Phase III Scholars


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Phase III Scholars are completing high school or transitioning to college. Throughout the year, they communicate with other Scholars, Ambassadors, and Mentors and participate in DO-IT activities. Some become Interns at DO-IT Summer Study and participate in other work experiences. Once 2014 Summer Study was over, those Phase III Scholars who graduated from high school became DO-IT Ambassadors. DO-IT Ambassadors are pursuing postsecondary studies and careers. They share their experiences with DO-IT Scholars and Pals, encouraging them to pursue their goals in college and employment. All Scholars and Ambassadors can communicate with each other at, and with all Scholars, Pals, Ambassadors, and Mentors at

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Mikayla, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, I am Mikayla, and I graduated from Lynnwood High School in June 2014. My favorite class is sports medicine. I participated in my high school’s robotics team, and we went to nationals and placed 21st. I will attend Washington State University in the fall with an intended major of occupational therapy. I have a learning disability, dyslexia, and attention deficit disorder.

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Hannah, ‘12 Scholar

Hi my name is Hannah, and I am legally blind in my right eye. I graduated from Arlington High School. I will be attending Fresno State University in the fall. I plan on majoring in business administration or accounting.

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Peter, ‘12 Scholar

My name is Peter, and I have autism. I graduated from Redmond High School in June 2014 and plan to attend the University of Washington (UW) in the fall. I hope to major in atmospheric sciences. I was part of my high school’s Environmental Club and Math Team. I wish to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. I enjoy watching baseball, and during the summer, I play for a softball team. My personality and character depend on the environment that I am in. In a friendly, relaxed environment, I can be very sociable and humorous. However, if I am not in a friendly environment, and especially if I am in a stressed environment or time crunch, I tend to be more reserved. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Jennifer, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, I am Jennifer, and I have spastic cerebral palsy. My favorite classes are history and English. I would like to work in the field of broadcasting and communications. I enjoy making slide shows of famous people; you can view them on YouTube under the user name “accustomcycle.” I also like reading, creative writing, and technology.

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Aaliyah, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, I’m Aaliyah. I am deaf and wear a cochlear implant to help me hear. I graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School. I played softball and was a member of the Monroe High School Bearcats bowling team. I attend Edmonds Community College and plan to transfer to a four-year college to get a degree in early childhood education. I love dogs, especially my American Eskimo Husky named Princess. I competed in the Miss Teen Washington Pageant and made it to the top eleven. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Lucas, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Lucas, and I have Goldenhar syndrome and a hearing impairment. This fall, I will be a senior at Sammamish High School. I especially enjoy math. I would like to attend the UW or the University of California, San Francisco. My goal is to go into the medical field, specifically anesthesiology. I ski, wakeboard, and participate on my high school’s soccer, swim, and golf teams. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Cody, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Cody, and I have cerebral palsy. I graduated from Gig Harbor High School, where my favorite classes are history and science. I would like a career in a technology field. I enjoy spending time on the computer and playing games. I also like playing power soccer, which I have been doing since 2006.

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Lindsay, ‘12 Scholar

Hello, my name is Lindsay, and I have Asperger syndrome and attention deficit disorder. I attend Pacific University, where I am planning to major in creative writing and minor in German. My hobbies consist primarily of writing, reading, and artistic pursuits. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Eric, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Eric. I currently attend Everett Community College completing my pre-requisites. My interests have leaned towards acting and film. I have an unspecified learning disability which causes me to learn at a slower pace than other people. It really affects my math and English. I enjoy playing competitive video games with friends, along with snowboarding and ice skating. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Colton, ‘12 Scholar

Hello! I’m Colton, and I have muscular dystrophy. I just finished my third quarter at Edmonds Community College. I am currently transferring to Green River Community College in pursuit of attaining an associate’s degree. Once that is completed, I will weigh my options on which four-year college I might want to attend. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Alex, ‘12 Scholar

Hello, I’m Alex. I graduated from Kingston High School. My favorite classes include American Sign Language, English, and history. I have a passion for acting. I take acting classes and am a part of many productions. My favorite characters are those with a huge range of emotions. My dream job is to become an interpreter and an actor. I will be attending Western Oregon University in fall 2014, where I can pursue degrees in interpreting and acting in film/theatre. I have cerebral palsy. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Jessica, ‘12 Scholar

Hi my name is Jessica, and I have spinal muscular atrophy. In the past year I graduated from Glacier Peak High School, where I participated in my high school’s Link Crew, National Honor Society, and Key Club. I was also the founding president of my school’s National Spanish Honor Society. I organized and ran Glacier Peak’s first muscular dystrophy fundraiser. I will be starting community college in the fall of 2014 where I will get my direct transfer degree in biology, as well as receive my clinical lab certification. My hopes for the future are to transfer to the UW and pursue a career in a science field.

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Dominique, ‘12 Scholar

Hi there! My name is Dominique, and I graduated from Mount Si High School. My favorite classes were art and English, and I would like to be an animator for Disney or Big Idea, Inc. (VeggieTales!). I love to draw, shop, play games, and be with my family. I also maintain an online art portfolio, and I’m adding new artwork all the time. This past year, I worked on a year-long stop-motion project with a group of other students at my school. The finished animation is on my website: I now attend Bellevue College studying digital media arts (animation). I have a rare form of dwarfism called Kniest syndrome, as well as arthritis in all my joints.

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Allison, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Allison, and I will be a sophmore at Montana State University. I love studying architecture, interior design, and graphic design; I would like to continue these studies in college. I play tennis, swim, draw, craft, and go to the shooting range. I have a unique skill of putting both socks on with my feet. I have thrombocytopenia absent radius syndrome and Von Willebrand disease. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Alicia, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Alicia, and I am deaf. I graduated from Edmonds Woodway High School. My favorite classes are math and science. I would like to become an emergency room doctor. I am a volunteer at Children’s Hospital, doing office work and running errands, but I hope to eventually work with kids directly. I am also a student assistant in the DO-IT office. I am a member of the Deaf Academic Bowl and have competed on a national level. I am attending the UW in the fall of 2014 for pre-med. I hope to go to Michigan State University or Johns Hopkins University for medical school. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.

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Nolan, ‘12 Scholar

Hi, my name is Nolan, and I graduated from Nathan Hale High School. I enjoy history, science, and math. I will be attending McDaniel College in Maryland and would like to eventually be a politician involved in creating laws. I enjoy following politics and hanging out with friends. I have arthrogryposis.

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Grace, ‘12 Scholar

Hey I’m Grace! I’m deaf, and I attend Rochester Institute of Technology in New York as an engineering major. I aspire to work at Boeing or the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA) someday. Dance has been one of my lifelong passions; I hope to continue dancing in college. I was a DO-IT Intern at Summer Study 2014.