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Jóhanna Karen Haraldsdóttir
Student name: Jóhanna Karen Haraldsdóttir
Parents: Haraldur Gunnlaugsson og Erna Kristinsdóttir
Lives in: Kirkland, WA
High School: Lake Washington H.S.
Ancestry: My family are all born and raised in Iceland and are club members.
Special Honors and Academic Achievements: Made Dean’s at List Lake Washington Institute of Technology as part of Running Start program two years in a row.
ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: Music (singing), soccer and weightlifting.
Community Service: Volunteered as Assistant to soccer coach.
Work experience: Domino’s Pizza summer of 2019.
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: Lake Washington Institute of Technology.
Educational goals: First, complete an AA degree in Health Sciences and then further my studies at either an American University or in Europe.
Long term career goals: Work in the medical field.
Gino Rinaldi Morella
Student name: Gino Rinaldi Morella
Grandparents: Gary & Susan Atwood
Lives in: Burien, WA
High School: O’Dea High School
Ancestry: Steinthor Hermann and May Hermann, my great grandfather Pete Hermann was President of an earlier version of the Icelandic Club. Steinthor Herman my great grandfather volunteered at the original Nordic Heritage Museum.
Special Honors and Academic Achievements: School Chaplin, Class Chaplin, School Ambassador, Edmund Rice Award.
ACTIVITIES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Extracurricular activities you enjoy and participate in: I enjoy spending some of my extra time in our church, such as altar serving on Sunday masses. I also enjoy spending time with my family. This year after school I had a variety of jobs. After school during November/December I spent time selling Christmas trees at a tree lot. Then during the rest of the year, I spent my time at a paid internship in a finance office. I am also looking forward to my future trip to Iceland with My grandmother Susan Hermann Atwood and my mother Sonja.
Community Service: I have given a lot of community service hours back to my church, by helping with Sunday mass and school sponsored events throughout the year.
Work experience: Before the Coronavirus pandemic I worked in a small Italian restaurant, and I loved it. Then because of covid the restaurant had to close, so my cousin and I mowed lawns all through the pandemic. When things started to clear up, I worked with my father estimating landscaping jobs for his buisness. Then through ought November and December (last year and this year) I worked seven days a week selling Christmas trees. After this I just most recently worked in a Finance office. I also speak both Italian and Spanish so this helped me in both of my work experiences.
Regionally accredited College/University/Vocational Program you will attend: San Diego State University.
Educational goals: I would like to major in International business and minor in Italian studies
Long term career goals: My long term career goals are not too clear at the moment, but I definitely want to get into international business trade.