Class of 2018 - High School Seniors
Kierra Abrams is an only child and the daughter of Tracy Williams. Her favorite class at ETHS is English because she is interested in learning to improve her writing skills and become a stronger writer. Outside of the classroom, Kierra bowls for the ETHS Girls Bowling Team and helps out peers in any way that she can. She hopes to attend Florida A&M University or Northern Illinois University to study law in order to pursue a career as a lawyer.
Eduardo Baez is the only child of Elia and Raul Baez. He is a Mexican-American who is an avid lover of cars and engineering. His favorite class at ETHS is Principles of Engineering because it covers different aspects of engineering and it is a very engaging and important class. Since Eduardo wants to study engineering in college (electrical or mechanical) this class hit home with Eduardo.
Eduardo is involved in; Football, Track, Society for Hispanic Engineers, and Evanston Scholars. Eduardo hopes to study at his dream school, Stanford, and strives to make his dream a reality every day.
Michael Barrera is the second oldest of four children; he has one brother who is 18, a sister who is 13, and brother who is 2. He is the son of a Mexican immigrant mother, Josefina. His favorite ETHS class is Junior Leadership because it provides an opportunity to reveal his leadership qualities. Next year, he wants to be a Senior Leader and use his leadership skills to positively influence freshmen. Outside of the classroom, Mikey is a member of the wrestling team, DECA, and Emerge, and he also founded the group Latinos and Technology. In the future, he hopes to study Economics/German and become an entrepreneur who owns a business that works to help people in some way.
Addy Cruz is the oldest of two, with a younger sister that will attend ETHS soon. She loves to spend time with her friends and live new experiences. In the future, she would like to pursue a career in counseling to help others come across their boundaries. She believes that University of Wisconsin-Madison is a great fit for her. Her parents expect a lot from her and are her biggest supporters. She's always willing to go outside of her comfort zone and do everything she can to have a successful future.
Sofia Garcia is the youngest of three with two older brothers and is soon to be a first generation college graduate. She is the proud daughter of Mexican parents Hector and Ariadna Garcia who migrated to the U.S for educational opportunities for their children. Sofia's favorite class at ETHS is AP Language and Composition because it involves discovery, and a creative touch to literature. She is involved in Emerge Leadership Program, MSAN (Minority Student Achievement Network), SOAR Leadership Board, Vice President of Latino Quest, Distinguished Alumni Award committee, and has 60+ hours of community service. Sofia plans to get her law degree at either Northwestern University or the University of Southern California and specifically practice immigration law or business.
Jacqueline Gonzalez is the oldest child of 5, and daughter of Mexican immigrants. She is the role model to her younger siblings and she strives for greatness. Her favorite class at ETHS is Child Psych and Anatomy because they are new challenges and she has thought about becoming a psychologist or a pediatrician. Jacqueline is involved in a School club called Latinx Quest, she is Social Media chair on the board. As a young girl, she received the Evanston Hispanic Youth Achievement Award. She also received the Freshman Honors Society Award and the Sophomore Honors Society Award. She also has been an honor roll student, receiving The Latino Honor Roll Certificate in both Freshman and sophomore year. She hopes to attend the University of California, Los Angeles and major in Biology and Chemistry, with a hint of criminology, to become a forensic scientist.
Reggie Henley loves playing sports, but also makes it a priority to focus on his academics. He is varsity basketball and football player. One of his strengths is finding a way to navigate his skills on the court and the field. He does this at home as well, as he has 1 brother and 3 sisters. His greatest strengths is his leadership -- being aware of the needs of people around him and adapting his style for the success of his team.
Tianna Henry is the daughter of Jamaican parents and has two younger siblings that attend King Lab. Her favorite class at ETHS is 4 Spanish, because she enjoys learning a new language. Outside of the classroom, Tianna is a varsity cheerleader. She hopes to become a neonatologist and work at Lurie Children's Hospital some day.
Miguel Jimenez is the son of Hispanic parents. He lives with his mother, father, older sister, and younger brother, who attends Chute Middle School. His favorite class at ETHS is AP English because it’s a fast paced class with frequent in-class discussions. He is the captain of the varsity soccer team. He hopes to attend a four-year college and then attend grad school. He’s not sure of what he wants to study but his interests include manufacturing engineering, and pharmaceuticals.
