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A: It's called the scholar-athlete scholarship. It's for students who have good grades and play at least two sports.
Q: Which college do you plan to use it at?
A: Shoreline Community College. I want to be a nurse and I've heard they have a really good nursing program. I'd rather go to a community first then transfer to a university. I can save money and there's smaller class sizes.
Q: And where do you want to go after that?
A: I want to transfer to the University of Washington Bothell. I like UW, but I like the idea of a smaller campus and not having 1,000 people in your classes.
Q: You're captain of the soccer and track teams, tell me about that. How long have you been playing?
A: I've played four years of varsity soccer in high school and I've been playing rec(reation) since I was five. I've done three years of track in high school. I played basketball as a sophomore, too.
Q: Do you plan on playing sports in college?
A: I've been thinking about continuing, but I might do clubs instead because I know nursing is going to take a lot of my time and I want to stay on track.
Q: Why do you want to be a nurse?
A: I like helping people and I like science. I want to do something that brings them together. And my step-mom manages nurses at Group Health, so hearing her talk about work made me think about it more.
Q: Besides sports, what are your extra-curricular activities?
A: I volunteer at Food Lifeline a lot. It's where you repackage food and it gets sent to all the food banks across the state. And for my senior project, I raised money for cancer research.
Q: How much did you raise?
A: I worked with the sports booster club. They raised around $1,200 and I raised $800. We donated the money to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research.
Q: So you're graduating. Are you excited to be done with high school?
A: Yes, I'm ready to start the new chapter in my life. But it's weird to be thinking that I don't have to go back next year.
Q: What do you have planned?
A: Well, the graduation ceremony is June 13 at the Edmonds-Woodway Stadium and we're having a senior breakfast. Then I'll be having family parties.
Q: Speaking of your family, your grandpa said he helped raise you. Are you two very close?
A: Yes. He's been watching me since I was nine months old. He's so excited about that; he tells everyone. I used to go over there every day after school until my dad got home at around 6 p.m. He ended up watching my friends, too, so I could hang out with them. I always try to go over there when I have spare time.
Q: What would you say is the most important thing about you? It could be anything.
A: Could it be my grandpa? He's been the biggest influence in my life.
Ashley Stewart: firstname.lastname@example.org; 425-339-3037.
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