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October Students of the Month


Last updated 11/14/2019 at 10:39am

Alan Nazarov

October Students of the Month

Edmonds eLearning Academy

Student Name: Alan Nazarov

Mother's Name: Elvira Nazarova

Father's Name: Feruz Nazarov

Interests: Probably everyone knows that I love to split firewood, but other than that I like to spend lots of energy whenever I am not sick. I like to play sports for fun, do swimming, be outdoors, etc. Doing coursework is also fun in a room at room temperature.

Community Service: Haven't done any yet, perhaps will in a couple of years.

Education Goals: Finish High School with a 4.0 GPA and be able to store all of the education in long-term memory.

Career Goals: Get a degree in a field of science or engineering and build my own house.

Anything else you want us to know? Time is of the essence ... it never stops moving. Let's make it work good!

Edmonds Heights K-12

Student Name: Anson Nash

Mother's Name: Janet Nash

Father's Name: Ken Nash

GPA: 4.0

Clubs & Activities: Olympic Ballet School and Theatre – nine years; The Nutcracker and other ballets, dancer/performer for nine years; lead male dance roles in Olympic Ballet productions such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, dancing with professional dancers for three years; German language school – four years; I spent 2018-19 on a German exchange program with Meadowdale High School and Kassel Germany, first hosting a German exchange student and then traveling to Germany as an exchange student. I took German for three years and achieved German honors. I'm the founder of Coastal Resolution Project; a C.O.A.S.S.T volunteer at the University of Washington every year during high school. Speaker and workshop presenter at the 2017 Sandhill Crane Festival.

Athletics: Eleven years in ballet; baseball; swimming.

Honors: Honor Society – Meadowdale High; Third place state finish in the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) ballet competition; outstanding Student of the Month – German 3, Meadowdale High.

Awards: In 2015, I earned third place in the Youth American Grand Prix ballet competition.

Community Service: Olympic Ballet volunteer for younger boys classes and theatre stage prop help.

Significant School Project: The Coastal Resolution Project. I am the founder and director of a formal, active website that I designed.

I manage other media outreach venues including personal interviews with native tribes and native tribal youth councils and other environmental leaders both locally and internationally. I have met with leaders in Olympia and other non-profit groups to discuss clean water issues, dams and salmon, and other concerns affecting our area, including Orca whales and the ocean.

Educational Goals: To study sustainable landscape management and horticulture.

Career Goals: Sustainable landscape and the environment, ocean awareness.

Anything else we should know? I have become very active in many areas concerning the environment and the climate crisis, including organizing beach cleanups and meeting with native tribes, non-profit environmental groups and officials in Olympia to discuss issues and concerns and I continue to be active as the Founder of the Coastal Resolution Project. I also manage the website and a volunteer staff.

Student Name: Skylar Vayda

Mother's Name: Betsy Czark

Father's Name: Reyn Vayda

GPA: 3.9

Clubs & Activities: Musical theater; play production; vice president of EHPA Thespian Society; member of the Theatre Advisory Committee.

Honors: Honors in Spanish language, national thespian honors.

Awards: Outstanding Cast Member, Most Supportive Cast Member.

Community Service: Fundraising for theater and other school trips and projects.

Educational Goals: To earn a double major in political science and acting.

Career Goals: Legislator, and later, congresswoman.

Anything else we should know? I was the Student Ambassador for the 2019 Europe Trip.

Edmonds-Woodway High

Student Name: Unathi Machyo

Mother's Name: Rose Gatobu

Father's Name: Collins Machyo

Clubs & Activities: Jazz band, Wind Symphony, Mello-Aires Jazz Choir, Black Student Union.

Honors: National Honor Society Member, Tri-M Music Honor Society.

Awards: 2017, 2018 Lionel Hampton Vocal Jazz finalist.

Significant School Project: I am a full IB diploma candidate.

Future Educational Goals: I plan to attend college, a four-year institution!

Student Name: Andrew Rutz

Mother's Name: Dawn Rutz

Father's Name: Daniel Rutz

GPA: 3.94

Clubs & Activities: I've participated in jazz band all four years and wind symphony for two.

Athletics: I've been on the swim and dive team each year, pole vault in track and field for two and varsity tennis for a year.

Honors: IB Spanish 4, IB Math HL, IB Advanced Physics.

Awards: National Honors Society; outstanding soloist award at the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival; MVP for swim.

Community Service: I am a partner for Special Olympics soccer, student leader at Younglife.

Current Employment: Swim Instructor at the YMCA.

Future Educational Goals: To learn more about mathematics and science by studying engineering.

Future Career Goals: I would love to become an astronaut.

Anything else we should know? In the summers I am a performer in the Wenatchee youth circus as a high wire walker and a catcher on the flying trapeze.

I spent six weeks of my summer in Peru on a missions trip. Also, I am a part-time IB and running-start student.

Meadowdale High

Student Name: Taylor Diaz

Mother's Name: Jennifer Diaz

Father's Name: Brent Diaz

GPA: 2.53

Clubs & Activities: Drama.

Honors: I'm currently in Honors Pre-Calculus

Awards: Awards for drama.

Community Service: Volunteering at drama and school events.

Educational Goals: To be accepted into Washington State University, then get a bachelor's degree in Interior Design.

Career Goals: To become a real estate agent and stage houses!

Student Name: Raajii Sarka

Clubs & Activities: BSU

Athletics: Basketball.

Awards: Student of the Quarter.

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Student Name: Nikki Ibler

Mother's Name: Theresa

Father's Name: Gerald

Clubs & Activities: Special Olympics bowling, basketball, and softball.

Awards: I just earned a bronze medal in bowling.

Community Service: I volunteer at the Swedish Edmonds Campus.

Current Employment: I am a volunteer intern in the gift shop.

Educational Goals: I would like to attend Edmonds Community College someday.

Career Goals: I would like to work at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

Anything else we should know? I am funny and like to make friends. I like to play the guitar and the drums. I really like to watch Don Rickles, the famous comedian.

Scriber Lake High

Student's Name: Daphne Murr

Mother's name: Jessica Burnett

Father's Name: Lawrence Murr

GPA: 3.649

Clubs & Activities: Bad Movies Club.

Future Educational Goals: To attend a culinary arts or art school, police academy.

Student Name: Kevin Lara-Flores

Mother's Name: Maria Flores

Father's Name: Juan Jose Lara

Clubs & Activities: Scriber Lake Life Skills Program.

Aliah Holsy

Future Career Goals: Kevin will graduate this June and will work with a Supported Employment Agency to help with his post-secondary employment goals.


Student Name: Aliah Holsy

Athletics: Unified Special Olympics Athlete: Bowling, Basketball and Soccer.

Community Service: I have successfully completed student internships at Harbor Square, Value Village and MLT Pavilion.

Significant School Project: I am currently completing my 2nd internship at Value Village.

Future Career Goals: I would love to work at Value Village. I really enjoy sorting the hangers and finding the matching shoes.

Anything else we should know? I have worked hard during my time at the VOICE transition program.


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