Super Kid

Senior Jorge Ortiz in the Chef’s room at Lynnwood High School on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 in Lynnwood, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Busy teen is handy with kitchen tools and power tools

Jorge Ortiz, 17, a Lynnwood High senior, also is a bassist in the orchestra and a sandwich artist.

 

Orion Green, a senior at Granite Falls High School, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 in Granite Falls, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Granite Falls senior has electrifying vision for his future

Orion Green is an Eagle Scout, pole vaulter and sousaphone player, who likes math and robots.

 

Wet hair, don’t care: Stanwood senior excels in pool and school

Stanwood High School senior Jetlynn Hau graduates this spring. She hopes to swim in college in 2020.

 

Kamiak High senior thrives in front of the camera and crowds

Aaron Anzalone is an anchor for a student show, emcees pep rallies, swims and loves Super Smash Bros.

School, friends helped Legacy High senior find confidence

Fahana Bijapuri, 17, had a hard time moving here from India. She has since been class president.

Theater is slice of heaven for Mariner High School senior

Heaven Ewers, 17, wants to be famous on stage for something meaningful — not a “one-hit wonder.”

Marysville Getchell senior hopes to become a ‘top executive’

Joseph Ecolango, 17, is a leader in the FBLA club. He also enjoys the arts, history and languages.

Sky Valley senior aiming for an Ivy League pre-med degree

Michael Marcham wants to keep serving others as an orthopedic surgeon for impoverished communities.

This Scriber Lake High senior shines behind the stage scenes

Jenna Jensen has found a creative outlet in theater set design and wants to pursue it as a career.

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.

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

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

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.

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