can get my four-year degree

Future career goals: Still figuring it out


Student name: Angela Kemph

Mother’s name: Gina Cosentino

Father’s name: Aaron Kemph

Interests: CrossFit, Speed Skating, Olympic Weightlifting, cooking, animal rights, nature lover, coffee enthusiast

Community service: Veterinarian volunteer, babysitter, pet sitter  

Future career goals: To own a CrossFit gym


Edmonds Heights K-12

Student name: Jackson D. Sterling

Mother’s name: Lisa Sterling

Father’s name: Jeffrey Sterling

Clubs and activities: Musical theater, drama, and school mascot

Athletics: Aikido, Dance, and Mascotting

Awards: Edmonds Art fair ribbon (my piece was then displayed at the Edmonds community art fair)

Significant school project: Submitted a yearbook cover, Science fair mushroom experiment art piece, and art that I submitted into the art fair at Edmonds Heights

Current employment: Family Business – The Cascadian in Edmonds

Future education goals: I want to learn about botany and horticulture at University of Washington.

Future career goals: To apply for a job helping people learn how to farm more efficiently with the skills I know

Anything else you’d like us to know? I am a very proud Edmonds Heights K-12 student and very lucky I get to enjoy the company of so many good friends here. I am excited to graduate and make it where I want to be in life. Most of all right now I am very honored to get this award.


Student name: Chloe Smith

Mother’s name: Kate Smith

Father’s name: Eric Smith

GPA: 3.9

Future education goals: College

Future career goals: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) nurse


Edmonds-Woodway High

Student’s name: Noal Leonetti

Mother’s name: Randi Leonetti

Father’s name: Frank Leonetti

GPA: 3.9

Clubs and activities: I am the Co-president of EWHS Writing Center, Student Representative on the Edmonds City Council, Tenor in the EWHS Mello-Aires Jazz Choir and Bel Canto Choir, and I play the piano.

Honors: National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society

Future education goals: I am interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sociology or environmental studies, and a law degree.

Future career goals: I want to work in government, specifically working either in education or environmental policy.


Student’s name: Elaina Johnson

Mother’s name: Tracy Johnson

Father’s name: Greg Johnson

GPA: 3.96

Clubs and activities: Second violin section leader of my school’s Philharmonic orchestra; Current treasurer of the EWHS Tri-M club; Vice-president and second violin section leader of the Camerata chamber group, an after-school selective string group that plays and performs challenging chamber music for competitions and volunteer opportunities (it’s my CAS project, as well).

Honors: I played violin in the 2017 WMEA All-State Symphonic orchestra

Community service: For the past three years I have played violin in the pit orchestra for the Madrona Children’s Theater musical productions.

Future education goals: I plan on attending a four-year university or college next year. I hope to work my way toward attending medical school and get enough education to have a successful career in pediatrics.

Future career goals: I’m looking into a career in pediatric medicine. I want to work in a field that allows me to help children and young people.

Anything else you’d like us to know? I’ve been playing violin since I was five years old. Music is a big part of my life, and I love being a part of the music community at EWHS.


Lynnwood High School

Student name: Vanessa Liana Guinto

Mother’s name: Rhodora Guinto

Father’s name: Joe Guinto

GPA: 4.0

Clubs and activities: I am currently participating in service-based clubs in school such as Key Club, Tri-M, and National Honor Society. Outside of school I volunteered at Swedish Medical Center through a program called COPE Health Scholars for about one year.

Athletics: I have played volleyball at Lynnwood High School for four years.

Honors: Throughout high school I have taken many honor and AP classes and am currently taking four AP classes: Physics, Literature and Composition, U.S. Government and Politics, and Calculus BC.

Awards: I earned Second Team All Wesco honors this past year in volleyball and have also been on the Principal’s List for Academic Honor Roll since my freshman year.

Community service: Much of my community service is done through clubs but I have also spent time tutoring at local schools. The biggest service project that I have planned is our school’s Tri-M food drive and I’m really excited to see how it goes this year!

Current employment: I am currently working at AMC at Alderwood Mall.

Future educational goals: In the future I plan to attend a four-year university – hopefully the University of Washington (go dawgs!) – and major in biochemistry and minor in business. After earning my bachelor’s degree, I hope to continue my academics in medical school and carry on my education practicing medicine.

Future career goals: My dream career is really anything in health care. Both my parents are nurses and the amount of knowledge they have about the body and what effects it has always drawn me to science. My interest in medicine really peaked when I started volunteering at Swedish Medical Center as I experienced more of what a career in health care is like and I became particularly interested in anesthesiology.


