Edmonds-area high school students of month for June
Student Name: Sarah Crawford
Mother’s Name: Melissa Johnston
Community Service: I have done a lot of community service. I help out with an organization called Toys For Tots every year. From the time they start until the time they finish I am helping out.
Culminating Project: My culminating project was job shadowing an orthopedic surgeon.
Current Employment: I work at Romy in the Alderwood Mall. I am also working for Providence as a unit leader for their summer camp called Camp Prov.
Future Educational Goals: My future education goals are to go to BYU- Utah for my Bachelor’s in nursing. Then I plan on going to medical school to become a pediatric surgeon.
Future Career Goals: My future career goals are to be a pediatric surgeon. Also, I am in the Army and plan to retire from it.
Edmonds Heights K-12
Student Name: Grace Coale
Clubs & Activities: I am a third level mentor in the LEAF School program at Edmonds Community College. LEAF stands for Learn and Serve Environmental Anthropology Field school. My responsibilities as a mentor in this program are helping my mentees to understand and memorize the native plants and wildlife of our region. I also assist in interpreting the signs of wildlife, such as tracking and identifying bird calls. It is also important that my mentees know not only how to identify certain plants, but also what these plant’s traditional uses were – This is one way that local tribes’ teachings are incorporated into our curriculum.
Awards: This Spring I have received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for serving 242 hours of volunteer community service since fall of 2012. This award includes a badge and a letter from President Barack Obama.
Community Service: Most of my community service hours have been spent with the LEAF School, working to restore balance to our ecosystem by removing invasive plant species, fostering the growth of native plants, and educating our community about our native flora and fauna and the importance of preserving it.
Culminating Project: I am currently finishing the rough draft of a field guide to common plants and wildlife of the Puget Sound area, including traditional and medicinal uses of native plants. My hope for this field guide is that it will be easily accessible and understandable to a wide age group, and be able to emphasize the most important points of environmental conservation in our area.
Future Educational Goals: My educational goals are pretty open right now, but I know that I am pursuing sustainable farming, gardening, and animal care along with my environmental work. Thanks to WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), I am all set up to work and live on an organic farm this summer. I will be learning the ins and outs of animal husbandry by working with horses (including large Shire horses) chickens, cows, goats, and many other animals.
Future Career Goals: My current dream is to run my own organic and sustainable farm, while also continuing my work educating others about native plants and wildlife.
Anything else we should know? I’m a photographer. I plan on traveling the world to explore different kinds of sustainable farming. I love to work with birds and I have two budgies names Gypsy and Juniper. Edmonds Heights K-12 is awesome, especially because of Nancy Chang. I really loved sailing on the Schooner Zodiac, an experience presented to me by Edmonds Heights.
Student Name: Caroline Phillips
Mother’s Name: Susan Phillips
Father’s Name: Ron Phillips
Clubs & Activities: I have been a member of Key Club for four years. Last year I was vice-president of the club and this year I am co-president of the club with Erin Murphy. I am also a member of our school’s Support Club and National Honor Society. I am also in the IB program at our school. I take two IB classes: English and History.
Awards: This is my first award!
Community Service: I volunteer at Clothes for Kids once a week. Clothes for Kids is a non-profit that acts as a no-cost retail store to low income families in Snohomish County. As well as Clothes for Kids, I volunteer in many community service activities through Key Club such as Relay for Life, March of Dimes, Seattle Children’s Hospital as well as baking pies and donating shoes to the homeless.
Culminating Project: For my culminating project I helped create the Clothes for Kids Shoe Crew and I put on two shoe fundraisers in which I asked for new shoes or monetary donations that went to benefit Clothes for Kids. I also wrote a business plan for the Clothes for Kids Shoe Crew.
Future Educational Goals: I am planning to attend Gonzaga University in the fall.
Future Career Goals: I am unsure what career I would like to go into after college.
Student Name: Erin Murphy
Mother’s Name: Michelle Murphy
Father’s Name: Michael Murphy
Clubs & Activities: Co-President of Key Club, NHS participant, Peer Mediator 2011-2012 and 2012-2013
Community Service: Key Club activities; Redeeming Sowles, NAMI Mental Health Walk, Trauma Dolls for Seattle Children’s Hospital, pumpkin pies for homeless shelters for Thanksgiving
Current Employment: Kids birthday party/customer service
Future Educational Goals: Finish my AA at Edmonds Community College, then transfer to the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California
Future Career Goals: I would like to work with people, possibly in the field of science
Student Name: Stewart Long
Mother’s Name: Dian Long
Father’s Name: Don Long
Clubs & Activities: President of Christians with a Mission, Member and Treasurer of National Honor Society of Meadowdale High School, member of Westgate Chapel, Link Leader (Link Crew is a freshmen orientation group that helps freshmen get connected in high school)
Honors: Student of the month in Spanish, English and Math
Awards: Edmonds Lions Club Scholarship
Community Service: Volunteer and teacher at Westgate Chapel Children’s Ministries, part-time tutor
Culminating Project: My culminating project consisted of writing, planning and presenting a Sunday school lesson at Westgate Chapel in front of 100+ kids as well as leading a small group of 3rd grade boys.
