Super Kid

Super Kid: Josh White, 17, Lake Stevens High School senior

Ivy dreams: Is applying for early admission to Columbia University in New York and has looked at other Ivy League schools. Nice connection: High school… Continue reading

Jeneca Hoidal, 18, Lakewood High School senior

Among royalty: Was homecoming queen for her school’s royalty court last week. Leading the way: Is student body president and this year’s slogan is “Bringing… Continue reading

Nadya Shtanukhina, 17, Marysville-Pilchuck High School senior

Joy of music Plays violin for the Cascade Youth Symphony and started learning the instrument nine years ago. Favorite composer is Johann Sebastian Bach. Has… Continue reading

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Budding scientist: Hopes to major in environmental chemistry or environmental toxicology at Western Washington University. Would like to become a researcher. Dancing with planets: Interest… Continue reading

Super Kid: Laura Koetje, 17, Stanwood High School senior

Football trainer: Wraps ankles and treats minor injuries for the Spartans football teams. Travels to games in the sports medicine van and runs onto the… Continue reading

Super Kid: Jimmy Besancon, 16, Stanwood High School sophomore

Up to a challenge: Doesn’t have your typical sophomore schedule. Classes include three college-level Advanced Placement courses in physics, calculus and European history along with… Continue reading

Super Kid: Ashlynn Westergreen, 18, Mariner High School senior

Easing transition: Is part of school’s M to M mentorship program, helping freshmen adjust to high school. Remembers her transition from middle school and believes… Continue reading

Super Kid: Maria Ordaz, 17, Monroe High School senior

Loves school: Will be first in family to graduate from high school. Is grateful for the opportunity. Says school is her favorite place. Looking into… Continue reading

Super Kid: Brianna Copeland, 17, Weston High School senior

Big turnaround: Arrived at Weston High School her junior year as a freshman in credits because of frequent absences at Arlington High School. Has had… Continue reading

Super Kid: Dana Kim, 18, Henry M. Jackson High School senior

Next year: Plans to go to college and is applying to the University of Washington. “UW is my goal.” Major: Undecided, but is interested in… Continue reading

SUPER KID: Ryan Shay, 18, Marysville Arts & Technology High School senior

Feeling at home: Was homeschooled since second grade until his freshman year of high school. His mom, Mary, has a bachelor’s degree in education. “It… Continue reading

Super Kid: Matt Beeninga, 17, Mountlake Terrace High School senior

Childhood: Has enjoyed growing up in a cul-de-sac in Brier where he could play kick the can and cops and robbers, build forts in the… Continue reading

Super Kid: David Santos, 17, Lake Stevens High School senior

Academic drive: Is taking college-level Advanced Placement chemistry and statistics classes, University of Washington English, an honors class on current American issues, Spanish and physics.… Continue reading

Super kid: Jes LaPlante, 17, Lakewood High School junior

Deep roots: Has grown up in Lakewood community. “I’m a lifer. I have been here since preschool. I have lived in the same house all… Continue reading

Super Kid: Rebecka "Becky" Gilbertson, 13, Granite Falls Middle School, 8th grade

Taking charge: Is student body president and has enjoyed playing a leadership role. Recent dance earned the ASB $384 and included about two-thirds of the… Continue reading

Super Kid: Gabby Vo, 18, Lynnwood High School senior

Helping the world: Wants to make a career of raising awareness of international causes such as malaria and AIDS. Is working on a presentation on… Continue reading

Super Kid: Rebecca Rice, 17, Cascade High School senior

Trained fingers: Finished second in the state among high school oboe players this year after third-place showings as a sophomore and junior. Work ethic: Practices… Continue reading

Super Kid: Alyssa Zeigler, 16, junior Marysville-Pilchuck High School

A wish come true: While a freshman, received a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical… Continue reading

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His hometown: Likes living in Mukilteo and going to school there. “The community is really supportive. When you think of a town, you think of… Continue reading

Super Kid: Luke Passalacqua, 18, Arlington High School senior

Serving country: Comes from a military family. Dad is in the Coast Guard; mom is in the Navy reserves. Breaking the ice: Dad breaks the… Continue reading