Randy Cote, 18, Lynnwood High, senior

Loves Lynnwood High: Has thoroughly enjoyed his school experience and bristles when he hears any criticism of Lynnwood High.

“It has been like the time of my life. I love Lynnwood High. … You’ll hear, ‘Oh that bomb shelter across the street from the mall’ (but) I think we have the best staff … I wouldn’t go anywhere else.”

Journalism journey: Plans to attend Arizona State University to study journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Although he plans to go into broadcasting, he is getting a taste of the print side of the profession, working as editorial manager for the school’s newspaper, the “Royal Gazette.” “When other 10 years olds were watching ‘Power Rangers,” I watched Tom Brokaw.”

Journalism Part II: Expects to pay some dues in small towns after college as he breaks into the broadcasting business. “I’m ready for farm reports.”

Making movies: Gets together with friends to make homemade movies. Most are about three minutes long.

Big in band: Counting the days until a band trip to Hawaii. Plays saxophone for school bands and an all-city band in Seattle.

“I love band because the people you meet. They are down-to-earth people. You will know them the rest of your life … If you go to a party at a band kid’s house, you will be there like watching ‘Ferris Bueller,’ not drinking.”

Helping his school: Serves on committee looking at possible models for a new Lynnwood High School. Visited schools in Federal Way with committee members. Says it helps to have student representatives because they can get good, honest answers from other students about their schools.

Staying busy: Has a full class schedule, serves as senior class treasurer and works at Albertson’s in Canyon Park. Actually makes sure he schedules time to hang out with friends.

Favorite book: “Put Me in the Zoo,” a children’s book by Robert Lopshire.

Favorite movies: “The Girl Next Door,” “Collateral” and “Billy Madison.”

Favorite music “I listen to, it’s so dorky to say, marching band music.” Also likes “old funk” such as The Commodores.

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