Jager Weatherby, 18, Lakewood High School

Fulfilling a dream: Will study drama at New York University next fall, reaching a goal she set in middle school. Spent time in an NYU summer acting program for high school students last year that galvanized her desire to go. Also met her future dorm roommate from New Orleans who she e-mails and calls regularly.

Loves Big Apple: Has visited New York several times. “I love New York. The diversity is amazing. There are going to be people there from all over the place. … I just like the big city. There’s always something to do. There’s the hustle and bustle. I like to go to bed and hear the honking horns.”

Top scholar: Is Lakewood’s valedictorian this year with a 3.92 grade point average. Without giving away her graduation speech, she says, “It’s got a little bit of everything, a couple of funny parts and some serious parts.”

Center stage: Has been acting since second grade when she landed a role in elementary school play. “It has kind of been what I have loved to do ever since.”

Toughest role: Playing an emotionally and physically abusive mother who is an alcoholic in a high school production of “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” “It’s so not me.” Her toughest accent to learn? Russian.

Favorite actors: Male, Tom Hanks; female, Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn.

Favorite movies: “That’s so hard,” she says and thinks for a few minutes before suggesting: “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” “Love Actually,” “Dead Poets Society,” “Philadelphia.”

Away from school: Loves to shop and doesn’t know how she will be able to pack for school in New York. “That’s going to be hard. I have a lot of clothes.”

Favorite novel: “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger.

Thoughts on acting: Good thing about acting is always a chance to learn. Likes idea of performing more than teaching acting. “Actors are constantly taking classes and studying things. It is hard to think about teaching something when you still have so much to learn.”

Know a super kid? Contact us at 425-339-3036 or e-mail schoolfyi@heraldnet.com.

Dan Bates / The Herald

Jager Weatherby, 18, is graduating from Lakewood High School and will head to New York where she will study acting.

More in Local News

Waiting lists and growing demand for low-income preschools

There will be 1,000 more spots opening in the state next school year — far fewer than needed.

Snohomish County PUD general manager and CEO to retire

Craig Collar, 54, who will return to Montana, joined the utility as a senior manager in 2006.

Jensen Webster sorts through food stuffs at the Sultan High School in Sultan on March 14, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
Sultan school children take charge to help their peers

The Sky Valley Youth Coalition has installed pantries at schools so kids can take food home.

Police seek female suspect in north Everett burglaries

She’s suspected of being an accomplice to a man who has committed five other burglaries.

North Machias Road bridge down to one lane until fixes made

A bridge south of Lake Stevens remains at one lane of travel… Continue reading

Everett woman found dead identified as 21-year-old

There were no obvious signs of trauma on the body of Brianna Leigh Nyer.

Ivar’s in Mukilteo closes for disinfection after illnesses

The Snohomish Health District said it’s not certain what caused some patrons to get sick.

A close friendship is lost to fire

An 88-year-old Smokey Point mobile home resident died despite a valiant effort by neighbors.

State will spend millions on task forces and reports

Here are eight undertakings that will incite possible action by lawmakers in the future.

Most Read