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December High School Students of the Month

December High School Students of the Month 2019

Posted on 01/07/2020

Edmonds Heights K-12
Student Name: Natasha Thompson
Mother’s Name: Maria Thompson
Father’s Name: James Thompson
Clubs & Activities: WA Thespian Society
Community Service: Provide childcare services; technical theater work at Madrona K-8
Future Educational Goals: Proceed to get education within the performing arts
Future Career Goals: Keep the path with acting/singing and perhaps be a vocal/acting coach

Student Name: Rebel Sander
Mother’s Name: Adrienne Sander

Father’s Name: Martin Sander
GPA: 4.0
Clubs & Activities: Member of the Seattle Street Fighter Community.
Honors: Completed Sno-Isle Tech’s 21st Century Skills and Electrical Engineering 1 tests, and completed their electronics, engineering, technology first-year program with the highest level of competency on almost every category and achieved the school’s honor roll.
Career Goals: To become an electrical engineer with a multitude of side jobs.

Edmonds-Woodway High
Student Name: Stephanie Farmer
Mother’s Name: Denise Farmer
Father’s Name: David Farmer
GPA: 3.9
Clubs & Activities: EWHS Warrior Word Editor-in-Chief; head organizer of TEDxYouth@YostPark; volunteer at Pacific Science Center; Girl Scouts.
Athletics: Ballet Dancer since the age of three
Honors: National Honor Society member
Community Service: I volunteer at Pacific Science Center and local food banks with youth groups and girl scouts.
Significant School Project: I organized the first ever TEDx event for the Edmonds School District.
Career Goals: I’d like to work in journalism or dance in a large metropolitan city.
Anything else we should know? I am so honored to receive this award.

Student Name: TJ Oliver
Mother's Name: Angie Oliver
Father's Name: James Oliver
GPA: 4.0
Clubs & Activities: DECA officer and competitor, National Honor Society President
ASB: Senior Class President
Athletics: Varsity Tennis, Captain
Honors: First place in DECA Sports and Entertainment Marketing, 2018 and 2019
Awards: 2019 CTE Award for Business and Marketing
Community Service: I volunteer through Edmonds Special Olympics as a partner in the Unified Soccer Program.
Significant School Project: For my IB diploma, I am writing an extended essay (EE) exploring the themes of suffering, nobility, and justice in “The Count of Monte Cristo” and Rita Hayworth and “The Shawshank Redemption.”
Educational Goals: To graduate from a four year university
Career Goals: To pursue a career in business or engineering
Educational Goals: Graduate from a four year university
Career Goals: Pursue a career in business or engineering

Lynnwood High
Student Name: Jiajing Cai
Mother’s Name: Xuhong Liu
Father’s Name: Jing Cai
GPA: 3.91
Clubs & Activities: Leadership Team
Athletics: Former tennis player
Community Service: School related community service at Taste Edmonds.
Significant School Project: Leadership activities
Educational Goals: To focus on mathematics and computer coding.
Future Career Goals: Computer engineer, actuary and/or architecture.
Anything else we should know? Thank you for choosing me as the December Student of the Month, I really appreciate the team who chose me. I am surprised that I even got this award. From freshman year to this year, I always wondered if I could ever get an award just like the people who I see as the Student of the Month. I always looked up to anyone, no matter if they’re younger than I am, because I can learn from them and improve. That’s what I always strive for. Then here I am receiving one. I am so grateful for this recognition and I am happy to be recognized at Lynnwood High School. It’s an honor.

Student Name: Vanny Nguyen
Mother’s Name: Mai Le
Father’s Name: Hoc Hieu Nguyen
GPA: 3.972
Clubs & Activities: I am the President of Lynnwood Key Club and a member of Interact Club and National Honors Society.
Honors: Perfect Attendance in all of my school years – Key Club Member of the Month – National Honors Society Member – Completed WA Business Week for 2 years – Certified in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
Awards: President’s Volunteer Service Award; 4.0 Academic Achievement Award for two years; Academic Honor Roll
Community Service: I have been involved in Key Club and Interact Club for all four years and have volunteered for a total of 261.9 hours in Key Club alone. As for leadership, I have been secretary and public relationships for the Interact Club and secretary of Key Club and I am the president this year!
Future Career Goals: I plan to major in business in the future and hopefully be a manager, CEO, or some sort of leadership position in a company. Whatever career I end up with, I want it to be rewarding and something that makes me happy.

