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2023 PSD Outstanding Seniors
2023 PSD Outstanding Seniors
Posted on 05/23/2023

Each year, the Puyallup School District recognizes exceptional seniors from its four high schools (Emerald Ridge, Puyallup, Rogers and Walker), including the Puyallup Digital Learning program. Staff throughout the district chooses the students from a pool of nearly 1,700 seniors for their impressive qualities, including their strong work ethic, leadership skills, ability to inspire others, resilience, academic performance, and positive impact on those around them.

View or download the Outstanding Seniors 2023 booklet.  

Congratulations to these outstanding seniors!

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Emerald Ridge High School Outstanding Seniors 
Name Activities & Honors Next Stop

A photo of Aiden Aoki
Aiden Aoki

- Varsity Golf - State competitor
- ASB (Associated Student Body) Leadership - President
- Honor Society - Treasurer
- ERHS Young Life Leadership
- Special Olympics Track & Field (peer help)
- Basketball (peer help)
- Motion Church Core Leadership Group
- Chambers Bay Academy/Golf Caddie

California Lutheran University

A photo of Yocelynn Castilla-Soto

Yocelynn Castilla-Soto

- HOSA (Health Occupational Students of America)
- NHS (National Honor Society)
- Tennis Team
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
- Volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital - surgery waiting room
- Young Executives of Color (YEOC) rep at UW Seattle
- Multicare Academy Students of America Words of Thanks Ambassador
- Elementary School Tutor
Pacific Lutheran University
 A photo of Brooke Elmore
Brooke Elmore
- Basketball Team
- Tennis Team
- ASB (Associated Student Body) Leadership Key/Interact Service Club
- Varsity Letter - Basketball
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Varsity Letter - Tennis
- Spring Fair Art Show Honorable Mention
- Dan Vesey-Deb Munson Art Show Honorable Mention
- Student Led Equity and Resilience Council
- Vacation Bible School Counselor
University of Washington
 A photo of Jadyn Gray
Jadyn Gray
- Varsity letter in Theatr 
- AAUW (American Association of University Women) Junior nominee in Mathematics
- Young Women’s Church Group
- Youth Camp Leader
Central Washington University
 A photo of Spencer Hensley
Spencer Hensley
- Track Team
- Cross Country Team
- Key/Interact Club 
- 4-year Varsity Letter - Cross Country
- 3-year Varsity Letter - Track
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar
- Masonic Junior Achievement Award
- PNW District Kiwanis Outstanding Club President Award (2023)
- Bill and Laura Stoner Endowment Fair Scholarship Recipient
 University of Washington 
 a photo of Elena Husarik
Elena Husarik 
- Golf Team
- Key/Interact Service Club
- ERHS ASB (Associated Student Body) Activities Coordinator, Leadership
- Honor Society 
- 4-year Varsity Letter; Golf
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Finalist for the Masonic Outstanding Junior Student Scholarship
- Rotary Student of the Month; Math
- SPSL Outstanding Scholastic Award for Golf
- AP Scholar with Distinction Award
- Vacation Bible School Leaders
- Youth Leadership Awards Conference
 University of Utah
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Grant Layman
- Musical
- JAZZ Band
- Drumline
- Festival of One Acts
- Small Jazz Ensemble
- Varsity Letter - Fine Arts
Washington State University
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Grace Leonard
- ERHS Student/Servant Leadership
- Track Team
- Swim
- Graduating with AP Capstone Diploma
- AA degree candidate from Pierce College
- Pierce College Dean’s List - Fall 22
- 3-year Varsity Letter Track
- 2-time State Qualifier in Track
- Young Life Leader
 A photo of Kaylin Manley
Kaylin Manley 
 - ASB (Associated Student Body) Leadership
- Cross Country, Honor Society
- Track and Field
- Key Club
- ASB Secretary; Junior and Senior year
- Honor Society Secretary - Senior Year
- 2-year Varsity Letter in Cross Country
- Varsity Letter in Track
- Rotary Student of the Month
- Various Key Club volunteer positions
Gonzaga University
A photo of Jamari Martin
Jamari Martin 
- Water Polo Team, Track & Field Team
