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Outstanding Seniors 2022
Outstanding Seniors 2022
Posted on 05/18/2022

Each year the Puyallup School District highlights outstanding seniors from each of the district’s four high schools as well as the Puyallup Digital Learning program. Out of approximately 1,800 seniors districtwide, 75 students were identified by staff as best representing the Class of 2022.  Some characteristics distinguishing students from their peers include work ethic, leadership, encouragement of others, resilience, academic achievement, and positive influence. View or download the Outstanding Seniors 2022 booklet.  

Congratulations to these outstanding seniors! 

Emerald Ridge High School Outstanding Seniors

Name Activities & Honors Next Stop

Cooper Boles
Cooper Boles

Water Polo 4 years, 2021 season Captain, district finalist for Swim Team, on the team 4 years, ASB (Associated Student Body) officer Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years, DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America).

3-time Varsity Letter in Water Polo, 4-time Varsity Letter in Swim, 2nd SPSL All League Water Polo team, DECA State competitor.

Penn State Behrend

Alexis DiamondAlexis

Girls Varsity Basketball, ACTIVATE (getting the community involved) Club. Worked at the concession stands and fair parking to raise money for the 2021-2022 Basketball season, made school posters through ACTIVATE club, volunteered extra time in a 2nd grade classroom at Edgerton Elementary through Teaching Careers course. 

2-time Varsity Letter (2021, 2022) in Basketball, Most Inspirational (Basketball 2022), CTE (Career and Technical Ed.) Human Services Pathway recognition at School Board meeting.

Western Washington University

Alison FazioAlison 

HOSA (Health Occupation Services of America), Varsity Soccer Captain, Boys soccer team manager. Logged 127 volunteer hours at Good Samaritan Hospital (Children’s Therapy Unit), HOSA Blood Drive volunteer, Steel United Soccer Club, employed at Main Street Dairy Freeze. 

 4-time Varsity Letter athlete, 4 Outstanding Scholastic Awards, Best Teammate Award–Soccer.

Washington State University

Zoe FichtelZoe

3 years in Robotics Club–currently President, 5-year involvement in Honor Society–currently club officer, 2-year involvement in JAG Crew (student service club). National Honor Society/JAG Crew volunteer for multiple events (2017 – present), volunteer at Kids Horse camp (2018 – present), Comcast Cares Day (2018-2020), volunteered at a local nursing home (2018-2020).

 Digital Communications Award (2019), Chancellor’s List (2020), nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Award of Excellence (2020), South Hill Rotary Club Student of the Month (2021), invited to the National Society of High School Scholars (2021), nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) in Engineering (2022).

Washington State University

Lincoln Gamble

Baseball, DECA, Student Store management team, Honor Society. Volunteering at Pope Elementary, student coach for younger teams during baseball season.

3-time qualifier for DECA Area competitions, Academic Award for Baseball (2019), 3 years of AP (Advanced Placement) English, received AP credits, 5 college offers for Baseball program.

Pierce Community College

Romonica GeronimoRomonica

Student Store Assistant General Manager, DECA senior strategist, ERHS Theatre program Stage Manager. Teen League at Pierce County Library, water watchers. 

2-year Varsity Letter in Theatre, DECA Area Champion, FFA Greenhand.

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Ainsley GuayAinsley

Cross Country, Concert Orchestra, National Honor Society, JAGTunes Booster Club, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” 2022 musical, Theatre/Performing Arts, Choir/Solo and Ensemble piano accompanist. National Honor Society 3 years, Veterans Dinner, art/game night for elementary children, led and participated in musical performances at local church, cleaned the forest by the school, volunteer for Community Outreach program through church.

Outstanding Academic Excellence, President’s Education Awards Program, “Most Dedicated” ERHS Concert Orchestra Award, Homecoming Court, ERHS Women’s Scholar in Math nominee; American Association of University Women (AAUW), NMSQT Commended student; National Merit Scholarship Program.

