Edmonds-area High School Students of the Month for March

Edmonds Heights K-12

Student Name: Cody Rose

Mother’s Name: Joleen Bacon

ASB: I help out as much as possible, trying to figure things out and I help set up for most of the events we have at the school.

Athletics: MMA, firefighting, yoga, running, weight lifting, and if there is a physical exercise out there I’ll find it and try it maybe work a few things into my routine. The best way to challenge yourself is to push your limits but knowing how far is too far.

Awards: two-time bulldog winner, third place at Annie Right for Speaking, completing firefighter combat challenge.

Community Service: Two years of gives burns the boot, helped with CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), food drives for families my fire service class adopts.

Culminating Project: A speech on everything I have learned, how it has helped me, and presentation of my favorite subject, firefighting.

Future Educational Goals: I plan to go to college later on in life to get a few degrees to further my education in the fire service, continue learning Norwegian, and anything else that I might find interesting.

Future Career Goals: I plan to go to Getchell Academy in the summer of 2012, and be an amazing firefighter.

Anything else we should know? I am very open minded, I love helping people, and I love challenges. So when it comes to testing myself, surpassing my best is something I try and do. I also have a lot of free time so I always try to help people with whatever they need to try and make their lives a little bit easier.

Student Name: Holly Haney

Mother’s Name: Robin Haney

Father’s Name: Curt Haney

Clubs & Activities: Musical theatre

Athletics: I have played recreational league soccer since I was 5, and have been on an amazing girl’s soccer team, the Funky Monkeys, for the past six years.

Honors: Nominated for a 5th Avenue Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Featured Ensemble Role (Mrs. Tottendale in The Drowsy Chaperone)

Community Service: I am an active member of my youth group at Berean Bible Church and we volunteer for several community service projects each year. I also work in the children’s ministry at my church and have enjoyed working at Vacation Bible Adventure every summer.

Culminating Project: I took lots of photographs in Puerto Rico last summer. I have compiled them into a presentation and will be sharing my stories and experiences as well as how the mission trip impacted my life.

Current Employment: I am currently working for Starbucks as a barista and I absolutely love my job, my crew, the customers there and the whole environment.

Future Educational Goals: Next fall I will be attending Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and will be pursuing a degree in education.

Future Career Goals: I want to be an elementary school teacher.

Anything else we should know? I went to Puerto Rico on a mission trip with my church youth group in July 2011. We worked on several projects at Campemento del Caribe and in the barrio. Our team constructed a 40-foot tower for a waterslide at the camp, painted a house in the barrio and completed several other maintenance and construction projects. We also had the opportunity to minister to the kids at the camp and in the local church and youth ministry.

Edmonds-Woodway High

Student Name: Katarina Nguyen

Mother’s Name: Tina Nguyen

Father’s Name: Anthony Nguyen

GPA: 4.00

Clubs & Activities: As President of six clubs and Vice President/Officer of two, I am actively involved in my school. Some activities I have been involved in are I have established a Science Tutoring Program to help students pass the state’s End of Course exams, take part in our school’s literary magazine, coordinate and MC annual Oxfam America Hunger Awareness Banquet, Scholastic Book Fair (100% of proceeds goes to school library), Read Across America Fundraisers, and Culture Nights/Lunar New Year Celebrations. I fundraise for charities including Rice Bowls, Japan Relief Fund, Heifer International, books and school supplies in Asia, and Edmonds Food Bank. I play 24-stringed zither, single-stringed zither, violin and piano. I am in chamber orchestra and have won several talent competitions.

ASB: I am an ASB Senate member.

Athletics: I have been involved in Edmonds-Woodway High School softball, soccer, basketball, swim and golf. Additionally, I have been on select, recreational, and school volleyball, soccer and basketball teams. I am a current Captain of the golf Varsity team.

Honors: I am involved in National Honor Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society in school. I am also an Ambassador for the National Society of High School Scholars

Awards: I took second place in State in American Legion Oratorical Competition, fifth place in State in the VFW Audio-Essay Competition, and first place in the FRA Branch Essay Competition.

Community Service: I have been a long-time advocate for Children’s Hospital Child Swim Safety and Drowning Prevention Program and International Community of Health Services (oral health care), working to help the underserved community in the greater Seattle area. I volunteer for the annual Madrona Pit Orchestra and have volunteered for several events including the Special Peoples Holiday Cruise, Benaroya Research Institute Triathlon, Seafair Breakfast and the Blues Fundraiser, and more. I am in a couple of dance teams and we perform for thousands of audience members over the years, working to foster cultural appreciation. At Van Lang, I help teach children in the local community develop their languages skills.

Current Employment: I am a babysitter and a math tutor.

Future Educational Goals: I plan on pursuing a higher education at a four-year college.

Anything else we should know? I was a Representative in Kobe-Seattle Sister City exchange in Japan as a Seafair Ambassador and a Hanban Confucius Institute Washington Representative in China. I have a wealth of public speaking experiences, as representative speaker of my dance team, speaker at Seafair Breakfast & the Blues fundraising event, Veterans Day events, annual Memorial Day Ceremonies, and several community events.

