Super Kid

Super Kid: Maria Ordaz, 17, Monroe High School senior

Loves school: Will be first in family to graduate from high school. Is grateful for the opportunity. Says school is her favorite place. Looking into… Continue reading

Super Kid: Brianna Copeland, 17, Weston High School senior

Big turnaround: Arrived at Weston High School her junior year as a freshman in credits because of frequent absences at Arlington High School. Has had… Continue reading

Super Kid: Dana Kim, 18, Henry M. Jackson High School senior

Next year: Plans to go to college and is applying to the University of Washington. “UW is my goal.” Major: Undecided, but is interested in… Continue reading

SUPER KID: Ryan Shay, 18, Marysville Arts & Technology High School senior

Feeling at home: Was homeschooled since second grade until his freshman year of high school. His mom, Mary, has a bachelor’s degree in education. “It… Continue reading

Super Kid: Matt Beeninga, 17, Mountlake Terrace High School senior

Childhood: Has enjoyed growing up in a cul-de-sac in Brier where he could play kick the can and cops and robbers, build forts in the… Continue reading

Super Kid: David Santos, 17, Lake Stevens High School senior

Academic drive: Is taking college-level Advanced Placement chemistry and statistics classes, University of Washington English, an honors class on current American issues, Spanish and physics.… Continue reading

Super kid: Jes LaPlante, 17, Lakewood High School junior

Deep roots: Has grown up in Lakewood community. “I’m a lifer. I have been here since preschool. I have lived in the same house all… Continue reading

Super Kid: Rebecka "Becky" Gilbertson, 13, Granite Falls Middle School, 8th grade

Taking charge: Is student body president and has enjoyed playing a leadership role. Recent dance earned the ASB $384 and included about two-thirds of the… Continue reading

Super Kid: Gabby Vo, 18, Lynnwood High School senior

Helping the world: Wants to make a career of raising awareness of international causes such as malaria and AIDS. Is working on a presentation on… Continue reading

Super Kid: Rebecca Rice, 17, Cascade High School senior

Trained fingers: Finished second in the state among high school oboe players this year after third-place showings as a sophomore and junior. Work ethic: Practices… Continue reading

Super Kid: Alyssa Zeigler, 16, junior Marysville-Pilchuck High School

A wish come true: While a freshman, received a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical… Continue reading

Super Kid

His hometown: Likes living in Mukilteo and going to school there. “The community is really supportive. When you think of a town, you think of… Continue reading

Super Kid: Luke Passalacqua, 18, Arlington High School senior

Serving country: Comes from a military family. Dad is in the Coast Guard; mom is in the Navy reserves. Breaking the ice: Dad breaks the… Continue reading

Superkid: Katie Stone, 18, Sultan High School senior

Musical trifecta: Plays the tenor saxophone in the Sultan High School jazz band, trombone in the pep band and clarinet in the wind ensemble. Is… Continue reading

Super Kid: Maddy Kollmeyer, 18, AIM High School senior

Family first: Cared for her grandma, Elizabeth Smith, as she dealt with esophageal cancer. This year, when cancer spread, Kollmeyer moved in. Helped with medicine,… Continue reading

Super Kid: Meadowdale’s Kevin Ng focused on photography

Question: You recently were awarded the Schack Art Center’s annual Susan Jane Russell Art Scholarship for your photography portfolio. Could you talk a little about… Continue reading

Super Kid: Katherine Ball, Lake Stevens High

Katherine Ball, 17, is a senior at Lake Stevens High School and a Running Start student in Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy. Ball… Continue reading

Super Kid: Kendall Swanson, Lake Stevens High School senior

Kendall Swanson, 18, is a senior at Lake Stevens High School. She has been accepted to Oregon State University and plans to major in chemistry… Continue reading

Super Kid: Kymberlie Kenagy, Sultan High senior

Question: Tell me about school? Answer: I’m in Running Start, which I started my junior year. I didn’t want to stay at the high school.… Continue reading

Super Kid: Grayson Baden, senior, Arlington High School

Question: We hear you are one of those students who loves school. Not all kids would admit to that. Is it true? Answer: Absolutely. I… Continue reading