Washington State University

Arin Havenstrite

Honor Society, ERHS Cheer Squad Co-captain, ERHS 2022 Daffodil Princess. High Pointe Church Children’s Ministry volunteer, Jr. JAGS Cheerleading Camp volunteer coach, Hounds on the Hill event.

2019 NCA All American Cheerleader, 2021 VCA All American Cheerleader, 2021 AP Scholar Award, Pierce County Ambassador.

University of Florida

Laila JamesLaila

Spanish Club, BSU (Black Student Union), Senior Class Treasurer, HOSA, FFA (Future Farmers of America), ERHS Theatre Running Crew, Key Club, ACTIVATE Club. C.A.R.E., videographer for ERHS, part of the creative team for the ERHS Black History Month celebration.

Annie Boulet Award: Overcoming Great Obstacles, Student of the Month for January 2021, BSU Co-treasurer.

Western Washington University

Kyah Kimmell

Water Polo, HOSA President, JAG Crew member. Alajawans Hands, Alajawans Table, Shop with a Cop. 

Rotary Student of the Month, Student of the Quarter.

University of Washington, Seattle

Cara Kwon

Key Club 3 years, Interact Club 3 years, Student Council Vice President class of 2022, Girls Tennis team 3 years, Honor Society 4 years, FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) 2 years. Key Club volunteer at local food bank monthly, organized school wide Stuff the Bus drive for food and necessity items. Interact Club volunteer: local elementary school events, cleaned local community parks and library, Hounds on the Hill fundraiser. 

2021 Congressional Art Competition–1st Place, Korean Consul General Award–3rd Place, Silver Key and Gold Key–Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Outstanding Academic Excellence, Outstanding Scholastic Award.

Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA

Alondra Lopez

Cross Country, Track and Field. Key Club volunteer for survival kits and Hounds on the Hill. 

President’s List for Pierce College, College Bound Scholarship, Varsity Letter for Track and Field.

Clover Park Technical College

Jamie McNivenJamie

Student Store Beverage Manager, ASL Club, DECA, FCCLA Vice-President, ACTIVATE Club. Winterfest–bringing Christmas to low income families, Student Store. RVCC Middle School and Nursery caretake (church family), pet adoption volunteer with the local PetSmart.

ASL (American Sign Language) Honor Club–2 years, Student of the Month (Dec. 2020).

Pierce Community College

Asher OgdenAsher

Football, Track and Field. Church volunteer–landscaping, handyman and clean up, metal fabrication shop, summer track club. 

2-time Varsity Letter for Football, 4-time Varsity Letter for Track, Presidential Academic Award (Freshman).


Lipscomb University


Anna PeskieAnna

Volleyball, Tennis, National Honor Society, Junior Class Secretary, Senior Class President, ASL Club, DECA. Volleyball peer coach volunteer, Your Group, elementary special programs volunteer for students with Autism. 

Most Inspirational Award in Volleyball all 4 years, DECA National and DECA State qualifier, Student of the Month Math and Business & Marketing, Outstanding Scholastic Athlete Award–all 4 years, Second Team All-League Award for Volleyball.

University of Arizona

Connor ReschkeConnor 

Interact/Key Club President, Spanish Club President, Service Leadership, Cross Country, Track and Field. Tutoring, Tech Squad, Key/Interact volunteer, Daffodil Court escort, student orientation, talent show planning, parking clean up, Back the Badge, lunch games, card campaign for essential workers, Elks Food Drive, Valentines for Vets, Literacy Boxes, Santa Parade, Christmas shopping for families in need, campus clean up, L.E.A.D. classes, poster making, car wash fundraiser, hosting Club Week, decorating campus, Stuff the Bus. 

Outstanding Science Student (Class of 2022), 2-time Varsity Letter in Community Service, 2-time Varsity Letter in Cross Country, Most Positive Member–Key and Interact Club junior year, Teammate of the Year–Cross Country senior year, Best Service Event in the PNW (WA, OR, CA, ID, Southwest Canada).

