Super Kid

Mariner High senior Lisa Rakuro also takes classes at the Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center. She wants to pursue a trade. “I’m not a person to sit behind a desk.” (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Keep pushing,’ be respectful: Life lessons as a soccer coach

Lisa Rakuro, 17, of Mariner High School has lived in Fiji, California and Snohomish County.

 

Katie Dreessen of Meadowdale High School is this week’s Herald Super Kid. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Meadowdale High senior sets the stage for an acting career

A passion for theater and music runs in Katie Dreessen’s family.

 

Snohomish High senior Riley Taylor loves playing lacrosse just as much as participating in leadership class activities. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

She plays lacrosse, drives an F-150 and believes in kindness

Riley Taylor is a senior and student leader at Snohomish High School.

 

Collin Wojahn spent the summer measuring crabs in the Bering Sea for a nonprofit research foundation. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Everett teen spent the summer gliding through the Bering Sea

Collin Wojahn, a junior in the ORCA program, counted crab populations for a research foundation.

Collin Wojahn spent the summer measuring crabs in the Bering Sea for a nonprofit research foundation. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Following 3 brothers, he’s living a family legacy at Murphy

Anthony Damitio, 17, plans on STEM studies after graduating from the Catholic school that’s now 30.

Josh Heath, who is taking classes in culinary arts and animation at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center, on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Someday, he wants to run his own ‘cozy’ restaurant

Josh Heath, 18, gravitated toward cooking when he started classes at Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center.

Josh Heath, who is taking classes in culinary arts and animation at the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center, on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Aspiring business owner, Cascade senior is defined by faith

Brielle Guidice has a 3.99 GPA and spent time this year at the University of Notre Dame.

Nathan Weller is a senior at Marysville Getchell High School in the BioMed Academy. shot on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Nathan Weller is a senior at Marysville Getchell High School in the BioMed Academy. shot on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He’s had so much fun in band, he hopes to make it a career

Marysville Getchell senior Nathan Weller wants to be a high school music teacher. He plays clarinet.

Nathan Weller is a senior at Marysville Getchell High School in the BioMed Academy. shot on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Nathan Weller is a senior at Marysville Getchell High School in the BioMed Academy. shot on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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.

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