This summer DO-IT will host its annual Summer Study program for DO-IT Scholars. Primary funding for the DO-IT Scholars program is provided by the State of Washington. Additional funding for Scholar activities is provided by the National Science Foundation and the Boeing Company. We welcome the following '06 DO-IT Scholars:
Jesus, who has a visual impairment, lives in Burien, WA. He is a junior in high school and enjoys his language and math classes the most. Jesus is interested in becoming a Spanish and English teacher.
Maria lives in Bellevue, WA. She has a strong interest in history because it is like a puzzle that mixes together math, science, languages, cultures, and traditions. Maria, who has a learning disability, plans to take college courses in history and to become a historian, lawyer, or detective.
Oscar lives in Spangle, WA. He is interested in English and science and enjoys choir and wheelchair sports. He plans to go to college and eventually go into business law.
Brittany lives in Port Orchard, WA and has a twin brother, Brandon. Her favorite classes are graphics and biology. Brittany, who has a hearing impairment and cerebral palsy, plans to become either a veterinarian or a fiction writer.
Brandon, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and dysgraphia, and is profoundly deaf, lives in Port Orchard, WA with his twin sister Brittany. His favorite classes are graphics, applied science and technology, and computer-assisted design and drafting. He plans to go to college and become a military engineer.
Ryan lives in Oak Harbor, WA. He is a sophomore and has a learning disability and a mobility impairment. He enjoys math and science and spending time on the Web creating his own websites. Ryan plans to go to college and study computer science and teaching so he can help young people learn to use the Internet and create websites and videos.
Alexandra, who has Turner's syndrome and a nonverbal learning disorder, lives in Burien, WA. Her favorite subjects are English and history, and she enjoys reading and writing. Alexandra plans on going to college to explore fields that spark her interest.
Daniel lives in Friday Harbor, WA. He enjoys writing and says that English and math are his favorite subjects. Daniel, who has a physical disability that affects his hands, would like to earn a college degree and work in a field where he uses technology.
Jennifer G., who has cerebral palsy, lives in Auburn, WA. Her favorite classes are biology and language arts. Jennifer would like to be a counselor working either in the area of disability or recovery from abuse issues.
Joey lives in Kirkland, WA. His favorite subjects are math and history. Joey, who has Duchene's muscular dystrophy, would like to start a national interest group for people with disabilities. He plans to go to college to become a food critic, lawyer, or historian.
Jenny B., who has a learning disability and health impairment, lives in Kennewick, WA. Her favorite subjects are English and science, and she enjoys creating and writing stories. Jenny is looking forward to being part of DO-IT and going to college.
K.J. lives in Mt. Vernon, WA. His favorite academic courses are science and math. K.J., who has a learning disability, plans to go to college and pursue his lifelong goal of becoming a weatherman.
Taylor, who has Aspergers syndrome, lives in Issaquah, WA. His favorite classes are math and world studies. Taylor would like to go to college and study geography and become a cartographer so he can make maps.
Amrit lives in Shoreline, WA. His favorite classes are history, English, and jazz band. He enjoys writing poems and essays. Amrit, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), plans to go to college to earn an advanced degree in music and also to become a psychiatrist.
Gabe, who has mobility and hearing impairments, lives in Woodinville, WA. His favorite subjects are English and history, and he loves to write. Gabe would like to go to college and become a middle school history teacher.
Nicole lives in Silverdale, WA. Her favorite subjects are computers and science because she enjoys finding out how things tick. Nicole, who has visual and hearing impairments, plans to get a degree in computer programming and work at Microsoft or a leading adaptive technology company.
Zachary, who has cerebral palsy, lives in Seattle, WA. His favorite courses are math and digital computing. Zachary plans to go to college and study math and technology. He would like to become a mathematician or an accountant.
Kaitlin lives in Kennewick, WA. Her favorite subjects are math and Spanish, and she enjoys working on equations. Kaitlin, who has a seizure disorder, plans to go to college and become a biologist so she can work with animals.
Tony, who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and dyslexia, lives in Bothell, WA. His favorite classes are English, math, and engineering. Tony enjoys acting and sports as well and wants to go to college to pursue an advanced degree.
Samuel lives in Everett, WA. His areas of interest include history and computers. Samuel, who has Cerebral Palsy, has been riding horses since he was six and plans to study psychology and business in college to help him reach his goal of working in the equestrian field as a therapeutic riding instructor.