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Posted on Jun 18, 2015

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Shelby

Shelby Bernadette Bassett

Parents: Thomas and Chris Bassett.
Siblings: Tom Hastings 43, Becky DeTray 33, Bryan Bassett 36
Plans: I’m going to Eastern Washington University.
Scholarships/awards: EWU Presidential Academic $3,000; Quincy Rotary – Evergreen Implement/John Deere National FFA $2,000; Quincy Rotary – Bob Gorman Memorial $1,000. President’s Academic Excellence Award; QHS Agriculture Science Award; QHS Social Studies Award; Washington Scholars Award; Washington State Honors Award.
If school – What do you plan to study? Psychology to be a counselor or social worker.
If you were stuck on a deserted island with two people, who are they and why? Mr. Wallace because he would be good at making a plan to survive and Alex Bassett because she would be entertaining.
On that same island: What one meal would you most likely wish you could have? Lasagna or some kind of pasta
What was one of the biggest problems/obstacles you had to overcome in high school? Juggling FFA, golf and my school work and trying to successful in all three.
What club or activity at QHS helped you the most as you prepare for the future? The National FFA organization has made me a better leader and prepared me for a career in any industry.

 

Eric

Eric Navarro

Parents: Miguel Angel Navarro and Carolina Navarro.
Siblings: David Navarro 22, Miguel Angel Navarro, Jr. 11, Sophia Navarro 9
Plans: In the fall I will be attending WSU to earn my bachelor’s in zoology and then go into vet medicine.
Scholarships/awards: Paul Lauzier Foundation $2,000. President’s Academic Excellence Award; QHS English Award; QHS Math Award; QHS Social Studies Award; Washington Scholars Award; Washington State Honors Award.
If school – What do you plan to study? My career goals are to become a vet or have a research position as zoologist somewhere.
If you were stuck on a deserted island with two people, who are they and why? If I could choose two people to give me company on a deserted island it would be Matt Shultz and Stephen Hawking. Matt would be there to sing me some of my favorite songs, while Hawking would be there so we could have great convesations.
On that same island: The one meal I would like to have on that island would be a plate of my mom’s spaghetti since it’s my favorite.
What was one of the biggest problems/obstacles you had to overcome in high school? My biggest obstacle in high school was keeping my priorities straight, I sometimes had too much going on so I had to give up some luxuries.
What club or activity at QHS helped you the most as you prepare for the future? While there were many influences that made me into who I am today, the academic competition club with Stagg had the biggest impact. Without his mentorship my career goals would have never gotten to where they are now, and the constant exposure to the sciences helped me realize I loved science.

 

Ray

Ray Valle

Parents: Raimundo and Blanca Balle
Siblings: Yessica 17, Deisy 22, Evelyn 25.
Plans: My plan for the fall is to attend Western Washington University, where I will major in biochemistry.
Scholarships/Awards: Gates Millennium $100,000. President’s Academic Excellence Award, QHS Yearbook Award; Washington Scholars Award; Washington State Honors Award.
If you were stuck on a deserted island with two people, who are they and why? If I were to get stranded in an island it would be with my friends, because who else would follow through with such a bad idea.
On that same island: Uhhhm… definitely a torta and horchata from Tacos Jalisco.
What was one of the biggest problems/obstacles you had to overcome in high school? The biggest problem I came across in high school was finding a place where I belonged. This took some time, because it wasn’t until my sophomore year when I joined yearbook.
What club or activity at QHS helped you the most as you prepare for the future? This is going to transition so well because yearbook was the one activity that allowed me to prepare myself for the future. It was a mixture of individual and team work; I was involved in my school at a deeper level, and furthermore I worked with the community. Yearbook changed my view of people because I met so many of them that I learned to see things the way others did. I will be forever grateful that the yearbook team opened up their arms for me when I needed a place for comfort.

 

Susana

Susanna Camacho

Parents: Armando and Susana Camacho
Siblings: Hugo 27, Jesus 24, Olivia 21, Luis 17.
Plans: Central Washington University.
Scholarships/Awards: CWU Presidential 4-year $70,000; Quincy Lions Club $1,000; Quincy Rotary – Jerry Morris Memorial $1,000; Paul Lauzier Foundation $3,000; Sea Mar $1,000; Walter and Dorisanne Gregory Memorial $300. President’s Academic Excellence Award; Washington State Honors Award.
If school – What do you plan to study? Major in biology and then move on to a medical school to becomer a neurosurgeon.
If you were stuck on a deserted island with two people, who are they and why? My mom and sister becausewe would just chill until we starve or dehydrate and I love them of course.
On that same island: Orange chicken.
What was one of the biggest problems/obstacles you had to overcome in high school? Managing my time.
What club or activity at QHS helped you the most as you prepare for the future? Probably the science competitions team and Youth Action.

 

Fiona

Fiona Lougene Koehnen

Parents: Mark and Debbie Koehnen.
Siblings: Ellie 15.
Plans: I will be going to Germany on a Rotary Exchange.
Scholarships/awards: President’s Academic Excellence Award; Washington State Honors Award.
If school – What do you plan to study? I will be planning to study German culture. I will be attending high school. After I come back I will go to the University of Washington and study international business.
If you were stuck on a deserted island with two people, who are they and why? I would like to be stuck with my mom and dad because they always encouraged me and they know how to survive in the wilderness.
On that same island: I wish for any of my dad’s cooking.
What was one of the biggest problems/obstacles you had to overcome in high school? It was hard to balance all my activities. There were conflicts with ballet, drama and band. I had to make tough choices.
What club or activity at QHS helped you the most as you prepare for the future? All the clubs and activities I participate in collectively helped prepare me for the future. I was able to experience and explore through activities, was given leadership opportunities and made long-lasting friendships.

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