Super Kid

Arlington High ASB vice president Favian Villanueva says organization has been crucial in balancing his academics, activities, family and friends, and a job. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Arlington senior sets his sights on aerospace engineering

Favian Villanueva competes in cross country and track, is ASB vice president and a physics tutor.

Arlington High ASB vice president Favian Villanueva says organization has been crucial in balancing his academics, activities, family and friends, and a job. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Mukilteo teen’s trip to Japan brings lessons in food, family

Margaret Schroeder was one of 27 Kamiak students who participated in the Kakehashi Project exchange.

Sequoia High School graduating senior Liam Taylor hopes to be an underwater welder. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This future welder who likes sharks is thinking deep

Liam Taylor, a Sequoia High School graduating senior, wants to be an underwater welder.

Sequoia High School graduating senior Liam Taylor hopes to be an underwater welder. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

All set: Cascade volleyball player looks to study medicine

Avery Riggs loves chemistry and plans to attend a conference in June for future medical leaders.

He’s called the ‘King of Sultan,’ because everybody knows him

Patrick Hess, 20, talks to anybody and everybody. He also loves powerlifting and Eminem.

Granite Falls High senior Aleksander Dimitrov has worked in robotics and on the school’s Eco Car, but his goal is to become a software engineer. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Making video games is part of this teen’s career path

Aleksander Dimitrov, of Granite Falls, wants to become a software engineer.

Granite Falls High senior Aleksander Dimitrov has worked in robotics and on the school’s Eco Car, but his goal is to become a software engineer. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe High senior and drum major Thomas Cripe is into music, but his sights are set on pursuing business or law studies at the UW. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe High School senior has music on his mind

Thomas Cripe is a drum major, bass player and Eagle Scout. He’s also looking for some gigs.

Monroe High senior and drum major Thomas Cripe is into music, but his sights are set on pursuing business or law studies at the UW. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Junior Macie Bailey on Weston High: “Everybody knows everybody. Teachers at this school actually know you and know how to teach you.” (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Weston junior, selling glitter dolls, eyes early graduation

An inspiring teacher led Macie Bailey to early admission at Central Washington University.

Junior Macie Bailey on Weston High: “Everybody knows everybody. Teachers at this school actually know you and know how to teach you.” (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This musical Mariner senior was inspired by ChickTech

Kalani Taladoc, who plays the violin, is fascinated by biomedical engineering.

Drawing and painting became an outlet for Ella Ness after she was diagnosed with a panic disorder. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Leaders in Learning High School gets Ella Ness back on track

The senior turned to art after she was diagnosed with a panic disorder that hindered her studies.

Drawing and painting became an outlet for Ella Ness after she was diagnosed with a panic disorder. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

The fire department is a second home for Stanwood junior

Jessie Bartlett plans to become a third-generation firefighter.

Snohomish teen says sports helped overcome chronic migraines

Kate Millett loves soccer and is planning on a career in sports medicine.

She turned Lake Stevens High School’s remodel into art

Lexus Thomas, 17, a lifelong resident of Lake Stevens, organized a mural for her high school.

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.

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

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