Future Educational Goals: I will be attending the University of Washington this fall where I plan to study some type of engineering or pre-medicine with a minor in Spanish, and continue my education into graduate school
Future Career Goals: No matter what I end up doing, I want to be in a position where I can do mission work in a foreign country and serve a community of individuals to show how much Jesus loves them.
Anything else we should know? My favorite dessert is ice cream. I like it a lot.
Student Name: Isbah Barlas
Mother’s Name: Humaira Barlas
Father’s Name: Ali Barlas
Clubs & Activities: I have been on the Meadowdale newspaper staff for three years and this year I am the co-editor-in-chief. Writing is something that has been important to me ever since I could remember. I am also the President of the Meadowdale chapter of the National Honor Society and was a Link Leader this year.
Honors: I’ve been an Honors/AP student since freshman year
Awards: Advanced Placement Scholar Award
Community Service: I volunteered at my mosque’s Sunday school as a teacher for kindergartners and I also volunteer at 826 Seattle, a non-profit creative writing and tutoring center.
Culminating Project: For my Senior Project I did outreach and fundraising for 826 Seattle, speaking at public events and helping kids with their creative writing.
Current Employment: Aside from my volunteering on the weekends at 826, I work there during the week as their Youth Mentor. I tutor kids from all ages, helping them with homework, writing, and reading. 826 Seattle is an organization that I’m glad I came across; it has made such an immense difference in my life.
Future Educational Goals: I plan to attend the University of Washington in the fall.
Future Career Goals: I plan to pursue a career in something geared towards working with children.
Anything else we should know? In my spare time, I love reading and writing. I’m just another girl trying to make a difference in the world!
Scriber Lake High
Student Name: James Allen Pryor
Mother’s Name: Suzanne Pryor
Awards: 1) I was sent to RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) leadership camp; 2) I got a lot of awards from school like from teachers and staff there
Community Service: I do a few things for my church. I try and help out as much as possible
Future Educational Goals: I would like to go to college so I can get my bachelor’s degree so I can become a pilot.
Future Career Goals: I’m planning on going to the Air Force and trying to become a pilot in the Air Force because that has always been my dream. Then after all that I would like to become an airline pilot so I can travel the world and see all the cool things out there.
Anything else we should know? I just got to say it is an honor to be even thought of for this award and it’s really all thanks to Scriber Lake and the staff and students there. Thank you.
Student Name: Kelly Peterson
Mother’s Name: Lisa Peterson
Father’s Name: David Peterson
Clubs & Activities: All of my time spent in high school has been spent involved with Women of Wisdom (WOW). My involvement dates back to 8th grade at BTMS, I have invested a large amount of time into anti-bullying and girls making new friends at SLHS. I also had a hand in helping the yearbook. This year I was able to be part of the INSTEP program at Scriber. INSTEP is a program that takes kids out on hikes and overnight trips. I learned a lot about myself and the great outdoors in this time. I also like to work with kids.
ASB: I spent some time in ASB this year. I sold candy grams, collected toys for the toy drive and even attended many of the meetings. I wanted to be more involved but, most of my time at Scriber was already invested.
Athletics: I am an athletic person, although I have never been very good at organized sports. I enjoy longboarding, swimming or even just kicking around a soccer ball with my friends. I will continue being athletic after graduation by hiking and other travel.
Awards: This year, I won the “Hidden Winner” award. I have had perfect attendance for as long as I can remember. I have been on “Green Status” my entire time at Scriber. I’m very proud of all I have achieved.
Community Service: I’m not part of much community service anymore. Recently I’ve been focused on graduating. Although, in my past, I was part of Girl Scouts, Younglife, and volunteering a lot at Scriber with things such as, past graduations, book signings, and event clean up.
Culminating Project: I chose to do my Culminating project on Women of Wisdom- a choice I made in 8th grade, I completed my goal. I made a video explaining what WOW is, and also lead the class with a group of girls all year. We made a large impact at SLHS and we had lots of fun doing it.
Current Employment: I work at Brunswick Lanes. At the bowling alley, I host kid’s birthday parties. I also worked at Toys’R'Us this Christmas season.
Future Educational Goals: I’m shooting to go to Shoreline Community College. I would like to take classes in Early Childhood Education.
Future Career Goals: I am going to be an elementary school teacher. This has been a goal of mine for a while and I’m determined to complete this goal.
Anything else we should know? I’m a junior in high school and I’m graduating this year. I also have very high expectations for myself. I loved attending Scriber Lake High school and I couldn’t ask for a better high school experience.