Super Kid

This week’s Herald Super Kid is senior Trevor LaFond at Leaders in Learning High School in Monroe. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Senior makes the most of ‘a better learning experience’

Trevor LaFond has left past struggles behind at Leaders in Learning High School in Monroe.

 

Jean Christian Niyonkuru is an auto tech student at Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center and also takes classes at Cascade High School. Niyonkuru came to the Puget Sound as a Rwandan refugee and orphan in fifth grade.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)

An orphan from Rwanda finds freedom at his own pace

Jean Christian Niyonkuru pursues his love of cars at Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center.

 

Robert Knight, a precision machining and electronics engineering student and senior at Sno-Isle Skills Center, is this week’s Super Kid. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center is his home away from home

Robert Knight is building on his home-schooling with courses in precision machining and electronics.

 

At this stage of life, she’s ready for anything

Glacier Peak High School senior Freja Jorgensen was drawn to theater early on.

Super Kid Grace Fortney from Lake Stevens High School is very involved with family, career and Community Leaders of America. She is a statewide leader and put together an award winning PSA about seatbelt safety. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Lake Stevens senior asks: ‘What can you do in 3 seconds?’

Grace Fortney created an award-winning seatbelt safety video.

Super Kid Grace Fortney from Lake Stevens High School is very involved with family, career and Community Leaders of America. She is a statewide leader and put together an award winning PSA about seatbelt safety. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)
This week’s Herald Super Kid is Grace Academy senior Jenna Knudson. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Her 14 years at Grace Academy have been ‘pretty cool’

Senior Jenna Knudson has attended the Marysville Christian school since preschool.

This week’s Herald Super Kid is Grace Academy senior Jenna Knudson. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

North Creek junior gearing up for a big 2019

T.J. Ingersoll, who will be in the school’s first graduating class, helps build a positive climate.

‘We’re all different and we all just need to respect each other’

Everett High School senior Amy Nguyen wants to be a doctor, helping those in developing countries.

Snohomish High senior is cherishing all the moments

Emma Lande has a new appreciation for life as she battles Hodgkins lymphoma.

On cusp of adulthood, Arlington senior readies for ‘real’ world

Destiny Robinson of Arlington High School is aiming for a career in genetic counseling.

Stanwood High School senior, Jack Softcheck is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Yale-bound Camano teen excels at sciences, music at Stanwood

Jack Softcheck is considering a career as a medical doctor, but his love of music is a strong lure.

Stanwood High School senior, Jack Softcheck is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Busy Jackson High student hears entrepreneurship calling

The competitive dancer keeps an active schedule of school, dance and work to feel highly productive.

Heritage High School senior Kimberly Smoley, is now a cheerleader, plays volleyball, and is on ASB. She’s studying cosmetology through Running Start. Shot on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 in Tulalip Reservation, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Thinking positively: ‘I want to be the best of the best’

Heritage High senior Kimberly Smoley plans a career in dermatology.

Heritage High School senior Kimberly Smoley, is now a cheerleader, plays volleyball, and is on ASB. She’s studying cosmetology through Running Start. Shot on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 in Tulalip Reservation, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Abigail Dahl, a homeschool student from Everett, is a talented artist with plans to pursue a career in animation. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Homeschooled Everett teen tries to capture feelings in art

Her work is on display at the Schack Art Center and she hopes to become an animator.

Abigail Dahl, a homeschool student from Everett, is a talented artist with plans to pursue a career in animation. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Granite Falls student’s advice: ‘get involved’

She went from playing video games to building her own computers and creating a food drive database.

Super Kid Erik Linder is a world champion ballroom dancer who regularly flies all over U.S. and world for competition, so he benefits from the alternative schedule that AIM High School provides. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Flexible schedule fits Lake Stevens teen’s ballroom dance life

AIM High School in Snohomish, an alternative program, lets Erik Linder compete across the world.

Super Kid Erik Linder is a world champion ballroom dancer who regularly flies all over U.S. and world for competition, so he benefits from the alternative schedule that AIM High School provides. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Her school’s tragedy set her on a course to become a nurse

Marysville Pilchuck senior Cheyenne Coe decided she wants to be an emergency room nurse.

At one point she dropped out; now she’s graduation-bound

Anita Bradford-Diaz has had her share of setbacks, but they only seem to increase her motivation.

This Marysville student is an actor, debater, gamer, leader

Marysville Arts & Technology’s Brady Uker likely to pursue “anything social.”

Hard work in math is adding up for Sky Valley senior

Frances Scott-Weis is a Running Start student at EvCC who loves solving problems and traveling.