September 2019 Edmonds School District High School Students of Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 School

Paige Matheson
Mother’s Name: Yolanda Matheson
Father’s Name: Andrew Matheson
GPA: 4.0 at EdCC Running Start
Clubs & Activities: Musical Theater, Thespian Troupe & Circus Arts
Athletics: Basketball & Circus Arts
Honors: Edmonds Community College Honor Roll
Community Service: Helping in the Preschool at Church
Educational Goals: Masters or PhD
Career Goals: To be an astrophysicist or game developer
Anything else we should know? I enjoy playing the piano and painting.

Matthew Garrett Pullom
Mother’s Name: Candice Pullom
Father’s Name: Djamal Pullom
GPA: 3.832
Clubs & Activities: Theater and Robotics
Athletics: Tae Kwon Do
Honors: National Society of High School Scholars membership
Awards: First Deans Semi Finalist, Thespian member
Community Service: Show tech volunteer work, community garden work, assistance with engineering workshops
Significant School Project: Robotics fundraising (worked with team)
Future Educational Goals: I’d like to eventually obtain a masters degree, perhaps go further down the educational track.
Future Career Goals: Pursuit of engineering field (somewhere in the realm of mechanics, electronics, or computer science).

Edmonds eLearning Academy

Lili Schreiner






Edmonds-Woodway High School

Vania Liu
Mother’s Name: Julie Liu
Father’s Name: Solomon Liu
GPA: 3.9
Clubs & Activities: Chinese Club President, Warriors4Christ President, Tri-M Club, Band
ASB: Senior Class ASB Secretary for four years
Athletics: Girls’ Swim team Captain, Girls’ varsity tennis team
Honors: Member of National Honors Society since 2018
Awards: AAUW STEM award, President’s Volunteer Service Award
Community Service: I serve food at local homeless shelters with my church youth group. I also help serve around my school by participating in Pep Band for football and basketball games and painting posters for events. Additionally, as a member of ASB, I help my school serve our community by helping out with community service projects such as raising money for local charities and collecting food for the Edmonds Food Bank.
Significant School Project: This year, I am president of the Chinese Club at my school. I want to help share and spread awareness of Chinese culture at EWHS to help my school in its efforts to be more diverse.
Educational Goals: I hope to go to the University of Washington to major in biology.
Career Goals: I hope to pursue a career in optometry.
Anything else we should know? I’m a Full IB diploma Candidate. I love to learn and really appreciate all the hard work teachers and staff at our school put into making our school a great place. Also, I am truly honored to receive this title.

 Jason Lim
Mother’s Name: Grace Lim
Father’s Name: Sung Lim
GPA: 3.23846
Clubs & Activities: Warriors 4 Christ
Awards: Positivity and inspirational award
Community Service: Christmas caroling at the rehab center
Future Educational Goals: To graduate from college
Future Career Goals: To become a pastor
Anything else we should know? I enjoy going to church and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy writing.

Lynnwood High School

Mae Cramer
Mother’s Name: Maggie Cramer
Father’s Name: Hawk Cramer
Clubs & Activities: Class office, Leadership, Equity Team, Editor of the Royal Gazette, Intersectional Feminism Club, Lettering Club.
ASB: Senior Class Office Secretary.
Athletics: Played on the “C” team for volleyball my freshman year.
Honors: Honors Classes throughout high school, and six AP classes.
Awards: Honor Roll throughout high school.
Community Service: Since the 7th-grade, I have volunteered weekly in my old 4th-grade classroom.
Significant School Project: High school voter registration drive, Feminism Club and class office activities.
Current Employment: Starbucks Barista.
Educational Goals: My dream school is Gonzaga University in Spokane. I hope to graduate with an elementary education degree while minoring in women’s and gender studies.
Career Goals: I would love nothing more than to be an elementary school teacher and be as active as I can in the social justice community. Several of my friends and teachers think I should be a politician. Who knows where it will take me?
Anything else we should know? My family, and my teachers mean everything to me. My high school experience would not have been as wonderful without the phenomenal teachers and staff members. Everyone genuinely cares about the students and push them to be the very best they can be.

Jorge Ortiz
Mother’s Name: Nubia Ortega
Father’s Name: Jorge Ortiz
GPA: 3.314
Clubs & Activities: Orchestra
Awards: Music awards
Current Employment: Subway
Educational Goals: College or university
Anything else we should know? I like cooking and baking. I have attended three different high schools.

Meadowdale High School

Patrick May
Mother’s Name: Loucinda White
Father’s Name: Jim White
GPA: 2.9
Clubs & Activities: Drama, choir, improv captain, state thespian officer, open mic.
ASB: Senior Senator
Athletics: I play volleyball and enjoy yoga and dance.
Awards: Link Leader of the Month.
Community Service: Link PROGRAM, Summer Bible Study Camp, Helping with the middle school musical.
Educational Goals: I want to get my AA degree at Edmonds Community College, then transfer to Western and get my BA in Graphic Design and Musical Theater. In between that time I want to do Disney internship in California. I am also interested in the University of Michigan Theater program.
Career Goals: To be a graphic designer and/or chef.
Anything else we should know? I am an advocate of the arts and stand up for them whenever they are in trouble. I also like cheesecake.