Meadowdale High
Student Name: Mason Vaughn
Mother’s Name: Amy Vaughn
Father’s Name: Chad Vaughn
GPA: 3.5
Clubs & Activities: Link Crew
Athletics: Football, basketball, baseball
Honors: Twice football All Wesco first team; all area football team; all wesco first team.
Community Service: I have volunteered at the Marysville Food Bank
Current Employment: Caterer at Bistro 76
Educational Goals: To attend a university
Career Goals: To get a good job that I enjoy doing.

Student Name: Yonaa Lee
Mother’s Name: Eunkyong Yang
Father’s Name: Hakshin Lee
GPA: 3.4
Clubs & Activities FBLA
ASB: I am not a member of the ASB office but I will be getting an ASB card soon
Significant School Project: Being involved in the reopening of the student store
Educational Goals: I plan to attend community college first, then transfer to a university. This way, I can cut the cost of my tuition while still getting a higher education.
Career Goals: Something business related
Anything else we should know? I’m just an average student trying to graduate without causing any trouble.

Mountlake Terrace High
Student Name: Alex (Meghan) Park
Mother’s Name: Michele Park
Father’s Name: Bruce Park
GPA: 3.877
Clubs & Activities: I am the president of IATRIX21, a biomedical STEM club aimed to help women in STEM fields. I am also involved in the Hawkeye, TSA, Hi-Q, and National Honors Society.
Athletics: I swam freshman, sophomore, and senior years.
Awards: I’ve won first place sophomore year at the BioExpo in the category of Neuroscience, in junior year I placed second in WSSEF and an honorable mention in CSRSEF with my partner Stephen Yang in a junior project.
Community Service: Outside of school, I participate in the student leadership board of Seattle’s Holocaust Center for Humanity, where we do various community service activities and talk about tough topics going on at our school and brainstorm ways to solve the problems.
Significant School Project: For my STEM Senior project, I am working with Stephen Yang to build a machine learning database to aid neurodegenerative disease research.
Educational Goals: I hope to go to UBC for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Management.
Career Goals: After college, I want to join the U.S. Air Force. After serving, I hope to own my own startup company or become a research scientist.
Anything else we should know? I would not be the person I am today without learning from the mistakes I have made. I appreciate being a December Student of the Month, and thank the people who have helped me and supported me no matter what.

Student Name: Lillianna Garza
Mother’s Name: Kristin Garza
Father’s Name: Cosme Garza
GPA: 2.98
Clubs & Activities: cheer; TATU; Connect Crew
Honors: Cheer captain; WSCCA Candidate 2018-19
Awards: Athlete for the month of September
Community Service: MTYAA assistant coach
Current Employment: American Eagle Outfitters
Educational Goals: Psychology
Career Goals: To work as a clinical child psychologist

Project SEARCH
Student Name: Tyler Paul
Mother’s Name: Sabrina Paul
Father’s Name: Matthew Paul
Athletics: Football, wrestling, and track
Awards: Athlete of the Year, All Sports
Significant School Project: Swedish Edmonds volunteer service
Future Career Goals: Groundskeeper
Anything else we should know? I like going to the movies and my favorite thing to do is ride my bike. I’m a really big Cleveland Browns fan.

Scriber Lake High
Student Name: Shanija Nesbitt
Mother’s Name: Dorothy Nesbitt
GPA: 3.6
Significant School Project: Mini Courses, writer in the Scriber Book
Future Career Goals: Starting my own business

Student Name: Jordan Proffitt
Mother’s Name: Paula Proffitt
Father’s Name: Brad Proffitt
Clubs & Activities: “Bad” movie club
Educational Goals: To attend community college first, then on to film school.
Future Career Goals: Directing films

VOICE Transition Program
Student Name: Bailey Waters
Mother’s Name: Debi Waters
Father’s Name: Mike Waters
Clubs & Activities: Special Olympics Bowling and Young Life
Athletics: I enjoy bowling and swimming
Current Employment: I currently have a volunteer position at Chase Lake Elementary School in the cafeteria
Educational Goals: I am excited to graduate from VOICE Transition Program this year
Career Goals: I would like to get a paid job.
Anything else we should know? I really like being with my friends and telling “gotcha jokes”