Edmonds School District High School Students of the Month for April 2022

Edmonds eLearning Academy


Saul Sahagun
Parent Name: Pedro Sahagun
Interests: I enjoy reading, playing video games and spending time with my family and friends.
Education goals: Go to college and explore the careers I love.

Edmonds Heights K-12


Madi Steiner
Names of parents: Laura and Jeremy Steiner
GPA: 3.89
Clubs and Activities: President Thespian, Directory Staff, ASB, Theater
ASB: Vice-president
Honors: National Thespian Honors Society, Yearbook Staff Editor
Awards: Best Dressed Yearbook
Community Service: Madrona K-8 Hair and Makeup Artist
Big School Project: Into the Woods
Job: Starbucks Coffee Co.
Educational objectives: To obtain teaching diplomas.
Career goals: To be a pilot.
Anything else we should know? : I am honored


Adam Meilicke
Parents names: Kristen and Scott Meilicke
GPA: 4.0
Clubs and Activities: Edmonds Heights Robotics FTC #3805 Team Programming Team Lead. Although technically a class, robotics is more like a club with many meetings and competitions outside of class hours.
Distinctions: Member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Edmonds College.
Awards: Helped the Edmonds Heights robotics team achieve third place in the Inspire Prize (the most prestigious award) in the Washington State competition among more than a hundred teams, as well as third place in the Motivate Awards and second place in the Think Awards.
Community service: I regularly participate in park cleanups and STEM awareness events.
Important School Project: As a lab for my STEM 100 class, I developed and programmed an artificial intelligence that learned to play the Snake game and improved dramatically over time.
Educational goals: I plan to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.
Career goals: I would like to work in IT, especially in the field of artificial intelligence.

Edmonds Woodway High


Jalen Hang


Bjorn Ericsson Whitelaw
Parents names: Eric and Kaare Whitelaw
GPA: 3.0
Clubs & Activities: ASL Club
Athletics: Golf
Awards: Athlete of the week
Community Service: Teaching students at Chase Lake.
Important school project: Organization of the cleaning of the Memorial to the late ASL teacher, Natasha Divyak.
Employment: Nile Golf Course, Sugar+Spoon and Level 10 Company.
Career Goals: Create my own business and become a successful entrepreneur.

Lynnwood High School


Jennifer Cervantes-Cisneros
Names of parents: Maria Cisneros and Carlos Cervantes
Educational objectives: business school
Career goal: Dental hygienist


Daxtyn Castagnetta
Parents names: Cinda and Jason Schmidt
GPA: 3.2
Clubs & Activities: Coco Club
Athletics: track and cross-country
Awards: Chimera XC Award, Team Captain
Community Service: Volunteering: Helped families build houses, plant gardens, do babysitting
Meaningful School Project: Cocoa Club – Greet students with hot chocolate to make them feel like they belong, provide information on how to get involved in high school and meet people.
Current job: Zumiez
Educational objectives: zoology, biology, nature
Career goals: zoologist

Meadowdale Top


Saul Hernandez Baez
Parents names: Jesus F Hernandez Diaz and Guillermina Baez Vasquez
GPA: 3.9
Athletics: football and wrestling
Honors: European History AP
Awards: Three-time Wesco conference first-team selection, and also ranked fourth in the state.
Community Service: I helped teach children wrestling, repaired the path behind the high school, and helped set up the library in front of the school.
Use: Chops
Educational goals: Graduated from the University of Washington
Career goals: Become a geologist.
Anything else we should know? Once I ate six pounds of rice


Meztli Mendez
Parent Name: Lidia Mendez
Career goals: to become a pharmacy technician

Mountlake Terrace High


Ritika Khanal


Vladislav Kharitinov (Vlad)

Elevated from Scriber Lake


Marz Souza
Parent’s name: Norma
GPA: 2.57
Clubs and activities: Art club, GSA
Educational objectives: Secondary school diploma.
Career goals: Selling art
Anything else we should know? My pronouns are they.


Riley DeCarlo
Parent Name: Glenda DeCarlo

VOICE Transition Program


Alex Gilles
Names of parents: Christine and Stephen Gilles
GPA: 3.88
Distinctions: Student of the month
Awards: Honor Roll Award
Community Service: Walgreens
Educational goals: Go to college – maybe.
Career goals: to become an astronaut

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