Super Kid

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.

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)