- Wrestling Team, BSU (Black Student Union)
- GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)
- JAG Crew (Student Leadership Group)
- Coaches Award
- Most Inspirational Award
- Volunteer - Puyallup Food Bank
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
 A photo of Sami Mattich
Sami Mattich
- Volleyball Team, JAG Crew (Student Leadership Group)
- Class President (Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years)
- Unified Basketball peer
- ASL Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- 2-time SPSL (South Puget Sound League) Sportsmanship Athlete at conference
- 4-year Varsity letter Volleyball
- Dr. Vitt Ferrucci Principal’s Award
- Yearbook Editor Award
- Outstanding Scholastic Athlete Award
- National Society of High School Scholars
- Puget Sound Volleyball Academy Club
- Competitive All-Star Cheer at Natural Venom All Stars
- Sertoma Deaf Picnic Volunteer
- American Cancer Society Volunteer
- Washington State Special Olympics Volunteer
Gonzaga University
 A photo of Rubi McBride
Rubi McBride 
- Spanish Club
- Tennis Team
- Golf Team
- Interact/Key Club
- National Honor Society
- JAG Crew (Student Leadership Group)
- Distinguished Regent Scholarship
- Girl Scouts of America
Washington State University 
 headshot of Marian Paulsen
Marian Paulsen
- Choir
- Theater
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Superior Rating in Solo and Ensemble Contest with Choir - Northwest Perennial Alliance
 Montana State University
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Sarah Rushing
- Key/Interact Club Vice-President
- UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) UNITE Club President
- Spanish Club, Activate Club
- Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award
- Rotary Student of the Month
- Presidential Award for Academic Excellence
- High Impact Dance Team - The Dance Academy of Puyallup - Our Savior Lutheran Church Youth Volunteer
Pacific Lutheran University
 Headshot of Gavin Sayles
Gavin Sayles
 - ASB (Associated Student Body) Leadership
- Theatre
- School TV News program
- Leadership event coordinator; assemblies and talent show
- 2-year Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Varsity letter in Video Productions
- 2-year Varsity Letter in Theatre
- Sophomore Performer of the Year - Theatre
- Most Memorable Performance in a Musical - “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”
- Volunteering in the band of my church as a bassist
- Assistant Director for Ferrucci Junior High “Into the Woods Jr.”
- Volunteer in Children’s Ministry at Church.
Biola University
 A photo of Grace Seifert
Grace Seifert
 - Theatre
- Choir
- Video Productions; JAG TV
- 2-year Varsity Letter - Theatre
- 2-year Superior rating Solo and Ensemble Choir competitions
American Musical and Dramatic Academy 
 A graphic of Ezekyl Setefano
Ezekyl Setefano
- Football
- Pacific Islander Club
- All-In Award
- Captains Award
- Halfaday Family Sacrifice Award
- Campbell-Montgomery Business/Communications Scholarship
- Pacific Islander Club Vice-President
- Church Youth Leader
- Tutor
- Volunteer at Carol Milgard Breast Center
- Emerald Ridge Football Kids Camp Volunteer
Central Washington University
 Headshot of Hayden Siers
Hayden Siers
- Dungeons & Dragons Club
- PTA Award
- Longshoreman’s Award
- Helping at the farm
Gap Year
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Chiron Susee
- Football Team
- Basketball Team
- Soccer Team
- Key Club Vice-President
- National Honor Society Activities Coordinator
- Math Club
- Regents Scholar Award - WSU
- Puyallup Junior Masonic Scholarship
- Bob and Lorraine Lightbody Endowment Scholarship
- 3-year Varsity letter in Football
- Varsity Letter in Basketball
- 2-year Varsity letter in Soccer
- Back Country Horseman of Washington
- Unified Special Olympics peer helper
- Grand Firs neighborhood Clean Up Crew
- ERHS Sports Youth Summer Camp for Basketball and Football
Washington State University 
 A headshot of Aaron Wells
Aaron Wells
 - Track Team
- Cross Country Team
- Orchestra
- JAG Crew
- Key Club
- Varsity Letters in Track and Cross Country
- Student of the Month – Medical Courses
- Priest Quorum Advisor for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
- Life Scout
Brigham Young University

