Student Name: Alisha Clingan
Mother’s Name: Deborah Clingan
Father’s Name: Gary Clingan
Clubs & Activities: Honor Society; T.A.T.U (teens against tobacco use); Project Unify; Church/ worship leader. I also sing, play guitar, and write music.
ASB: I’m the executive Public Relations officer of my school.
Athletics: Volleyball, track and field
Honors: AP Calculus; AP Literature and Composition; College in the High School AstronomyAwards: Captain of the Volleyball Team; Most inspirational – volleyball; 100 percent volleyball; Homecoming Queen
Community Service: Annual Food drive: Last year we collected over 26,000 cans. I raise money for Special Olympics along with the Polar Plunge. I participated in a benefit concert with my church for the victims of the Oso mud slide and donated money, clothes, and food. I am also involved with Teens Against Tobacco Use. We go to elementary schools and educate kids about Tobacco and give them resources and refusal skills.
Current Employment: Babysitting
Future Educational Goals: medical school and music school
Future Career Goals: Nurse
Student Name: Nick Fiorillo
Mother’s Name: Cathy Fiorillo
Father’s Name: John Fiorillo
Clubs & Activities: I have been Editor-in-Chief of the Hawkeye, the award-winning student newspaper of MTHS, since last year. I was the local news editor during my sophomore year and I was a staff reporter my freshman year. I am the MTHS student adviser to the Edmonds School Board. I am a member of the National Honors Society and have been since my sophomore year.
During my sophomore year, I was a member of Key Club and the Speech and Debate Club.
ASB: I am a Link Leader and have been since my junior year. I participated in the 2014 Mt. Triumph Leadership Camp and was chosen as one of two camp finalists to be considered for the Hearst scholarship.
Athletics: I snowboard during the winter.
Honors: Honors English 9, Honors English 10, AP English 11, AP English 12, Honors Algebra 2, Honors Precalculus, AP Statistics, Honors Biology, AP Chemistry, CHS Astronomy, Honors World History, AP European History, AP U.S. History, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Psychology, Spanish Years 1-5.
Awards: 2014 Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Scholarship Winner (one winner per state) 2014 AP Scholar; 2013 Edmonds School District Career and Technical Education Leadership Award; 2014 National Scholastic Press Association News Story of the Year Finalist; 2014 National Scholastic Press Association Multimedia Feature Story of the Year Finalist; Awarded the rating of ‘Superior’ in Editorial Writing National Write-off competition at the Spring 2014 JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego; Awarded the rating of ‘Excellent’ in the Online News Package National Write-off competition at the 2013 fall National JEA/NSPA High School Journalism Convention in Boston; Awarded the rating of ‘Excellent’ in the Newswriting National Write-off competition at the 2012 fall National JEA/NSPA High School Journalism Convention in San Antonio; Awarded the rating of ‘Excellent’ in the Headline Writing/Copy Editing write-off competition at the 2014 WJEA High School Journalism Convention at Shorewood High School; Awarded the rating of ‘Excellent’ in the Online News Package National Write-off competition at the 2013 spring National JEA/NSPA High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco; Awarded the rating of ‘Honorable Mention’ in the Headline Writing/Copy Editing write-off competition at the 2013 WJEA High School Journalism Convention at Inglemoor High School; 2012 MTHS Sophomore Homecoming Prince; 2014 MTHS Homecoming King.
Community Service: Volunteer at Merrill Gardens Assisted Living Care Community in Mountlake Terrace; Volunteer at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School
Culminating Project: Although the culminating project requirement was eliminated, I am still planning to do it independently. I am planning to start an organization/association for student journalists of the Edmonds School District.
Current Employment: Field Intern for Jason Ritchie for U.S. Congress Campaign; Child care provider for a local family; contributing writer for MLTnews.com
Future Educational Goals: I want to attend a four-year university and obtain my bachelor’s degree in political science/social policy. Then I plan to get a law degree.
Future Career Goals: I want to go into a career in law or policy making. I am interested in politics and want to work in some aspect of public affairs and public service. I would love to work for the American Civil Liberties Union and the Student Press Law Center.
Anything else we should know? I have had an excellent four years at Terrace. The school offers a great variety of opportunities for students. My involvement in the student newspaper has opened so many doors for me, and for that I’m exceedingly grateful. The holistic education I have received at Terrace is invaluable. Thank you for choosing me as Student of the Month.