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Congratulations to our April Students of the Month

Congratulations to our April Students of the Month
Posted on 05/22/2019
Teresa Bonilla and Zoey Wilson

Student Name: Teresa Bonilla
Mother’s Name: Annel Zuñiga
Father’s Name: Javier Bonilla
GPA: 3.848
Clubs & Activities: TEMPO Yearbook, Jazz Band 1
Honors: AAUW recognition for excellence in Science for Mountlake Terrace
Awards: Outstanding Chemistry 1st Place CRSEF, Second Place Chemistry Category CRSEF, 1st place Chemistry WSSEF, US Army Excellence in Physical Science 1st place, Wolfram Mathematica and Alpha Pro Award
Significant School Project: For my English STEM 12 project I worked with Dominique Pittman-Kidd and Reiden Chea to create C16-SiO2. C16-SiO2 is a polyethylene like plastic that we developed. We tested this plastics biodegradation and the results supported our hypothesis that our plastics biodegradation rate was faster than that of standard high density polyethylene. We were able to do all this with the help of our mentor Christine Luscombe from the UW. In addition, Sophomore year I completed a project where I compared the genome of the fruit fly and humans. I did this by completing a DNA extraction from a fruit fly and myself at Shoreline CC. Then I used a computer program to analyze the differences and similarities. The goal of this project was to show how similar model organisms really were to humans in order to explain why we use model organisms for testing.
Current Employment: I am a cashier at Fred Meyer.
Future Educational Goals: I will be attending UW in the fall where I hope to earn a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience. I hope to earn a doctorate in a Neuroscience as well as Cellular microbiology.
Career Goals: I hope to take part in internships throughout college and eventually pursue a career in neuroscience research.

Student Name: Zoey Wilson 
Mother’s name: Angie Wilson
Father’s name: Dave Wilson
GPA: 3.8
Clubs & Activities: women’s fitness club, key club, eco club, honor society
Athletics: Varsity softball team, first base
Honors: Honors in chemistry
Community Service: Volunteering for two years at Brier Terrace Middle School as an assistant coach for the girls soccer team.
Current Employment: Cascade Elite Gymnastics
Educational Goals: To earn a degree in Environmental Business
Career Goals: To help other businesses go green and eco friendly

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