Posted by Jeffrey Brennan on Nov 21, 2018

Student of the Month

At Wednesday's meeting, we recognized three incredible students.  Read on and I am sure you will agree!

Keke McMillan

The theme for our Student of the Month for November is "Overcoming Adversity."  Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Kieziha "Keke" McMillan. Keke is a senior whose history builds a strong account of her impressive character. Despite being left at a hotel by her mother and having to navigate the foster care system, Keke has learned how to work through life's challenges and give her best to keep reaching her life goals.  Keke has given time to volunteer through the Mill Creek Youth Advisory Board and to speak on behalf of foster youth to senators and legislators in Olympia.  Keke plans to attend Seattle Pacific University and follow her dream of becoming an OBGYN Nurse Practitioner and to earn her bachelors and masters in Nursing.  Congratulations Keke!

Colin Guy

 From  Archbishop Murphy High School, Colin Guy is our November Student of the Month for "Overcoming Adversity."  When Colin was in sixth grade, he lost his father.  Despite this tragic experience, Colin has has strived to embody all of his father's finest qualities and mold this tragic experience into motivation.  Colin has served his community by providing meals and warm interactions to the homeless, has been a youth group leader at his church, and has traveled to Jamaica on a service trip where he spent most of his time teaching teenage boys to read! Colin is currently applying to colleges and plans to study mechanical engineering like both his mother and father.    Congratulations Colin!

Noah Chaney

From  Sno-Isle Tech SkillsCenter, Noah Chaney, is our November Student of the Month for "Overcoming Adversity."  Noah suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was in 8th grade.  He was unconscious for two weeks and in the hospital for two months.  Noah has worked incredibly hard to gain back memory and physical abilities and has to work very hard to remember things.  Noah is considering several schools for college but is uncertain of whether it might be too much of a stretch due to his learning abilities.  Noah's backup plan is to go to technical school, become a professional welder, and work hard to be successful.  Congratulations Noah...we wish you the best success!