Rotary names top students for January

By Nicholas Johnson | Feb 01, 2017

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Kamiak High School senior Mikayla Wood, Mariner High School senior Antonyo Mitchell and ACES High School senior Alma Romero Delgado as three of its Students of the Month for January.

All three were recognized for their accomplishments at a recent Rotary Club meeting at Shawn O’Donnell’s American Grill & Irish Pub.

Wood is a member of National Honor Society with a 3.99 GPA. She ranks 12th out of 489 seniors at Kamiak. Wood has been a Student Council Representative, Kamiak Student of the Month and Art Student of the Year.

She also played soccer for three years for the Knights, and has also played three years for the Washington Rush Soccer Club.

Wood plans to attend either Montana State University or Colorado State University, and major in math or science.

Combined with my unique problem solving from Spanish, and my drive to break boundaries, my studies in math and science will bring more women into male-dominated fields,” Wood said. “I hope to become a role model and inspire young girls to break barriers and pursue their dreams.”

Mitchell boasts a 3.92 GPA and ranks 6th out of 486 seniors at Mariner. Mitchell is currently taking classes in Biotechnology, AP Biology and AP Calculus. He has also been a member of the Mariner Band, Marching Band and Jazz Band for three years.

“I have had to overcome many obstacles to reach the point I am at in my life,” Mitchell said. “I have lived with my grandma since I was three years old, but this last year my grandma passed away after her battle with lung complications.”

Mitchell has been involved in Boy Scouts for years and has earned the highest honor of Eagle Scout with a Silver Palm. He was Boy Scout Conclave Vice Chief of Training and involved with the Scout Order of the Arrow for four years. He is also a Vigil Honor Member, awarded Musical of Excellence and Silver Forktapus. As part of his Eagle Scout Project, he helped build a 16-foot bridge for Mukilteo Elementary School’s outdoor classroom – a project that took 347 hours.

Mitchell plans to attend the University of Washington to become a Pediatric Oncologist.

Delgado was born in Phoenix, Arizona, where she lived until 7th grade when she enrolled at Olympic View Middle School in Everett.

Delgado boasts a 4.0 GPA and excellent attendance at ACES. She said she likes the low student-to-teacher ratio there and knows the teachers there are willing to give her extra help if needed. Delgado spends most of her free time studying or working as a manager at Little Caesar’s Pizza in Everett. It is her first job. After six months, she was been promoted to manager, leading three other employees that are also ACES students. Her goal is to save enough money to buy her own car. Delgado likes to watch the Discovery Channel and programming on medical or surgical procedures.

Delgado is interested in becoming a Surgical Assistant. She plans on attending Everett Community College and transferring to a four-year university.

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