Edmonds-area high school students of the month for April
Mother’s Name: Meghan Humphries
Awards: AP Scholar award 2013
Culminating Project: Tattoo design portfolio
Current Employment: Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Future Educational Goals: My plans include going to a community college for my general education, then transferring to a university and majoring in history/English or Art.
Future Career Goals: I would like to be a tattoo artist and one day own my own shop.
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Mother’s Name: Florencia Gobeille
Father’s Name: Richard Gobeille
Future Educational Goals: I hope to attend a four-year college.
Future Career Goals: I would love to be involved with architectural engineering.
Anything else we should know? Thanks for the award!
Edmonds Heights K-12
Mother’s Name: Aimee Puetz
Father’s Name: Mark Puetz
Clubs & Activities: guitar building, yearbook
Awards: April Student of the Month
Community Service: raising money for Epilepsy Foundation Northwest
Culminating Project: Epilepsy
Future Educational Goals: Attend the University of Washington
Future Career Goals: To be a Microsoft engineer
Mother’s Name: Sarah Groen-Colyn
Father’s Name: Mike Colyn
Clubs & Activities: Musical Theatre
Awards: Fifth Avenue High School Musical Theater, Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role
Culminating Project: Led a study group for Latin, as well as tutoring individual Latin I and II students.
Future Educational Goals: I will attend Calvin College in the fall and pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Classics.
Future Career Goals: I would like to teach Latin and Ancient History to elementary and middle school students.
Edmonds-Woodway High School
Mother’s Name: Mary Wooley
Father’s Name: Scott Wooley
Clubs & Activities: Random Acts of Kindness Club; DECA; National Honor Society member; Warrior Connection Leader.
Athletics: I played basketball my freshman through junior years.
Honors: Full International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate
Awards: Outstanding Accomplishment in Spanish 4
Community Service: Freshman Mentoring Program; Waste Warriors ; summer, 2013
Future Educational Goals: To attend Occidental College and major in Economics with a minor in Music
Future Career Goals: To work in the music industry (for a record label or in artist management) or as a high school English teacher
Mother’s Name: Jennifer Budnick
Father’s Name: Will Budnick
Clubs & Activities: Warrior Connections, Student Support Advocate/mentor; after school tutoring; Sports Medicine Club Vice-President; Random Acts of Kindness Leadership Committee; Baseball Warrior Buddies; Welcome and show new students around school.
Athletics: Varsity basketball and varsity baseball
Honors: Ninth grade – Second Team All-Wesco Outfield; 10th Grade- Second Team All-Wesco Catcher; 11th Grade- Second Team All-Wesco Pitcher; Edmonds Beacon Player of the Week;
12th Grade-Captain of basketball team; Beacon Player of the Week for Basketball; Best Teammate Award for basketball, Captain for baseball team; Everett Herald Player of the Week; Seattle Times Player of the Week and WIAA baseball State Player of the Week.
Future Educational Goals: Attend a four-year university and play baseball as well as get a great education.
Meadowdale High School
Mother’s Name: Lisa Valadez
Father’s Name: Moises Valadez
GPA: 3.6 GPA
Clubs & Activities: I played three seasons of Meadowdale football and am in my fourth season of Meadowdale baseball. I am involved with the Link leadership program at Meadowdale High School. This year, I was the assistant coach for the seventh grade Lady Mavs feeder basketball team.
Athletics: I lettered in both football and baseball at Meadowdale. I have played select baseball since I was 13 years old after playing at Pacific Little League for four years. I now play for Wave Baseball in Lynnwood and they helped me find the right school to play college baseball. I also played for the Meadowdale Wolverines football feeder program for three years before high school.
Honors: I received Meadowdale High School Student of the Month in December 2013.
I was accepted into the Hansen Leadership Directions Program at Doane College and received an additional scholarship for the program.
