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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

Emily Dreyer, 16, Lakewood High School junior

Helping hand: Volunteers on weekends during the school year and four days a week during the summer with EquiFriends, helping children with special needs ride… Continue reading

Sarah Wennersten, 15, Grace Academy sophomore

Big summer: Spent a week on the East Coast at the FBI National Academy Associates Youth Leadership Program, which is sponsored by the professional association… Continue reading

Super Kid: Ryan Hillery, 16, Granite Falls High School junior

School spirit: Wore a dress and a wig for a video promoting fall activities, including girls’ soccer. One clip has the lanky teen — he’s… Continue reading

Alicia Elwood, 16, Mariner High School junior

Close to school: Lives just down the street from Mariner and has lived in the same home her entire life. Good challenges: Schedule includes pre-calculus,… Continue reading

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SUPER KID Mind for music Won a national PTA-sponsored Reflections contest for musical compositions. Wrote “Suite for Concert Band in Three Movements,” which is scored… Continue reading

Fasika Gutema, 17, Edmonds-Woodway High School senior

Sharing culture: Was born and lived in Ethiopia until she was 9. Organized with classmates an “Ethiopia” week last week to share her culture with… Continue reading

As she commutes, Glacier Peak senior keeps climate in mind

Noelle Forkey, 17, is a senior at Glacier Peak High School. As part of her job at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle,… Continue reading

Super Kid: Montana Cox, 17, Arlington High School senior

Marathon moment: Finished the Seattle Marathon on Nov. 25, as part of her senior project. It was her first marathon and the longest race she… Continue reading

SUPER KID: Allison Shields, 18, Meadowdale High School senior

Off the cuff: Is co-leader of an improv theater group at Meadowdale that competes against other schools. Says it has improved her public speaking and… Continue reading

Super kid: Matt Brashler, 17, Sequoia High School senior

Teaching assistant: Spends his free period helping counselor Amy Montanye as a teaching assistant at Sequoia, an alternative school. Files papers, does computer work and… Continue reading

Super Kid: James McCormack, 16, Cascade High School junior

Lessons beyond school: Recently completed 24 hours of Community Emergency Response Team training through city of Everett’s Office of Emergency Management, learning about search and… Continue reading