 Puyallup High School Outstanding Seniors
Name Activities & Honors Next Stop

A photo of Shantanu Adekar
Shantanu Adekar
- ASB (Associated Student Body) Leadership
- Math Tutor
- Viking Knight
- Concert Orchestra
- Track and Field - Varsity Shotput and High Jump
- Unified Soccer
- Jostens Class Ambassador
- Eagle Scout
- 1st Degree Black Belt
- ASB (Associated Student Body) President
- Senior Patrol Leader
- John Bustad Inspirational Award
- Masonic Outstanding Junior Scholarship Winner
- National Merit Commended Scholar
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Distinction
- Boy Scouts
- SLERC (Site Level Equity Resolution Council)
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
University of Washington
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Tyler Anderson
- Viking Knights and Ladies
- Varsity Track
- C-Team Volleyball
- National Honor Society
- Varsity Cross Country
- Edgemont Jr. High Leadership
- Spanish National Honor Society
- JV Basketball
- Puyallup High School Leadership
- Viking Lady Award
- 3 Varsity Letters in Track
- Educational Based Volunteer Award
- Girls JV Basketball and Most Improved Player Award
- Presidents Education Award
- Perfect Attendance Award
- Leadership Award
- 2 Varsity Letters in Cross Country
- Academic Achievement Award
- Linda Fisk Math Award
- Volunteer Farmer at Mother Earth Farm
- Helping at Spanish Booth for School Curriculum Night
- Volunteer at Feed My Starving Children
- Assisting PE Teachers in the District
- As a Viking Lady, I Assisted at Musicals, Helped at Embarkation Days, Sophomore Parent Night, and New Student Tours at PHS, and Handing Out Graduation Programs 
Pierce Community College
 A headshot of Haliey Carpenter
Haliey Carpenter
- Dance Team
- Track
- Choir
- Intermediate Band
- Cross Country
- Anime Club
- FFA (Future Farmers of America)
- Debate
- Garden Club
- Varsity Track
- GPA (Grade Point Average) Honors
- Student of the Month
- Most Spirited Dancer
- Certificate of Participation in Dance and Drill Championships at the WCD III (West Central Districts)
- 1st Year Varsity Award in Dance
- Art Award
- Self-Defense Award
- Instrumental Award
- Continuous Learning All Star Student Award (C.L.A.S.S)
- Teachers Choice Recognition Award
- Focus and Work Ethic Award
- FFA (Future Farmers of America)
- Church
- Shooting range clean up
- Assist students and staff with tasks
- Built compost boxes
- Built goat houses
- Raise money for animals in need
- Helped with plantings
- Donated to the homeless by making hats, socks, and other items 
Continue my education with animals and life skills
 A headshot of Nicholas Claeys
Nicholas Claeys
- Math Club/Mu Alpha Theta Club (Secretary and Founder)
- Honor Society
- Key Club
- Homeroom Representative
- Crochet Club
- Debate
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Video Game Club
- SLERC (Site Level Equity Resolution Council)
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Honors
- Kiwanis Fair Parking
- Experience Learning Project
- Math Tutoring 
University of Washington
 headshot of Brynn Cogger
Brynn Cogger
- National Honor Society
- Tacoma Youth Symphony Association
- Employee at Applebaum Violin Shop
- Puyallup High School Chamber Orchestra
- Tacoma Youth Symphony Principal Viola
- Tacoma Youth Symphony Competition Winner
- Northwest Sinfonietta Youth Concerto Competition Finalist
- Washington State Solo and Ensemble Contest Superior Rating - AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Distinction
- AP (Advanced Placement) Seminar and Research Certificate - Washington All-State Chamber Orchestra (2022)
- All Northwest Symphony Orchestra (2023)
- Puyallup Rotary Club Student of the Month (October 2022)
- Mentor for Tacoma Youth Symphony Younger Orchestras
- Mentor for Session I of the Evergreen Music Festival 
Eastman School of Music - University of Rochester
 headshot of Shaelynn Cuenca
Shaelynn Cuenca
- Puyallup High School Chamber Orchestra – Concert Master
- Puyallup High School Concert Orchestra
- FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)
- Puyallup High School Pit Orchestra
- Puyallup High School Hiking Vikings – Co-President
- National Merit Finalist
- National Hispanic Recognition Award
- AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Distinction
- American Association of American Women High School Scholar
- Lenore Erickson Excellence in English
- Varsity Letter of Volunteer Service
- Tacoma Youth Symphony
- Good Samaritan Hospital Volunteer
- Tae Kwon Do - 2nd Degree Black Belt
University of California Davis
 headshot of Ryan Hegel
Ryan Hegel
- Varsity Water Polo
- Varsity Cross Country (Federal Way)
- Track (9th Grade)
- Varsity Baseball
- Freshman Class President (Federal Way)
- Hiking Vikings
- Leadership
- Mr. Puyallup Candidate
- Honor Society (4 Years)
- Puyallup High School GPA (Grade Point Average) Honor Tile
