January High School Students of the Month


Edmonds eLearning Academy

Dorea Oulmi

Mother’s Name: Nesrine Oulmi

Father’s Name: Farid Oulmi

Interests: I enjoy reading and writing, computer science, and studying astronomy. I like traveling to other countries to pick up on new languages and exposing myself to different cultures.

Community Service/Work: When not at school, I work as an executive assistant and as an HR assistant.

Future Education Goals: I’m going to study government/political science, law, as well as business management/business law.

Future Career Goals: I’d like to pursue a career in business law, as well as invest in the stock market or work in journalism.

Anything else you want us to know? I’m going to be going to Madagascar over the summer and volunteer to help clean up the ocean waters, monitor the biodiversity, health and growth of the reef system surrounding Nosy Komba. I will also be attending the International University in Monaco next fall.

Edmonds Heights K-12

Alijah Benbrook
Mother’s name: Sarah Glover

Father’s name: Michael Benbrook
GPA: 3.6

Clubs & Activities: ASB

Community Service: Volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium

Current Employment: Pacific Science Center

Future Educational Goals: Continuing with the path I’ve been working on so far in a running start with the end goal of a double major in a marine science related degree and photography.
Future Career Goals: Underwater photography would be the dream job, but I also really love working in informal education and getting to teach people about the ocean.

Sierra Johnson

Mother’s name: Laura Johnson

Father’s name: Joshua Johnson

GPA: 3.5

Clubs & Activities: President of Edmonds Heights Thespian troupe

Athletics: Dance

Community Service: Civically engaged in local government and activism.

Significant School Project: Assisted in re-organizing the theater’s costume department.

Current Employment: Awesome babysitter

Future Educational Goals: Masters of Education, University of Washington

Future Career Goals: To become an elementary school teacher, after pursuing a career in the arts

Anything else we should know? Sierra has absolutely loved her time at Edmonds Heights. The creativity and flexibility that the program provides has prepared her in ways that a traditional educational setting could not. The love and support of the EH community has been instrumental to Sierra growing into the young adult she is today.

Edmonds-Woodway High

Samantha Hardan

Mother’s Name: Rhonda Hardan

Father’s Name: Dan Hardan

GPA: 3.7

Clubs & Activities: DECA; Bird Watching Club; President of Puzzle Club; Save Our Shorelines; Science Club

ASB: Executive Secretary

Athletics: Varsity Volleyball all four years; Space Needle Volleyball Foundation for seven years.

Honors: Second Team All Wesco AAA for Volleyball; Athlete of the Week

Anything else we should know? I am a full International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate

Student Name: Nebee Yohannes

Mother’s name: Almaz Godofy

Father’s name: Yohannes Yohannes

Clubs & Activities: Jazz Ensemble 1, Mellow-Aires, Wind Ensemble, Pep band (drum major), National Honors Society, Tri-M Music Honors Society (president), Link Crew Leader

Honors: Participant of the 2018 WMEA All-State Jazz Choir (playing piano)

Awards: Music Student of the Month for December

Community Service: Summer Music School

Significant School Project: 4,000-word IB Extended Essay on Miles Davis

Future Educational Goals: Nebee hopes to attend either UBC or UW Seattle and study medicine.

Anything else we should know? Full IB diploma candidate. Was a part of the EWHS Jazz Ensemble I that was recognized as a finalist in the 2017 Essentially Ellington competition in New York City.

Meadowdale High School

Matthew Johnson

Mother’’s name: Sherri Woods

Father’s name: Mark Johnson

GPA: 3.8

Clubs & Activities: Bassist in Orchestra, Link Leader Stream Team, National Honor Society Member

Athletics: Football, Track

Honors: Captain of the Football Team; Link Leader

Awards: Rotary Student of the Month; Student of the Quarter; Second Team All WESCO Middle Linebacker

Community Service: Link Leader; volunteer for Meadowdale Summer Camps; Feeding the Homeless in Seattle through Operation Night Watch.

Future Educational Goals: To attend a four-year university

Future Career Goals: To utilize my business and marketing degree to work somewhere where I can manage and contribute to large scale businesses and projects.

Camille Gates

Mother’s Name: Clare Gates

Father’s Name: Andy Gates

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: Link club, Hi-Q, and National Honor Society

Honors: Link leader of the month, and Junior Rotary Student of the Month

Community Service: Peer tutor and volunteer at Boyer’s Children Clinic

Future Educational Goals: To attend a four-year university and, hopefully, be a part of their engineering program.

Project SEARCH

Bobby Anderson

Mother’s Name: Linda

Father’s Name: Bob

Community Service: Volunteer, Swedish Edmonds Hospital

Significant School Project: I work on on the fifth floor at Swedish/Edmonds Medical Center cleaning, making coffee for patients and staff, and help out when needed.

Future Educational Goals: I would like to graduate Project SEARCH with a paid job.

Future Career Goals: I would like to work at Fred Meyer stocking shelves, facing the shelves, sweeping the floors full time.

Anything else we should know? I like to play the drums.

Scriber Lake High

Onnalissa Dixon

Mother’s Name: Mistie Cordova

Father’s Name: Eddie Dixon

Awards: Resiliency award

Future Educational Goals: Lassen Community College, then transfer to a four-year college.

Future Career Goals: I hope to one day work as a social worker

Jesus Arteaga

Mother’s name: Maria Arteaga

Father’s Name: Julio Dominguez (little brother’s father)

Significant School Project: Proud author of Scriber Lake high school’s book “This is a Movement”

Future Educational Goals: To study psychology and music in college

Future Career Goals: Psychologist

VOICE Transition Program

Arne Magpoc

Mother’s name: Lourdes Magpoc

Father’s Name: Tomas Magpoc

Clubs & Activities: Special Olympics

Athletics: Basketball, bowling and soccer.

Current Employment: Lynnwood Recreation Center

Future Educational Goals: To graduate from the VOICE transition program.

Future Career Goals: Lynnwood Recreation Center sweeping and cleaning!

Anything else we should know? Arne is a hardworking student and employee! He loves Special Olympics and participating in group sports and activities.

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