American Association of University Women honors local female students
May 18, 2010
The American Association of University Women, Issaquah Branch, on April 22 honored nine outstanding high school women scholars who excel in science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
Issaquah High School
Kathleen Moore — mathematics
Among the seven science and math courses Moore will complete this year are Advanced Placement physics, chemistry, biology and calculus. Moore has also been recognized for excellence in American literature. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club and Robotics Club. Outside of school, Moore has counseled at the Girl Scout day camp for six years and works at the local food bank. After high school, Moore plans to attend a four-year university and work toward a degree in math, science or engineering.
Christina Frost — science
Frost is a member of the National Honor Society and Key Club. Her compelling interest is showing her horse on the Pinto Circuit, winning two grand championships at the Evergreen State Fair in 2007. In 2008, she was Pinto of the Year for three events and was in the top five at the world championships. In 2009, Frost was No. 2 in the nation in senior youth and all-around events and became Pinto Horse Association princess. She now serves as the Pinto Horse Association youth sector director. Frost is also founder of Color Your Community, which gives special-needs children the opportunity to ride horses. Frost plans to study for a degree in law or equine medicine.
Kelsey Zeutschel — technology
Zeutschel is honored for her technical proficiency in advanced woodworking. She has been a middle school volleyball coach and is a certified professional ski instructor, working weekends at Alpental Ski Area. Zeutschel plans to pursue a degree in engineering at Colorado State University.
Liberty High School
Alexis Court — mathematics
Court has a 4.0 cumulative grade point average, is a National Honor Society member and has received the Scholar Athlete Award in grades nine through 12. She has been class president in grades 10 and 11 and as a senior is the Associated Student Body president. Court is a member of Spirit Club and serves on the yearbook staff. She is a mentor for Athletes for Kids and is LINK Crew vice president. Court plays fast pitch softball, varsity basketball and varsity soccer. She was named “most inspirational” in soccer and as an LHS singer. In 2009, she won the Sue Schoeppach Leadership and Service Award. During the summer, Court coaches children at the Skyhawks Sports Academy. She plans to pursue a career in science.
Kristina Hays — technology
Hays has been honored with the Career and Technical Education award for her work in TV/Video Production at LSN, the Liberty Student Network. In addition to playing piano in the LHS jazz band, she is active in her church youth group. Hays plans to major in cinematography in college.
Daniel Lemmon — science
Lemmon is a three-year honor society member and has been named Rotary Student of the month for science. Among her accomplishments, Lemmon has been inducted into the International Thespian Society, was a finalist for a NASA space grant, and has won an award of excellence and award for outstanding interpretation for her work submitted to the Washington PTA Reflections Contest. Lemmon is the school’s Physettes club president, plays lead and principal trumpet in the school band and teaches trumpet lessons after school. She also plays ukelele and piano, and sings and performs in LHS theater productions. Lemmon plans to attend the University of Washington to study physics or environmental science.
Skyline High School
Emily Baer — mathematics
Baer is a National Merit Scholarship finalist and a SAMMI award nominee. She plays varsity soccer and is captain of her select soccer team. Baer has been active in the “Play it Forward” soccer ball and uniform drive. She participates in the school’s chemistry club and has a certificate of appreciation from Washington Secretary of State Sam Reid. In her leisure time, Baer enjoys skiing, hiking and running. She plans to major in chemistry in college.
Courtney Roberts — science
Roberts has completed all freshman and sophomore honor classes, six International Baccalaureate classes and calculus. She participates in varsity diving and gymnastics. Roberts has participated in exchange trips abroad and wants to work with children in a group, such as Doctors Without Borders. Roberts plans to study medicine at the University of Washington.
Kacy Hardin — technology
Hardin has completed and excelled at all computer-based design courses at Skyline. Her digital art was selected for a poster promoting the Skyline Theater production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Hardin has also won best in class ribbon at the King County Fair for her sewn entry. She plans to attend Bellevue College and then go on to art school.