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February Students of the Month

February Students of the Month
Posted on 03/13/2019
Congratulations to our February Students of the Month!

Benjamin Eyman and Semira Beraki

Student Name: Benjamin Eyman

Mother’s Name: Laurie Eyman

Father’s Name: Brendan Eyman

Clubs & Activities: The Hawkeye

Honors: Three-time recipient of a Band letter.

Awards: Digital story of the year for podcasting honorable mention; Eagle Scout Community Service – 500-plus hours through BSA.

Future Educational Goals: To obtain a degree in Journalism.

Future Career Goals: To Cover a World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and March Madness tournament in one year.

Student Name: Semira Beraki

Mother’s Name: Akberet Afework

Father’s Name: Stefanos Beraki

GPA: 3.57

Clubs & Activities: Part of Executive ASB (Big Six), IATRIX 21 (Public Relations), The Hawkeye, TSA, and National Honor Society

ASB: Executive ASB (Big Six Treasurer)

Honors: STEM English 12 Bioscience, AP Biology, AP Statistics, AP US Government and Politics

Awards: Finalist for STEM Careers at WA State TSA Competition; UW CIIID Summer Scholars Program Graduate

Community Service: I’m a volunteer at my community Eritrean Church in Seattle as well as various community outreach programs. I’ve helped out in with ASB and STEM such as the food drive, middle school outreach, etc.

Significant School Project: Currently working on a project for STEM that looks into culturing bacteria in order to help improve and support the immune system within the human body. The project focuses on IFN expression as well as lactic-acid bacteria use. Another project was the first ever MTHS Lip Dub (ASB project) as part of a way to foster community growth and unity at Terrace.

Current Employment: Although not getting paid, I am currently employed as a lab volunteer at the UW Department of Immunology CIIID Institute.

Future Educational Goals: I hope to study medicine and get a degree within Biology with an emphasis on Neuroscience or Immunology, as well as attending the University of Washington.

Future Career Goals: Becoming a biomedical research scientist with a medical background.

Anything else we should know? I am Eritrean and hope to make my family and community proud. I also go by many nicknames ranging from “Selfie Semira” and “Semaymay”  to “Semyra.” I am really passionate about biotechnology and write songs as a hobby.

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