Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, WA
I am currently a Running Start student at Highline Community College and will receive my AS degree at the same time I graduate from high school. Overall, I have a 3.45 GPA and scored 1630 on my SAT, and am in the top 24% of my class. I've received the Paul Robeson Scholar- Athlete from 2007 to 2010 award for swimming and GPA. I was on Honor Roll from 7th to 10th grades, and received academic letters and membership in the Spanish Honor Society during 10th grade. I spent ten days in Spain as part of a Spanish speaking student trip before my junior year. I served as House Page to State Representative Dave Upthegrove during my freshman year. I have played in band for 8 years, 6 of which were Honor Band. I have won local and regional music awards and qualified for state competition.
As a competitive swimmer, I have represented Pacific Northwest Swimming in international competitions held in Puerta Vallarta, MX and Edmonton, AB against top swimmers of teams from Canada, Mexico, California and Western Washington During high school swimming, I qualifiied and finalled at High School State meets, winning medals for relays and individual events. As a sophomore, I won Swimmer of the Year for my club swimming (Whitewater Aquatics). Qualified for Mel Zajac International meet in Vancouver, British Columbia during my junior year. Ran distance events in track as a freshman and qualified for league finals. I intend to continue swimming during college. My swimming background enabled me to become a lifeguard during sophomore year.
For Gloria's Angels, I arranged social events with other friends for a classmate recovering from leukemia. I created Teach2Swim to teach swimming to low income teens so they could teach others to swim. Worked with New Futures and trained 5 high school teens, then supervised them as they taught basic strokes and water safety to others. Challenged other club swimmers to share their abilities with those that could not participate in lessons due to financial barriers. Project featured in School District website and blogs.
Mount Rainier student teaches swimming to youth
Mount Rainier Senior Project Promotes Swimming Skills