Jacob Smith
Mother’s Name: Emily Smith
GPA: 2.7
Future Educational Goals: To attend college.
Future Career Goals: To find a job.



Mountlake Terrace High School

Morgan McCraney
Mother’s Name: Laurie McCraney
Father’s Name: Steven McCraney
GPA: 3.93
Clubs & Activities: National Honors Society, Connect Crew, Key Club, Chamber Winds
ASB; Senior Class President, Junior Class President, Sophomore Class Vice President, Freshman Class Vice President
Athletics: Cross Country, Track
Community Service: For the past three years I have been a part of the MTH food drive with ASB. During the food drive I spent a lot of time standing outside of grocery stores accepting donations and counting the donations. My sophomore year, my class won the school competition for bringing in the most donations. As a part of Key Club I’ve also participated in numerous toiletry drives.
Significant School Project: Last year for my ASB passion project I really wanted to make students more well known at MTHS who may not be as involved with school, but still have a unique story to tell. My team and I came up with the idea to post a picture and a story of a different student each week on Sunday on the MTH Instagram page. We called this “Story Time Sunday”. We captured many people’s ethnic backgrounds and familial traditions. It was a big success and I hope to continue it this next year.
Current Employment: Aerie at the Alderwood Mall
Educational Goals: I want to major in political science and continue on to law school.
Career Goals: I want to either be a lawyer or a public policy maker.

Nolan DeGarlais
Mother’s Name: Cynthia DeGarlais
Father’s Name: Richard DeGarlais
GPA: 3.99362
Clubs & Activities: Editor-in-Chief of the Hawkeye, 2019-Present. News Editor of the Hawkeye, 2017-2019. Hawkeye Staff Reporter, 2016-2017. MTHS Technology Student Association Member, 2016-Present. MTHS Technology Student Association Chapter Reporter, 2017-2019. National Honor Society Member, 2018-Present. Student Adviser to the School Board, 2019-Present.
Honors: Freshman: Honors Biology, Honors World History, Honors Geometry, Honors English 9. Sophomore: AP European History (5), Honors English 10, Honors Chemistry. Junior: AP United States History (5), AP English Language and Composition (5), AP Chemistry (4). Senior: AP US Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP Biology.
Awards: 2019 Washington State Delegate to the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference. AP Scholar with Honor, 2019. WJEA: Superior in News Editing (2019). JEA: Honorable Mention in Online News Package (2019); Excellence in News Writing (2018), Excellence in News Writing (2017). WTSA: First Place in Biotechnology Design (2019), Fifth Place in Essays on Technology (2019), Fourth Place in Technology Bowl (2019), Third Place in Biotechnology Design (2017).
Community Service: Volunteer with the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Nourishing Network meals program, which provides free lunches to students during the summer months.
Current Employment: Newsroom Writer for TeenTix, a Seattle-based youth arts criticism program.
Educational Goals: Attend a four-year university to study some combination of political science, economics, and/or journalism.
Anything else we should know? I hope to travel the world and explore the diverse perspectives that are too often overlooked by mainstream discourse.

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Devin Slaney
Mother’s Name: Rebecca Heinie
Father’sName: Mark Heinie
Athletics: I play golf, I ride quads
Community Service: Volunteer at Swedish-Edmonds Hospital doing security
Current Employment: I am working at Edmonds Value Village
Future Career Goals: I would like to work at Guitar Center testing instruments and making sure they are in tune. I would like to be able to bring good customer service to the place.
Anything else we should know? I am a very inspiring ventriloquist and really enjoy Jeff Dunham. I sometimes get the opportunity to ride horses and I love riding horses.

Scriber Lake High School

Seraiah Slaughter
Mother’s Name: Andrea Love
Father’s Name: Sikou Slaughter
GPA: 3.5
Clubs & Activities: Revolution Root
Significant School Project: Mini courses
Current Employment: Papa Murphys
Future Educational Goals: Graduating on time, graduating college


Susan Gabbard
Mother’s Name: Mey Saeteurn
GPA: 3.5
Awards: Attendance, Chef class
Significant School Project: Will be working on a tiny house
Educational Goals: I want to go to trade school.



VOICE Transition Program

 Joshua Daniel Tebow
Mother’s Name: Nicole Tebow
Father’s Name: Scott Tebow
Athletics: Special Olympics
Current Employment: I currently work as a volunteer employee at Value Village Edmonds
Educational Goals: To graduate in June
Career Goals: I want to get a paid job as a groundskeeper
Anything else we should know? I am honored to accept the student of the month award. I’m so happy that I was chosen to get this award

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