MTHS April Students of the Month

Student Name: Joan Tran

Mother’s Name: Julie Pham

Father’s Name: John Tran

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: National Honor Society (2009 to Present), Hi-Q (Fall 2010), Hawkeye (2007-2009)

Athletics: Recreational Soccer (Fall 2006-Fall 2009), MTHS JV Tennis (Spring 2008, Spring 2009)

Honors: Algebra II Honors, Chemistry Honors, Physical Science Honors, Pre-Calculus Honors

Awards: AP Scholar with Honor, Certification of Appreciation (from Hazelwood Elementary School, 2010), and another Certification of Apreciation-like award from Swedish Edmonds 2010

Community Service: I volunteer at Swedish Edmonds Hospital since the summer after my freshman year, putting in more than 300 hours now. There, I have helped out at the main floor information desk, birth center, and the ER patient access desk. I also volunteer at Hazelwood Elementary School since fall of junior year, putting in more than 100 hours now. I help fifth graders with their arithmetic and reading skills, as well as help the fifth-grade teacher. Lastly, I began volunteering for the American Red Cross this past summer, help setting up first aid stations at sporting events.

Culminating Project: For my culminating project, I decided to explore more of my heritage and learn how to make Vietnamese food.
Future Educational Goals: I plan on going onto Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington and major in Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB).

Future Career Goals: After four years at Whitman College, I plan to go on to medical school where I can become a medical doctor, which will allow me to work with low-income communities in America and Doctors without Borders.

Anything else we should know?: I want to help people, and this is my ultimate goal.

Student Name: John Walters

Mother’s Name: Shaunne

Father’s Name: John

GPA: 3.96

Clubs & Activities: Seattle Youth Symphony, Jazz Band, Chamber Winds

Athletics: Golf team sophomore year, snowboarding, wakeboarding

Honors: All-NW Jazz Band senior year, All-State Jazz Band junior year, All-NW Concert Band sophomore year

Culminating Project: Recording a CD with original compositions and arrangements of standards

Current Employment: Teaching private lessons

Future Educational Goals: Attend either the Eastman School of Music or University of Michigan next year to pursue music (I was accepted at both places, I just haven’t decided which one I will attend.)

Future Career Goals: Either perform in a professional symphony or write scores for films.

Anything else we should know?: The Jazz Ensemble I is going to New York in May to compete in Essentially Ellington, a high school jazz band competition where thousands of schools from across the nation apply and 15 are accepted to compete. I went with MTHS as a freshman as well.

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