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January 2021 Students of the Month

January 2021 Students of the Month
Posted on 02/04/2021
Congratulations to our January 2021 Students of the Month!

Saloni Sanger and Nine Otebele

Mountlake Terrace High
Student Name: Saloni Sanger
Mother’s Name: Rita Sanger
Father’s Name: Nitten Sanger
GPA: 4.0
Clubs & Activities: President of Key Club
Athletics: I have a second degree black belt in Taekwondo and will soon test for third degree.
Awards: I received special recognition by American Association of University Women.
Community Service: Key club, volunteering by making lunches for homeless people in Seattle
Significant School Project: It’s in progress as I am in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) English 12.
Educational Goals: Computer science bachelor’s degree

Student Name: Nina Otebele
Mother’s Name: Claire Otebele
Father’s Name: David Otebele
GPA: 3.6
Clubs & Activities: Washington Aerospace Scholars Program, Museum of Flight Apprentice Program, Rocketry Club, Girl Scouts, Hawkeye (Journalism), Vex Robotics, Battle of the Books.
Honors: Washington Aerospace Scholar Program Alumna, Washington Aerospace Scholar Program Ambassador, National Honors Society Member
Awards: Girl Scout Silver Award, Reinvent the Rover Wheel Challenge: NASA Gold Star, Washington Journalism Education Association Excellent Award in Editorial Cartooning.
Community Service: For Girl Scouts, I’ve hosted donation drives for struggling families, mentored younger Girl Scouts, babysat children for parents during PTA meetings, and worked in a soup kitchen where I cooked for homeless people. I earned my Silver Award by installing an interpretive trail that identified different plant species at Lynndale Park.
During my Museum of Flight apprenticeship, I created and installed an exhibit of models of international spacecraft for community education. Entertained children for the “Santa Landing” Event and helped construct and set up the haunted house for the “Museum of Fright” event.
Also, for FoodLife Line in Seattle, I sorted food into smaller packages for delivery.
Finally, with Wellspring Family Services in Seattle, I sorted clothes and raked leaves for their playground.
Significant School Project: STEM English 12 Research Project. I am developing a small robot that can sense and collect garbage located in neighborhoods and forests. For Principles of Engineering, I worked with a team of students to design a bridge that could withstand 500 lbs.
Educational Goals: I plan to attend a four-year college and work towards earning a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. I intend to obtain a postgraduate degree.
Career Goals: I want to be an Aerospace Engineer with focus on propulsion systems. I would like to work for NASA, Boeing, or Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Anything else we should know? As a Washington Aerospace Scholars Program Ambassador, I’ve publicly promoted the WAS program through question and answer events.
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