Washington State University

Annalise ScheererAnnalise

Volleyball, Key/Interact Club, HOSA, ASL Club, National Honor Society Vice-president, JAG Crew, Sophomore Class Representative, Junior Class Vice-president, Senior Class Secretary. Youth Group Worship Leader volunteer at Calvary Community Church, Children’s Ministry Leader at Calvary Community Church, Key Club volunteer at Freezing Nights, community dinners, holiday giving tree, HOSA Club volunteer at blood drive.

Presidential Academic Achievement Award, SPSL (South Puget Sound League) Honorable Mention, Outstanding Junior Masonic Award, AP Scholar Award, AAU Academic All American, 2-time Varsity Letter in Volleyball, Most Inspirational Player Award, Outstanding Scholastic Award, WIAA 4A Sportsmanship Award, Most Improved Player Award.

Carroll College

Robert Spicer

ERHS Theatre Department, ASL Club, JAG Crew. Relay for Life (American Cancer Society Fundraiser) volunteer, Kiwanis Club of Daffodil Valley volunteer. 

Theatre Department Junior Performer of the Year (2021), Varsity Letter in Theatre.

Pierce Community College

Taylor Stilli

Volleyball 3 years-2 as Co-captain, Track and Field 4 years-2 as Co-captain, HOSA Vice-President, National Honor Society President, ASB Leadership, ASB President, JAG Crew. RAGE Volleyball volunteer (coach and referee), HOSA Blood Drive volunteer, Pope Elementary School Harvest Festival volunteer, Puyallup Junior Volleyball Club Tournament volunteer. 

3-time Varsity Letter for Volleyball, 4-time Varsity Letter for Track and Field, Volleyball Rookie of the Year (2018-19), Track Rookie of the Year (2018-19), Presidential Award for Academic Excellence, Outstanding Scholar Athlete–Volleyball (2018-2022), WIAA 4A Outstanding Sportsmanship Award (2019-2022).

Ottawa University

Nicholas WeberNicholas

Football 4 years, Track and Field 2 years, Basketball 1 year. Community Service volunteer–mentoring, coaching, clean up, football volunteer. 

3-time Varsity Letter for Football, Football Team Captain, 2-time All League player, 2-time Varsity Letter for Track and Field, 2020 Student of the Month, SPSL Championship–7th place (2021), 2018 Diamond Football All American, 2021 Heir Football All Star.

Western Oregon University

Puyallup High School Outstanding Seniors

Name Activities & Honors Next Stop

Darya BakerDarya

National Honor Society President, Choir – Norselanders, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Theater.  Volunteer choreographer, Daffodil Princess.

National Merit Finalist, AP Capstone Diploma, 2 Varsity Letters in Band, 2 Varsity Letters in Volunteer Service, 1st Place in Masonic Scholarship for Junior Achievement, Regional Winner and State Qualifier for Mezzo-Soprano Solo, Oboe Solo, and Vocal Duet.

Washington State University

Luca BellLuca

Interculture Coalition President, Black Student Union Treasurer, 8 Advanced Placement courses taken, Puyallup High School Viking Lady, Puyallup High School Varsity Girls Tennis. National Honor Society member, Safe School Ambassadors member.

Lenore Erikson-Excellence in English, John Bustad Inspirational Award.

University of Washington

Kendal CliftonKendal

Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble and Drumline, Norselanders and Concert Choir, Theatre Department, National Honor Society MemberVolunteer at a Covid Vaccination Clinic.

AP Scholar with Distinction, Director’s Award in Band, Varsity Letters in Band, Choir, and Volunteer Service.

Pacific Lutheran University

Aidan DavisAidan 

High School Four Year Varsity in Swim, Unified Soccer, Club Swimming. Trail Building with Washington Trails Association.

Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year, honored at School Board meeting for Swim State Champs, 2-time Athlete of the Month.

Montana State University

Caleb Fuemmeler

Varsity Tennis, Math Team, National Honor SocietyMath Center Peer Tutor. 

Western Washington University Admissions Achievement Award, National Merit Commended Student, President’s Award for Educational Excellence, AP Scholar with Distinction.

