Please come to our Shorewood Alumni Panel Series in December and January.
We have a variety of panels so that we can learn from our recent graduates. Please see the schedule below and come and ask questions--even if your questions are not related to the stated topic. If you are considering college or a military academy, come! This is a great opportunity to connect and learn; your peers are eager to share about their experiences.
All sessions are open to all grade levels. Unless noted, the graduates participating are from the Shorewood Class of 2017.
December 15 SAS: What is a Military Academy Like?
Garrett Miyaoka on the Air Force Academy
We have invited other alumni, but military leave schedules can be tight and/or unpredictable.
December 15 Lunch: What is the First Term of College Like?
How is college different than high school? How do you adjust?
Olivia Anderson, Seattle Pacific University
Vivian Matthews, Scripps College
Garrett Miyaoka, Air Force Academy
December 18 SAS: College Athletics
What does it take to be a college athlete? What do you need to do in high school to make it happen?
Delaney Hopen, SW Class of 2016, Volleyball, University of Idaho
Denis Kalamar, SW Class of 2014, Soccer, Gonzaga
Devan Kirk, SW Class of 2017, Track, UW Seattle
Emily Ransom, SW Class of 2014, Track, Biola University
December 18 Lunch: Searching for and Choosing a College
These students each had particular criteria and figured out which options would work for them and their family. Come and hear about their search and decision-making processes.
Zachary Braaten, Tulane University
Lindsey Ernst, Gonzaga University
Adam Freemantle, Western Washington University
Hanna Van Inwegen, University of British Columbia
December 19 SAS: Studying Architecture in College
Considering going into Architecture? Come and hear what you should know before considering and applying to Architecture programs.
Zachary Braaten, Tulane University
December 19 Lunch: UW and WSU
Note that this is not UW versus WSU! Come and hear about students’ first experiences at Washington’s two major research universities.
Morgan Aho, WSU
Luke Gershmel-Hudson, WSU
Sarah Le, UW Seattle
Ledia Musye, UW Seattle
January 4 Lunch: International Experiences
Considering going to a college in another country? Or possibly studying abroad? Come and hear what it is like to go to college really far away or study abroad for a term.
Andrew Christianson, Gonzaga University, spent Fall 2017 in Madrid, Spain
Nicolas Hampton, University of Cork, Ireland
Nazlee Radboy, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
We have invited students attending college in Canada and other alumni who have studied abroad.
January 5 Lunch: Engineering
Engineering is big right now, and there are many college possibilities. Come hear about these students’ decisions and experiences at four very different Engineering Schools.
Eric Berquist, SW Class of 2013, UW Seattle
Bjorn Kalvoy, SW Class of 2017, North Carolina State
Wing-Yee Law, SW Class of 2017, Harvey Mudd College
Keenan Stephens, SW Class of 2014, Gonzaga University
January 9: Women’s Colleges
Why would women want to attend an all-women’s college? Come and find out!
Amy Buswell, SW Class of 2015, Scripps College
Loren Stephens, Smith College
Mona Villesvik, Barnard College
Please also be aware of another upcoming event:
Exploring HBCUs: an evening with Seattle-Area Alumni of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:30 PM, Shorewood Library
Last year, we had representatives from: Florida A & M, Grambling State, Morehouse College, North Carolina A & T, Spelman College, Tennessee State, and Tuskegee.
College & Career Readiness Coordinator
Shorewood High School
Shoreline School District
Shorewood High School College & Career Center