2016 Scholars

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Adrian, ‘16 Scholar

Hello, my name is Adrian. I have been Deaf all my life. I graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School. I now attend Seattle Central College and hope to transfer to Gallaudet University. I am excited to see where my path leads!

Bryce, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Bryce, and I am from Chelan, Washington. I graduated from Chelan High School in June 2017. I attend Spokane Community College and play for their tennis team. I plan to transfer to Eastern Washington University to get a degree in business. After that I will return to Chelan to farm alongside my father.

Cameron, ‘16 Scholar

Hello, my name is Cameron. I graduated from Newport High School in Bellevue. I attend Northern Arizona University with the hope to one day be a history teacher. I am double majoring in history education and political science. I am in the National Honor Society. I love any American history or mathematics class. I was born with cerebral palsy. I use a wheelchair to travel around. In my free time, I enjoy playing video and board games.

Jacky, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jacky. I took classes at Clark College and am currently taking a break from school and working full-time as I consider what I want to study in the future. I enjoy playing sports, being with my friends, and listening to music. In the future, I would like to work for Microsoft, because they are interested in employing people who have my disability. I am a positive thinker, and I don’t let anything get me down or keep me from succeeding. I would also like to be a vlogger someday.

Jarrod, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Jarrod, and I graduated from West Seattle High School. I like history, drawing, and writing. I also like to watch anime and indie animations. I may pursue something in the arts, computer-aided design, social studies, politics, or voice acting. Currently I am working on building a personal computer.

Jayda, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jayda. I graduated from Mount Spokane High School and now attend Spokane Falls Community College. I have attention deficit disorder and dyslexia. My dyslexia comes up mostly when I’m doing math or sometimes with letters when I’m reading.

Jon, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jon. I graduated from Oroville High School in 2017 where I was on the honor roll. I’m thinking about going to college to study radiology because of my knowledge of computers. I enjoy listening to heavy metal music and playing video games. I’ve been teaching myself how to play the keyboard.

KyleeLynn, ‘16 Scholar

My name is KyleeLynn, but most people call me “Ky.” I have spastic diplegia cerebral palsy. I have a sister named Katie who is also my best friend. My hobbies include drawing, listening to music, and questioning the universe. I now work at Walmart and plan to attend college when the time is right. Wish me luck!

Micayla, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Micayla. I am a graduate of Ballard High School and am now attending Shoreline Community College. I like making art, reading, writing, and listening to music. I write fiction and hope to animate my own show someday. I am on the Special Olympics Women’s National Team. I have left hemiplegia from a stroke and seizures.

Naomi, ‘16 Scholar

Hey, my name is Naomi! I am a student at Cascadia College and an instructor at Seattle Acrobatics and New Circus Arts. I have devoted the last year to dancing, mostly hip-hop. I love American Sign Language, and I couldn’t live without my service dog, Libby the IV.

Rob, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Rob, and I live in Pullman, Washington. I graduated from Tesla STEM High School in Redmond in 2017 and now I am studying mechanical engineering at Washington State University. I enjoy history, music, and baseball on top of STEM subjects. I participated in an internship with the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering in the summer of 2017.

Rochelle, ‘16 Scholar

I’m Rochelle. I graduated from the Center School in Seattle and am currently a student at North Seattle College. I am planning on transferring to the University of Washington Seattle, to pursue a major in international relations and communications. In my educational history, I have worked on building relationships out of the country in Taipei, Beijing, Seoul, Osaka, and Kobe. I hope to work with companies and government programs abroad. Recently, I became a cat mom to a kitten named Igneous (Iggie). I was an Intern at Summer Study 2019.

Ryan, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, I am Ryan! I live in Shoreline, Washington. I currently attend Shoreline Community College in their transition program. I have cerebral palsy. I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing video games, watching YouTube, and writing fiction stories.

Serena, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Serena. I graduated from Chiawana High School and now attend Columbia Basin College. I would like to design technology for people with disabilities. I have a passion for video games and all kinds of music.

Takashi, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Takashi. I attend Montclair State University majoring in dance. One day, you might see me dancing at Disneyland.

Teresa, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, I’m Teresa, and I was born missing both my arms but have adapted by using my feet. I am currently attending Seattle University. I hope to minor in Chinese, but I'm also interested in psychology. In my freshman year of college I’ve worked with Jumpstart, was featured in The Seattle Times, danced for Seattle University, and participated in Seattle Children’s limb difference group. I am continuing my advocacy work both on campus and in my personal life. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me!

Ziyu, ‘16 Scholar

Hello, my name is Ziyu. I graduated from Marysville Getchell High School. If I attend college, I think an online college will be the best option for me. My career goal is to be a graphic designer. I plan to start a t-shirt company or a business related to graphic design. In my spare time, I like to explore the great outdoors, play video games, watch movies, take pictures, and surf the internet. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.