Phase III Scholars & Ambassadors

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Phase III Scholars are completing high school or transitioning to college. Some become Interns at DO-IT Summer Study and participate in other work experiences. Phase III Scholars have attended multiple Summer Studies and shared in many classes, events, and activities.

Abby, ‘18 Scholar

Hi! I am Abby. I love throwing pottery on the wheel and hanging out with friends. I own two dogs who keep me busy. During the year I work at a sensor-making factory and during the summer I work in a daycare. Last year, I went to state for speech and debate. I am a freshman at the University of Puget Sound. My disabilities are dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, severe food allergies, and avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder.

Cheyann, ‘18 Scholar

Hello, my name is Cheyann. I really like to learn about technology. In the past, I have studied computer applications and worked with programming LEGO MINDSTORMS. My favorite sports are power lifting and ballet. I am very interested in music, and I play ukulele, guitar, and piano. I love to sing and dance. My favorite animals are cats and horses; I hope to take horseback riding lessons. My favorite color is cotton candy pink. I also really love Disney, toys, and sparkles.

Dean, ‘18 Scholar

I’m Dean, and I attend Central Washington University’s Theater Design & Production Program. My disability is an autism spectrum disorder—an obstacle I work hard to get around and a gift that helps make me uniquely creative. My primary hobbies are creative writing, drawing anime-style art, and electronically composing music (check out Razorrekker on SoundCloud). I also enjoy being a sound tech for the local community theater and creating glitter tattoos. With luck, one day you’ll see my name in the film credits for composing a fantastic musical score! In 2019, I graduated from Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School in Winthrop, Washington.

Dillen, ‘18 Scholar

Hi! My name is Dillen. I graduated from Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. I have cerebral palsy. My favorite pastimes are reading about current events, talking with friends, and playing computer games. I’m very social so don’t be afraid to talk to and high-five me! I’ve taken multiple Advanced Placement level classes in my major of computer science. I plan to attend college online. I was an Intern during Summer Study 2020.

Finn, ‘18 Scholar

Hello, my name is Finn. I graduated from Sehome High School, and I am now attending Western Washington University. I am planning to major in political science and minor in film. I have been playing classical piano for 13 years and jazz piano for 6 years. I was the logistics officer and rhythm section leader of the Sehome High School Jazz Band, and I was president of the Sehome Model U.N. club. Last year, I wrote and directed a pair of short films called You Only Die Thrice and The Final Revenge of Martin Vespiro. I plan to study political science and international relations in college. I have a neuromuscular disorder called Nemaline Myopathy. I was an Intern during Summer Study 2020.

Ian, ‘18 Scholar

I am Ian, and I am deaf. I will be attending the University of Washington Bothell this fall. I am striving to graduate with a degree focused on aerospace. The majority of my free time is spent keeping in touch with my close friends and sketching technical armored and aerospace concept vehicles; this mostly includes my idea of what a vehicle and its performance would be like with technologies of past eras between 1941 and present day. I enjoy doing this while blasting excessive amounts of music by Groundbreaking.

Iris (Torin), ‘18 Scholar

I’m actually going by Iris now. I will be attending Seattle University this fall. I placed first in a public speaking competition with a speech on universal design. My disability relates to the after-effects of cancer.

Izzy, ‘18 Scholar

Hi! I am Izzy. I graduated from Port Townsend High School and will be attending Seattle Pacific University this fall. I have dyslexia. My favorite classes are English and science. I play basketball and volleyball. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and exploring our town. I also love long walks on the beach. I hope to be a mental health counselor or a sports psychologist.

Jeremy, ‘18 Scholar

Hi, my name is Jeremy. I have autism, epilepsy, OCD, depression, a heart murmur, and am pre-diabetic. I am working full time. My dream in life is to become an auto mechanic. I also want to become famous with my rock band.

Josh, ‘18 Scholar

Hi! My name is Joshua, and I will be attending Western Colorado University in the fall to study mechanical engineering. My senior year, I participated in track and worked on my future career prospects through internships and other opportunities. Hit me up if you have any openings for me! When not studying or working out, I like to play video games and make model kits.

Kade, ‘18 Scholar

My name is Kade. I graduated from Stanwood High in June 2020. I will be attending His Hill Bible School in Texas in the fall. After finishing at His Hill, my plan is to be part of the electrician apprenticeship program at Skagit Valley College. For three years I lived in Sumatra, Indonesia, where my parents were teachers. Spending time in other parts of the world has given me an appreciation for pursuing adventures, exploring new things, and interacting with different cultures and people. Even though I love traveling outside of the United States, my favorite place to travel is Disneyland during the Christmas season. My favorite sport is tennis, but I also like to play basketball. I like working with my hands and being creative. I also have a strong faith and am active in my church youth group. I have gone on several mission trips back to help children at an orphanage in Sumatra. My favorite school subjects are science, creative writing, and storytelling.

Maribel, ‘18 Scholar

Hi, my name is Maribel. I attend community college and was Omak High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) treasurer. I enjoy math classes. I have cerebral palsy and learning disabilities.

Nathan, ‘18 Scholar

I am Nathan. I graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School and attend college majoring in architecture. I live in Seattle. I am a deaf person, and my favorite subjects are English and history.

Oksana, ‘18 Scholar

My name is Oksana. I graduated from Lindbergh High School and will be attending Renton Technical College this fall. I like hanging out outside, playing with my dog, socializing, and going on vacation. When I graduate from school, I want to become a front desk assistant. I was an Intern at Summer Study 2020.

Rebekah, ‘18 Scholar

Hi! My name is Rebekah. I graduated from Zillah High School where I enjoyed studying language arts and math. I have studied at Heritage University. I hope to be a counselor. I have a learning disability.