Mountlake Terrace High School’s Students of the Month for September: Taron Castleton and Maciel Mata

terracboyMountlake Terrace High School

Student Name: Taron Castleton
Mother’s Name: Ellen Pritchett
Father’s Name: John Pritchett
GPA: 3.8
Clubs & Activities: PTSA, DECA, Eagle Scout through Boy Scouts of America, Order of the Arrow through BSA; six year member of National Honor Society; President of Cleanup Crew; Wrestling Rhinos; STEM
ASB: 2013 Sophomore class president; 2014 ASB public relations; 2015 ASB President
Athletics: Twice Varsity Cross Country; 2014 Cross Country state participant; 2015 cross country captain; three years varsity wrestling; 2014 wrestling state participant; 2013, 2014 freestyle wrestling placer; 2013, 2014 wrestling captain; varsity track; eight time half marathon participant; placed three-times in triathlon finishing first twice and second once.
Honors: Rotatory Student of the Month; Brotherhood rank in the Order of the Arrow; BSA Eagle Scout; STEM leadership nominee; National Honor Society member
Awards: Over 26 athletics medals, including marathons and triathlons; President’s Education Award; various leadership awards; various wrestling awards including Wrestling Rhinos “Strong” award; earned multiple varsity letters in wrestling, cross country and track
Community Service: Wrestling Coach for Brier Terrace Middle School; CRN -Community Resource Network, gathering clothing and household items for needy families; Food Life Line preparing food to give at food banks; Various Boy Scouts of America service projects over the past seven years; Service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints including various service project like yard clean up for the elderly, schools, parks, etc. Served as a deacon, a teacher and now a priest.
Culminating Project: I designed a magnetic powered electric generator.
Current Employment: I am a Life Guard at the Mountlake Terrace Pavilion.
Future Educational Goals: To serve a Mission and obtain a bachelor’s degree in political science at Brigham Young University.
Future Career Goals: Motivational Public Speaker; political science.
Anything else we should know? I have the best family in the world. I appreciate how much they love me and are so supportive of all that I do.

terracgirlStudent Name: Maciel Mata

Mother’s Name: Francine Wyatt
Father’s Name: Luis Mata
GPA: 3.7
Clubs & Activities: Mix It Up 2011-2013; Key Club 2012-2013, 2014-2015; National Honors Society 2013-2015; Link Crew 2013-2015; Project Unify 2013-2015; DECA
ASB: Freshman Class Representative, 2011-2012; Sophomore Class Vice President, 2012-2013; Junior Class President, 2013-2014; Executive Council Vice President, 2014-2015
Honors: Honors biology; honors English as a freshman; honors world history as a freshman; Honors humanities as a sophomore; AP chemistry; AP language and composition; AP United States history; honors pre-calculus; AP psychology; AP calculus; AP government; CHS astronomy.
Community Service: Ninety hours of volunteering at Hazelwood Elementary 2014; Mountlake Terrace High School Clean Up, 2013; Mountlake Terrace High School Giving Tree 2012, 2013; Volunteered multiple times at Food Lifeline; Twenty hours of tutoring elementary students at Terrace Park Elementary School.
Current Employment: Alderwood Jamba Juice (May 2014-Present)
Future Educational Goals: I intend to attend a four-year university. My schools of interest are University of Washington, UCLA, and Western Washington University.
Future Career Goals: I want to become a children’s therapist. I have also considered the field of marine biology.
Anything else we should know? I Attended Mount Triumph Leadership Camp 2013, 2014 and Washington Association of Student Council (WASC) 2013.

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