Mountlake Terrace High School October Students of the Month

Student Name:  AnhViet Nguyen

Mother’s Name:  Anh Ngo

Father’s Name:  Binh Nguyen

GPA:  4.0

Clubs & Activities:  The Hawkeye (newspaper and online): Staff writer (9), Sports editor (10), News editor (11, 12); Band: Symphonic band (9), Wind ensemble (10), Chamber winds (11, 12); Spirit Council (11, 12); National Honor Society (10, 11, 12)

ASB:  Class vice president (9), class president (10), ASB Public Relations Officer (11), ASB President (12)

Athletics:  Freshman basketball (9), Varsity basketball (10), Varsity tennis (11, 12-co captain)

Honors:  National Honor Society, AP Scholar with Distinction

Awards:  Most Outstanding Musician (symphonic band and wind ensemble) (9,10); WJEA Sports Feature Writing – Honorable Mention (10); JEA Newswriting – Excellent (10); Tennis Rookie of the Year (11); JEA Online News Package – Honorable Mention (11); Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Scholarship – WA state winner (12); USSYP William Randolph Hearst Scholarship – WA state finalist (12)

Community Service:  Food Lifeline volunteer, 2009-2011; Assistant coach for 2nd-3rd grade basketball team at YMCA, 2011; Assistant coach at Terrace Hawks feeder basketball program, 2009-present

Culminating Project:  College Application Portfolio project

Future Educational Goals:  My plan is to major in International Politics or Political Science in college and then attend graduate school.

Future Career Goals:  My goal is either to become a Foreign Service officer or a journalist.

Anything else we should know? I have enjoyed the past few years at MTHS, as well as this year, because of the wonderful student body, staff, and administrators. Thank you to my coaches, advisers, and especially my parents for all their support.  Also, one of my hobbies is collecting inspirational and motivational quotes. I have a Word document, currently at seven pages, with quotes that help keep me going.

Student Name:  Abby McDermott

Mother’s Name:  Anne McDermott

Father’s Name:  Andrew McDermott

GPA:  4.0

Clubs & Activities:  National Honor Society Co-President, ASL Honor Society, Mix It Up, FCCLA, youth group

ASB:  2012-2013 Class Vice President, 2011-2012 Class Representative

Athletics:  Tennis

Honors:  National Society of High School Scholars member, Prudential Spirit of Community Award Local Nominee

Awards:  Women Society of Engineers Science Student of the Year, College Board AP Scholar with Distinction

Community Service:  Maplewood Co-Op volunteer volleyball coach, Clothes for Kids High School Committee member, Camp Thunderbird counselor, O.S.P.R.E.Y. Camp mentor, Sunday School teacher

Future Educational Goals:  I would like to earn my B.S. in chemistry and then go on to earn my PhD in pharmacy.

Future Career Goals:  My goal is to become a pharmacist and hopefully work in either a hospital setting or in research.




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