- Rookie of the Year (2021 – Water Polo)
- C.L.A.S.S (Continuous Learning All Star Student)
- Taste of Federal Way
- Fusion Event Set Up
- Tutor at Aylen Jr. High
- Umpire Federal Way Little League
- Finish Line Volunteer at Tacoma Marathon Association
- Concessions at Games
- Fusion Furniture Moving
- Water Polo Camp
Central Washington University
 headshot of Kenny Hudson
Kenny Hudson
- Native American Student Union
- Gay Straight Alliance
- Norselanders
- Concert Choir
- Automotive II
- Theatre
- Student Equity Advisory Board
- Native American Student Union Vice President (First One Ever!)
- Gay Straight Alliance Treasurer
- Norselanders Member - Valley Regional Champions for Solo & Ensemble
- Cast in Seussical as Ensemble
- The Good Doctor as Cherdyakov and Nicholaich, and Cinderella as Lionel
- Daffodil Escort
- NAYLA (Native American Youth Leadership Academy)
Pierce Community College
 headshot of Tyler Huynh
Tyler Huynh
- FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) Vice President
- Asian Culture Club – Co-Founder and Secretary
- Black Student Union
- Spanish Honor Society
- Intercultural Coalition
- Track and Field
- AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Distinction
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Honor
- Edgemont Jr. High Honor Scholastic Award
- President’s Education Award
- Track First Year Varsity Award
- Track Second Year Junior Varsity Award
- Edgemont Jr. High Peer Tutor
- Sparks Stadium Concessions Volunteer
- Spinning Elementary School STEM Fair Evaluator
- Aylen and Kalles Jr. High Event Volunteer
FCCLA (Family, Career, Community Leaders of America) Region and State Conference Evaluator
 University of California Irvine
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Angela Kim
 - Founding Member of Math Club
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
- National Honors Society
- AAUW (American Association of University Women)
- High School Scholar in Math (11th Grade)
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Governor’s Recognition Award – First Place in Korean Speech Competition (11th Grade)
- Commended Student for National Merit (12th Grade)
- College Prep Scholar (11th Grade)
- QuestBridge Scholar – National College Match Finalist Granted Full Ride Scholarship to MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (12th Grade)
- Weekly volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital
- Volunteer twice a week at church
Massachusetts Institute of
 headshot of Jason Kim
Jason Kim
 - Math Club/Mu Alpha Theta Club (President and Founder)
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Club (President and Former Secretary)
- Key Club (President and Former Treasurer)
- Viking Knights and Ladies
- National Merit Scholarship Finalist
- US Presidential Scholar Candidate (Finalist Status Pending)
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Varsity Letter 3 Times
- AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma
- MultiCare Good Samaritan Volunteer Advisory Councilmember
- Elite International Music Competition Gold Medalist (2022)
- SIPF (Seattle International Piano Festival) Bach Festival Distinguished Gold Medalist (2022)
- MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital Volunteer (Volunteer Coordinator’s Assistant and Rehabilitation Department)
- KSEA (Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association) Seattle IT Intern Mentee and Editor
- Treehouse Learning Center AP Calculus Tutor
 Princeton University
 headshot of Lainey McCarl
Lainey McCarl
- Choir
- Yearbook
- Theater
- Photography
- Daffodil Court
- National Honors Society
- Puyallup High School Excellent Student Award
- Daffodil Directors Award
- ASL (American Sign Language) Honor Society
- Friendship Theater Stage Crew
- Girl Scouts of America
Pacific Lutheran University
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Elyse McWilson
- PHS Black Student Union President
- FCCLA (Family, Community, Career Leaders of America) Treasurer
- Asian Culture Club Treasurer
- Puyallup School District Student Ambassador
- Member on the Puyallup High School Student Equity Council
- Bowling Team Co-Captain
- Elizabeth Wesley Award
- Presidents Award
- Girl Scout Bronze, and Silver Award (Gold Award Ongoing)
- Wind Ensemble State Qualifier
- Youth Council Representative for Tacoma Peace Lutheran Church (2 Years)
- Girl Scouts (12 Years)
- Food Server for the Seattle Union Gospel Mission - Hope Place, Women’s and Children’s Shelter
- Member of the Tacoma Peace Lutheran Church - Change Makers
Central Washington University
 headshot of Christopher Nam
Christopher Nam
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) President
- Viking Knights and Ladies President, National Honor Society
- Math Club Liaison
- Math Center Co-Founder and Coordinator
- Key Club
- ASB (Associated Student Body) Cabinet
