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Edmonds School District

October High School Students of the Month

October High School Students of the Month

Posted on 10/31/2018

Edmonds eLearning Academy

Student Name: Michael Litvinov

Mother’s Name: Victoria Litvinov

Father’s Name: Greg Litvinov

Interests: I love computers and technology in general, I love doing things instead of watching them happen, I like breaking things then fixing them.

Community Service/Work: Volunteering at my old elementary school; Helping my older neighbors with yard work and building a deck in their backyard

Future Education Goals: Running Start

Future Career Goals: To work at a place specializing in technology or owning a business


Edmonds Heights K-12

Student Name: Máté Pásztor

Mother’s Name: Zsofia Pásztor

Father’s Name: Zsolt Pásztor

Clubs & Activities: Part of the Ultimate Frisbee team at Edmonds Heights K-12

ASB: I was a part of my middle school’s ASB and after that at Edmonds Heights but am not currently in any ASB

Athletics: Played for the Ultimate Frisbee team, am recovering from an injury, and will play for the team next spring season.

Honors: Now enrolled in the Running Start program at Edmonds Community College

Community Service: Volunteered for the non-profit organization Farmer Frog for the last ten years and am now also a paid employee

Current Employment: Farmer Frog

Future Educational Goals: Currently seeking a transfer degree to the University of Washington to major in something in film and minor in computer animation.

Future Career Goals: I’m working to build a team of people to produce a TV show or film, to start an organization or company that would produce films and TV shows and use all the excess profits not needed to pay crew and equipment to donate to organizations such as the one that I work for. Currently, the plan is to start small and just create short films and work my way up to that.

Anything else we should know? I tore my ACL playing for our team at Spring Rain in April, had surgery and am currently recovering.


Student Name: Josiah Lindsey

Mother’s Name: Esther Lindsey

Father’s Name: Michael Lindsey


Edmonds-Woodway High

Student Name: Vecinda Keyes

Mother’s Name: Anja Keyes

Father’s Name: Alexander Keyes

GPA: 3.0

Clubs & Activities: Link Crew Leader, Vice President of Literary Society, Yearbook Photographer, Leadership Student

Athletics: I volunteer all spring season for the Track and Field team

Honors: Homecoming Royalty

Community Service: I volunteer for Clothes For Kids and Track and Field.

Significant School Project: Freshmen year I was a part of a club that knitted scarves for children in Swedish Hospital

Current Employment: CVS Pharmacy Cashier

Future Educational Goals: I hope to go to Shoreline Community College and move on to Central Washington University.

Future Career Goals: I want to own my own school

Anything else we should know? I’m am really honored to have been chosen as Student of the Month.


Student Name: Lewis Gardner

Father’s Name: Lewis Gardner

Clubs & Activities: Knowledge Bowl, Science Club, Maker Club

ASB: Senior Class Treasurer

Community Service: Swedish Hospital Volunteer, President of One Helping Hand at a Time

Significant School Project: Full IB Diploma Candidate

Future Educational Goals: To attend a four-year university studying the sciences

Future Career Goals: I’m not sure yet, just going with the flow


Lynnwood High School

Student Name: Ian Bjornson

Mother’s Name: Shannon Bjornson

Father’s Name: Duane Bjornson

GPA: 3.2

Clubs & Activities: Multi Sport Athlete, Leadership

ASB: ASB Treasurer

Athletics: Tennis, Track and Field

Honors: I have been in honor roll a couple times for maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher for an entire semester.

Awards: I have received awards for outstanding performance in both Tennis and Track and Field as well as receiving a defensive MVP for football back when I played my freshmen and sophomore year.

Community Service: I donate blood to Bloodworks Northwest and have volunteered at the Lynnwood Food bank

Current Employment: I used to work at Toys R Us before they closed down

Future Educational Goals: I plan to attend Western Washington University and study Forest Sciences

Future Career Goals: I would love to become a Wildlife Biologist or a Geologist


Student Name: Amanda Dorgan

Mother’s Name: Kathleen Dorgan

Father’s Name: Michael Dorgan

GPA: 3.94444

Clubs & Activities: I participate in Concert, Symphonic and Chamber Orchestra, Applied Production Drama Class, Shrek the Musical my Freshman year and the Music Man my Junior year. I have participated in TRI-M, a music honor society dedicated to serving our community 9th and 10th grade. 11th grade I was the Vice President and 12th grade I am President of TRI-M; LINK Crew 11th and 12th grade

Athletics: Competed in junior varsity girls soccer 9th through 11th grades and cross country my senior year.

Honors: Honors English 9/10 Honors History 9, AP Euro, AP US History, AP Calculus AB/BC

Awards: I was on the Honor Roll freshman through junior years and, hopefully, my senior year.

Community Service: I help in my church’s nursery every week and volunteer at their Kid’s Summer Adventure program over the summer every year. I also helped out in my Kindergarten class.

