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. I graduated from West Seattle High School and plan on attending the University of Washington. 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 at the Seattle Public Library.

Jayda, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jayda. I attend Spokane Falls Community College. I graduated from Mount Spokane High School. 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. 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, and I am a college freshman at Southern New Hampshire University. My hobbies include watching TV, shopping, and spending time with the people I love. I was a 2016 Scholar and I miss spending time will my friends from DO-IT.

Micayla, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Micayla. I am a graduate of Shoreline Community College. I like making art, watching movies, reading, writing, and activism. I write fiction and hope to animate my own show someday. I was on the Special Olympics Women’s National Team in 2018 and plan to attend the University of Washington to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work. I have left hemiplegia from a stroke.

Naomi, ‘16 Scholar

My name is Naomi. I graduated from Cascadia Community College last spring and am transferring to the University of Washington Bothell or Foster School of Business to major in business. I have devoted the last two years to dancing, mostly hip-hop. Dancing has brought major physical improvements to my daily life. I love American Sign Language, and I couldn’t live without my service dog, Libby the IV. I was an Intern at Summer Study 2020.

Rob, ‘16 Scholar

Hi, my name is Rob, and I live in Pullman, Washington. I graduated from Tesla STEM High School and am now 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

Hello! I’m Rochelle. I’m a Center School alumnus, graduated North Seattle College with an associate of arts and sciences, and am presently going to the University of Washington (UW). I am majoring in both journalism and international studies with a focus on communication. In the past, I have studied in Beijing, China and traveled to Japan and Taiwan. In the near future, I hope to study at Seoul National University to study Korean. I am a student assistant for DO-IT, and I am a writer for The Daily at UW; look up my articles at dailyuw.com!

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

Hello everyone! My name is Teresa, and I am a third year student at Seattle University (SU). I was born missing both of my arms but utilize my feet to navigate life. I am a psychology major and a Chinese minor. At SU, I am also a dancer, a resident assistant, a dance coach, and a tour guide in undergraduate admissions! Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Ziyu, ‘16 Scholar

Hello, my name is Ziyu. I live in Marysville, Washington. I graduated from Marysville Getchell High School. My career goal is to be a graphic designer. In my spare time, I like to explore the great outdoors, play video games, watch movies, take pictures, and surf the internet. I also enjoy photography. I have Duchenne muscular dystrophy.