Western Washington University

Jasmine FullerJasmine

Key Club Secretary, Viking Lady, National Honor Society, Track & Field, Art Club, Talent Show, Choir, Valkyries Choir. Choir Member Praise & Worship Leader for New Upper Zion Christian Church, Praise & Worship Leader for Sound Life Students Youth Group at Sound Life Church, year long participation in Church Homeless Outreach. 

3-year Varsity Letter in Track & Field, 3-year Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award, 2-year Washington Educators Music Association Solo & Ensemble Excellent Rating, Vesey-Munson Art Show finalist, 2-year Assemblies of God Fine Arts Festival Superior Rating, invite to Nationals for Female Vocalist.

Azusa Pacific University

Nathaniel HerrickNathaniel

Cross Country, National Honor Society, Track and Field, Wrestling, Math Club, Band, Unified Basketball, Viking Knight. Rainier to Ruston Ultra Relay, Math Peer Tutor, West Central District Cross Country Volunteer, Sound to Narrows 12K.

Cross Country Captain, Cross Country State participant, Western International Band Clinic, Pacific University Honor Band, Viking Knights & Ladies President, National Honor Society Treasurer, 2-time SPSL Cross Country First Team All-League, 4-time Cross Country Varsity Letter, 4-time Track & Field Varsity Letter, 2-time Wrestling Varsity Letter, 3-time Band Varsity Letter.

University of Washington

Erewyn Limric

Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Cross Country, Track, Honor Society. Filipino Lawyers of Washington (FLOW), McKinstry Muralist, private Saxophone lessons.   

AP Capstone Diploma, Western International Band Clinic, National PTA (Parent Teacher Association) Reflections finalist, 1st Alternate at Solo Ensemble for Saxophone, Congressional Art Competition winner, Best in Show for Visual Arts at Washington State Fair, 2022 Regional Art Show Winner.

The New School

Miles Mercer

Solo Piano, Wind Ensemble, Theatre, Competitive Mathematics, Water PoloSummer School Math Tutor, Volunteer Pianist for Church Praise Band, volunteered in Church Childcare and Coffee Shop, Daffodil Queen Coronation volunteer, babysitting, Piano (Solo and Praise Band). 

National Merit Scholarship finalist, Presidential Award for Academic Excellence, 4-year Junior Festival Award.

Gonzaga University

Cian Monaghan

Cross Country, Track and Field, National Honor Society, Viking Knights & Ladies. League & district cleanup for Cross Country, concessions, Fair parking. 

State Qualifier for Cross Country (2019 & 2021), 4-year Varsity Letter for Cross Country, 4-year Varsity Letter for Track & Field, League Qualifier for Track & Field (2021), All-League Team for Cross Country (2020 & 2021), All- League Team for Track & Field (2021).

University of Puget Sound

Tyson Perez

Spanish Honor Society, National Honor Society, Key Club. Emergency Food Network volunteer. 

National Merit Scholarship finalist, President’s Award for Educational Excellence.

Western Washington University

Camille RivardCamille

Cross Country 3 years, Track and Field 4 years, started and ran Viking Student Media Club, Leadership Freshman year, Peer Partner for Unified Basketball, Anchor on Viking News Network (VNN). Volunteer clean up for Cross Country league and district meets, volunteered to clean up local pond in Puyallup, member of All Saints Holy Catholic Church, CPR Certified, Sterilization Technician at Meridian Dental Care. 

Cross Country Captain, ASB (Associated Student Body) Junior Class Secretary, Multi-Media Editor for Viking Student Media, Academic Varsity Letter in Broadcast Journalism, 3-year Varsity Letter in Cross Country, 4-year Varsity Letter in Track & Field, Kiwanis Scholarship winner in 9th grade, 4 on AP exam, 3.979 GPA (Grade Point Average), 26/582 Class Rank.

Oregon State University

Marco RodriguezMarco

Puyallup High School Yearbook and photographer, Puyallup High School lifeguardVolunteer at See Ya Later Foundation, a non-profit foundation inspiring youth and encouraging families (they provide 6 scholarships a year to local seniors, and support resources to local families with children that have life-threatening medical crises). 

