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Westside Christians top scholars

Westside Christian High School's Top Scholars include any student with a 4.0 GPA. The school does not figure weighted rank like other schools in the area.
by:  VERN UYETAKE Back row from left: Nick Hubert, Nathan Boettcher, Christopher Redelfs, Emily Walker, Matthew Stockamp.  Front row, from left :  Hope Landsem, Marguerite Meyer, Kailee Lortz, Kevin Krostag.   (Not pictured, Jeong Yeo)

Marguerite Meyer

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: University of Chicago, Chicago

Major: English Lit

Long-term goals: Secondary English education

Favorite teacher: Melissa Meyer

Favorite class: English

Favorite high school memory: We performed at the OSAA State Choir Championships this year. I remember standing and pouring my heart out over the last chord of the last song, hearing it ring through the entire auditorium and watching our director tear up.

Favorite quote: 'You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.' - Psalm 30:11-12

Matthew Stockamp

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif.

Major: Undeclared

Long-term goals: International ministry

Favorite teacher: Irvin Brown

Favorite class: Economics

Favorite high school memory: Traveling to Thailand for three weeks with my classmates

Favorite movie: 'Space Jam'

Nick Hubert

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: University of Oregon

Major: Business and/or Economics

Long-term goals: To become a leader in his field

Favorite teacher: Scott Wright and Roger Allcroft

Favorite class:

Economics

Favorite high school memory: The senior retreat and the senior campout

Favorite quote: 'Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is who you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.' - John Wooden

Hope Landsem

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: United States Military Academy, West Point

Major: Engineering or Political Science

Long-term goals: Serve as an Army officer, perhaps a law degree

Favorite teacher: Mark Porter

Favorite class: AP U.S. History

Favorite high school memory: Competing on the High-5 Quiz Team my sophomore year

Favorite books: 'Nicholas Nickleby' by Dickens and 'Journey to the Center of the Earth' by Verne.

Favorite quote: 'The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.' - Jack Kerouac'On the Road'

Kailee Lortz

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Biola University, La Mirada, Calif.

Major: Music in Ministry

Long-term goals: To become a worship leader at a church, do some missionary work helping children in poverty. Piano composition.

Favorite teacher: Kimberly Landsem

Favorite class: Worship team

Favorite high school memory: One beautifully sunny Wednesday morning this year, my friends and I rolled a piano outside. We played music in the sunshine.

Favorite song: 'I Will Rise' by Chris Tomlin

Favorite quote: 'O my Strength, I sing praise to You; You, O God, are my fortress, my loving God. ... Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. I will praise You as long as I live ...' - Psalms 59:17, 62:3-4a

Emily Walker

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash.

Major: Pre-medicine with a focus on chemistry and biology

Long-term goals: I would like to become a general surgeon

Favorite teacher: Scott Wright

Favorite classes: The Life of Jesus with Irvin Brown

Favorite high school memory: Singing and dancing to 'Happy Day' and 'Undignified' during chapels

Favorite quote: 'Come to me, all you who are weary, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.' - Matthew 11:28-29

Favorite movie: Disney's 'Cinderella'

Kevin Krostag

GPA : 4.0

Future plans: Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.

Major: Engineering

Long-term goals: Engineering or business

Favorite teacher: Scott Wright

Favorite class: Calculus

Favorite high school memory: Going to state for baseball and golf

Favorite quote: 'In the middle of every difficulty, lies opportunity.' - Albert Einstein

Christopher Redelfs

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore.

Major: Industrial engineering

Favorite teacher: Jeff Golden

Favorite class: Choir

Favorite high school memory: Winning the chubby bunny contest

Favorite book: 'War and Peace' by Tolstoy

Nathan Boettcher

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.

Major: Business

Long-term goals: Law degree

Favorite teacher: Will Fox

Favorite class: Boys Choir

Favorite high school memory: Winning state choir

Favorite movie: 'Inception'

Jeong Yeo

GPA: 4.0

Future plans: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Major: Pharmacy

Long-term goals: Becoming a pharmacist

Favorite teacher: Scott Wright

Favorite classes: Chemistry and U.S. History

Favorite high school memory: Going shopping with friends

Favorite book: 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' by Robert Louis Stevenson

Westside Christian High School Class of 2011

Sophia Faye Alder, Kathleen Carpenter Aman, Hannah Linnea Anderson.

David Alan Ball, Faith Moriah Barlow, Lauren Taylor Barton, Joshua Daniel Beagle, Leanne Rosemary Bingham, Nathan Daniel Boettcher.

Elizabeth Jean Carlson, Paige Elizabeth Carlson, Andrew Eric Chase, Cara Patricia Christensen, Shelby Paige Craig.

Kristina Marie Fosse, Daniella Hamileth French, Katie Ellen Friesen.

Tanner Douglas Garrison, Andee Moriah Gleason, Linnea Rebecca Goold, Elise Lorraine Grimberg, Andrew Joseph Crockett Grossman.

Chantelle Marie Hadeed, Matthew Austin Hester, Nicholas Jacob Hubert, Seong Hye Jeong, Chelsea Nicole Jesenik, Kyung Eun Jung.

Blake Munson Kingsley, Kevin Robert Krostag, Hope Colleen Landsem, Allie Jayne Lapp, Megan Elizabeth Lockwood, Kailee Amanda Lortz.

Connor Jeremy Magee, Colin Michael McClellan, Marguerite Alexandra Meyer.

Kacie Michelle Noble, Eric Nshimiyumuremyi.

Chandler Elaine Paul, Maria Anne Celeste Perri, Randall Brooks Pratt.

Christopher Mark Redelfs, Ethan Scott Reiling, Mitchell Dunn Rettmann.

Bradley Robert Schafer, Sarah Elizabeth Schroeder, Danielle Elizabeth Schwartz, Matthew James Short, Tracy Lee Signalness, Matthew Roy Stockamp, Madeline Rose Storino.

Laura Kathryn Teague, Brandon Arthur Thompson, Megan Elizabeth Tienken, Rachel Meredith Tull.

Jordan Daniel Wakem, Emily Page Walker, Samantha Mae Wetter, Tyler Jeffrey Whited, Colin Christian Wieber, Jessica Lee Williamson, Zachariah David Wolfe, Jeong Yeo.