June 2016 High School Students of Month

Nina Parks-EHK12Edmonds Heights K-12

Student Name: Nina Parks
Mother’s Name: Zara Parks
Father’s Name: Frank Parks
Future Career Goals: Master Esthetician

Edmonds-Woodway High School

Sarah Ibrahimi-EWHStudent Name: Sarah Ibrahimi
Mother’s Name: Suraya Ibrahimi
Father’s Name: Ahmed Ibrahimi
GPA: 3.99
Clubs & Activities: FCCLA Club
Honors: National Honor Society Member; May STEM Student of the Month
Awards: National Merit Commended Scholar
Community Service: Volunteer at UW Medical Center; Tutor for College Place Elementary Program
Significant School Project: I worked with a group to create a puppet show for the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle last January.
Future Educational Goals: I will attend Amherst College in the fall, to most likely study chemistry. I plan to go to medical school afterwards.
Future Career Goals: I hope to become a medical doctor.

Peter Matulich-EWHStudent Name: Peter Matulich
Mother’s Name: Carol Laherty
Father’s Name: David Matulich
GPA: 3.8
Clubs & Activities: Robotics Club, Smash Club
Honors: National Honors Society
Awards: Homecoming Service Award
Community Service: Mentoring FLL robotics team
Significant School Project: President of the FRC Robotics Club
Future Educational Goals: I am attending the University of Washington to pursue a degree in bioengineering with an emphasis on nanotechnology, then I plan on going to graduate school.
Future Career Goals: I would like to start a business in the biomedical field that specializes in nanotechnology.
Anything else we should know?: I am an International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient.

Savannah Steffen-EWHStudent Name: Savannah Steffen
Mother’s Name: Peggy Weirauch
Father’s Name: Frederick Steffen
GPA: 3.97
Clubs & Activities: Officer of Photography Club, Editor for Driftwood Literary Magazine, Lead Artist in Homecoming Decorations Preparations
Honors: National Honors Society
Awards: Homecoming Service Award
Community Service: Homecoming Preparations
Significant School Project: Driftwood Literary Magazine
Future Educational Goals: I will be attending the University of Washington.
Future Career Goals: I would like to be an architect.
Anything else we should know? I am a full International Baccalaureate diploma recipient.

Meadowdale High School

Lelo Gemtessa-MHSStudent Name: Lelo Gemtessa
Mother’s Name: Amarech Mengistu
Father’s Name: Negash Gnamura
GPA: 3.81
Clubs & Activities: Hip Hop Club- President; Link Leader; Black Student Union; National Honors Society
Honors: Student of the Month; Link Leader
Awards: Gates Millennium Scholar; National Honors Society; Presidential Volunteer Service; K-Pop World Festival Competition – 1st place
Community Service: Link Leader; Summer Math Program; Peer Tutor; Lynnwood Food Bank
Future Educational Goals: To major in biology at the University of Washington
Future Career Goals: To become a Doctor
Anything else we should know? I also help organize events like Multicultural Night, Art’s Week, Assemblies, and Spirit Weeks

Jacob Voltz-MHSStudent Name: Jacob Volz
Mother’s Name: Elizabeth
Father’s Name: Michael
GPA: 3.89
Clubs & Activities: Saxophone, Piano, Bass and singing in: Jazz Band, Impressions Jazz Choir, Leader/Arranger of Jazz Combo, Wind Ensemble, Choir, Pit for musical theater, Pep band
Honors: National Honors Society Member, Participated in 2 All-State Jazz Bands,
Awards: Outstanding Soloist awards from 7 different jazz festivals, Audrey Quealy Volunteer Service Award, MHS Music Department “Arion” Award and MHS Jazz Program’s “Louis Armstrong” Award
Community Service: Forty hours per month volunteering at Silver Creek Family Church: Media Director and Technology Director for Family Ministries; Bass Player in Worship Team; Co-Leader of Youth Worship Team, Student Leader in Youth Ministries, Miscellaneous Church Event Planning Team Member, 4 Missions Trips (San Francisco, New York, Mexico, El Salvador), 5 time coach at community outreach “International Soccer Academy”, Meadowdale “Link” Crew for 1 year
Current Employment: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor at the Lynnwood Recreation Center
Future Educational Goals: Received admission to University of Washington’s “Foster Freshman Direct” program for the Business School, so I will complete a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in music, I will return to school for a law degree.
Future Career Goals: Combining finance and law into an in-house counsel corporate lawyer role, or else a finance manager position, private equity management, mergers and acquisitions, or politics

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