Seniors Blake Fernandez and Sera Motokana have been named the Mountlake Terrace High School February Students of the Month.
Fatherís Name:† Michael Fernandez
Clubs & Activities: Link crew
Athletics: Basketball, track
Honors: 2nd team All-Wesco for basketball
Awards:† Captains award for basketball
Community Service: Tutoring at Cedar Way Elementary
Culminating Project: Coaching 6th grade Hawks feeder basketball team
Future Educational Goals: Play basketball in college or go to UW for academics
Future Career Goals: Pharmacist or doctor
Fatherís Name: Marika Motokana
Clubs & Activities: I am involved with FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America), TATU (Teens Against Tobacco Use), Mix It Up, Eco Club, Honor Society, Tutoring after school
Honors: I am currently in Honor Society, and have been in it for a year now
Culminating Project: For my Culminating Project I am shadowing a Nursing Assistant. I am going to volunteer at an Adult Family home that my mentor owns and works at. Since I was younger Iíve always wanted to become a Nurse, helping and caring for people was something that I knew I liked and was good at. My junior year I took a Health Professions class where I got to do hands on training and caring for patients at a local Nursing Home. This made me realize that I really did want to do this after high school. From that class I took the Certified Nursing Assistant test, and passed! Passing that test and knowing that I am a Certified Nursing Assistant made me proud because I am one step closer to my main goal of being a Registered Nurse. This project will help me further my understanding and my skills in the health professions.
Future Educational Goals: I plan on going to Edmonds Community College for 2 years to get my medical degree then I plan on finishing it at a university
Community Service: I have done community service projects in the clubs that I belong too. For FCCLA, we do this thing called “Tubie Friends” where we sew in feeding tubes in Build a Bears to help little kids learn how to take care of their own feeding tubes. It helps them realize that itís ok to have a feeding tube. I was involved in cutting open the bears and stuffing the bears, that was definitely one of my favorite projects. I have also been involved in making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless, we made over 100 sandwiches! Just a few months back I was involved in collecting toiletries for our toiletry drive. A few other students and I stood in front of Safeway after school collecting and buying toiletries, we donated all the toiletries to a local womanís shelter in the community. Around October our club was involved in carving & delivering pumpkins to a local Nursing Home. For TATU, other students and I go to elementary schools in our district and talk about tobacco use and how to not even begin that habit. I have given presentations on how to say No and how to talk to other people that do have that habit. I am currently tutoring kids after school in the library for Honor Society & helped some freshmen in my P.A.S.S class with their work. I plan to go to Food Life Line in a couple of weeks to package some food for the food bank with other Honor Society students. Through the community service projects Iíve done and am currently involved in, I hope to impact someoneís life.
Future Career Goals: I want to become a Registered Nurse. I plan on going to school to get my medical degree and work at Nursing Homes and hospitals to further my education and training.