Phase II Scholars

[Group photo of '11 Scholars]

Sixteen 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 2012, these participants graduated to Phase II.

[Picture of Kim]Kim, '11 Scholar
Hi, my name is Kim. I am a high school senior and enjoy studying science and health. I would like to pursue postsecondary studies in social science. I am a member of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America. I have acted in many plays, including 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 am a college freshman at Gonzaga University. I train dogs for the Guide Dogs for the Blind.

[Picture of Paige]Paige, '11 Scholar
Hi, I'm Paige. I live in Silverdale. I graduate from high school in one year, and I can't wait to start college in 2013. I would love to pursue a career in accounting. I love to swim, camp, go to the movies, sew, and explore new places.

[Picture of Jae]Jae, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Jae. I am a senior at Issaquah High School. I enjoy 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 to help give people their voices. I have cerebral palsy.

[Picture of Diego]Diego, '11 Scholar
Hello, I'm Diego, and I graduated from Lynnwood High School this year (finally!). I am planning on attending Edmonds Community College in the fall to earn an associate's degree in science. I play the violin and I've also recently started playing the trumpet. I was a member of the Lynnwood High School varsity football team. I was selected Student of the Month for November 2011 and was a member of the National Honor Society. I am a nice and respectful person and I am also a jokester. I have a learning disability.

[Picture of Cecily]Cecily, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Cecily. I am a senior at Lewis and Clark High School. My favorite classes are sociology and psychology. I would like to be a high school counselor, pharmacist, or psychologist. 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'm a super senior at Highline High School, and my favorite subjects are math, science, and history. I am interested in the night skies and helping people. I am considering a career as a police officer or a chemical engineer. 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 senior at Skyline High School. My favorite classes are social studies and language arts. I also enjoy reading, writing, and photography. I am a member of the National Honor Society. Three years ago I had a singing part in the school play Guys and Dolls, and I am continuing my interest by taking a drama class this year. This year I will be joining the staff of my school's newspaper. As a Phase II Scholar, I look forward to helping the Phase I Scholars out, while still learning necessary skills for college. I have Asperger's syndrome, but I do not let it define who I am.

[Picture of Deicy]Deicy, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Deicy, and I have spina bifida. I graduated from Eastmont High School. I volunteer with the United Way. In my spare time, I like to play basketball 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 Emily]Emily, '11 Scholar
Hello. My name is Emily, and I am blind. I am a senior 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 senior at Edmonds Woodway High School. This past summer I participated in the AccessComputing Summer Academy for Deaf and Hard of Hearing where I completed a college course in computing. In college, I intend to major in computing or science. I am a volunteer at Seattle Children's Hospital. I love talking with people, playing outside, and reading all kinds of books. I am deaf in both ears and have two cochlear implants.

[Picture of Sean]Sean, '11 Scholar
Hi. My name is Sean. I graduated from 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 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'll be attending the University of Washington in the fall. I graduated from Decatur High School and attended Running Start at Highline Community College. I received my associate of arts degree along with my high school diploma when I graduated. 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 senior at Edmonds Woodway High School. I intend to study at a culinary arts school and then transfer to the University of Washington to earn a degree in business. I'd like to operate my own business, Kakes by Kaylie. I am deaf.

[Picture of Jessie]Jessie, '11 Scholar
Hi, I'm Jessie. This summer I was an intern for the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering. This fall, I will be a freshman at the University of Washington. My favorite classes are history, English, and biology. In the future, I'd like to be an animator or an illustrator/author for children's books, because I enjoy watching movies and reading.

[Picture of Vaughn]Vaughn, '11 Scholar
Hello, I'm Vaughn. I am a senior at Glacier Peak High School. My favorite classes are science, history, 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, fine motor weakness, and flat feet, which makes walking long distances difficult.