September Students of the Month
Ballard High School Principal Keven Wynkoop, who is also a member of Ballard Rotary, described Ballard High School (BHS) as humming along in the new school year, operating at capacity, with student leadership the heartbeat of the school. In keeping with tradition, the first two Students of the Month for the 2016-2017 school year are two of those student leaders, the Associated Student Body (ASB) President Julia Jackson and Vice-president Samantha Blue.
ASB President, Julia Jackson, was inspired to student leadership before she even got to BHS, when she was introduced to leaders as an 8th grader. She’s involved with Bio-Tech Academy, Acca Decca, National Honor Society (NHS) Advance Placement (AP) classes, and Teens in Public Service (which places teens at non-profits). Julia has been volunteering at Seattle Tilth, teaching kids about worms and compost. She’s heading for a career in education.
ASB Vice-president, Samantha Blue, is involved in Bio-Tech, Key Club, NHS, and especially track (high-jump) and cross country. Principal Wynkoop reported seeing Sami out training on Thanksgiving Day. Sami is also involved in the Bethany Presbyterian Youth group and has been with them to Jackson MS to work with the homeless and to Tijuana to build homes.