Phase III Scholars

Group photo of 2006 Scholars

Phase III Scholars are completing high school or transitioning to college. Throughout the year, they communicate with other Scholars, Ambassadors, and Mentors and participate in DO-IT activities. Some become Interns at DO-IT Summer Study and participate in other work experiences. Once 2008 Summer Study was over, those Phase III Scholars who graduated from high school became DO-IT Ambassadors.

Brandon, '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm Brandon. I graduated from Mt. Tahoma High School this spring. I am 90% certain I am going to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall, however, I was also accepted at the University of Washington. I plan on earning a bachelor's degree in computer engineering. I enjoy math, science, and computer aided design, which is architectural and engineering design on computers. I am hard of hearing and have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which makes it hard to concentrate, and dysgraphia, which makes it difficult for me to write. But, I do very well on a computer. I like to play video games, design things on the computer, eat, and hang out with friends.

Brittany, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Brittany, and I graduated from Mt. Tahoma High School this year. Writing and photography are my favorite things to do, and I want to pursue them on a professional level. I also like taking photos and editing them, hanging out with friends, spending time with my animals (two cats and two rats, which I consider my children), and listening to music (my music library has a wide variety of genres). I will attend Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a degree in communications.

Ryan, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Ryan. I have a mobility impairment and get around in a power wheelchair. Now that I have graduated from high school, I am continuing my career as a DJ.

Alex, '06 Scholar

Hi! I'm Alex and I am studying English at Highline Community College. I have Turner syndrome and a nonverbal learning disorder. I like listening to music and playing on my computer in my spare time. I love working at the library and going to school. DO-IT has been a great help to me.

Jenny, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Jenny. I live in Kennewick, WA. I graduated last June but I am going back to my high school and attending Tri-Tech Skills Center to take part in an Early Childhood Education course. I plan to be a physical therapist or work with children, so this class should help out. I enjoy scrapbooking and hanging out with my friends. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2008.

Maria, '06 Scholar

It's me, Maria. I graduated from Interlake High School this spring and will be attending college in the fall at Western Washington University in Bellingham. I was awarded four scholarships to help pay for school. I am interested in studying special education with a focus on autism, Spanish, and law. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2008.

Daniel, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Daniel. I graduated this spring from Friday Harbor High School on one of the San Juan Islands. I am going to the University of Washington in the fall where I may study engineering. I have only one finger on each hand, but this does not stop me from doing anything. I enjoy math, playing the trombone, soccer, and basketball; making movies; and hanging out with my friends. DO-IT has been a good experience for me, and I think I will continue to learn a lot from it.

Oscar, '06 Scholar

Hello. My name is Oscar. I will be a freshman at George Fox University in Oregon! I plan to study political science and music. I have big plans for the future. I plan to join a swim team and train to swim in the Paralympics. I would also like to coach a swim team and open it up to kids with disabilities. My goal is to coach at a level that will take me to different national and world competitions! I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2008.

Jesus, '06 Scholar

My name is Jesus. I graduated from high school last year and am currently attending a transition program. Through this program I have taken electronic engineering classes at an occupational skills center. I plan to attend a two-year college and then transfer to a four-year school. I love music, especially ballads. I want to form my own band. I play both the guitar and drums.

Joey, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Joey. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy and use a wheelchair to get around. I have a service dog named Brigs who goes most places with me. I attend Cascadia Community College and will be doing a language immersion program in Costa Rica this summer. I like reading and playing video games. Someday I would like to start a program similar to DO-IT to work with students with disabilities.

K.J., '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm K.J. from Mt. Vernon, WA. I have a learning disability. I graduated from Mt. Vernon High School where my favorite classes were science and math. I plan on going to Skagit Valley College this fall to become a meteorologist; I have been interested in weather my whole life. I once saw a funnel cloud almost touch down when I lived on Camano Island, which was pretty cool. I enjoy drawing maps, comics, and traveling. DO-IT has really helped me get a jump start on what I need to know to be successful in college.

Tony, '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm Tony. I graduated from Seattle Lutheran High School this spring and will attend the University of Idaho in the fall. I have dyslexia. I love sports, especially skiing. This past year I was involved in track and cross-country running. One of my favorite things to do is just hang out, but, unfortunately, I rarely have the time.

Taylor, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Taylor, and I graduated from Issaquah High School this spring and will be attending the University of Idaho this fall. I have Asperger's syndrome, which makes it difficult to interact with people. I enjoy geography and math. I plan to go to college and continue studying both of these subjects. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2008.

Gabe, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Gabe. I graduated from Woodinville High School this spring. I enjoy music, English, and history. I am missing the radius and ulna in both arms and the fibia and femur are fused together in both my legs, so basically I cannot straighten them. I am also 45% deaf. I have been featured in many news and television shows over the past five years. I will attend the University of Washington in the fall and hope to become a history teacher. DO-IT has helped me advocate for myself and increase my communication skills with professors and other people in general. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2008.

Zachary, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Zachary. I graduated from Roosevelt High School this spring and will attend Seattle Central Community College this fall. I have cerebral palsy, and sometimes my body does not respond the way I want it to and my motor skills do not always work as well as I would like. I enjoy history and mathematics. I want to go to college to study teaching and hopefully one day become an elementary school teacher. I also like to read and play video games. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2008.

Sam, '06 Scholar

Hi. I'm Sam. I graduated from a private school called Dartmoor Learning School. I have graduated from Shoreline Community College. I would like to become a therapeutic riding instructor. Horseback riding has been my hobby for many years. I am an active Eagle Scout with several Palms. I am in the Sea Scout program in the Mount Baker Council, and I volunteer at the Seattle Marathon every year. I also love to travel. DO-IT has given me a support system for help when I need it. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2008.

Kaitlin, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Kaitlin, but people call me Katie. I have a learning disability and a seizure disorder. I will do another year as a senior at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick. I am interested in math. I plan to go to college to study accounting. I like to play video games, listen to music, go to movies, write fan fiction, and watch TV. One of my biggest accomplishments is completing my first fan fiction work. I have also done community service at the demo dog park for the Tri-City Dog Park Society. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2008.

Nicole, '06 Scholar

Hi. My name is Nicole. I lost my sight when I was four, and I am hard of hearing. My favorite subjects in school are computer programming, math, and science. I graduated from Central Kitsap High School this June. I was an intern at Microsoft this summer. I will be attending Stanford University in the fall where I plan to study computer science. I have a guide dog named Lexia, who I received last summer as my first guide dog.