- First Korean United Method Church Youth Group Workshop Leader
- Aylen News Network Anchor
- Asian Culture Club
- Concert Band
- AP (Advanced Placement) Diploma
- Masonic Top 3 Junior Award
- Kiwanis Club Daffodil Valley Award
- Perfect Attendance K-12
- Microsoft Office Specialist
- Varsity Letter in Volunteering
- 2-Time Varsity Letter in HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Honor
- Academic Excellence Award
- Gold Presidential Award
- Good Samaritan Cancer Center
- Math Tutor
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Blood Drives
- Aylen Service Club
University of Washington
 headshot of Eunseo Oh
Eunseo Oh
 - National Honors Society President
- Sports Medicine Club President
- Key Club Vice President
 - Health Occupations Students of America Vice President
- Blood Drive Coordinator
- PHS Speech and Debate Secretary
- Congressional Debate Leader
- Math Club Vice President - Founding Member
- Math Center Tutor
- PHS Swim and Dive Team - Junior Varsity
-Technology Student Association
- Washington State 2021-2022 Congressional Debate Champion
- Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association Math Competition 2nd Place
- American Invitational Mathematics Examination Qualifier
- Hanwha Math Olympiad Qualifier
- Health Occupations Students of America State Conference – 2nd Place Anatomage Competition
- 5th Place Prepared Speaking
- Sports Medicine State Conference – Top 20 Ankle Taping Competition
- Debate - 1st Place Talk-a-Thon Tournament
- 1st Place Federal Way Tournament,
- 2nd Place 2022 Tahoma Tournament
- Top Presiding Officer and 2nd Place 2023 Tahoma Tournament
- 3rd Place 2023 Gig Harbor Tournament
- Top Presiding Officer 2023 Auburn Riverside Tournament
- 5th Place 2022 Gig Harbor Tournament
- Washington State 2022-2023 15th Place Congressional Debate
- Youth Cultural Center President
- Children City Hall Committee
- English Tutor
- Korean Tutor
- Korean Instrument Tutor
- Good Samaritan Hospital Ambassador
University of Washington
 Headshot of Dane Parker
Dane Parker
- Puyallup High School Football
- Captains Council
- Football Team Captain
- Two Time Football Team MVP (Most Valuable Player)
- Two Time Football First Team All-League
- Football Restaurant Takeover
- Deseret Industries Volunteer
- Church Youth Group Volunteer and Leader
United States Air Force Academy
 Headshot of Abigail Sellman
Abigail Sellman
- Varsity Girls Swim and Dive - Team Captain
- Varsity Girls Water Polo - Team Captain
- Leadership
- Puyallup High School Captains Council - Captains Council Leader
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Distinction
- Swim and Dive Most Inspirational
- Swim and Dive Rookie of the Year
- Athlete of the Year Nominee from the Tacoma Athletic Commission
- GPA (Grade Point Average) Highpoint
- 1st Team All-League Water Polo
- 1st Team All-League Swim and Dive
- Puyallup Food Bank
- Park clean up
- Youth swim coach
- Water Polo Youth Camp
- Timing, announcing, and staging at swim meets
- Score keeper at water polo games
Chapman University
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Desiree Stevenson
- Black Student Union (First Vice President)
- You Belong Peer Summit - Student Rep
- Viking Knights and Ladies
- Student Equity Advisory Council
- Wrestling
- Continuous Learning All Star Student Award (C.L.A.S.S.)
- President’s Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
- Mural Artist at the first Experiencing Black Puyallup Festival
University of Washington
 headshot of Shea Streleski
Shea Streleski
- Theatre
- Norselanders (Jazz A Capella Group)
- National Honor Society
- Concert Choir
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar Award
- AP (Advanced Placement) Research and Seminar Certificate
- National Society of High School Scholars
- NAYLA (Native American Youth Leadership Academy)
- Math Tutoring
- Elementary School Volunteer Service
- Lighthouse Christian Center Volunteer Service
- Junior High Volunteer Service
- Volunteering with Green Organizations
- Community Vocal Performances
 headshot of Luke Taylor
Luke Taylor
- Captain’s Council, Water Polo (Varsity 4 Years)
- Band
- National Honors Society
- Swim (Varsity 4 Years)
- National Merit Commended Scholar
- Varsity Water Polo Co-Captain
- Tacoma Athlete Commission Fall Athlete of the Year Nominee
- AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma Candidate
- Varsity Swim Co-Captain
- Water Polo First Team All-Division
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Distinction
- USA Water Polo Academic All-American
- Swim Team First Team All-Division
- Eagle Scout
- PHS Water Polo Rookie of the Year
- State Swim Team
- Boy Scouts
- Club Swim
- Church Youth Group
- Club Water Polo
- Clarks Creek Loop Trail Improvement Project (Eagle Scout Project)
- Edgewood Food Bank Volunteer
- Olympia Ski Club Jr. Board Member

