Super Kid

Sarah Wennersten, 15, Grace Academy sophomore

Big summer: Spent a week on the East Coast at the FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leadership Program, which is sponsored by the professional association… Continue reading

Super Kid: Ryan Hillery, 16, Granite Falls High School junior

School spirit: Wore a dress and a wig for a video promoting fall activities, including girls’ soccer. One clip has the lanky teen — he’s… Continue reading

Alicia Elwood, 16, Mariner High School junior

Close to school: Lives just down the street from Mariner and has lived in the same home her entire life. Good challenges: Schedule includes pre-calculus,… Continue reading

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SUPER KID Mind for music Won a national PTA-sponsored Reflections contest for musical compositions. Wrote “Suite for Concert Band in Three Movements,” which is scored… Continue reading

Fasika Gutema, 17, Edmonds-Woodway High School senior

Sharing culture: Was born and lived in Ethiopia until she was 9. Organized with classmates an “Ethiopia” week last week to share her culture with… Continue reading

As she commutes, Glacier Peak senior keeps climate in mind

Noelle Forkey, 17, is a senior at Glacier Peak High School. As part of her job at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle,… Continue reading

Super Kid: Montana Cox, 17, Arlington High School senior

Marathon moment: Finished the Seattle Marathon on Nov. 25, as part of her senior project. It was her first marathon and the longest race she… Continue reading

SUPER KID: Allison Shields, 18, Meadowdale High School senior

Off the cuff: Is co-leader of an improv theater group at Meadowdale that competes against other schools. Says it has improved her public speaking and… Continue reading

Super kid: Matt Brashler, 17, Sequoia High School senior

Teaching assistant: Spends his free period helping counselor Amy Montanye as a teaching assistant at Sequoia, an alternative school. Files papers, does computer work and… Continue reading

Super Kid: James McCormack, 16, Cascade High School junior

Lessons beyond school: Recently completed 24 hours of Community Emergency Response Team training through city of Everett’s Office of Emergency Management, learning about search and… Continue reading

Super Kid: Andrew Chesterfield, 18, Everett High School senior

Sweet music Has played trumpet since the sixth grade. Often plays solos, sometimes in front of large audiences, and always performs well, says his Everett… Continue reading

Super Kid: Conner Rounds, Darrington High School senior

Keeps moving: Competes in powerlifting, football, wrestling and enjoys paintball, biking, hiking, fishing and hunting. World record: During first powerlifting meet, lifted 523 pounds and… Continue reading

Super Kid: Lauren Rosenthal, 17, Monroe High School senior

Beyond the call: Is taking more credits than she needs. Schedule includes physics, wind ensemble, Spanish III, an independent course in Shakespeare and Advanced Placement… Continue reading

Super Kid: Josh White, 17, Lake Stevens High School senior

Ivy dreams: Is applying for early admission to Columbia University in New York and has looked at other Ivy League schools. Nice connection: High school… Continue reading

Jeneca Hoidal, 18, Lakewood High School senior

Among royalty: Was homecoming queen for her school’s royalty court last week. Leading the way: Is student body president and this year’s slogan is “Bringing… Continue reading

Nadya Shtanukhina, 17, Marysville-Pilchuck High School senior

Joy of music Plays violin for the Cascade Youth Symphony and started learning the instrument nine years ago. Favorite composer is Johann Sebastian Bach. Has… Continue reading

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Budding scientist: Hopes to major in environmental chemistry or environmental toxicology at Western Washington University. Would like to become a researcher. Dancing with planets: Interest… Continue reading

Super Kid: Laura Koetje, 17, Stanwood High School senior

Football trainer: Wraps ankles and treats minor injuries for the Spartans football teams. Travels to games in the sports medicine van and runs onto the… Continue reading

Super Kid: Jimmy Besancon, 16, Stanwood High School sophomore

Up to a challenge: Doesn’t have your typical sophomore schedule. Classes include three college-level Advanced Placement courses in physics, calculus and European history along with… Continue reading

Super Kid: Ashlynn Westergreen, 18, Mariner High School senior

Easing transition: Is part of school’s M to M mentorship program, helping freshmen adjust to high school. Remembers her transition from middle school and believes… Continue reading