Significant School Project: Organizing the TRI-M Food Drive

Future Educational Goals: To earn a master’s degree in education

Future Career Goals: To teach either elementary or high school


Meadowdale High

Student Name: Lauren Sandoval

Mother’s Name: Tiffany Sandoval

Father’s Name: Adolfo Sandoval

GPA: 3.6

Clubs & Activities: LSU, Key Club, MHS choir

Future Educational Goals: To attend a  four-year college

Future Career Goals: Veterinarian


Student Name: Andrew Wright

Mother’s Name: Mary Wright

Father’s Name: Mark Wright

GPA: 3.71

Clubs & Activities: National Honor Society (President) / Drumline Club (Captain) / Debate Club (President) / Jazz Combo Club (President)

Current Employment: Harbour Pointe Golf Course

Future Educational Goals: University of Washington (Foster School of Business)

Future Career Goals: Business Management


Mountlake Terrace High

Student Name: Tangikina Fanguna

Mother’s Name: Tangiloto Motuliki

Father’s Name: Taniela Tonga

GPA: 3.4

Clubs & Activities: For the three years I have been at Mountlake Terrace High School, I have not joined any clubs but I plan to join one club this Fall. The club I plan to join is ECO Club at my school because they are a wonderful group of individuals who helping in our community. Activities wise I haven’t really gotten too involved but maybe down the line in school I will get more involved in school-related activities.

Awards: Rotary International Student of the Month last year

Community Service: I have not done any type of community service, but right now in my math for life class first period we are getting baggies of toiletries ready to take to homeless people at a place called Mary’s Place in Seattle. I do plan to volunteer at a soup kitchen here in Mountlake Terrace and also a food bank. Helping others is something I’m really passionate about.

Future Educational Goals: My goal would be to prepare to face situations that are difficult to handle because what I want to do in the near future involves some critical thinking and hardships. My other future educational goal is getting out of my bubble of being afraid to share in front of others because I know that in college and jobs there is a lot of speaking in front of others.

Future Career Goals: To be a Child and Family Social Worker. I want to help children or teen adults who struggle in their homes and other situations feel safe and know there are others out there to help them. I’d also like to make their living environment safe. My other goal is to be a nurse. I want to take care of elderly people. They need our help even if they refuse it. Helping the elderly is something I have always wanted to do. To make sure that someone’s mom or dad is being taken care of right is such a wonderful feeling.

Anything else we should know? My favorite type of music is rhythm & blues. I love macaroni and cheese. If I was the last one of earth and I had a too choose what to survive on it would be macaroni and cheese. I love being a teaching assistant for the counseling office and helping the attendance office with passes, too. I also love being a teaching assistant for the wonderful ladies in the chef room: Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. McFadden and Mrs. Anderson.


Student Name: Sierra Clark

Mother’s Name: Wendy Clark

Father’s Name: Jay Clark

GPAL: 3.75

Clubs & Activities: Hawkeye

Community Service: I help take care of farm animals at Pasado’s Safe Haven and have volunteered at the Nile Nightmares Haunted House which raises money for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Significant School Project: Staff writer, The Hawkeye; Link to student newspapers articles: ( all of the stories, photos and graphics that I have done)

Future Educational Goals: I have plans to attend Shoreline Community College in the fall

Future Career Goals: I want to be in or supporting the arts as a career.

Anything else we should know? Music has always been extremely important to me. I have a love and passion for metal and punk music more than I do for any other genre. I go to concerts at least monthly and I wouldn’t change it.


Project SEARCH

Student Name: Cary Bucsit

Mother’s Name: Odette

Father’s Name: Ron

Athletics: Basketball

Community Service: Volunteer in the kitchen at Swedish Hospital

Significant School Project: Project Search

Future Career Goals: I like to work at Winco putting items on shelves

Anything else we should know? I’m traveling to Singapore for a family vacation. I like to have fun.


Scriber Lake High

Student Name: Alexandra M. Gonzalez

Mother’s Name: Tresia and Marion

Father’s Name: Alfonso

Clubs & Activities: Leadership

Future Educational Goals: Graduate from University of Oregon

Future Career Goals: Become a Zoologist


Student Name: Tariq Jatta

Mother’s Name: Andrea Jatta

Current Employment: Anthony’s Homeport, Edmonds

Future Educational Goals: Edmonds Community College

Future Career Goals: Computer Science

Anything else we should know? I am motivated to get an education


VOICE Program

Student Name: Marisa Li Leung

Mother’s Name: Yue Zeng

Father’s Name: Wai Leung

Clubs & Activities: I enjoy spending time with my friends and doing activities in my community. I enjoy bowling, going out to restaurants with my friends, and potluck parties.

Athletics: Special Olympics bowling, basketball and soccer

Community Service: I have completed many internships while at the VOICE Transition Program. I have worked at Harbor Square, MOD Pizza, Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, Walgreens, and Chase Lake.

Current Employment: My current VOICE internships are at Walgreens and Urban Scrapbooker.

Future Career Goals: After graduation, I would like a job in a restaurant as a host and would like to continue working at Urban Scrapbooker.

Anything else we should know? I am always kind and nice to other people. I have worked hard to achieve my goals. I am responsible and have improved my communication skills and my school attendance.