April Mountlake Terrace High School Students of the Month
Student Name: Jenna Berndt
Mother’s Name: Laurie Berndt
Father’s Name: David Berndt
Clubs & Activities: GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance), Chamber Winds, HBN (Hawk Broadcasting Network)/Hawk TV, and Honor Society
Awards: I’ve lettered in band twice: once in my sophomore year of high school, and once in my junior year. I’ve also made the honor roll my sophomore, junior, and senior year of high school.
Community Service: I volunteer at the Brier Library every Saturday.
Culminating Project: For my culminating project, because of my love for special effects makeup, I have designed and applied four different makeups to four different models and created a portfolio of photos to show off my work. This isn’t something I really want to do as a career, but I would love to continue it as a hobby of mine.
Future Educational Goals: When I graduate high school, I want to go on to Shoreline Community College for two years and then transfer to the University of Washington to further my education in Psychology and hopefully get my Ph.D.
Future Career Goal: Ultimately, my goal is to become a Psychologist, but I’m not really sure in what field yet. I’m hoping that the more time I spend in college, the better of an idea I will get in what field I’m looking for.
Anything else we should know? I’m a really creative person. I love to draw, sing, play guitar, design graphics, and take photos. Anything I can really work with my imagination on, I’ve probably done it. I really like putting my heart into my work because I always come up with something I can be proud of when I do.
Student Name: Michael Sorensen
Mother’s Name: Jennifer Sorensen
Father’s Name: Rick Sorensen
Clubs & Activities: I have been involved with the FIRST robotics team 1778 for the past four years, as well as being actively involved with my church’s youth group
Awards: Throughout high school, I have received the student of the month award, two year varsity student for my involvement in robotics, and the Gracious Professionalism award issued by our schools robotics team
Community Service: I have done a lot of community service. I have volunteered occasionally at the Edmonds Food Bank, pulled ivy at a local park, made sandwiches to be distributed to the homeless in Seattle, helped pass out coffee and hot chocolate to homeless in Portland, helped at a robotics camp at the Alderwood Boys and Girls Club, helped clean a homeless shelter in Tacoma, helped at a Vacation Bible School at the Swinomish Indian Reservation, and helped clean schools and a nursing home in Nicaragua.
Culminating Project: I, along with two other classmates, are trying to develop a scuba mask that will not fog while scuba diving by adding a second pane of glass to create a thermal barrier that doesn’t allow as much of a temperature change between the water, and the inside of the mask
Future Educational Goals: Next year, I plan to go study at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Maui, Hawaii
Future Career Goals: After college, I plan to become a pastor.
Anything else we should know? Out of the many things I do, I am also a student leader with my youth group, and help lead the junior high youth group at my church. This summer, I will be going with my church to help start a church in La Mina, Mexico