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Riverdales top scholars

by: VERN UYETAKE Front from left: Lachlan Johnson, Carolyn Donaldson, Katie Jenike, Zoe Huston.  Back row  from left: Shant Douzdjian, Katie Smith, Julie Gregory, Morgaine Trine.  Not pictured:  Annie Edwards

Lachlan Johnson

GPA: 4.0

Weighted rank: 1

Future plans:

Majors: Environmental Studies and Education

Long-term goals: Work as an environmental educator, and participate in political activism during the off season

Favorite classes: History/Cultural studies

Favorite high school memory: Being a student leader at MESD Outdoor School

Favorite quote: 'If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost. There is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.' - Henry David Thoreau

Favorite book: 'Les Miserables' by Victor Hugo

Carolyn Donaldson

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Denison University in Granville, Ohio

Major: Biology

Long-term goals: To pursue whatever profession makes me happy.

Favorite classes: Art Portfolio, Bella Voci, Zoology

Favorite high school memory: I really enjoyed being a part of Riverdale's musicals every year. My favorite was 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Favorite song: 'Paper Moon' by Shout Out Louds

Favorite book: 'Norwegian Wood' by Haruki Murakami

Shant Douzdjian

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Carlton College in Northfield, Minn.

Major: Undeclared

Long-term goals: Get a job, play soccer and travel the world

Favorite class: Geology

Favorite high school memory: Going to state playoffs

Favorite movie: 'The Art of Travel

Katie Smith

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Seattle University, Seattle

Major: Strategic Communications, Journalism and a minor in Spanish

Long-term goals: I hope to become a corporate communications consultant

Favorite class: English

Favorite high school memory: Field Studies Week, I was a camper, an upperclassman leader and Director of the Freshman Field Studies. My experiences there I cherish.

Favorite quote: 'If people are good only because they fear punishment and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.' - Albert Einstein

Favorite book: 'Elsewhere' by Gabrielle Zevin

Katie Jenike

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

Major: Biology

Long-term goals: Volunteer in the Peace Corps and study neuroscience

Favorite class: Human Anatomy

Favorite high school memory: My field study to Summer Lake

Favorite movie: 'Amelia' starring Audrey Tatou

Zoe Huston

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.

Major: Medical Anthropology or Public Health

Long-term goals: Go to medical school after college and become a surgeon

Favorite class: Food for thought

Favorite high school memory: Running the Portland to Coast relay at the end of the summer with my friends

Favorite book: Anything by David Sedaris! I love him. 'The Other Wes Moore' by Wes Moore is also incredible.

Julie Gregory

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland

Major: International Relations

Long-term goals: Work for a non-profit abroad and learn new languages

Favorite classes: History, English and French

Favorite high school memory: Potluck picnics in the grass with my friends

Favorite quote: 'In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.' - Mother Theresa

Morgaine Trine

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Quest University, Squamish, B.C., Canada

Major: Astrophysics

Long-term goals: To win a Nobel Prize

Favorite class: choir

Favorite high school memory: Spending time with friends

Favorite book: 'Don't cry because it is over. Smile because it happened.' - Dr. Seuss

Annie Edwards

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Major: Marketing with a minor in Fine Art

Long-term goals: Head of marketing at a company

Favorite classes: History and Art

Favorite high school memory: Dancing at the community meeting

Favorite movies: 'Father of the Bride' and 'Confessions of a Shopaholic'

Riverdale High School Class of 2011

Abdulrahman Alhamidi.

Rachael Beard, Madison Boscole, Tyler Brisbee, Ethan Brooks, Xavier Brownlow.

Kaytee Carroll, Molly Christmann, Anissa Cohen, William Compton.

Benjamin Davies, Carolyn Donaldson, Shant Douzdjian.

Annie Edwards, Elizabeth Elorriaga.

Griffin Felt, Fergus Firth, Ariana Fishman, Kevin Flanigan, Jake Fowler.

Julie Gregory, Jennifer Guinasso.

Nate Higby, Analicia Howard, Lyle Hubbard, Zoe Huston.

Katie Jenike, Lachlan Johnson, Jerome Johnston-Morley.

Ellie Keeton.

Alexander LaFranchi, Reed Lewallen, Kane Limbaugh, Eric Luneke, Moira Lynch.

William Maidens, Ellis Mendon, Max Miller, Jessica Morrise, Molly Murphy.

Hailey Palmore, Jonas Perrin, Devin Pritchard.

Mikaely Quaranta.

Larissa Reinkensmeyer, Charles Richenstein, Henry Richenstein.

Nabby Sanaee, Arthur Shattan, Katie Smith, Jennie Spector, Matthew Swart.

Elizabeth Tobin, Morgaine Trine.

Robert Van Buren, Kurt Vetterlein.

Jakob Walter, Lauren Ward, Kelsey West, Daniel Wilkins.