September High School Students of the Month
September High School Students of the Month
Posted on 10/31/2018
Edmonds Heights K-12
Student Name: Reed Riker
Mother’s Name: Jennifer Riker
Father’s name: Van Riker
Clubs & Activities: Ultimate Frisbee, Guitar
Athletics: Ultimate Frisbee is my favorite but I’ll play anything involving physical activity!
Honors: School of Rock All Star
Community Service: This is a good wake up call for me … thanks ;). I’ve done work at wilderness and music camps over the past few summers, and my main gift to the community is that I’m always trying to make everyone’s days around me better.
Significant School Project: I went to Imagine Tomorrow at WSU my freshman year and I’m looking forward to my diploma this year!
Current Employment: AMC Oak Tree 6 in Seattle
Future Educational Goals: Business Major, Music Minor from a four-year college … perhaps Western (Washington State University)?
Future Career Goals: Part-time musician; figuring out the rest!
Anything else we should know? Talk to me about music anytime!
Student Name: Ayame Strothers
Mother’s Name: Crystal Hilliard
Father’s Name: Xhavar Strothers
Community Service: Park clean up
Future Educational Goals: Double majoring in film and English
Future Career Goals: A writer for films and television
Anything else we should know? I was a pre-professional dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet for nine years but I’ve been dancing for a total of 14 years.
Student Name: James Gamboa
Clubs & Activities: Principal Viola in the Philharmonic Orchestra, ASB, Tri-M Music Honors Society officer, National Honors Society, and Church Youth Choir
ASB: Executive Board-Publicity Officer
Honors: Full-International Baccalaureate Student
Future Educational Goals: Focusing on earning a BA in English and a Masters in Teaching in college.
Future Career Goals: Hoping to be an English teacher at the high school level
Student Name: Elizabeth Perenchio
Mother’s Name: Jennifer Perenchio
Father’s Name: Jim Perenchio
Clubs & Activities: DECA – Placed 2nd in Area 2 Competition 2018 and have been a State Competitor for the past two years (Travel & Tourism Team Decision Making)
ASB: Involved for the past three years; Sophomore Class Appointed Officer; Junior Class Secretary; ASB Executive Secretary
Athletics: Volleyball - Captain of Varsity Volleyball 2018; Played on Varsity two years and JV two years; was also a captain for JV Volleyball; club volleyball (for All Out) for the past five years; tennis for two years
Honors: Member of the National Honor Society since 2016
Community Service: Volunteer Volleyball Coach for Edmond’s Boys and Girls Club in third & fourth grade league. I absolutely love sharing my passion and watching the girls on my team improve and fall in love with the game!
Significant School Project: Full IB Diploma Candidate; Taking six International Baccalaureate classes, and fulfilling the other requirements to receive and International Diploma: Theory of Knowledge (TOK) for 0 period, 4,000 word Extended Essay, 150 CAS (Creativity Action Service) Hours
Current Employment: Employee at Gravity Bar in Edmonds
Future Educational Goals: To attend college and study business, leading to an MBA
Anything else we should know? I’d like to thank my amazing parents and all my past and current teachers for shaping me into the person I am today! Another subject I’m passionate about is marine biology. I am a huge advocate for environmental awareness, especially ocean conservation efforts. The topic for my 4,000 word IB extended essay was the effects of sunscreen pollution of coral, and I hope to continue to do my part in order to make a difference to future generations.
Lynnwood High School
Student Name: Connor Bjornson
Mother’s Name: Shannon Bjornson
Father’s Name: Duane Bjornson
Clubs & Activities: ASB President, Sports Medicine Club
Athletics: Swim, Track & Field
Honors: Varsity Track Team Captain, Honor Roll, First Team All-Wesco Javelin
Awards: Seventh place in State Javelin, 2018
Future Educational Goals: To attend a four-year university, where I will major in Kinesiology and minor in business
Future Career Goals: To work at a sports rehabilitation facility
Student Name: Madison Ryan
Mother’s Name: Heather Ryan
Father’s Name: Jim Ryan
Clubs & Activities: Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, Youth Group
Athletics: Varsity Softball
Honors: Honors Geometry, Honors Chemistry, AP European History, Biotechnology, AP Calculus AB, AP Biology.
Awards: Instrumentalist Magazine Merit Award, Athletic Letter Award, Most Improved for Varsity Softball, Most Inspirational for Varsity Softball, Athlete of the month
Community Service: Assistant Softball Coach, Volunteer Children’s Teacher at Church
Current Employment: Papa Murphy’s shift lead
Future Educational Goals: Higher education in biological science
Future Career Goals: To work in a science lab
Student's Name: Katelynne Best
Student's Name: Gabriel Marshall
Mountlake Terrace High
Student's Name: Dora Burbank
Student's Name: Marianne Nacanaynay
Student’s Name: Matthew Mason
Mother’s Name: Teresa Mason
Father’s Name: Andy Mason
Clubs & Activities: Volunteering at the hospital
Athletics: Basketball and soccer
Community Service: Volunteering in Swedish
Significant School Project: Attending Project SEARCH
Future Career Goals: I want to work at a restaurant dishwashing and prep cooking
Anything else we should know?: I am developing a process for checking fire extinguishers, exit lights, and fire doors by creating maps