Rogers High School Outstanding Seniors
Name Honors and Activities
Next Stop
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Paige Allen
- Member of Key Club
- National Honor Society
- Environmental Club
- Art Club
- Vice President of the Technology Student Association Club
- College Board AP Scholar Award
- Semifinalist for Photography of the 2022 Technology Student Association State Conference
- Working part-time
- Volunteer at the YMCA
University of Washington
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Sophia Bender
- National Honor Society
- Key Club
- Rambassadors Member
- Environmental Club
- Associated Student Body Treasurer
- Varsity Letters in Volunteer Service
- Varsity Letters in Tennis
- Second place ribbon in photography for the Washington State Fair
- AAUW (American Assoc. of University Women) Math Scholar
- Student of the month in math and CTE (Career and Technical Education)
- Pierce Co. Conservation with Environmental Club

University of Washington

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Cambria Carey

- ASL (American Sign Language) Club
- Basketball Manager
- Puyallup School District Student Panel
- Rogers Sports Spirit Leader
- Basketball, Water Polo
- Concert Choir
- AVID Senior Capstone Honor Cord
- Community Service Award
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- ASL Honor Society
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Ambassador
- AVID Community Work

University of Louisiana

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Kaylee Carver
- ASB (Associated Student Body) Secretary
- Rambassador Vice President
- Key Club
- National Honor Society
- Junior class secretary/treasurer
- Jostens Renaissance Leadership
- Varsity Basketball Team
- Varsity Track Team
- Soccer Team
- Washington State Fair Foundation Blue Ribbon Scholarship winner
- Masonic Junior Achievement Award winner
- College Board AP Scholar with distinction
- Varsity Letters in basketball and track
- WIAA (WA Interscholastic Activities Assoc.) Dairy Farmers of Washington outstanding scholastic award for basketball, soccer, and track
- Three-year Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Art show-first place winner
- Vesey/Munson Art Show Honorable Mention
- President’s Education Award for outstanding academic excellence
- Outstanding Student of the Year for Social Studies
- Servant Leader Award
- Rambassador Award
- Rogers High School girls basketball most improved player
- 100% attendance early morning seminary studies class
- Church Youth Class President
- Church Camp Leader
- Ram Hoops Volunteer
- YMCA Volunteer
- Church Family History Committee Member

Brigham Young University

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Thomas Coleman

- Choir
- Jazz Band
- ASB (Associated Student Body) President
- Junior year
- Senior Class Vice President
-  REI Employee
- Served on Puyallup School District Bell Time Task Force

Grand Canyon University

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Wyatt Collins
- Homecoming Court
- Featured on Komo 4 News - Eric’s Heroes
- Wii bowling champion; can score a perfect game five times in a row
- Varsity Letter for Basketball

Gateway Program and working at the Recycle Center

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Isaiah Gonzalez

- Art Club
- Dungeons and Dragons Club
- Helping Stahl Junior High staff with ceramics projects
- Watching film and learning about behind the scenes knowledge of film. I love playing Dungeons and Dragons and writing stories for my friends.

Academy of Interactive Entertainment-Seattle

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Hope Isom
- Daffodil Princess
- Rambassador President
- Community Service Club
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with Distinction Award
- Official Ambassador of Pierce County
- Daffodil Festival
- Rambassadors

University of Washington

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Younghun Ji
- ASB President
- Key Club
- Art Club
- Creative Writing Club
- Chess Club
- Rambassadors Vice President
- National Honor Society
- Treasurer of Key Club and Environmental Club
- Member of DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
- Swim Team
- Robotics, Debate Club
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
- President’s Education Award
- Outstanding Academic Excellence
- AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma
- PSD Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- AP Scholar with Distinction
- DECA State Finalist
- AVID Capstone Honor Cord
- Volunteer at Fred Oldfield Art Center
- Volunteered in the community through Key Club
University of Washington

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Kirsten Kierum

- Officer of Environmental Club
- Key Club
- RHS Yarn Workers Club
- Creative Writing Club
- RHS Rambassadors Member
- National Honors Society
- Band
- AP Capstone Diploma
- Masonic Junior Scholarship finalist
- AP scholar and AP scholar with honors
- Played for Tacoma Youth Symphony
- Western International Band Clinic; Multiple other ensembles
- Volunteer at Pierce Conservation District
Arizona State University

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Cimerra Killian-Porter
- JROTC (Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps)
- Armed Drill Team and Marksmanship
- School Board Student Representative
- Silver Award winner
- Girl Scouts, Superior Junior Cadet Decoration Award
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Working at a Theatre

Central Washington University 

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Samantha Kincade
- Drama
- FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America); President
- Rambassadors Member
- Creative Writing Club; Secretary
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with honors
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Volunteer in Church Choir
- Community Service Volunteer

Pierce College

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Lorenzo Lopez-Aparicio
- Art Club Member
- Student Council Member
- Seal of Biliteracy
- American Legion Award
- Rambassadors Award
- Being creative - art is the way I can express through drawing, sculpture, and music. My passion for creation is a part of who I am.

