Emilie Woog of Mountlake Terrace was recently presented with a $1000 vocational scholarship by the Rotary Club of Lynnwood.
Marilla Sargent, Vocational Scholarship Chair at Lynnwood Rotary and Branch Manager at Homestreet Bank in MLT, had this to say about Emilie:
[box]Emilie is a student at Mountlake Terrace High School. She is passionate about engineering. Her plan is to enroll at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, while there she will dual major in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. Her goal is to work for NASA.
To prepare for the engineering field, Emilie bas enrolled in the Project Lead the Way pre-Engineering program. She has taken five classes to learn everything from Computer Aided Design ,CAD to wiring up breadboards. She is currently enrolled in AP Calculus and AP Stats.
Emilie will have the distinct recognition of being the first female student to graduate from this pre-engineering program this June. Very few students graduate from this intensive program and meet the high school graduation requirements plus college prerequisites. Currently there are only three students in the district hoping to finish this program with graduation. Few students are able to handle the rigor of this program.
Emilie is passionately involved in the Robotics Club. She has been a true leader in this area and put in countless hours on the weekends and after school working as a team member to compete on a regional, state and national level making a robot within tbe competition stipulations. Last year, Emilie, was the winner of a very prestigious award given to outstanding student engineers in the FIRST Robotics Organization. Out of approximately 2000 students in Washington, Emilie was chosen as the top female student engineer and given FIRST’s Dean’s List Award. Because of this award, she was invited to the FIRST National Championship in Atlanta to compete for the National Dean’s List Award.
Emilie also manages to do some volunteer work. Since her freshman year she has been mentoring elementary students in a technology club/activity called FIRST Lego League. She teaches them programming, leads meetings and helps them through the process. She has the patience and maturity to help others without the need for personal recognition. She is naturally gifted as a skilled leader.[/box]