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Monroe teen overcomes grief to push on to higher education

As a reserved boy in eighth grade, Erick Garcia-Ramirez struggled through a dark time after the death of a beloved aunt. But with… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace High School senior is a STEM leader

Elizabeth Jurgensen, 17, has a sweatshirt that spells out “Th-I-N-K” with symbols from the periodic table of elements. After discovering her niche… Continue reading

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Avid photographer: Takes sparkling shots of basketball action and serene landscapes. Started photography on his middle-school yearbook staff and is continuing now with the high… Continue reading

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Positive signs: Is in fourth year of American Sign Language classes and is spending this quarter in sign language classes at Seattle Central Community College.… Continue reading

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Musical talent: Plays trumpet in marching and jazz bands. Used to play in the orchestra pit for high school musicals until a ruptured eardrum this… Continue reading

Eleasha Clement, 17, Meadowdale High School senior

A good sign: Started learning American Sign Language seven years ago and plans to pursue a career working with young deaf children. Resourceful: Has exhausted… Continue reading

Zach McCune, 17, Stanwood High School senior

Aiming high: Wants to be a pilot. Applied to the Coast Guard Academy as well as the Air Force Academy. Was nominated by U.S. Sen.… Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: Handles lighting and sound for the school’s jazz choir, Jazzmine, which has led to an internship and other concert and theater jobs… Continue reading

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Super student: Carries a 4.0 grade-point average, heads the school’s National Honor Society chapter and handles a schedule with four college-level advanced placement classes in… Continue reading

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Horse lover: Volunteers 10 to 15 hours per week at Equifriends, a nonprofit therapeutic riding center for people with disabilities. Grew from a childhood love… Continue reading

Super Kid: Amanda Miller, 19, Sequoia High School graduate

Made it: Graduated March 30 after five years of high school. Struggled her freshman and sophomore years at Henry M. Jackson High School, then missed… Continue reading

Super Kid: Megan Siler, 18, Cascade High School graduate

New dog: Helping train Spencer, a 1-year-old golden retriever and Labrador retriever mix, for Canine Companions for Independence. Has had him since he was 2… Continue reading

Super Kid: Melissa Appel, 18, Everett Homeschool Alternative graduate

Self-starter: After moving out of her home her sophomore year, spent a little over a year at Cocoon House for homeless teens and has since… Continue reading

Maria Mendoza, 17, Bothell High School senior

School leader: Has been involved in student body leadership since middle school and this year is Bothell High School’s ASB president. “I just choose to… Continue reading

Charlie Tran, 18, Mariner High School senior

Hard work: Grew up in a family without much money, but a belief that effort and education pay off. Takes tough classes and stays up… Continue reading

Mohammed Kuchan, 19, Leaders in Learning senior

End in sight: Is finishing up consumer math and senior English classes, his last stops before earning a diploma. Has his cap and gown ordered… Continue reading

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Her hometown: Has family roots dating back generations in Darrington and loves her hometown. “You just know everybody. It’s a really close community. There are… Continue reading

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An artist: Accomplished art student who has won numerous awards, including a painting now on permanent display at the state superintendent’s office. Has worked with… Continue reading

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Mechanically minded: Serves as president of the school’s competitive Agricultural Mechanic Club. Gives the American Welding Society Puget Sound Section 41 a student perspective as… Continue reading

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Inspiring story: Is an avid supporter of the March of Dimes after being born prematurely himself, weighing just 1 pound, 4 ounces at birth. He’s… Continue reading