All around great student, always on time to class, inclusive of others, always upbeat.

United States Army      

Abigail TerekegnAbigail

Tennis, Orchestra, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Key Club. Tacoma Youth Symphony, volunteer with church community service. 

National Merit Commended Scholar, Research Publication in Journal of Student Research, AP Scholar with Distinction, Varsity Letter in Tennis, Valley Region Solo and Ensemble Contest winner, Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service, AP Capstone Diploma.

Yale University

Maya Thomas

Leadership, ASB Secretary, 2020-2021 Junior Class Officer–Treasurer, Puyallup High School Basketball, Puyallup High School Volleyball, working at summer camps and after school programs. Hosted an Exchange Student, volunteered at a local foodbank, fed the homeless at a local church, volunteered at Road Races (running/walking) with set up, take down, and supporting participants, helped set up a fundraiser at a local non-profit, supports brother with Down Syndrome. 

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Lee Ozmun Outstanding Citizenship Award, Outstanding Leadership Award, 3 Varsity Letters for Basketball, Most Inspirational Award for Basketball, “Play for Her” Award for Basketball 2 consecutive years.

Montana State University

Maren ThompsonMaren 

Theatre Costumer, Wind Ensemble, National Honor Society. Volunteer choreographer, Nourish Pierce County volunteer. 

AAUW (American Association of University Women) High School Scholar in Mathematics, 2 Varsity Letters in Volunteer Service, 2 Varsity Letters in Band, Lenore Erikson-Excellence in English, National Merit finalist, AP Scholar with Distinction.

Arizona State University

Mariah Thompson

HOSA Co-president, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society Vice President, Cross Country. Volunteering at the Puyallup Public Library.

AP Capstone Diploma, AP Scholar with Distinction, National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, President's Award for Educational Excellence, 4 Varsity Letters in Cross Country, 2 Varsity Letters in Volunteer Service, Varsity Letter in HOSA.

University of Washington

Stephanie Vasquez PedroStephanie
Vasquez Pedro

ASB Vice President, Technical Student Association Vice President, Technical Student Association Treasurer, Black Student Union, FCCLA, HOSA Co-President, Spanish Honor Society, Key Club, HOSA Historian, Interculture Coalition Marketing Officer, National Honor Society, Girls Tennis. Days for Girls Organization, Translator Between Spanish-speaking communities, tutoring students for AP Exam, Sundance Hippotherapy sessions, volunteering in local elementary schools, math tutoring, food bank assistance, Spring Fair volunteering. 

Varsity Letter in Community Service, Varsity Letter in HOSA, Technical Student Association State finalist, National Honor Society Academic Achievement and Honor, President’s Educational Excellence Award, received 4 Language credits freshman year, Ovarian Cancer Research through Brandeis University.  

University of Washington

Nathan Vizthum

Club Soccer, Puyallup High School Soccer. Peer Tutor.

AP Scholar with Distinction.

University of Washington

Maurice Woodring

Football, Track, Leadership. Work at Dick’s Sporting Good Store, Winter Wishes, delivered Valentines to residential homes. 

Football Viking Award, Senior Class Ambassador, Top 20 Senior, 1st-year Varsity Letter in Football, 2nd-year Varsity Letter in Track.

Real Estate Entrepreneur

Rogers High School Outstanding Seniors

Name Honors Next Stop

Jenai AnchetaJenai

Leadership, Basketball, Track and Field. Camp counselor, tournament volunteer, youth mentor, youth basketball coach, childcare volunteer. 

Seven-time Varsity Letter winner, two-time First Team All-league, Second Team All-area, two-time Team Captain, SPSL Sportsmanship Award, American Legion Award winner, Tacoma Athletic Commission Athlete of the Year nominee, State Tournament team in 2019, 2020, and 2022.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

University of Puget Sound

Abigail Atkins

Cross Country, Track and Field, Choir. Involvement in local church, student coach for South Hill Running Club. 

