Edmonds-area high school students of month for October
Mother’s Name: Tracy Westfall
Father’s Name: Jody Westfall
Clubs & Activities: Walking/jogging in marathons and hiking when I can.
Future Educational Goals: I want to go to Edmonds Community College for a few years, and then attend Corban University to study early childhood education.
Future Career Goals: My future career goal is to become an elementary teacher.
Anything else we should know? When I graduate high school I want to travel to Europe.
Mother’s Name: Barbara Ly
Future Educational Goals: Community college
Edmonds Heights K-12
Mother’s Name: Robi Lober
Father’s Name: Derek Lober
Clubs & Activities: This year I am enjoying my third year in Multimedia Journalism, creating video segments about current school events and other topics of interest. My favorite segment demonstrates cooking, which led me down another path as a cook in Chef School. I love it!
Athletics: While I am not currently on an official team, I enjoy racquetball, tennis, badminton, softball and biking.
Honors: While there is no Honors Society at my school, I am taking honors-level Language Arts and American Sign Language.
Awards: I have won multiple awards in robotics and engineering while participating in FIRST LEGO League, FIRST Tech Challenge, NCCE Digitalkies and Robofest. My writing and illustrating work have been published in national poetry books and featured on the internet and television. On several occasions The Edmonds Arts Festival has displayed pieces of my art.
Community Service: The main focus of my community service work is assisting people to understand the Bible. Also, I have worked with Stream Keepers and organized groups of students to donate hand-made bandanas and pet supplies to disadvantaged pets. I plan to create cooking videos for lower-income children who have to make their own meals while their caregivers are not home.
Culminating Project: I see my culminating project as an expression of my love for culinary arts, technology and my desire to help children who need to cook nutritious, easy meals. I hope to work with a food bank to design recipes using products found on their shelves that children can turn into tasty, satisfying dishes. Bon Appetit!
Current Employment: Following my passion of Culinary Arts, I obtained an entry-level position as a server at a senior living facility. I understand why it is so important to work your way up from the bottom and how each level builds upon the previous.
Future Educational Goals: Being only 14 years old, I have plenty of time to consider my educational goals. Initially, I wish to build upon the college credits I have already acquired by entering Running Start next year. Due to my diverse interests (very left-brain/right-brain!) in everything from engineering, math, technology and inventing to culinary arts, writing and literature I am unsure where I will end up. No matter where that may be, I know I will never stop learning.
Anything else we should know? I am honored to be chosen as Student of the Month and appreciate all my teachers who have educated, supported and believed in me throughout my school years.
Mother’s Name: Tiffany Brown-Lutack
Clubs & Activities: Musical theater, martial arts, circus arts (SANCA,) football at school, ASB
ASB: Last year I was the K-6th grade representative for ASB. This year I am a member of ASB.
Honors: Certificates of Achievement for The National Geographic Society Bee and The Scripts Spelling Bee.
Awards: Coaches Award for Northwest Football Camp and Sempai Blue Belt rank for martial arts
Community Service: Involved with philanthropy for the Children’s Home Society and Campfire volunteer
Current Employment: Babysitter
Future Educational Goals: Attending the University of Washington
Future Career Goals: Working with special needs children
Edmonds-Woodway High School
ASB: I was the class-appointed officer for sophomore and junior year but don’t hold any position this year. However, I am still heavily involved because of my leadership role in Cheerleading.
Athletics: Varsity Cheer squad: This is my third year cheering and I am also one of two captains on the varsity squad.
Honors: I am a full International Baccalaureate diploma candidate.
Community Service: Sparkles Cheer Squad. It is a cheer squad that consists of girls with physical and mental disabilities. We have practices, cheer at games, and perform at different assemblies. Currently, EWHS is the only high school that has the sparkles program in Washington State; I’m an ELL elementary tutor. I help elementary students who don’t speak English well with academics (homework and tests).
Future Educational Goals: I hope to major in counseling education in college.
Future Career Goals: I hope to be an elementary or special education teacher or even counselor for teens.
Anything else we should know? Thank you so much for recognizing me as one of the October Students of the Month!
Mother’s Name: Mi Yi
Father’s Name: Jin Yi
Clubs & Activities: Pick up Ultimate Frisbee games; bassoon performance
Honors: Full-IB Diploma Student
Awards: All-National Concert Band; All-State Concert Band; Washington State First Place Bassoon Solo; Ten Grands concert solo at Benaroya Hall; Masterworks Concerto Competition winner
Community Service: Volunteer instructor at Edmonds Summer Music School, summer 2013
Culminating Project: I am writing an extended essay to fulfill the International Baccalaureate diploma requirement.
Future Educational Goals: Four-year College or University
Future Career Goals: Bassoon performer and teacher
Meadowdale High School
Mother’s Name: Cari Cummins
Father’s Name: Andy Cummins
Clubs & Activities: FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes); National Honor Society; Hula with Hula O Lehualani
Athletics: Meadowdale volleyball
Honors: Student of the Month, freshman year; National Honor Society
Awards: Everett Herald Athlete of the Month, first week of October; WIAA Athlete of the Week, Volleyball, first week of October
Community Service: Mendenhall Ministries, Mendenhall, MS; Antioch Bible Church Nursery, Kirkland;
Miracle Ranch, Ensenada, Mexico
Future Educational Goals: Attend a four-year university with possible degree in architecture
Future Career Goals: Architect
Mother’s Name: Sheree Swanson
Father’s Name: Bob Crichlow
Clubs & Activities: On campus, I am a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club, Link Crew and National Honor Society. Outside of school, I attend youth group at Aurora Church of the Nazarene.
ASB: During my junior year, I was an ASB Senator.
Athletics: I am in my third year of playing soccer for the Seattle Sounders Youth Academy. At Meadowdale, I played for the soccer team my freshman and sophomore years, and I was named captain my sophomore year. Additionally, I played junior varsity basketball during my freshman year.
Honors: I am ranked 16th out of all soccer players in the Pacific Northwest according to TopDrawerSoccer.com. Also, Electronic Sports News Network (ESNN) ranked me as one of the top 150 recruits nationwide for the class of 2014.
Awards: I received the Edmonds Rotary Club Youth Merit Award in September of 2012.
Community Service: I volunteered frequently with the Seattle Sounders as a ball boy. Briefly, I volunteered at the Northwest Harvest food bank.
Future Educational Goals: I plan on playing soccer at Harvard University in the fall of 2014. I hope to graduate from Harvard with a bachelor’s degree.
Future Career Goals: I hope to get a job soon after I graduate from college in a location that I enjoy. Overall, I just want to be joyful.
Scriber Lake High School
Mother’s Name: Mechelle
Father’s Name: Patrick
Future Educational Goals: Take a year off of school to save money and then attend the automotive program at Shoreline Community College.
Anything else we should know? I am a student at Sno-Isle Skills Center.
Mother’s Name: Maria Pena
Clubs & Activities: I have attended “LA CIMA” Bilingual Leadership Camp for two years and plan to return as a counselor this year. I am currently a Student Advisor for Edmonds School District Board meetings.
Community Service: Volunteered for two years with “La Chispa” as a mentor for Middle School students.
Future Educational Goals: I hope to start at Cascadia Community College next fall for two years, and then transfer to the University of Washington/Bothell for my Ph.D. in psychology.