Elisa Santos, 18, Lake Stevens High senior

Full plate: Actually, it’s more like an all-you-can-eat buffet. Elisa’s class load is a literature course at University of Washington extension, advanced-placement biology, advanced-placement statistics, honors contemporary American issues, psychology and yearbook.

She scored 1550 on the SAT and carries a 4.0 GPA. She’s been accepted into the honors program at UW and hopes to attend medical school there.

Paging Dr. Santos: She volunteers at Providence Medical Center’s Colby Campus in Everett and wants to eventually become an emergency-room doctor. "My mom (Julie Santos) used to work as a secretary in the ER, and when we used to visit I always thought it was really cool," she said.

Reality TV?: She used to watch "ER," but stopped when her favorite character, the short-lived and not particularly bright Dr. Dave Malucci, left the show in 2001. Now, she watches "CSI" (and "CSI: Miami"), "Friends," "Without a Trace," "Gilmore Girls," and "Scrubs" every once in a while. "I usually do my homework in between "Friends" and "CSI."

Following the hometown boy: Another favorite TV show is "Everwood" on The WB, because it stars Chris Pratt, who grew up in Lake Stevens and went to Lake Stevens High School. "No one used to go to my high school," she said.

Classic rocker: She mainly listens to The Beatles; Crosby, Stills, Nash &Young; and Frank Sinatra. "In seventh grade, I had just gotten a new friend (Sara Owens), and she sat me down and forced me to listen to The Beatles," she said.

Staying close to home: She hopes to work at a hospital in Seattle after graduating from UW Medical School. She said, "I don’t want to leave Washington."

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