Phase I Scholars

[Group photo of '11 Scholars]

Seventeen Phase I Scholars attended their first DO-IT Summer Study session at the University of Washington in July 2011. They learned about college life and prepared for college and careers. Throughout the year, they communicate with each other, DO-IT participants, and DO-IT Mentors. They use the Internet to support their academic studies, and they complete projects in exciting fields that include science, engineering, mathematics, technology, and business. After completing Summer Study 2011, these participants graduated to Phase II.

Kim, '11 Scholar | Tess, '11 Scholar | Paige, '11 Scholar | Jae, '11 Scholar | Diego, '11 Scholar | Cecily, '11 Scholar | Mauricio, '11 Scholar | Joshua, '11 Scholar | Deicy, '11 Scholar | Zac, '11 Scholar | Emily, '11 Scholar | Erika, '11 Scholar | Sean, '11 Scholar | Macy, '11 Scholar | Kaylie, '11 Scholar | Jessie, '11 Scholar | Vaughn, '11 Scholar

[Picture of Kim]Kim, '11 Scholar
Hi, my name is Kim. I live in Arlington and enjoy classes in science and health. I would like to be a special education teacher. Currently I am a tutor at a local elementary school. I am a member of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. I was an actor in the plays Mad Breakfast, Clue, and The Night of One Acts. I have attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

[Picture of Tess]Tess, '11 Scholar
Hello, my name is Tess. I live in Seattle and have dysgraphia and ADHD. I am interested in a career that involves my creativity, like design, communications, or psychology. I run varsity track and field, and next year I will be team captain of the varsity golf team. This year I was in the musical, A Christmas Carol. I train dogs for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

[Picture of Paige]Paige, '11 Scholar
Hi, I'm Paige. I live in Silverdale and have cerebral palsy. I would like to pursue a career in accounting. I like to swim; camp; and read romance, science fiction, and horror novels. I enjoy volunteering at the hospital.

[Picture of Jae]Jae, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jae. I am a junior at Issaquah High School. My favorite subjects are European studies, English, and writing. I enjoy writing because it helps me express what I am thinking and feeling. I would like to be an assistive technology specialist. I have cerebral palsy.

[Picture of Diego]Diego, '11 Scholar
Hello, I'm Diego. I will be a senior at Lynnwood High School. My favorite classes are science, history, and music. I am a member of the National Honor Society, a Link Crew member, and I play the violin. I play three sports, two for my school—football and soccer. I'm a nice and respectful person. For fun I love to hang out with my friends, play video and card games, and have fun. I have a learning disability.

[Picture of Cecily]Cecily, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Cecily. I am a junior at Lewis and Clark High School. My favorite classes are photography and French. I would like to be a high school counselor. I enjoy watching movies and hanging out with friends. I have arthrogryposis and can't use my hands so I use my feet for everything.

[Picture of Mauricio]Mauricio, '11 Scholar
Hi, I'm Mauricio. I attend Highline High School, and my favorite subjects are math and history. I am interested in the night skies and helping people. I am also considering a career as a police officer. I like to play soccer and lift weights. I have a visual impairment and ADHD.

[Picture of Joshua]Joshua, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Joshua. I will be a junior at Skyline High School. My favorite classes are social studies and language arts. I also enjoy reading, writing, and photography. I was recently invited to join the National Honor Society. Last year I had a singing part in the school play Guys and Dolls. This spring I was a member of the Capital Bond Feasibility and Development Committee for the Issaquah School District. I look forward to learning the skills I need to attend college. I have Asperger's syndrome.

[Picture of Deicy]Deicy, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Deicy, and I have spina bifida. I will be a senior at Eastmont High School. My favorite classes are concert choir, design, reading, and writing. I volunteer with the United Way. In my spare time, I like to play basket and volleyball, bowl, write, and draw; I find that these activities help me get my frustrations out in a positive way. I love hanging out with my youth group at church.

[Picture of Zac]Zac, '11 Scholar
Hi, I'm Zac. I will be a junior at Camas High School where I enjoy math and science classes. I have a disease that only one out of 40,000 people get called neurofibromatosis type 2. It primarily impacts my hearing. In my spare time, I like to play Call of Duty, spend time with family, and swim.

[Picture of Emily]Emily, '11 Scholar
Hello. My name is Emily, and I am blind. I am a junior at Curtis Senior High School and am a member of the National Honor Society. I would like to study math and linguistics in college. I hope to work as an electrical engineer and develop new tools for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.

[Picture of Erika]Erika, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Erika. I am a junior at Edmonds Woodway High School. I plan on being a forensic scientist or doctor. I am a volunteer at Seattle Children's Hospital. I love talking with people, playing outside, and reading all kinds of books; I am planning on reading more than twenty books this summer. I am deaf in both ears and have two cochlear implants that help me hear.

[Picture of Sean]Sean, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Sean. I am a senior at Woodinville High School. I enjoy studying math and chemistry. I have letters in basketball, baseball, and football for being team manager. Which sport is my favorite? They all are—for different reasons! I also am an avid cook and enjoy reality TV and movies. I have arthrogryposis.

[Picture of Macy]Macy, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Macy. I am a senior at Decatur High School and attend Running Start at Highline Community College. I hope to receive my associate of arts degree along with my high school diploma when I graduate. I am interested in pursuing a master's degree in psychology. I play soccer. I have cerebral palsy and a service dog named Brooklyn.

[Picture of Kalie]Kaylie, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Kaylie, and I am a junior at Edmonds Woodway High School. My career goal is to be a cake decorator and own a business called Kakes by Kaylie. I am deaf.

[Picture of Jessie]Jessie, '11 Scholar
Hi, I'm Jessie. I am a senior at Interlake High School. My favorite classes are history, English, and biology. In the future, I'd like to be an animator (for a company like Pixar) or an illustrator/author for children's books. A girl can dream, right? In my spare time, I enjoy reading, writing, drawing, and surfing the Internet. I also enjoy playing badminton, even though I'm not good at it.

[Picture of Vaughn]Vaughn, '11 Scholar
Hello, I'm Vaughn. I am a junior at Glacier Peak High School. My favorite classes are science and German. I hope to someday visit Germany and Ireland. I enjoy reading and listening to various kinds of music, including classical. I have a hearing impairment and fine motor weakness.