Foster's Top 10 students share experiences, their dreams | Commencement 2012
June 14, 2012 · 5:59 PM
Seven of Foster High School’s Top 10 seniors shared their thoughts about their education and their future.
They were asked about their background, their school activities and clubs, plans after graduation and favorite high school memory.
1. I was born in Seattle. I come from a Vietnamese-Chinese household where my parents are very strict on following traditions of their culture. They wanted me to never lose our native language, which is Vietnamese, by never speaking English at home.
2. The school activities and clubs I participate in are the National Honors Society, Interact Club, and badminton and tennis team. I have done more than 100 hours of community service through the National Honors Society, Interact Club and Northwest Harvest.
3. I plan to go to the University of Washington after I graduate from Foster High School. Once in UW, I plan to major in biochemistry and minor in political science. My hopes are to become either a bio-medical researcher or engineer and a governor of Washington.
4. My favorite memory of high school was the Homecoming week during my freshman year because we showed the upperclassmen that just because we were new doesn’t mean we were scared. We got third place that year. I was very proud of our class, even though we weren’t the most spirited.
Yetsebaot Sisay (Peppy)
1. I’m a first-generation Ethiopian-American student. I was born here in Seattle. My parents were both born in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, and moved here 20 years old.
2. I’m involved with the National Honor Society, Interact Club, Book Club and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). I participated in both cross country and tennis.
3. After graduation, I will attend the University of Southern California. I plan to study computer science and possibly double major in business administration.
4. A favorite memory I have is a fundraiser my friends and I volunteered for. We would fundraise every Saturday in October for eight hours each Saturday. We had a lot of fun and contributed towards a good cause.
1. I was born in GhoungZhev, China, and moved to California when I was four. I moved to the Tukwila School District in the middle of first grade.
2. Cheerleader (varsity), president and third year in National Honor Society, ASB executive secretary, junior class vice president.
3. Attending Whitworth University with a full ride. Planning to major in business.
4.The senior class barbecue that the students planned by themselves. It was great to see our class come together and bond during the year.
1. I’m originally from Seattle.
2. The clubs I have joined at FHS were volleyball and softball.
3. After graduation I will be attending the University of Washington for for a degree. I hope to transfer to Harvard or Princeton for a double Ph.D in medicine and law. After my school I will be dedicating my time to work for the government, hopefully as an agent for the FBI or an agent for Homeland Security. I also plan on using my professional skills, like being a doctor or lawyer.
4. Looking forward to graduation.
1. I am a first-generation, Indian-American born in San Jose, Calif., and moved to the community of Tukwila when I was six years old. My family immigrated to the United States from India in hopes of having a good life and providing a better future for my sister and me.
2. I have been very involved within Foster High School since my freshman year. I participate in clubs such as Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society, Interact Club and student government. I have also been a member pf the tennis team and cross-country team.
3. I plan to attend the University of Washington this upcoming fall. Currently, I am set to major in computer science and plan to have a career as a computer software engineer. I hope to also get my MBA at some point by which I can obtain a executive position in the computer industry.
4. My favorite high school memory would be receiving the MVP award for tennis my junior year at the tennis team banquet. It was the moment when I was finally recognized for all of my hard work and dedication. I was proud of myself for all that I had accomplished in the sport and took fourth place at league that year.
1. I am Vietnamese and I was born in Washington. I have attended Tukwila School District for 12 years.
2. Interact Club, NHS, Tennis, Dream Project
3. I plan to go to University of Washington and major in engineering.
4. Homecoming week
1. I am from Cambodia to moved to Chicago in 2008, then Seattle in 2009.
2. Clubs are Interact Club, National Honor Society, Dream Project CSC after School Program.
3. I got accepted to Pacific Lutheran University. I plan to major in engineering.
4. My favorite memory is when my AP Calculus classmate had a study group until 11:30 p.m. for an exam. My teacher bought us pizza.