Phase II Scholars


[Group photo of '00 Scholars]

Phase II Scholars attended their second Summer Study at the University of Washington in August of 2001. During that session they worked closely with University faculty; in small groups they studied the Game of Life (computer image processing), Microsoft XP Usability Testing, and Human Interface Technology Lab (HIT Lab-virtual reality). Throughout the year they continue to communicate via the Internet and participate in DO-IT activities, projects, and internships.

Tasha | Jeffrey | Ryan | Raleigh | Nora | Israel | Brian | Ben | Jamie | Corinna | Kasey | Susanna | Deke | Stephanie | Nick | Nathan | Nohemi | Crystal | Gretchen |

[Picture of Tasha] Tasha, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Tasha . I recently graduated from Cleveland High School in Seattle, WA. My favorite hobbies are playing games, shopping, talking on the phone, boys, animals, and collecting cards. My disability is Cerebral Palsy.

[Picture of Jeffrey] Jeffrey, '00 Scholar
My name is Jeffrey. I graduated in June of 2001 from Tyee High School in SeaTac, WA. I will attend the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) this fall. I will probably study computer engineering or computer-aided drafting. I received three scholarships so far. My favorite sports are bowling, baseball, and skiing.

[Picture of Ryan] Ryan, '00 Scholar
I am Ryan, 17 years old. I live in Bonney Lake, WA (by Auburn). I attend Sumner High School. I will be a senior. I have Cerebral Palsy, and use a walker and an electric wheelchair for school. I love computers and math. In college, I plan to study either computer science or computer engineering. My hobbies include surfing the Internet, fixing/working on computers, playing video games, swimming, and launching rockets.

[Picture of Raleigh] Raleigh, '00 Scholar
My name is Raleigh. I recently graduated from Rogers High School in Spokane, WA. This fall, I will be attending Whitworth College, where I will play football. I would like to major in voice or vocal performance and music literature. My hobbies are singing in the school choir, at church, and in the community. I draw, build, mold, and dance. My goal is to become a professional singer. I have a learning disability. I thought that my disability couldn't be helped, but DO-IT showed me the light and opened the doors for me.

[Picture of Nora] Nora, '00 Scholar
My name is Nora and I recently graduated from Elgin High School in Oregon. I am going to Eastern Oregon University in the fall, where I plan to major in education. I have been using a computer most of my life. I have Cerebal Palsy. It affects my lower body and to some extent my hands. I enjoy swimming, playing guitar, and learning new things.

[Picture of Israel] Israel, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Israel. I live in Washington State. I will be attending 12th grade. I was recently selected for a Microsoft Job Shadow. I am blind. I like to use computers, ride bikes, play guitar, hang out with friends, and listen to music. My favorite music is Softrock. I used to live in Mexico, but I moved to America five years ago. I really enjoy surfing the Web.

[Picture of Brain] Brian, '00 Scholar
Hello. My name is Brian. I will be attending Eastern Washington University in the fall. My disabilities include static incepalopathy, patella, and femoral syndrome. My hobbies are movies, video games, and kite boarding.

[Picture of Ben] Ben, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Ben. I am a senior at Aberdeen High School in Washington state. My favorite classes are woodshop and history. I plan to attend college and become a lawyer. I enjoy sports and have participated in football, golf, and basketball. I served as a senator in my school's student leadership program. I participate in Young Life and my church youth group. I have a language learning disability and have really benefited from using a computer for my school assignments.

[Picture of Jamie] Jamie, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jamie. I am going to be a senior at Lind High School. I plan to go to Eastern Washington University and study to become a physical therapist. My hobbies include playing softball, hanging out with friends, and riding horses.

[Picture of Corinna] Corinna, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Corinna. I am a senior at Lake Stevens High School. In the fall I will also be attending real estate school as well as high school. Currently I am working as an advocate at Arc of Snohomish County. I have Cerebral Palsy.

[Picture of Kasey] Kasey, '00 Scholar
Hi. I am Kasey. I will be in the 12th grade at Aberdeen High School in Washington State. My favorite classes are history and science. My hobbies are playing football and basketball, running, and participating in the ASB club. I plan to attend a university and major in psychology and early childhood development, and get a medical degree in psychiatry. I spend much of my time working and doing odd jobs for my neighbors in my neighborhood.

