Super Kid

Patience is this Iraqi-born Mariner student’s true virtue

Abdulkader Al-Bayati started at Mariner High School last year speaking very little English. He was born and raised in Iraq. When he was… Continue reading

Marysville Getchell student president: ‘People are my passion’

Chantz San Nicolas, 17, is a positive force at Marysville Getchell High School, where the homecoming court member and student body president focuses… Continue reading

Meadowdale High senior asks peers to evaluate privilege

The Meadowdale High School principal calls senior Liam Ball, 18, “an activist, not a complainer.” Ball’s passion for justice and equity has made… Continue reading

Tenacious Cascade senior rises above life’s early obstacles

Cascade High School senior Edna Vetter, 18, had a rough start to life. But with the support of her adoptive family and her… Continue reading

Culture, community count for Heritage High senior

Myrna Red Leaf, 17, is an athlete and student leader who takes pride in her cultural heritage. She is more likely to say… Continue reading

Monroe homeschooler sharpens his skills in metals classes

Johan West, a homeschool student from Monroe, came to Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center for his senior year to take metals classes and has… Continue reading

A daughter of immigrants aims to shape education policy

Aymee Carrillo, 17, is a senior at Everett High School, where she is taking five AP classes, the AVID college-readiness course and is… Continue reading

On pace to graduate early, she’s sure of Weston High transfer

Lauryn Baker, 17, is a junior at Weston High School. The youngest of three siblings, she says her older brothers set a high… Continue reading

AIM senior Samantha Edgar doesn’t let health issues hold her down

Samantha Edgar, 17, has faced limitations with serious health issues, including Addison’s disease and osteoporosis. But the AIM High School senior is overcoming… Continue reading

No fear: Stanwood High School senior sets her sights high

Shilah Stevens, 17, is as driven as she is sweet. The Stanwood High School senior is applying to several colleges and wants to… Continue reading

Cedar Park Christian’s Micah Sebranke shares his love of horses

Micah Sebranke, 17, has found his passion in horses. It’s a love he shares with others, whether it’s giving young kids their first… Continue reading

Mariner High senior makes sweet music with his trombone

Constantine Angelos, who goes by “Costa,” is a senior at Mariner High School. The 17-year-old played trombone for the 2016 All-National Honor Symphony… Continue reading

Into art: E-W’s Hannah Noh developed her creative side early on

Hannah Noh, 17, a senior at Edmonds-Woodway High School, turned to art as a way to communicate when the only language she knew… Continue reading

Snohomish High senior Josue Barajas hones leadership skills

Josue Barajas, 18, is senior class president at Snohomish High School. His adviser describes him as cool under pressure. “He always comes through,”… Continue reading

Sequoia High senior sees the Army as a ticket to nursing career

Devin Zick, 17, a senior at Sequoia High School, bounced back from a family tragedy and is now focused on graduating early and… Continue reading

Energetic Kamiak senior aims to help the oppressed

Maryevva “Mary” Craggs, 17, has boundless energy and wants to apply her optimistic spirit to helping the oppressed and impoverished. A summer trip… Continue reading

Relationships are important for student leader at Jackson High

Dartagnan Phan, a senior at Henry M Jackson High School, gets to know many of the school’s 2,400 students in his role… Continue reading

Sultan High senior reaches out to classmates in positive ways

DeeAnna Wesson has a nurturing spirit and is known for her care for her classmates at Sultan High School. She started a support… Continue reading

Something ‘just clicked’ for Arlington senior on business track

Edward Radion went from self-described apathy his freshman year at Arlington High School to a polished young businessman who’s already at work building… Continue reading

Cascade High senior, 15, stays active with sports, leadership

Mohamed Nour is on track to graduate from Cascade High School at age 15. The go-getter is applying to universities while staying busy… Continue reading