Edmonds School District High School Students of Month for March 2021

Edmonds eLearning Academy

Emma Gorman

Mother’s name: Kama Gorma

Father’s name: Dai Gorman

Interests: I’m interested in travel.

Community Service: I’ve been a part of many school fundraisers, gift wrapping, car washes, babysitting, and summer camps.

Education Goals: I hope to find a passion outside of school.

Career Goals: I hope to find a career path after high school through experience.

Edmonds Heights K-12

Siraj Dabbagh

Mother’s name: Souha Hallak

Father’s name: Mustapha Dabbagh

GPA: 3.6

Clubs & Activities: Explorer prep internship

Current Employment: T-Mobile Internship

Educational Goals: Software engineering degree

Career Goals: Software Engineer

Emily Doak 

Mother’s name: Anna Doak

Father’s name: Randy Doak

GPA: 3.9

Clubs & Activities: Ballet

Honors: Honors College at Shoreline Community College (Running Start)

Educational Goals: University of Washington

Career Goals: A science related field

Edmonds-Woodway High

Mirian Ramos

Mother’s name: Teresa Ramos

Father’s name: Maer Garcia

GPA: 3.3

Clubs & Activities: Tutoring club

Awards: Student of the month

Community Service: Helping at College Place Elementary School

Current Employment: Romeo’s pizza

Educational Goals: To go to medical school

Career Goals: To work as a cardiologist or in forensic medicine

Anything else we should know? I am from El Salvador. I have been in the U.S. for almost two years. I’m a student in the ELL program at Edmonds-Woodway High School. My first language is Spanish. I am now in level 2. I like to go running in my free time.

Steele Swinton

Mother’s name: Lisa Swinton

Father’s name: Oscar Swinton

GPA: 3.88

Clubs & Activities: Black Student Union, National Honors Society

Athletics: Football, Basketball, Track

Awards: First Team All-Wesco Running back

Community Service: Teach ASL to 3rd and 4th graders an hour each week

Educational Goals: To go to a four-year university

Lynnwood High

Manan Vasdev

Mother’s name: Sunita Vasdev

Father’s name: Ravinder Vasdev

GPA: 3.99

Clubs & Activities: Chamber Orchestra, Tri-M, Key Club, FBLA, Cascade Youth Symphony Orchestra

Educational Goals: Attend a four-year university and study business.

Hannah Tang 

Mother’s Name: Cynthia Cheng

Father’s Name: Trung Tang

GPA: 3.96

Clubs & Activities: Photography Club (Vice President)


Athletics: Varsity Swim Team (Captain) and Track & Field

Awards: Edmonds Art Festival Award (Photography); Scholastic Arts and Writing Gold Key Award (Photography); Scholastic Arts and Writing Silver Key Award (Photography);

Scholastic Arts and Writing Honorable Mention Award (Photography)

Educational Goals: I plan to study at a four-year university and graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

Career Goals: Business or Engineering

Meadowdale High

Quinn Bennett

Mother’s name: Julie Bennett

Father’s name: Brad Bennett

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: Book Club (President), Environmental Club (President), LINK, Member of Edmonds School District Superintendent Student Advisory Board, Member of Association of Washington Student Leaders Student Voice and Advisory Council ASB

Athletics: Spirit Squad

Honors: National Honor Society

Community Service: I volunteer at Willow Creek Salmon Hatchery & Education Center.

Significant School Project: Starting the Book Club this year. It has been so amazing connecting with other readers and challenging myself through experiencing different perspectives from a diverse range of authors.

Current Employment: No official job, but I dog walk every week.

Educational Goals: I plan to pursue a major in marketing with a minor in English at a four-year university. While I haven’t gotten all of my decisions back yet, there’s a high chance that I will attend the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. My biggest goal is to take full advantage of the opportunities college will provide me with.

Career Goals: Upon entering the workforce, my dream is to secure a job that will allow me to work from anywhere in the world. To elaborate, I plan to become a digital nomad, working from my computer while being completely location-independent. Later in life I might attend graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in Library Science so I can become a librarian!

Anatolii Systuk

Mother’s name: Galyna Systuk

Father’s name: Anatolii Systuk

GPA: 3.65

Mountlake Terrace High

Heather Miles

Mother’s name: Shawna Miles

Father’s name: Clinton Miles

GPA: 3.65952

Clubs & Activities: Hawk Broadcast Network (HBN) & Honor Society

Honors: AP AB Calculus, AP Physics, AP American Government and Politics, Honors STEM English 12, Honors Pre-Calculus, AP Language and Composition, AP US History, Honors Humanities, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Geometry, Honors Chemistry, Honors Biology, Honors World History, Honors 9th Grade English.

Community Service: Helping sell DVDs at graduation; being a counselor for STEM camp for two years.

Significant School Project: A toy that helps kids learn to spell.

Educational Goals: I plan to go into Community college for two years, then go to a specialized school or program oriented around what I want to do.

Career Goals: Teacher, politician, director, marketing, HR, producer, government administration.

Anything else we should know? I love cats, spiders, and math. I have great teachers who help me. Amazing friends who support me. As well as an awesome family who is always there for me.

Skyler Knight

Mother’s name: Camille Knight

Father’s name: Dustin Knight

GPA: 3.8

Clubs & Activities: ASB

ASB: Executive ASB Secretary

Current Employment: Mr. Kleen Car Wash

Educational Goals: Acceptance to the University of Washington

Future Career Goals: Law

Scriber Lake High

Elysia Prado

Mother’s name: Kori Brown

Project SEARCH

David Hall

Mother’s name: Kim Hall

Father’s name: James Hall

Clubs & Activities: I used to do the Hang Out club in high school.

Athletics: I participated in basketball and soccer in the Special Olympics.

Awards: I received the John Campo award for dedication in 2019. My senior year of high school, I was elected Homecoming Prince. I am also certified in Microsoft PowerPoint. In middle school I made it to the National Junior Honor Society.

Significant School Project: During Zoom classes for Project SEARCH, we created our own businesses.

Educational Goals: I want to go to either Edmonds Community College or Shoreline Community College to take classes in security operations.

Career Goals: I would like to work doing something in security.

Anything else we should know? I like to practice computer programs in different languages. I like to play video games. I like to listen to music. I like to create video game modifications. I recently started walking and it’s hard but I will eventually enjoy it. I am very dedicated to my internship at Swedish-Edmonds Hospital in security.

VOICE Transition Program

Sophie Paynich

Mother’s name: Emily Paynich

Father’s name: John Paynich

Clubs & Activities: Transition Club

Community Service: Not yet.

Educational Goals: Courtesy clerk

Career Goals: A party princess (Disney)

Anything else we should know? I love cats and baby dolls


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Real first and last names — as well as city of residence — are required for all commenters.
This is so we can verify your identity before approving your comment.

By commenting here you agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Please read our code at the bottom of this page before commenting.