[Picture of Susanna] Susanna, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Susanna. I will be in 12th grade at Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington. My favorite classes are woodshop, science, and Spanish. My hobbies are reading, swimming, and playing on my computer. I have five dogs and love them all. I ref soccer games and work at Easter Seals. I hope to go to the University of Washington.

[Picture of Deke] Deke, '00 Scholar
Hi, my name is Deke. I'm going to be a senior at Chelan High School in Lake Chelan, Washington. After I graduate from high school, I plan to go to Central Washington University, where I plan to major in computer technology and minor in education. Right now I am employed at a restaurant called Hungry Belly as a cook. Some of my hobbies include snowboarding, wake-boarding, playing on computers, and hanging out with my girlfriend.

[Picture of Stephanie] Stephanie, '00 Scholar
My name is Stephanie. I am visually impaired. I will be entering the twelfth grade at Mead High School in Spokane, Washington. I plan to go to Eastern Washington University and would like to be an early elementary school teacher. I love computers and like to listen to most types of music. I love to read, hang out with friends, swim, ride bikes, and ride horses.

[Picture of Nick] Nick, '00 Scholar
Hello! My name is Nick. I will be a senior at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, Washington. For now, I plan to study food science and then enter the hotel/restaurant/resort services industry. As you might guess, I love eating all kinds of food, especially noodles (Italian, Thai, Chinese, any kind at all) and spices (chili, pesto, zahtar, etc.). For seven summers I have attended Camp Casey on Whidbey Island. I am an avid Mariners fan, and I am also a Spencer mystery book fan. My very uncuddly pet, the hedgehog Nettles, was adopted by a friend. Now we have two cats, Polly and Anna. I enjoy shooting pool and bowling. I am also an N64 addict. DO-IT has helped me improve my computer skills and learn about how to get through college.

[Picture of Nathan] Nathan, '00 Scholar
Hello. I am Nathan. I live in Edmonds, Washington. I am a Boy Scout. My favorite academic subjects are science, history, and technology. I am going to Edmonds Cyber-school, which is a home school resource center. There, I can access computers and the Internet. No, none of my "classes" are on the Internet. I am home-schooled there, and my mother is my primary teacher. I take one class each trimester at Mountlake Terrace High School. I have been taking the Computer Animation course there. I enjoy bike riding. I have Dyslexia.

[Picture of Nohemi] Nohemi, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Nohemi. I graduated from high school in Sunnyside, WA, this year. My disability is Cerebral Palsy. My favorite hobbies are playing video games, hanging out with friends, bowling, talking to my friends by phone, and writing letters to Celine Dion. My goals for the future are going to college, staying there for four years, getting a degree in computers, and getting a job at Microsoft in Seattle. My dreams are to meet Celine Dion and Bill Gates in person.

[Picture of Crystal] Crystal, '00 Scholar
Hey all! My name is Crys. I live in Rosalia, Washington. I'm a senior in high school and looking forward to college. I love to drum (jazz band), draw, sing, swim, sign (ASL), play volleyball, basketball, cheerlead, and go horseback riding. I also like to collect unicorns and pictures! :) After high school, I'm going to go to Spokane Falls Community College, and then transfer to Eastern Washington University. I love the DO-IT program. Just remember that "you CAN do it, and don't let anyone tell you different!"

[Picture of Gretchen] Gretchen, '00 Scholar
Hi. My name is Gretchen. I am 18 years old. I recently graduated from Sehome High School in Bellingham, Washington this year. In the fall I will begin the EMT program at Central Washington University. I am interested in science; specifically medical, biology, and athletic health. My hobbies include mountain biking, volunteering at the Y, and rock climbing. I am outdoorsy with a knack for laughing and having fun with friends. I work part-time and enjoy school immensely. I am a volunteer firefighter with a career aspiration of completing college with a doctorate in medicine and education. I am concentrating on becoming a paramedic or a rescue technician. I have a bilateral profound hearing loss.