Tacoma Community College

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Kunwoo Min
- Tennis Team
- Violin
- Rambassadors Member
- Honor Society
- Key Club
- Soccer Team
- Computer Science Club
- Varsity Tennis Team; three-years
- Tennis Captain
- SPSL (South Puget Sound League) Tennis Doubles Player of the Year
- SPSL 1st -team league
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service,
- RAM Award; Tennis
- Solo/ensemble; Concert Master; four-years
- AP (Advanced Placement) Capstone Diploma
- AP Scholar with Distinction
- AP Scholar with Honors
- Bremerton Youth Symphony
- Tutoring
- Puyallup Food Bank volunteer
- Church volunteer
- Kitsap Philharmonic

Yale University

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Brycen Pingrey
- Unified Soccer
- Wrestling
- Archery
- Skills USA
- Rotary Student of the Month
- 2nd place at Regional Skills USA
- Graduate of Local 66 pre-apprenticeship
- Build Your Future
- SMJATC Pre Apprenticeship

Apprentice at Local Union 66

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Sara Sandhu
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Ambassador
- Jostens Class Ambassador
- Senior Class President
- PSD Student Panel
- Sports Spirit Leader
- Boys Basketball Manager
- Royal Court
- Senior Capstone Honor Cord
- Community Service Award
- AVID Student of the Month
- Math Student of the Month
- Butterfly Award; for being positive
- Working since Sophomore year 


University of Washington

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Maya Storey

- National Honor Society
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
- GSA (Gay Straight Alliance)
- Blood Drive Coordinator
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar Award
- Yearbook Editor Award


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Ava Thomas

- 3 Years ; National Honor Society
- Key Club
- Debate Club
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
- HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America)
- AVID Ambassador
- Elizabeth Wesley Youth Merit Incentive Award recipient; twice
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- Office in Key Club
- Founder, President of Model/Debate Club
- Senior Capstone Honor Cord for AVID
- Associate degree from Pierce College
- Volunteer at Good Samaritan Hospital in the Children’s Therapy Unit           

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

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Natasha Trivitt
- RHS Daffodil Royal Court
- Key Club-Lieutenant Governor
- Varsity Letter; Tennis
- SPSL (South Puget Sound League) second team all-league
- Tennis Team Captain
- Varsity Letter in Volunteer Service
- AP (Advanced Placement) Scholar with distinction
- Solo and ensemble superior rating; 2 years
- Gonzaga Trustee Scholar
- English Student of the Month
- Outstanding Lieutenant Governor Award
- Church activities 

Gonzaga University

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Kaitlin Veng
- FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America)
- Girls Track Team; Junior and Senior year
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Honors
- Student of the Month; persistence and grit

Get a job

 Walker High School Outstanding Seniors
Name Honors and Activities
Next Stop
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Jayden Ahlstedt

- Basketball Team
- Graduated Early COMMUNITY
- Volunteering at church

Working in construction and remodeling

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Corron Brooks
- Walker High School; first ever Basketball Team, Captain; Senior year
- Skilled and Technical CTE Pathway
- Fabrication Foundations with Hand Tools
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Recreational Drone Certificate; DroneU
- Completed 40+ hours of church community service
- Volunteering with Vacation Bible School
- Feeding homeless neighbors.


