Student Summer Stories

Our student have been very busy this summer! Check out some of the awesome activities our students engaged in.

Shrek The Musical

Jesus Bautista-Feliberti, Eva Hartman and Garrett Steffen performed in Shrek The Musical at Village Theatre KIDSTAGE. Jesus played Shrek, Eva played the wicked witch and Garrett played papa bear. These EC students were selected from hundreds of people who auditioned. The KIDSTAGE program teaches life skills like collaboration, problem solving and public speaking through theater arts.

Richmond Ballet

Junior Serena Martin studied at Richmond Ballet in Virginia. The program spanned five weeks and culminated in a performance for friends and family. Serena is a company member at Evergreen City Ballet Renton and performs in many shows throughout the region.

Berklee College of Music Guitar Sesssion

Senior and guitar enthusiast Anders Vogele took part in the Berklee College of Music Guitar Session summer program in Boston. The program included placement auditions, daily classes, clinics and concert performances from faculty members.

The Lion King Jr.

Seventh-grader Paige Kirby performed in 10 shows in The Lion King Jr. as Rafiki with Youth Theatre Northwest. Performances were held at various venues, including the Ballard Northwest Senior Center. This was her third production with Youth Theatre Northwest.

Notre Dame Introduction to Engineering

Senior Ben Collins attended Notre Dame’s Introduction to Engineering summer program. He attended lectures by faculty members of aerospace, mechanical, computer, electrical, civil and chemical engineering departments. Attendees also studied engineering computer programs and spent time at Notre Dame’s College of Engineering McCoutney Learning Center.

Youth Ocean Advocate

Senior Kaaya Minhas spent her summer as a Youth Ocean Advocate at the Seattle Aquarium. She educated visitors about the marine environment and its inhabitants and protecting the ocean. She also participated in conservation projects, including beach cleanups and habitat restoration.

PRO Sports Club

Junior Ron Farrell volunteered as a counselor for children’s day camps and assisted with the club’s Family Fun Nights through PRO Sports Club.

Sister Act

Junior Heather Halverson performed in the Village Theatre Summer Independent production of Sister Act in Issaquah. Heather played the role of Sister Mary Patrick and performed in all 10 shows.

Washington Business Week

Freshman CJ Tebben attended Washington Business Week at Pacific Lutheran University. This overnight camp awarded college credit to high school students and split students into "companies" that competed both to develop and advertise a product, and complete a comprehensive eight-quarter business simulation. CJ had the role of Chief Operations Officer for his company, which won the business simulation and the trade show where they convinced real world business people to invest in their products.

Seattle Humane Society

Sophomore Aurora Anderson volunteered with the Seattle Humane Society to make and distribute gift bags for people adopting a pet at the Humane Society to help them raise money. She also collected over 2,000 pounds of food for their food bank over the course of a few months.

Mission Trip Coordinator

Freshman Julia Stebbins worked with 80 children running the vacation bible school at St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church taking care of the youngest children of immigrant families in Skagit Valley. She also worked with special needs children and many distressed families dealing with separation and immigration challenges. She worked in conjunction with other teens in the mission program through St. Michaels.

University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering

Senior Taylor Johnston was a lab assistant at the University of Washington Institute for Neuroengineering from June 27 to August 10. She prepped and ran experiments, worked with data interpretation and created write-ups.

Seattle Language and Culture Institute Global Leadership Program

Sophomores Aurora Anderson and Anika Wottreng participated in the Seattle Language and Culture Institute Global Leadership Program at the University of Washington. They attended global leadership workshops for two weeks and interacted with international students in various activities.