Super Kid

Pageants, roller derby, archaeology interest Stanwood teen

Laela Leyva recently competed in a National American Miss pageant and does sports year-round.

 

Super Kid: He has his eye on a future in politics

River O’Connor already has made a splash with his computer skills.

 

Fatima Al-Mayyahi, graduate of Mariner High School, works at Boeing and attends Everett Community College. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

EvCC student building a base to build career on

Fatima Al-Mayyahi, who works as a Boeing 777X mechanic, is studying to become an engineer.

 

Sea Choi of Lynnwood went to South Korea with the mayor of Lynnwood and will attend the University of California San Diego in the fall. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

She helped Lynnwood reach out to sister city in South Korea

While at Lynnwood High, Sea Choi traveled with officials to Damyang — and translated.

Sea Choi of Lynnwood went to South Korea with the mayor of Lynnwood and will attend the University of California San Diego in the fall. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Simran Handa, a Kamiak grad, and current Lewis & Clark College senior on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Handa is studying microbiology and biochemistry at the college. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Kamiak grad’s cell research is inspired by younger sister

“It would be very difficult for me to tell a patient, ‘I don’t know why this disease is happening.’”

Simran Handa, a Kamiak grad, and current Lewis & Clark College senior on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Handa is studying microbiology and biochemistry at the college. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Monroe teen to compete at archery championship in Italy

Erin White has been shooting arrows since she was 8. She loves to travel and see new places.

This week’s Herald Super Kid Alexis Eacret is a champion horse rider and just recently won a national title. She dearly loves her 12-year-old quarterhorse, Brody, that she has had for three years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lake Stevens teen is national horse riding champion

Alexis Eacret took first place for women at the O-Mok-See competition in Idaho a few weeks ago.

This week’s Herald Super Kid Alexis Eacret is a champion horse rider and just recently won a national title. She dearly loves her 12-year-old quarterhorse, Brody, that she has had for three years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Anna King, a junior at Stanwood High, attends Everett Community College and will graduate with her diploma and Associates of Arts Degree. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Stanwood High junior’s career goals are intriguing

‘I have three options I’m staring at now,’ Anna King says.

Anna King, a junior at Stanwood High, attends Everett Community College and will graduate with her diploma and Associates of Arts Degree. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Family inspires this self-taught artist

The Edmonds-Woodway senior loves art, but will probably study nursing in college.

Science is hard but always exciting for this WSU-bound teen

Samantha Coughlan graduated from Everett High School and earned an associate degree from EvCC.

Everett grad doing swimmingly

Swim team captain Gabrielle Schmidt headed to Gonzaga.

Lily Morgan graduated June 9 from Sultan High School. She lives in Gold Bar and is headed to Seattle Pacific University. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She wants to study business at SPU — and to help the homeless

Lily Morgan, a Sultan High grad, was involved in almost every club at school, plus sports.

Lily Morgan graduated June 9 from Sultan High School. She lives in Gold Bar and is headed to Seattle Pacific University. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Herald Super Kid this week is Kamiak High School senior Kate Neumeister, who last year as a junior was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County’s 2017 Youth of the Year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Kamiak senior is drawn to the compassionate side of nursing

The 2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County’s Youth of the Year will attend Seattle University.

Herald Super Kid this week is Kamiak High School senior Kate Neumeister, who last year as a junior was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County’s 2017 Youth of the Year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Dakota Brown at Scriber Lake High School on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This Scriber Lake High senior meshes with metal

Dakota Brown hones his welding skills at Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center. Next up is EvCC.

Dakota Brown at Scriber Lake High School on Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
This week’s Herald Super Kid is Jacob Nowlan of Snohomish. Jacob recently became an Eagle Scout. He built a trail near this spot in a meadow at Zion Lutheran School in Lake Stevens, where he attended through his younger days. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish student overcame debilitating migraines to excel

At the homeschool program Academy Northwest, senior Jacob Nowlan finds himself thriving again.

This week’s Herald Super Kid is Jacob Nowlan of Snohomish. Jacob recently became an Eagle Scout. He built a trail near this spot in a meadow at Zion Lutheran School in Lake Stevens, where he attended through his younger days. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
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.

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

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)
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.

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)

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)