February 2014 students of the month

February 2014 students of the month.

February 2014 students of the month.

By Erick Yanzon

The Edmonds School District selects two students each month to each of the high schools to recognize their accomplishments and achievements. Go to the ESD website for the complete list and information for the February 2014 students of the month.

February 2014 students of the month.
February 2014 students of the month.


Student Name: Madison Haney
Mother’s Name: Carla Haney
Father’s Name: Mark Haney
GPA: 4.0
Clubs and Activities: I am involved in Key Club, National Honor Society, and Crossfit. I have also been involved with Project Unify.
ASB: I am currently the vice president for the class of 2014, so I help out with fundraisers for the Prom, ASB service projects like the canned food drive and setting up for school events such as Homecoming.
Athletics: I have been involved with sports since freshman year. I participated in girls soccer, getting a varsity letter my senior year and I have participated in girls tennis, being on the varsity team since sophomore year.
Awards: I was awarded Most Improved Player for tennis in 2013; I was awarded as an AP Scholar by the College Board, meaning I have received a score of 3 or higher on all the AP tests I have taken.
Community Service: I have done countless hours of community service while helping out with different organizations. I was a leader at my youth group for a group of junior high girls, I volunteered as a coach at a summer day camp called International Soccer Academy for two weeks in the last two summers, and I was a crew leader for Vacation Bible School at my church for three summers. I have also worked with United Way to help the local Mountlake Terrace Senior Center move buildings in part with MLK Day of Service.
Culminating Project: For my culminating project I am writing a research paper on education reform in America, looking into how the education system works, reform ideas, and how it compares to other countries around the world.
Current Employment: I am currently a child care provider for three families. I work as a nanny in the summer and over school breaks for one family and babysit whenever the other families need it.
Future Educational Goals: My goals for the future are to graduate from university with a degree in International Relations. I want to minor in Art History. This is just an idea of what I want to do, but I am keeping my options open for the future. I may end up studying something completely different.
Future Career Goals: All I know for sure is that I want to do something that influences people for good, no matter what I end up doing.
Student name: Connor Bruce
Mother’s name:
Shelley Bruce
Father’s name: John Bruce
GPA: 2.99
Clubs and Activities: Young Life
Athletics: Five years, USA Swimming; three years, high school swim team.
Honors: Two years, ASL Honor Society
Awards: Two Hawk awards for high school swim team; fourth Place, 3A Districts for the 100-yard breaststroke; top qualifier in a relay at the University of Washington Husky Invitational for NCAA Swimming and USA Swimming.
Culminating Project:  I am doing the College Application Project.  I applied to Oregon State University, Arizona State University, University of Washington and California Lutheran University.
Current Employment: Lifeguard and swim instructor at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. I have worked there for around seven months.
Future Educational Goals: Major in kinesiology and athletic training. I really want to work in the field and with different sports and athletes. Sports Medicine has always been a passion of mine. I also would love to minor in digital photography and graphic design. I have always loved taking pictures and seeing different things that people overlook.
Future Career Goals: To work in the field with sports teams and professionally with athletes. I’d also like to keep taking photos alongside my other work. I’d love to do both, because I am so passionate about them.
Anything else we should know? I am hopeful I’ll be able to swim in college. It is the sport I have always been a part of and has always been there. I would love to continue and go far in the sport.