Student Name: Tatum Tobiassen

Mother’s Name: Julie Tobiassen

Father’s Name: Trygve Tobiassen

Clubs & Activities: Church Youth Group, Key Club

Athletics: Dance/Drill Team; 4 years; Co-Captain, junior year; Captain, senior year

Honors: National Honor Society Member

Awards: Warrior Pride, 2012; Athlete of the Week, 2011; 110% Award in Dance/Drill for Effort and Participation, 2009 & 2010

Community Service: Most of my Community Service is through my church youth group; Habitat for Humanity, Soup Kitchens, meal service at Church, Christmas Packages for Youth, food collection for food banks, Mission trip to San Francisco to help homeless and disadvantaged youth. This summer I will travel to New Orleans to help rebuild the community.

Culminating Project: I did a behavior modification experiment on my 4-year-old cousin. I chose this experiment to combine my interests in education and psychology.

Current Employment: I am a Church Nursery Assistant and I work at our family’s coffee stand, Grounded Espresso.

Future Educational Goals: I plan on attending Pacific Lutheran University in the fall and hope to major in education and minor in psychology.

Future Career Goals: I hope to become an elementary school teacher.

Meadowdale High

Student Name: Stephanie Arroyo

Mother’s Name: Maria

Father’s Name: Antonio

GPA: 3.77

Clubs & Activities: I practice yoga daily and like to participate in local leadership conferences offered. I have been part of a M.E.CH.A conference when it was offered at Western Washington University and hope to join the University of Washington when they sponsor theirs. I also just participated in a leadership conference held at Edmonds Community College with guest speaker “the ripples guy,” Paul Wesselman.

Athletics: I played Basketball Freshman-Junior year but unfortunately did not get the chance to play my senior year because of knee surgery.

Honors: I am currently enrolled in the National Honors Society.

Community Service: Through Meadowdale – Link, Peer Mentoring, when I was unable to play my senior year I was the girls basketball manager, give tours of the high school to incoming freshman parents , and Voices Program. Outside of School – Big Brothers Big Sisters, Leader of middle school Latino leadership conference for La Chispa, Latino family night at the Aquarium, and currently volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium

Culminating Project: I am volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium for my senior project. I volunteer three times a month for five hours. I get to explain exhibits to guests and get to partake in special opportunities that the aquarium offers us! This month they gave me the chance to volunteer at the Pacific Science Center (through the aquarium) and got the chance to show children how to dissect squid.

Future Educational Goals: I am still waiting to hear back from The University of Washington but my plan is to either attend The University of Washington or Western Washington University. My hope is that at the end of my four or five years I will have graduated with a major in Environmental Science.

Future Career Goals: I still do not have completely decided where I want to go with an environmental science degree but I know I want to get to travel to different forests. My dream would be however to end up as an environmental researcher.

Anything else we should know? I want to thank my teachers for recognizing me as Senior Student of the Month!

Student Name: Torin Dooley

Mother’s Name: Sherri Dooley

Father’s Name: Nick Dooley

GPA: 3.0

Clubs & Activities: FCA- Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Link Leader/Link Crew

Athletics: Varsity basketball and varsity baseball

Awards: Second team all-WESCO for basketball

Culminating Project: I am having a free-throw shooting competition at Meadowdale High School on April 5. I am raising money for Run To Win and the winner of the competition gets a signed ball by Tony Wroten, a freshmen who plays for the University of Washington Basketball team.

Future Educational Goals: I have not yet chosen a college I will attend but I know I want to go into accounting or psychology.

Future Career Goals: I want to become a CPA and follow in the footsteps of my dad and brother.

Scriber Lake High

Student Name: Sabrina Rich Bratsch

Father’s Name: Jude Bratsch

GPA: 2.75

Clubs & Activities: Choir, Beach Clean-Up

Athletics: Has dabbled in Tai Chi & kick-boxing

Honors: On “green status” most of the time over the past two years, providing extra privileges at school

Awards: Awards in biology, SSR and fine art, Edmonds Exchange Club Accepting the Challenge of Excellence Award

Community Service: Two years in a row volunteered to bake 1,400 cookies for the Book Fair, Teaching Assistant in three different classes, and Volunteered for numerous assembly and school activity set-up and strike down, Helped teach class on job interviewing, and regularly volunteers to help teachers

Culminating Project: Costume Design & Theatrical Make-Up

Current Employment: Value Village in Lynnwood

Future Educational Goals: To attend college for fashion design.

Future Career Goals: Costume designer, theatrical special effects, make-up designer, and musician

Anything else we should know? Sabrina has been living on her own for almost two years and has been able to continue with good attendance at school and high academic achievement. Sabrina is an entry-level costume designer. She may soon be performing costume and make-up for the Driftwood Theater as well as productions at Shoreline Community College.

Student Name: Blanca Monroy

Mother’s Name: Lucina Carrillo

Father’s Name: Ramses Monroy

Clubs & Activities: Multi-lingual: English and Spanish, also knows a little bit of French

Athletics: Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Baseball, Mixed martial arts, and Many others

Honors: Consistently on Green Status, providing additional privileges on campus

Awards: Received multiple awards in elementary and middle school Selected for the Hidden Winner Award from the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club

Community Service: Blanca plans to volunteer at the Lynnwood Food Bank so she can help interpret between Spanish and English speaking people, and she will serve food there.

Culminating Project: Blanca will be shadowing a dental hygienist as a central part of her culminating project.

Current Employment: Blanca cares for a younger sibling on a daily basis

Future Educational Goals: Blanca will be attending Shoreline Community College after graduating from Scriber Lake High School

Future Career Goals: Blanca plans to be a dental hygienist.

Anything else we should know? Blanca is diligent about completing homework, and much appreciated by all teachers, staff and students. Her favorite subjects include physical education, English, and math, especially algebra.


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