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.
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
Future plans: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, Calif.
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'
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 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
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'
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
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'
GPA : 4.0
Future plans: Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash.
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
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
Future plans: Pepperdine University, Malibu, Calif.
Long-term goals: Law degree
Favorite teacher: Will Fox
Favorite class: Boys Choir
Favorite high school memory: Winning state choir
Favorite movie: 'Inception'
Future plans: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
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.