Considering programs at Clover Park Technical College and Bates Technical College for a Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity

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Hunter Chancey
- WolfTech Robotics Club
- Gaming Guild
- Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Fabrication Foundations with Hand Tools Certification
- Drone U Recreational Drone Certification
- Walker Gaming Guild 2023 Mario Kart Champion
- Cadet of the Month; JROTC,
- Graduated Early
- JROTC Daffodil Parade
- First Robotics Competition
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Aerospace Engineering
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Jeremiah Garlick
- WolfTech Robotics Club
- Gaming Guild
- Running Start attending Clover Park Technical College with major in Mechatronics
- Cross Country Team; 9th grade
- Fabrication Foundations Micro-Certification 2023
- Robotics Team Finalist Honors; March 2023
- Highest Rookie Seed for Robotics Team; March 2022
- Second Class Scout in Boy Scouts of America; Silver Presidential Award for Outstanding Elementary Student; 6th grade
- Completed Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
- Attended early morning seminary class for Church - all four years of High School
Applied for a Boeing internship for summer 2023, Submitting papers to serve a two-year Church mission, Continued education attending either Clover Park Technical College or Brigham Young University-Idaho
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Jolie Hiatt

- Swimming
- Photography
- ASB (Associated Student Body) Secretary 20-21
- ASB president 21-22
- ASB officer award
- Leader of the Pack GPA Award
- Graduated Early
- Volunteered during the summers for a plant stand at the Puyallup Farmers Market
- Participated regularly for Clean Up Bonney Lake
Pierce College with the goal of becoming a Veterinarian Technician and plans to further photography skills by offering services and possibly starting own studio.

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Jayden King
- WolfTech Robotics Club
- CTE- Skilled and Technical Sciences Pathway Honors
- Leader of the Pack GPA Award
Pierce College
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Anna Muzurek
- Leadership
- ASB Vice President 21-22
- Student Store
- Peer Mentor for Business and Marketing
- Walker Way Awards
- Leader of the Pack GPA Award
- Graduated Early
Pierce College then California Institute of Technology
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Brooklyn Navarro 
- ASB President 2022-23
- Walker Way Awards
- Graduated early
Fashion & Design Program in San Diego
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Lesly Payan Martinez
- Student Store Leadership
- Leader of the Pack GPA Award
Pierce College
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Caeleb Stuart
- Walker High School Basketball Team
- Walker High School Day of Service
-  Top 10 Outstanding Students Leader of the Pack GPA Award
Pierce College to start and then on to St Martins University for the Kinesiology Program

Puyallup Digital Learning Outstanding Seniors
Name Activities & Honors Next Stop
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Dmitriy Andriyenko
Spent 4 months in Kenya helping the community as a part of a missionary trip with members of my Church. Assisted the community with manual labor including building furniture, welding electrical work, siding, and other projects as needed. Assisted in youth church services by leading youth groups, planning and organizing kids and teens camp.
Earning Real Estate License
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Nilah Cain
- Library Assistant
- Spring Fair Volunteer
- Teacher/Parent Conference Game Assistant
- Honor Roll
- Elizabeth Wesley Youth Award
- Outstanding Senior
- Art Assistant
- Veterinary Camp
 Pierce College (Associates Degree) and Washington State University (Veterinarian Medicine Degree)
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De Yanna Douglas
Works at the East Side Community Center in Tacoma; I help adults and students with social services, recreation, and other needs.
Bates Technical College - Business and Communications
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Daitionna Dunbar
- PDL Newsletter
- ASB (Associated Student Body)
- Volunteered in classrooms
- Food drives
- After-school carnivals
- Deans List
- Outstanding Senior
- I Clean my neighborhood park of litter, Help neighbors in need with their yard work, Help watch neighborhood kids.
Texas Christian University or Bellevue College; Nursing Degree or Film Maker/Director Degree
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Heidi Olea-Baez
- Perfect attendance
- No missing assignments
- Outstanding Senior
- Volunteering at the local YMCA
Acceptance to Xavier University, Seattle University, University of Portland, Pacific Lutheran University, Oregon Tech, and Whitworth University - Majoring in Biomedical Research
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Anna Payne
- Spanish
- Girl Scouts
- Pre-school teacher at Homeschool Co-op
- Volunteer at Karshner Museum and my Elementary School
Pursuing an Associate of Arts degree at a local college
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Isabella Robinson
Camp Counselor for Church camping trips
Either Community College or start working full time
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Luka Rogers
- Puyallup Digital Learning ASB (Associated Student Body) President
- School Board Student Representative - Puyallup School District
Pierce College to achieve Associates Degree in Zoology. After, I will continue a four-year degree at an art school in Southern California where I will emphasis a dual major with my passion in Media Arts & Graphic Animation
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Joshlyn Romero
- Student Leadership
- Equity Counsel
- PDL Donor Scholarship
- Student of the month
- Congregation volunteer work
Plans to continue at Pierce College and transfer to Clover Park to become a Surgical Technician 
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Nikolai Washington
PDL Award for hard work and character
Clover Park Tech or Bates, to pursue automotive repair courses for ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. I would like to own my own business someday