Phase II Scholars


Phase II Scholars began participation in DO-IT in 2003 and attended their second Summer Study at the University of Washington in August of 2004. During that session, they worked closely with University faculty; in small groups, they studied the Game of Life (computer image processing), time zones and map making, accessible design of Web pages, and virtual reality. Throughout the year, they communicate via the Internet and participate in DO-IT activities, projects, and internships.

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Patrick, '03 Scholar

My name is Patrick. I will be in the 12th grade. My hobbies include using the computer, going to church, and hanging out with my friends. I have two brothers and a sister. I have Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, which weakens my muscles over time. Useful accommodations are a lift, a wheelchair, and a shower chair. I enjoy taking classes in the business field, like accounting which I took during my Junior year. I also enjoy studying computer-aided drafting and computer game design.

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Crystal, '03 Scholar

Howdy y'all. My name is Crystal. I graduated from Columbia Junior/Senior High School. For my senior project I job-shadowed at WALMART. I thought it was cool, but I do not see myself at WALMART for the rest of my life. I like to play on the computer and watch good old movies and Country Music Television. I use a wheelchair to get around, but I work hard at therapy so I can walk again.

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Justin, '03 Scholar

Hi. My name is Justin. This year I will be a senior at Lake Washington High School. I am captain of my swim team and also enjoy wheelchair basketball. I qualified for a spot on the men's paralympic swim team and will compete at the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece in September. I am an above-the-knee amputee and am missing a finger on my left hand. I really enjoy chemistry and math and would like to pursue a career in one or both of these subjects. The Internet has given me the opportunity to study online and access educational information.

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Zachary, '03 Scholar

I am originally from Korea. My American parents David and Karen adopted me. I like playing computer games. I will be a senior this coming fall at Stanwood High School. Math is my favorite subject. I participated on the track team. My disability is short term memory loss and some fine motor skill loss in my hands due to an anoxic brain injury in 2002. I am very patient with any situation and am a good friend.

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Jamie, '03 Scholar

Hi my name is Jamie. I am an only child, however I do have five stepsisters. My extra curricular activities are tennis, and community service. I have a learning disability in the areas of math, reading, and writing. The accommodations that have been most helpful are extra time on tests and being able to take them in another room. I can type faster than I can write; a computer helps me get my thoughts written down. The Internet has helped because everything is a finger tip away. DO-IT has helped me get a better understanding of what college will be like and how to succeed in that environment. I will be attending my freshman year in college at Central Washington University. I am excited to get closer to my major in Special Education.

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Shaun, '03 Scholar

My name is Shaun. I'm from Spokane Valley, Washington. I just graduated from West Valley High School. I will be a freshman at Spokane Community College. I like to lift weights, wrestle, play video games, go to drag races and hang with friends. Some of my interests are conservation and wildlife, hotrods, tattoos, and body piercings.

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Skylor, '03 Scholar

My name is Skylor. I recently graduated from Henry Foss High School in Tacoma, WA. I plan on going to community college in the fall. My intended major is broadcasting or social work.

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Vanessa, '03 Scholar

My name is Vanessa. I have Cerebral Palsy. I will be a senior in high school next fall at Goldendale High School. I am a twin. In my spare time I like to stamp. I am also a member of the FCCLA and TATU clubs at my school. Outside of school I'm very active with my church youth group. I hope to be a social worker. DO-IT rocks!!!!!!!!!!

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Joshua, '03 Scholar

My name is Joshua. I will be a senior at Woodinville High School. My family consists of my mom, dad, brother Kevin, and sister Melissa. The class I am most excited to be taking next year is a 2-period career- oriented class called The Teaching Academy. I enjoy baseball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, and track. I was born with Spina Bifida and use a wheelchair but I can walk with forearm crutches. I plan to attend a community college and then transfer to a 4-year college. I would like to study for a career in communications or social services/education.

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Matt, '03 Scholar

My name is Matt. I hope to go to Shoreline Community College to study business. I am interested in the stock market and real estate land developing. Some of the career fields I would like to be involved in are engineering and video editing.

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Joshua, '03 Scholar

My name is Joshua. I come from LaPush, Washington. I am interested in video game programming. This year at school I joined my school track team and achieved a personal record in the three events that I participated in. I am going into my senior year of high school and as far as my college plans go, I am still undecided. I have had a ton of fun in DO-IT the last two years.

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Annemarie, '03 Scholar

My name is Annemarie and I am 17 years old. I will be a senior next year at John F. Kennedy Memorial High School in Burien, Washington. I have Cerebral Palsy, which limits my mobility and impairs my small motor skills. I enjoy math, English, and science in school. I am captain of the debate team. After college I am interested in pursuing a career in public relations or the medical field.

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Tressa, '03 Scholar

My name is Tressa and I'm interested in dolphin communication. My older sister, Lacey, was a '99 DO-IT Scholar. DO-IT has created a support system that makes the real world successful for me and my disability. I have specific language disabilities which affect my comprehension and processing abilities, and I have chronic headaches. For the future, my plan is to major/minor in psychology and biology at the UW and eventually study and interact with dolphins for the rest of my career.

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Conrad, '03 Scholar

My name is Conrad. I am going into the 12th grade. I have a service dog named Yahtzee. My favorite subjects in school are biology, Spanish, and history. Some of my career interests include employment as a political analyst, genetic scientist, or architect. I am a member of the National Honor Society. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, going to movies, playing video and computer games, and reading.

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Andrew, '03 Scholar

My name is Andrew and next year I will be entering the 12th grade. My family is great and they give me all the support I could ever want. My favorite school subject is agriculture or business. I love having a computer. Typing is much easier and faster than writing, plus the final product looks much better. When I grow up I want to do something involving animals.

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Jesse, '03 Scholar

My name is Jesse. I live in West Seattle and attend Chief Seattle High School, where I will be a senior this fall. I have several computer interests including Linux, C, and computer security. I also enjoy technical theater, especially audio design. At school I manage the school's sound system and help maintain the computers. This summer I interned at Microsoft with a group that beta tests networking features in international versions of Windows. It is a lot of fun.

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Senait, '03 Scholar

Hi! My name is Senait. I will be attending my second year at the University of Washington this fall. In my free time I love to listen to music and travel. I am planning to major in Health Administration and Pharmacy.

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Jamie, '03 Scholar

My name is Jamie. I am a recent graduate of Quincy High School. In September, I will begin at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington. I will be pursuing an Associate Degree in computer science. I would like to become a website designer, or a computer-networking technician. After completing two years in Moses Lake, I will transfer to a four-year college.

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Natasha, '03 Scholar

Hi! My name is Natasha. I have 80% hearing loss in both ears and a learning disability. I enjoy school. My favorite subject is biology. My goals are to graduate from high school and go to college somewhere near home to be with my family and friends who I adore. I am interested in becoming a teacher of the deaf.

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Scott, '03 Scholar

My name is Scott. I live on Orcas Island, Washington. I am a graduate of Orcas Island High School. I have ADD, but I have not let this disability prevent me from becoming an Eagle Scout in Troop 91 and getting accepted to Henry Cogswell Engineering in Everett.