Voted Most Inspirational by the Cross-Country team, Concert Choir president.                                                              

Cedarville University, Ohio

Elliott BrajkovichElliot

Rambassadors, Art Club. Employed at Scoop There It Is, volunteer at Orting Food Bank. 

Mr. Painting of Mr. Rogers 2021, AP Capstone Diploma, Honors college acceptance at Purdue.

Purdue University

Sophia DisethSophia

Cross Country, Track and Field, Leadership, Running Start at Pierce Community College. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 2020 Student of the Year, partner for Unified Basketball. 

7-time Varsity Letter winner, Cross Country Coaches Award, 5-time Dean’s List at Pierce Community College.

Western Washington University  

Sofia ElliottSofia

Drawing, Ceramics, Orchestra. Unified Basketball, Art Club. 

Presidential Award for Academic Excellence.

Move across country and either find a college or a job.

Alyssa FortsonAlyssa

Medical program at Rogers High School. Raise and train service dogs for the visually impaired. 

7 Varsity Letters in Community Service.

Washington State University

Andrew GommiAndrew

Swim team, Water Polo team. Shadowed Mr. Cerio at JATC Sheet Metal Union, designed the Ram GO Tunnel using Solid Works. 

Swim Team Captain, AP Capstone Honors.

University of Washington

Johnathan Lee

Choir, plays Saxophone, Guitar, Piano, and Drums in band. Member of National Honor Society, Boy Scouts of America. 

Tacoma Concert Band soloist competition winner, MTNA finalist, KING FM Young Artist Award finalist, South Sound Symphony Band Student Soloist winner.

Arizona State University

Aiko LukaAiko

Attends school events. Key Club, working at a bakery. 

AP Capstone.

Suffolk University

Max NiceMax

Rambassadors, Rogers Basketball, and National Honors Society. Helping/coaching basketball camps, assembling bags for the homeless, harvest festival volunteer, Graham Fire and Rescue open house volunteer.

American Legion Award, District President's List (Pierce College), Chancellor's List x2 (Pierce College).

University of Washington

Julia OdhiamboJulia

Wresting team. Crew trainer at McDonald’s.

Pierce County Ambassador, Elizabeth Wesley Merit Scholar, Daffodil Princess.

University of Michigan

Mitchell Smith

Basketball and Track team. Unified Basketball referee, Ram Hoops Camp volunteer. 

Most Improved Award—Basketball 2021, Coaches Award.

University of Oklahoma

Mckenna Spaulding

Heavily involved in Rogers Performing Arts programs, participated in Choir all four years. 

Senior Drama Board Officer on the student-elected Drama Board.

Western Washington University

Matthew StaksetMatthew

National Honor Society, President of DECA, Treasurer of Key Club. Key Club: Blanket making, volunteered at the Fred Oldfield Center at the Fair, volunteered at the Sunrise Trunk or Treat event. 

DECA Student of the Month, extraordinary dedication in obtaining industry certification (Business), placed 6th in the State in the SBEF DECA Competition.

Arizona State University

Jacob ThompsonJacob

Special Olympics Track with Puyallup Roadrunners and Unified Basketball.

Pathway Honors Award for Skilled & Technological Science. 

Jacob will be moving to Kentucky and continuing his education.

Nathaniel WidmannNathaniel

Cross Country and wrestling. Tacoma Youth Symphony. 

Coaches Award in Cross Country, district qualifier for Cross Country, AP Capstone.


University of Washington

Dominic Wilson-EskridgeDominic 

Swimming, math, exercise and working out. Key Club, volunteer at food banks, National Honor Society, charity.

E. Wesley Scholarship winner.

Work and attend Pierce College

Erica Won

Senior Class President, Voice of Rogers as a member of the Committee Aligned for Reimagining Excellence (CARE) in the Puyallup School District, Jostens Class Ambassador, Rambassador's Club Treasurer, Key Club Vice President, Key Club PNW Division 30 Lieutenant Governor, Key Club PNW District Secretary of the Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee (MGRC), AVID Ambassador, Varsity Girl's Tennis, Student Council Representative. 

