Brittany Pineros, 17, Kamiak High School senior

Part of family: Has a dog named Rocky who was adopted from an animal shelter more than six years ago. Rocky’s a charming mutt with full access to the house. “That’s not the way it’s supposed to be, but that’s how it ended up.”

Hometown thoughts: Was born in New York, but moved to Mukilteo when she was 2. “It’s a nice community. You know all the people and you feel safe here and it has really good schools.”

Future plans: Has applied to colleges in Washington and New York. Has already been accepted to the University of Washington and Ithaca College in New York. Is considering a career in communications, possibly in journalism.

Learning leadership: Is class secretary, which has been a good opportunity to be involved in service projects. School has held canned food drives and blood drives and is now working with an “Invisible Children” program aimed at protecting children in Uganda from being forced into becoming soldiers.

Math, music and more: Has three college-level Advanced Placement courses in government, statistics and English as well as leadership, sports medicine and choir. “I don’t really have a favorite subject. I generally like all the classes I take. Probably the class I’ve enjoyed the most over the years has been choir.”

A voice among many: Sings soprano and will join the Kamiak choir on a trip to Ireland later this month. The choir will sing in famous cathedrals and perform with a high school choir from Ireland. “It’ll be great. I’ve never been to Europe.”

Favorite movies: “Remember the Titans,” “The Shawshank Redemption.”

Rain or shine: Has played soccer most of her life, including on select teams and four years at Kamiak. Has played several different positions for the high school and could play in college, depending on size of the school. Along the way, she’s run through hundreds of mud puddles.

Familiar heights: Stands 4 foot 11 and wouldn’t mind adding an inch, but that hasn’t stopped her from excelling in soccer. Isn’t holding her breath on a final growth spurt. “I’m a senior and I’m 4-11. I think I’m done.”

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