CHSAA Scholarship Recipient

Katelin Sayachith

Katelin is one of our deserving recipients of the CHSAA scholarships. Katelin will be attending the University of Washington next year in its pre-sciences program and has already been accepted early into Oregon State University’s College of Pharmacy. Katelin’s experience with helping in the care of her grandfather inspired her to enter into the field of pharmacy, and she will be embarking on her eight-year journey toward that goal next year. Katelin has proven herself dedicated both to her academics and her extracurricular pursuits. She was noted by her AP Chemistry teacher as a standout student in her academic performance, but also a student who inspires and encourages the best from her peers (as exemplified in her project-based learning projects).

Katelin took on a leadership position in the HOSA (Future Health Professionals of America) club and it was noted by her club advisor of the impact she made on that group and the legacy she will leave behind for future HOSA leaders. She has performed community work with the King County HPV Vaccine Champions Campaign and the Rainier Valley Food Drive.

She has been an active member in both the Key Club and the National Honor Society and has been a varsity golf team and JV tennis team player. In addition, Katelin worked in the Seattle Public School’s Team Read program for two years.

A statement from her AP Chemistry teacher sums it up

“Bottom line, Katelin is the full package of a student: intelligent, hard-working, collaborative, and a young woman of high character.”

Congratulations to Katelin,. We wish her the best in her endeavors

Jessica Louie

Jessica Louie

Jessica plans to attend the U of W in Seattle where she has been accepted into their Direct to Computer Science program.
She maintained a 4.0 GPA and developed a diverse set of skills always looking for the ‘why’ behind concepts. She was active in Girls Who Code, was part of the Running Start program and was president of the National Honor Society.
She was influenced by her aunt, who taught her about hard work, good family values, and that perseverance is the key to success. Jessica also took AP courses and was always working ahead of her class. She received an AP Scholar Award.
She volunteered at the Jefferson Community Center and UW Making Connections. She was also part of All Girl Everything Frisbee Program – a grassroots tackling social justice issues activity.
Her sports activities include Soccer (team captain in 2018) and Varsity Frisbee.
She wants to use her degree in the computer science fields to attain an executive position and be an influence in mentoring and encouraging women to do the same.
Her hobbies include: playing guitar, sketching and drawing.