Edmonds-area high school students of the month for March
Nicholas G. Cooper. (Nick)
Mother’s Name: April Cooper
Father’s Name: Glenn Cooper
Clubs and Activities: Assistant Basketball Coach Sno-King Youth Club
Future Educational Goals: Accepted to Seattle University
Future Career Goals: I want to be a Civil Engineer
Mother’s Name: Cyndi Sparre
Father’s Name: Travis Sparre
Clubs and Activities: I’m in a drama and dance group that meets twice a month. I also help teach preschool a few times a month.
Honors: I just finished English 9 Honors with an “A.”
Future Educational Goals: I would love to graduate and then go to the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia.
Future Career Goals: I don’t know all the exact details of what I want to do when I graduate. I’m leaning towards becoming an English teacher.
Edmonds Heights K-12
Mother’s Name: Dorina Varga
Father’s Name: Zsigmond Varga
Clubs and Activities: I am taking multimedia journalism. I work on video segments and present them in a news broadcast for the whole school. I also contribute a lot to the Associated Student Body setting up events and taking care of profits that go towards my school.
ASB: I am currently ASB president and enjoy every bit of being a part of my community.
Athletics: I participated in track, cross country, football and wrestling at Mariner High for a little while until I transferred to Edmonds Heights.
Future Educational Goals: I am in the process of wanting to apply to Washington State University.
Future Career Goals: I want to become a sophisticated architect or famous journalist.
Anything else we should know? My name is Happy and I’m Happy!
Edmonds-Woodway High School
Mother’s Name: Diana Evstatieva
Father’s Name: Boian Evstatiev
Clubs and Activities: Three years, DECA member; three years, Random Acts of Kindness;
three years, National Honor Society; student representative to the Edmonds Economic Development Board.
ASB: I have been class and school secretary for all of high school. It has been an amazing experience and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without the experience of ASB. I have enjoyed planning school assemblies, collecting food items for local charities as well as raising money for nationwide foundations, planning school dances, and school events. The ASB has influenced me to be a wise and a confident leader amongst the student body. The ASB is important to me because it has shaped me to be a well-rounded person and it has made me ready for the future.
Athletics: I have been a part of track all four years. Track has allowed me to remain physically active, which in turn has made me healthier. Being a part of the team forced me to work hard because I wanted to do well. Track was good for me in more ways than just being active, it gave me the chance to meet new people and form new relationships.
Honors: I am in Advanced Placement Calculus. Last year I took International Baccalaureate Business and Management and IB Spanish 3.
Awards: National Honor Society
Community Service: Collected canned food items for the Edmonds Family Food Bank.
Culminating Project: For my senior project, I took over Care Week the week of Feb.10. I raised money and sold T-shirts to support the American Heart Association through the Rock the Beat Foundation. Throughout the week I sold Rock the Beat shirts, did lunch time activities and organized an assembly.
Current Employment: Working at Old Navy during the weekend has taught me to manage my time well by balancing out school, social life, and work. It has shown me the adult world and has shaped me as a young responsible adult.
Future Educational Goals: I plan on attending a four-year university after high school. I am still waiting to hear back from more colleges and have not decided where to go yet.
Future Career Goals: My goal is to become a business major and be just as involved in college as I am in high school.
Mother’s Name: Alice Salcido
Father’s Name: Gregory Garwin
Athletics: I have been a competitive skier for nine years. Last year I made it to the regional championships that included skiers from the west side of the Rockies.
Community Service: Last year I was on the Steering committee for EWHS. This year I am part of the Instructional Council. I also volunteer at events at my local gym.
Culminating Project: My extended essay topic is about the effect of surface area on the velocity of a skier. I created and executed an experiment.
Current Employment: I am a lifeguard and swim instructor for children ages 3 to 12 at the Lynnwood Pool.
Future Educational Goals: I hope to get both a civil and environmental engineering degree.
Future Career Goals: My ideal career is to work as an environmental officer for Royal Caribbean cruise line.
Meadowdale High School
Mother’s Name: Sarah Fell
Father’s Name: Garth Fell
Clubs and Activities: LINK crew, Young Life
Athletics: Cross Country
Honors: National Honors Society and four AP classes
Awards: AP Scholar Award
Community Service: Spent a month serving at the Young Life Malibu Club this past summer. Taught English to teenagers in Albania for a week. Led Wyld Life in the Edmonds area
Future Educational Goals: Pursuing a college education at either Duke, Vanderbilt, Point Loma Nazarene, or Seattle Pacific University
Mother’s Name: Lisa DeVries
Father’s Name: Matt DeVries
Clubs and Activities: President of The Girl Effect Club, which works to educate the community about women’s issues on a local, national and global scale.
ASB: I’m the Executive Secretary this year. I am very passionate about leadership and making the MHS community a place where everyone feels safe and excited to learn. I cherish the relationships I have formed with my friends and with the amazing staff here. They have made my high school experience a truly worthy one, and I would like to thank them for that.
Athletics: I play on the junior varsity softball team because I love the game but have not dedicated my time to softball for the past three years, so varsity was a far reach for me. It is so much fun!!
Community Service: For ASB, I helped with the food drive; I volunteer at Youthcare, a homeless shelter for teens.
Culminating Project: I am an intern at a company called X2 Biosystems. They make their own hardware and software to monitor potential concussions in athletes. I work with an engineer to test the adhesive on the product, collect and interpret the data and collaborate with employees to discuss necessary improvements. This provides me an insight into what it is like to work at a start-up engineering company.
Current Employment: I nanny for multiple families weekly. I love working with kids because they are so inquisitive about everything and I love to help them learn. They help me to see life from a different perspective.
Future Educational Goals: I want to attend a four-year university in Southern California, possibly Chapman University or Scripps College and study mathematics and a little bit of business too. I wish to stay active in leadership while at college, because that is very important to me.
Future Career Goals: I am looking to be an engineer, although I am not sure which kind. I am just very interested in mathematics and how it can be applied to tangible things. I also hope to work or intern, while in college, for a non-profit that focuses on womens’ education. My long- term goal is to find a job where I can be of service to people while pursuing a successful career.
Anything else we should know? I love my family more than anything in the world. They’re my inspiration and they push me to be my best.
Scriber Lake High School
Mother’s Name: Sheryl Minnix
Father’s Name: Harrold Gomez
Clubs and Activities: At Mountlake Terrace, I was in a club called Project Unify, which focused mostly on the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign.
Athletics: I’ve been playing Wheelchair Basketball for five years.
Awards: I’ve gotten a few awards at Scriber for Attendance, Reading, and English. I was also the February Edmonds Exchange Club Student of the Month.
Culminating Project: I would like to do something with nail design or English.
Future Educational Goals: I plan to go to a community college for two years and then transfer to a four-year university to major in English or fashion design.
Future Career Goals: I want to become a fashion designer, a nail artist or something that has to do with English–maybe writer or a teacher.
Anything else we should know? My favorite color is purple.
Mother’s Name: Lucy
Father’s Name: Ramses
Awards: ACE Student of the month – Edmonds Exchange Club
Future Educational Goals: I’m not sure about my future educational goals
Future Career Goals: I would like to be a glass blower or a cook.
Anything else we should know? I love to be outside and I enjoy the company of my siblings.