Student name: Ernesto Martinez-Ibarra

Mother’s name: Alma Ibarra

GPA: 3.794

Clubs and activities: FBLA and Key club

Future education goals: To attend a community college, then transfer to a four-year university

Future career goals: To work as a software developer


Meadowdale High School

Student name: Okeoma Okoro

Mother’s name: Chidinma Okoro

Father’s name: Ojimadu Okoro

Clubs and activities: National Honor Society, Link Crew

Athletics: Boys Basketball

Future education goals: Medical doctor

Future career goals: Professional basketball player


Student name: Abbie Glickman

Mother’s name: Rina Redrup

Father’s name: Steven Glickman

Clubs and activities: Link Crew, National Honor Society

Athletics: I’m on the Varsity Women’s Team for the Everett Rowing Association. Additionally, I played basketball through 11th grade for my high school team.

Awards: I have received the Silver President’s Volunteer Service Award for community service, and the AP Scholar with Honor Award in academics. In sports, I’ve received two Varsity letters and Most Valuable Novice for rowing, and a Varsity letter, Most Inspirational, and the True Blue Award for basketball.

Community service: I peer-tutor during the school year and have spent past summers volunteering for rowing or basketball camps.

Current employment: Lifeguard at Lynnwood Recreation Center

Future education goals: I plan to attend college and study in the sciences. In particular, I am interested in Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy.

Future career goals: Ballerina astronaut

Anything else you’d like us to know? I love my parents; I wouldn’t be where I am now without them, and I don’t think they get enough appreciation for how much work they do.


Mountlake Terrace High

Student name: Aaron Cox

Mother’s name: Nicole Cox

Father’s name: Andrew Cox

GPA: 4.0

Clubs and activities: ARCC (Aerospace Remote Control Club); National Honors Society; STEM Program; Boy Scouts of America; Chamber Winds Band; FC Edmonds Club Soccer

Athletics: Varsity Soccer – fourth in State, 2017; State participant, 2016; Varsity swim, as a freshman.

Honors: Advanced Placement and Project Lead the Way Student Achievement; AP Scholar with Honors.

Awards: Eagle Scout with bronze, gold, and silver palms; Varsity swim – Rookie of the Year; lettered in band, swim, and soccer.

Community service: Consultant at LDS Family History Center; 10 years with the Boy Scouts of America performing service oriented projects.

Significant school project: I am working to improve the aerodynamics of pickup trucks in my STEM Senior Project. Rather than altering the basic shape of pickup trucks, I am creating add-on aerodynamic devices.

Current employment: Freelance yard service

Future educational goals: I plan to attend Utah State University for a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with an aerospace emphasis and for a master’s degree in aerospace engineering.

Future career goals: I plan on being an aerospace engineer focused on mathematics and astronautics.


Student’s name: Hana Abay

Mother’s name: Freweini Gebrekidan

Father’s name: Gebremariam Abay

Clubs and activities: EcoClub, Iatrix21, Black Student Union, Teens Against Tobacco Use, Link Crew, STEM Program, STEM Leadership.

Honors: Stem English 12 Honors; AP Physics; AP government and Politics; AP Calculus

Community Service: Green Seattle Day

Significant school project: “Using Proteomics to understand the effects of bleaching on the skeletal organic matrix of the coral Montipora capitata” – Senior STEM Project; Creation of a hummingbird garden for our school – in collaboration with Ecoclub.

Current employment: Express

Future educational goals: Obtaining my bachelor’s degree at a four-year university

Anything else you’d like us to know? I am honored to be Mountlake Terrace High’s Student of the Month for November 2017. This award addresses all the students who excel in their school work and work hard to benefit their community and I am pleased that my work will be recognized with such great past candidates. Goooooo Hawks!


Scriber Lake High

Student’s name: Ariel Sanabria

Mother’s name: Claudia Sanabria

GPA: 3.54

Athletics: One year of varsity soccer at Everett High School

Awards: Hidden Winner through Rotary

Future education goals: To study to be an automobile technician/mechanic or something in Industrial design or engineering. I’m also interested in the Industrial design program at the Art Institute of Seattle.

Future career goals: To be a mechanic on Teslas and battery powered cars or design cars for Tesla. I’d like to be either designing or building/repairing cars that are on the forefront of technology.


Student name: Mindy Filla

Mother’s name: Penny Moore

Education goals: To attend Edmonds Community College for two years with a transferable degree then spend the last two years at Evergreen College.

Future career goals: To be a caregiver or therapist/artist.

Anything else you’d like us to know? Scriber has turned me from an anxious, failing student to a happy, nearly straight A student :)


VOICE Transition Program

Student’s name: Abdulkarim Moallem

Mother’s name: Asha Hundiye

Father’s name: Mohamed Haji-Moallem

Clubs and activities: Special Olympics

Current employment: Volunteer at Value Village

Future career goals: To gain part-time employment.

Anything else we should know? Abdul loves WWE, playing basketball, and listening to the soundtrack from High School Musical 2


Project SEARCH

Student name: Kevin Sneddon

Clubs and activities: Special Olympics basketball

Community service: Volunteer at Swedish Edmonds Medical Center

Current employment: Material Management

Future career goals: Forging, because I like forging metals into tools

Anything else you’d like us to know? I have fake eye lenses in both eyes.