500+ hours in community service (partnering with charities such as the Thirst Project, March of Dimes, and Children's Miracle Network), collected 1000+ lbs. of food to help Key Club's District Project of the "Help end hunger" initiative. 

QuestBridge National College Match Finalist and Scholar, Varsity Letter in Community Service, AP Scholar, AVID Capstone Diploma, AP Capstone Diploma candidate.                            

Davidson College

Hunter ZeiglerHunter

Welding and robotics. Helping family and friends.

CTE Welding.

Patriot Fire Protection, Inc.

Roselyn ZentzRoslyn

Volleyball and Track and Field teams, Choir, DECA. Puget Sound Volleyball Academy coach.

1st Team All-League 2021 Volleyball, 2nd Team All-League 2021 (spring season), All-State Honorable.

Montana Technological University


Walker High School Outstanding Seniors

Name Honors Next Stop

Tyrese DavisTyrese

Basketball, student store. Captain of Basketball team.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Business Management major at Pierce College

Samantha HollenbachSamantha

Walker Way Award. Walker Student Store.


Pierce College for Elementary Education

Jack Holt

Debate Club, Robotics Club. Food Bank volunteer.


Pierce College, Associates Degree

Washington State University, Bachelor’s Degree

Walker Student Store, WHS Gaming Guild, Robotics. 
Seattle Central Community College for Fashion Design

Lauralye ShivertakerLauralye

Female Empowerment Group, Choir.

Ideally travelling, but realistically looking at different career opportunities.

Puyallup Digital Learning Outstanding Seniors

Name Activities & Honors Next Stop
Manuel Acosta

Keeping up with assignments, asking questions, being involved, helping other students, self-advocacy. When residing in Guam, participated in afterschool programs to picked up litter around the school, for the city’s mayor, and also on the island’s beaches. 

Student of the Month Award.                                                                                                                                                                                

Would like to start working, and would like to go to college to become a marine biologist.

Ryan Barros

DECA Vice President. Played a key roll in developing a coffee delivery system for staff.

Business and Marketing I & II Certifications.                                                                     

Continuing to work on plans to go to college in the future.

Mouhammed El Becher Diouf
Mouhammed El Becher Diouf

Classroom leadership involvement. Recognized by co-workers at Walmart for making positive contributions in the workplace and in areas of productivity.  Known for organizational skills and the leadership role assumed when the team struggled. 

Continue doing great things in the community and maybe attending Pierce College.

Madison Mapes

DECA President, CTE I & II Certifications, student-elected General Manager that instituted a staff coffee delivery service. 4-year PDL student.

Pacific Lutheran University

Emmet MartinEmmet

DECA. Instrumental in implementing a coffee delivery service for teachers and staff.

DECA Secretary, Student Manager, Business and Marketing I & II Certifications.                                                      

Welding Apprenticeship

Madison MuirMadison

We Belong Club. Volunteer service work for neighbors.

Dean's List 2020.

Plans to attend Pierce
College. Hopes to become
either a paraeducator or
work in something animal- based for a while until I
can decide what career I really want. Interested in the possibility of medicine, but unsure if it will be for humans or animals

Melanie RoblesMelannie

Is an active part of the classroom environment as well as noticeably improves the learning outcomes of other students. Assists family by doing the invoices for family’s carpeting company. 

Completed the Dolores Huerta Institute Civics Education Program.

Would like to become a dermatologist.

Lana SheltonLana

Music and Art. Member of “Livin’ Out Loud” a local music organization that has performed at Tacoma’s Point Ruston.

PDL 2022 Student of the Month.

Pierce College, Puyallup, and then transfer to a 4-year university to study engineering or science.

Jasmine VicedoJasmine

Drawing and watching Korean dramas.


Looking forward to building her art portfolio and to go to art school one day.

Taylor WillisTaylor

Active member of the Puyallup Open Doors program at Puyallup Digital Learning. Dedicates time caring for her daughter. 

Puyallup Digital Learning Student of the Month for March 2022.

To continue school in the fall at a local community college. She is interested in a career as a parole officer or criminal investigator.