Edmonds-area high school students of month for October

Edmonds-Woodway High
Student Name: Ciprian Ortiz III
Mother’s Name: Yoli Busuego
Father’s Name: Junior Ortiz
GPA: 3.2
Clubs & Activities: Rainbow Warriors (GSA), Art Club, Sports Medicine Club
ASB: Senior Appointed Officer
Athletics: Track and Field
Awards: Honorable Mention – Edmonds Arts Festival 2010, Most Spirited freshmen award
Community Service: Waste Warriors – Taste of Edmonds
Future Educational Goals: Bachelor of Science in physical therapy
Future Career Goals: Physical Therapist, Massage Therapist, or Fashion Designer
Anything else we should know: I’m a highly motivated and artistic student who is extremely dedicated in helping my school’s community.
Student Name: Kimberly Santiago
Mother’s Name: Roxanne Santiago
Father’s Name: Andy Santiago
GPA: 3.9
Clubs & Activities: National Honor Society, Chamber Orchestra – viola
Honors: Full IB diploma candidate
Awards: HP Scholastic Junior All-American Team 2011 and 2011
Culminating Project: Extended Essay in History about the Internment of Japanese Americans during WWII
Future Educational Goals: BS in Engineering
Future Career Goals: Engineer or pro golfer
Anything else we should know: I have played competitive junior golf since I was 9 years old. I won the Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA) state 14-15 age group 2008-2010 and also was the state champion of the overall girls division in 2010.
Meadowdale High
Student Name: Ramzee Khalil
Mother’s Name: Michelle Khalil
Father’s Name: Fadl Khalil
GPA: 3.87
Clubs & Activities: Link Crew, National Honor Society, Football, Track and Field
ASB: Help with Homecoming activities and participate in collecting cans for the annual Canned Food Drive.
Athletics: I play football for Meadowdale and am also part of the Track and Field team.
Honors: Freshmen year I was September Student Athletic of the Month for Pro-Alliance Surgeons.
Awards: I have two Presidential Volunteer Awards – Gold and Bronze
Community Service: Junior Camp Counselor for Edmonds Day Camp, also participate in raising money for the Jingle Bell Run, which supports arthritis research.
Culminating Project: I am currently formulating a plan for my Culminating Senior Project possibly dealing with the plight of the homeless.
Current Employment: During the summer I work at AquaSox in Everett.
Future Educational Goals: I intend to continue my education at a four-year college in Business Management. My college of choice is the University of Washington or Western Washington University.
Future Career Goals: After receiving a B.A. in Business Management, I would like to attend a culinary arts school and eventually own a restaurant.
Anything else we should know: I enjoy school and am happy to have been an active participant at Meadowdale High School and think that we are very fortunate to have an outstanding staff at Meadowdale.
Student Name: June Woo
Mother’s Name: Ceong Woo
Father’s Name: Kwang Woo
GPA: 4.0
Clubs & Activities: Amplify Praise Team, Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra, Key Club Vice President
Athletics: Meadowdale High School Girls Tennis Team
Honors: AP Scholar with Honor, National Honors Society
Awards: AAUW Washington State Scholar Recognition in Science Youth Merit Award presented by the Rotary Club of Edmonds
Community Service: Peer tutoring, Youth Group Praise Team, various activities through Key Club
Future Educational Goals: 4-year college/university, 2-year graduate school
Future Career Goals: Education & Teaching
Scriber Lake High
Student Name: Kayla Avery
Mother’s Name: Lorelei Avery
Clubs & Activities: Actively involved in Young Life, went to Washington Family Ranch last year. Will be traveling to Costa Rica with a Scriber Lake High School group this spring. Participating in Y-Make Art where students learn how to make art and sell it at fairs. Has also performed music and theater in the past.
ASB: Has been involved in ASB for two years and may participate this year. During the years she was involved, the group produced unique, unprecedented, all-school bashes.
Athletics: Participant in the S.O.S. snowboarding program.
Awards: October winner of the Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award from the Edmonds Exchange Club. In middle school, she won the AmeriCorps Youth of the Year award.
Community Service: Through a church youth group she has been a part of the hospitality team for planning special events. They also provide meals and distribute clothing for people who are in need.
Current Employment: SPARKS Teacher
Future Educational Goals: Is considering going to a four-year college.
Future Career Goals: Performing arts with a message, particularly singing and acting.
Student Name: Kimberley Joy
Mother’s Name: Linda Wills
Father’s Name: Randy Joy
Clubs & Activities: Participated in Scriber Lake High School’s Interdisciplinary Studies Environmental Program (InStep) spring 2011, an immersion program integrating outdoor, experiential learning with arts and sciences
Athletics: Will be participating in this winter’s S.O.S. snowboard program
Honors: On “green status,” which awards additional privileges for good work at school
Awards: Butterfly Award for Cocoon House, Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club Hidden Winner Award
Community Service: Interned at Sunrise View Retirement/Assisted Living home where she made meaningful connections with residents
Culminating Project: Producing a teddy-bear drive for children who are in the hospital, using principles from the “Law of Attraction” to generate positivity.
Current Employment: Red Lobster as a hostess; has been successfully employed for the past six months
Future Educational Goals: After graduation plans to begin college immediately in order to complete basic requirements and determine next steps.
Future Career Goals: Considering a career in a profession such as advocacy or counseling so as to help make peoples’ lives better.

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