Awards: Special Recognition Award for Volunteering at Meadowdale Elementary; Coach’s Award Meadowdale Football as a freshman; MVP Award Meadowdale Baseball, Sophomore year; I have lettered in baseball and football.
Community Service: I donated over 40 hours of my time to be the Assistant Coach of the seventh grade Lady Mavs Feeder team. I assisted Coach Marelle Moehrle and ran practices/coached games when she was unavailable. I coached them to their first win of the season and was very proud.
Culminating Project: My culminating project was learning about the Lady Mavs Feeder Basketball Program and what it offers for the community. By becoming the Assistant Coach of their seventh grade girl’s team, I was able to see what is required of coaching and how to mentor the team.
Current Employment: I am a full-time student but I also provide pitching lessons to young pitchers who want to learn correct mechanics and mental aspects of the game.
Future Educational Goals: This summer, I am heading to Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. I am excited to attend a 142-year-old private liberal arts school that has a long, successful history. After spending time on campus, I could see myself blending in well with other students. I loved the campus grounds, small classes and the athletics facilities. I was proud to accept their academic and athletics scholarships to make college more affordable. I will be pitching for their baseball program in the NAIA league. I will work toward a bachelor’s degree in business administration and minor in leadership studies.
Future Career Goals: I will receive my BA in business administration so that I can one day either own my own business or work at a great company. I also want to coach baseball.
Anything else we should know? I have tried to work hard and felt the support of my teachers. I was surrounded by the best coaches when I was younger and they made a difference. I still see some of these coaches at school and games. I want to set a good example for my sister, Adriana, who will be at Meadowdale High School soon. I also want to thank Chalysa Schnabel, my great study partner, girlfriend and fan. She will also be going to Doane College to pursue her degree.
Mother’s Name: Maria Alvarez
Father’s Name: Juan Alvarez
Clubs & Activities: I’ve been a member of Colores Unidos for the past two years and this year I am the president of the club. I’ve also been part of BSU since my sophomore year. I’ve been a member of National Honors Society since the beginning of my junior year. This past year I was able to be part of Link Crew.
Community Service: I’ve been volunteering at Lynndale Elementary School since my sophomore year. This past Christmas I was able to volunteer at Holly House and help give out Christmas presents to low income families in our community. With Colores Unidos, I’ve volunteered cleaning Gold Park on Martin Luther King Day. We’ve also helped feed the homeless. For the third year now I’ve been working and volunteering my time with other students from the Edmonds School District on creating a student-led conference for colored students.
Culminating Project: I created a Latino leadership after-school class at Lynndale Elementary School because, as I got involved in school, I came to notice the lack of Latino involvement and I wanted to change that.
Future Educational Goals: I will be attending University of Washington next fall and plan on getting a bachelor’s degree in Social Work.
Scriber Lake High School
Mother’s Name: Rachelle Simpson
Father’s Name: James Simpson
Athletics: I play basketball at Alderwood Boys and Girls Club and football for Mountlake Terrace Youth Athletics Association.
Community Service: I’m a leader with my church youth group.
Culminating Project: I job-shadowed Taco Time management.
Current Employment: I’m a cashier at Taco Time
Future Educational Goals: I hope to attend and graduate college.
Future Career Goals: I am unsure but for now I’m focusing on school. I am currently participating in In-Step and exploring the outdoors.
Anything else we should know? I love sports and athletics. I enjoy helping people. I really like the outdoors
Mother’s Name: Peggy Hill
Father’s Name: Samual Hill
Clubs & Activities: I train and show horses and ponies and I am a baby sitter.
Athletics: I Work with horses
Awards: Awarded Student of the Month by the Rotary Club; horse show accomplishments.
Community Service: Childcare for Edmonds Boys and Girls Clubs
Future Educational Goals: Finish and graduate high school, attend college.
Future Career Goals: To get a job working with children; continue working with horses.
Anything else we should know? I’m a student in In-Step at Scriber Lake High School and am learning about environmental science, team work, health, wildlife and other subjects.