2008 Scholars

2008 Scholars


Yomara, ‘08 Scholar

Spinal muscular atrophy type 2
Graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with a double major in communications and sociology.

Mack, ‘08 Scholar

Cerebral palsy
Studying personal training at Highline Community College. Works at the YMCA.

Erica, ‘08 Scholar

Erb’s palsy
Graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in biology and public health. Currently doing a masters in public health at Columbia University and will soon be applying to doctoral programs in public health.  

Russell, ‘08 Scholar

Asperger syndrome
Earned post baccalaureate paralegal certificate at Edmonds Community College. Left Phillips Law Firm to become an insurance claim handler with Allstate Insurance.

Sam, ‘08 Scholar

Received an associate of applied science in architectural design and drafting from Portland Community College. Interned at Ankrom Moisan architectural firm. Would like to become an architectural draftsman.

Collin, ‘08 Scholar

Graduated from The Evergreen State College with a degree in environmental sciences and Shoreline Community College with a two-year degree. Currently working for the Bellevue Parks Department.

Emily, ‘08 Scholar

Dyslexia, dysgraphia
Earned an associate’s degree from Bellevue College and a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Plans to spend a few months in Europe traveling and taking art classes. Volunteers for the National Ski Patrol.

Derek, ‘08 Scholar

Nonverbal learning disability, dysgraphia
Attends college and is interested in political science. Worked as a youth camp counselor and soccer referee and wants to be a band teacher. Lobbied a bill for financial education in math classes in Olympia.

Nejowa, ‘08 Scholar

Spinal tuberculosis
Plays basketball for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Plans on being a youth counselor.

Marco, ‘08 Scholar

Asperger syndrome
Earned an associate of arts degree with an emphasis on chemistry and associate of science degrees in chemistry and biology. Currently pursuing bachelor’s degrees at Washington State University in material science and engineering with a math minor. Hopes to pursue a doctorate degree in biotech materials.

Chris, ‘08 Scholar

Graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a degree in history with minors in Spanish and religion. Considering a job in business or government.

Carolyn, ‘08 Scholar

Cerebral palsy and specific learning disability
Earned an associate’s degree in applied science in business administration from Spokane Falls Community College. Plans to pursue a certificate in professional baking from Spokane Community College.

Christine, ‘08 Scholar

Cerebral palsy and learning disabilities
Earned an associate’s degree in applied science in business administration from Spokane Falls Community College and a certificate in social media. Plans to attend phlebotomy school.

Nate, ‘08 Scholar

Learning disability
Graduated from California State University, Chico, with a degree in business information systems with an emphasis in management. Working as an IT engineer for DXC Technology focusing on systems, applications, and products implementation and support.

Aaron, ‘08 Scholar

Graduated from Earlham College with a degree in computer science and politics. Interested in computer programming, math, science, and choral singing.

Wesley, ‘08 Scholar

Attends Capella University online to earn a degree as a psychologist to work as a marriage therapist or in the field of drug addiction. Working on writing a book.

Erik, ‘08 Scholar

Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Attended Western Washington University. Works part-time on the family farm as a bookkeeper. Engaged in both high school and college debate.

Brianna, ‘08 Scholar

Cerebral palsy, visual and hearing impairments
Attending the University of Washington Bothell, majoring in community psychology with a minor in disability studies. Member of the Golden Key and Tau Sigma Honors Society. Would like to work with children or adults with disabilities. Volunteers at Abused Deaf Woman’s Advocacy Services with childcare. On a waitlist for a service dog.

Shelby, ‘08 Scholar

Brain tumor caused learning delays, health impairments
Attends Western Oregon University working to earn a bachelor’s degree and become an American Sign Language interpreter. May pursue a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and eventually work with individuals who are deaf. Works at Partnerships in Community Living to support people with developmental disabilities.

Jeremy, ‘08 Scholar

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, cerebral palsy, obsessive compulsive disorder, specific learning disability
Will complete an associate’s degree this year and then begin studying at Eastern Washington University to obtain a master’s in occupational therapy. Planning on going to Europe after graduating.