Super Kid

Glacier Peak High School senior Ethan Kelly plays clarinet, helps with theater club and is in the marching band. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Band friends turned to family for this Glacier Peak senior

Ethan Kelly, 17, has played clarinet for years. After high school, he hopes to study sound design.

 

Jack Kuna, 17, is a equipment manager for the Snohomish football and is this week’s Super Kid. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This Snohomish High senior gets in the game from the sidelines

Jack Kuna, 17, brings the footballs to the field. “I’m always there to help them out.”

 

Camp with cadavers was eye-opener for Monroe teen, 15

Gary Colver learned about health careers at Na-ha-shnee for Native American students.

 

Mariner student hopes to be a voice for her school

Jade Steigerwald is going to be a student leader on the Mukilteo School Board next year.

Everett High School’s Amina Hussein admits her freshman year was “overwhelming,” but since then she’s learned to connect with people. “I just enjoy being here, the teachers are amazing, the principals talk to me every single day, they’re really inclusive.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett student empowered by her Kenyan culture

Amina Hussein’s Kenyan heritage and Muslim faith motivate her to positions of leadership.

Everett High School’s Amina Hussein admits her freshman year was “overwhelming,” but since then she’s learned to connect with people. “I just enjoy being here, the teachers are amazing, the principals talk to me every single day, they’re really inclusive.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Monroe grad excited ‘to invent all the machines in my head’

Myah Wilson is headed to Everett Community College and plans to study mechatronics.

Books, dyed hair and race cars are Marysville teen’s passions

Angel Marion Davis carries copies of her best essay everywhere she goes, “because I’m that nerd.”

Alabama-bound Marysville senior aims to be a teacher

Macy Scallan has been a cheer captain, ASB officer, tutor and a Big Buddy at her elementary school.

Megan Black, 17, a Henry M. Jackson High School senior, has recently been accepted to MIT, participated on the varsity girls swim team and earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Next stop MIT for Jackson scholar, swimmer — and politician?

Megan Black is a 4.0 student and a varsity swimmer who dreams of a job at the Federal Reserve.

Megan Black, 17, a Henry M. Jackson High School senior, has recently been accepted to MIT, participated on the varsity girls swim team and earned a perfect 4.0 GPA. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Aerospace program helped Tulalip teen break out of his shell

Gio Bryan wants to work at Boeing. First, he’s graduating from an alternative high school in Tulalip.

Changing schools, Tulalip teen found motivation to graduate

Nancy Enick, 18, started at Heritage High School this school year. She’s since gotten straight As.

Caleb Sanders, Grace Academy senior and star athlete, plans to major in business. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett teen excels in sports, baking apple pies and Funko

Caleb Sanders, a senior at Grace Academy in Marysville, plans to major in business.

Caleb Sanders, Grace Academy senior and star athlete, plans to major in business. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kimberly Placido, an Everett High School senior, plans on continuing her studies at the University of Washington in Seattle this fall. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett High School senior holds her Filipino culture close

Immigrating to the US as a fifth-grader, Kimberly Placido will be moving on to UW this fall.

Kimberly Placido, an Everett High School senior, plans on continuing her studies at the University of Washington in Seattle this fall. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Adopted from Haiti, she awaits appointment to West Point

Meanwhile, Lakewood High School senior Stella Seth is staging a comeback in track after tearing her ACL.

Teen draws artistic inspiration from faith, family and music

Navid Rahbin, a North Creek High School junior, is creating illustrations, photos and video.

After depression, Crossroads teen found acceptance, kindness

Clay Freeman hopes to study at community college and become a financial planner.

Senior at ACES has overcome a lot in her path to graduation

After a rough freshman year, Devan Page found her footing at the alternative high school in Everett.

Mountlake Terrace High School senior Britta Sinclair performed as a cheerleader in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in November. “I was the only person from Washington there,” she says. “I kind of expected to be the only one from here, just because cheer isn’t as big as it is in other states.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)

After years of watching Macy’s parade, Terrace teen joined in

Britta Sinclair cheered through the streets of New York. She’s a senior at Mountlake Terrace high.

Mountlake Terrace High School senior Britta Sinclair performed as a cheerleader in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in November. “I was the only person from Washington there,” she says. “I kind of expected to be the only one from here, just because cheer isn’t as big as it is in other states.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace High senior Sophie Burbank loves playing hockey and wants to pursue studies in educational policy.(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A Terrace hockey player ready to take on the school system

“There’s a disconnect between teachers and the people who make policy,” says Sophie Burbank.

Mountlake Terrace High senior Sophie Burbank loves playing hockey and wants to pursue studies in educational policy.(Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Herald Super Kid Elijah Beals, a senior at Glacier Peak High School, loves soccer and hopes to be a pastor. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Faith pointing the way to the future for Glacier Peak senior

With pastors for parents, Elijah Beals, 18, has a passion for people, soccer and all kinds of music.

Herald Super Kid Elijah Beals, a senior at Glacier Peak High School, loves soccer and hopes to be a pastor. (Dan Bates / The Herald)