The Edmonds School District has announced their November Students of the Month; being honored from Mountlake Terrace High School are seniors Erick Yanzon and Sydney White.
Student Name: Erick Yanzon
Mother’s Name: Remy Yanzon
Father’s Name: Roque Yanzon
Clubs & Activities: Hip Hop Dance Team: member (9,10), Captain (11,12); The Hawkeye: staff writer (10), Web Manager and Editorial Board member (11,12); SPIRIT Council (10,11,12); Key Club (10,11,12); National Honor Society (10,11,12); Link Crew (11,12).
ASB: Leadership (11); MTHS Interhigh Representative (12)
Athletics: Hip Hop Dance/Drill Competition (10,12)
Honors: Advanced Placement classes: European History(10), Chemistry(10), US History(11), Language and Composition(11), Calculus(11), Government(12), Statistics(12), Psychology(12); Top 25 percent class rank; Hawkeye Most Valuable staff member, 2013
Awards: JEA Spring 2012 Online News Package: Honorable Mention (10); JEA Spring 2013 Online News Package: Excellent (11); Alderwood-Terrace Rotary November 2012 Student of the Month(11); CTE Leadership and Achievement Award(11)
Community Service: Mountlake Terrace Library Book Buddies; MTHS Food Drive
Culminating Project: Multicultural Week: Raise students’ awareness and involvement about the cultural differences and diversity at MTHS.
Future Educational Goals: I plan to major in education/counseling or psychology and minor in communications
Future Career Goals: I would like to become a social worker, counselor or teacher and hopefully come back and work at MTHS someday.
Anything else we should know? I’ve only been in the country for a few years. I moved from the Philippines my freshman year. It was hard getting used to the culture and norms and trying to fit in, but I did it. I started getting involved my sophomore year to the point that I was overwhelming myself. It was a difficult year, switching from ELL to AP classes, and actually figuring out who I really was. And I thank everyone that helped me get through it all, and guided me on my way.
Student Name: Sydney S. White
Mother’s Name: Julie White
Clubs & Activities: ASB, golf, yearbook, Project Unify.
ASB: Vice President
Community Service: Brier elementary volunteer; internship at city of Mountlake Terrace.
Culminating Project: college application portfolio
Current Employment: Lead hostess at Claim Jumpers
Future Educational Goals: George Washington University
Future Career Goals: politician; White House adviser; city manager; non-profit organizer; event planner