Amaiya Johnson is the second oldest of four children to parents Marcus Johnson Sr. and Tawana Johnson. Her favorite class at ETHS is Pre-Calculus because she loves math and has a great teacher. Apart from academics, she plays basketball for the school as well as AAU. She hopes to attend Xavier University of Louisiana and pursue a career in either Medicine or Psychology.
Christie Lamothe is the daughter of Haitian parents and has two older sisters who attended Illinois State and Northeastern. Her favorite classes at ETHS are Intro to Art and AP History because she loves exploring her creativity and learning more about the world around her. Outside of the classroom, Christie is on Pomkits, competes in track and field, and plays piano. She hopes to attend a four-year college, majoring in Biology to pursue a career in Veterinary Studies.
Yael Lara lives with a single father along with his brother who also attends Evanston Township High School. His favorite classes are German and Competitive Sports because these are the classes he enjoys most and puts in the time and effort to learn and gets better everyday. Outside the classroom, Yael plays soccer and is a member of the DREAMERS Club. He hopes to attend University of Wisconsin at Madison or Northern Illinois University and study business or physical education.
Jocelyn Martinez was born in America, but her parents were born in Mexico and left to find better opportunities in life. Her favorite class is AP US History because she enjoys learning about the past and comparing it to the present day, and seeing how much we advanced as humans. Learning about history inspires her to want to pursue a career in law, politics, or government. She is involved in Cooking Club and Classic Film Club, and she has received High Honors and recognition in her History and French classes.
Salma Martinez is the daughter of Mexican parents and also the eldest of three siblings. Her goal in life is to be in the medical field. Since she is the oldest, she will be the first to graduate from high school and attend college-- so her parents expect a lot from her, but are also very proud. Her favorite classes are Health and Science Rotation and Anatomy because she's able to see all the different types of jobs in the medical field, as well as a closer look at the human body. She also enjoyed taking Child Development for two years because she was able to experience what it was like to be a teacher. She discovered teaching wasn't the right fit, but she still wanted to interact and work with children. Salma works during the week and is very focused on her academics. She also attends clubs after school like Latino Quest. Salma is excited to see what the future holds for her and can't wait.
Erin Mckenzie is from a family of three siblings, living with a mother and grandmother who are hard workers and work hard to teach her the right values. Her favorite class is art because it teaches her new ways to express what she sees and feels. Even though she plans to major in a scientific field, she feels like art is beautiful and effective and reaches many people. For extracurricular activities, she strives to engage with clubs that will help her in the real world. For example, she is a Captain of the Reading Club and plans to try YAMO one year. She aspires to go to Northwestern University and ultimately pursue a career as a pediatrician because she adores infants and young children.
Jasmine Medina is the eldest of two; her younger brother is in sixth grade at Chute Middle School. Both her parents were born in Mexico but emigrated to Evanston. Jasmine's favorite class is Child Development because she gets to interact with kids in the school’s daycare. She wants to become a TWI (Two-Way Immersion) teacher because she'd like to teach students both English and Spanish. Jasmine is a part of the Girl's Cross Country team, Latino Quest, DREAMers Club, EMERGE Leadership Program, and Club Éxito. She also likes to do a lot of community service at JEH Childhood Center with their childcare or preschool activities.
Abril Miranda is a daughter of Mexican immigrants who came to the U.S. to give their kids a better future. Abril Miranda has a twin brother who is also part of Evanston Scholars Class of 2018. Her favorite class is AP Spanish 4 because she loves to learn more about her culture and expanding her vocabulary in Spanish. Outside of the classroom, Abril loves to spend time with her friends and family and helping others in any way that she can. She hopes to pursue a career in the medical field as a nurse.
Braulio Miranda is the son of two Mexican immigrants and has a twin sister who also is an Evanston Scholar. Braulio’s favorite class at ETHS is the Music Technology: Recording & Composition because creating music is something he enjoys and wishes to continue in the future. He is also a part of Latino Quest and the Latino’s in Technology Club. He enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, and he likes to stay active by playing soccer. After high school, he hopes to attend a respectable college or university to pursue a career in either Music Production or Athletic Training.
Muhammad Mustafa is the son of Pakistani parents and has one younger brother and one older sister. His favorite class at ETHS is Programing with Java because he loves coding and wants to become a software developer. Muhammad play soccer on the ETHS JV team and he is also a member of Student Ambassadors, Community Service Club, SAME Club (South Asian Middle Eastern). After graduating from high school, his plan is to attend a four-year college to study Computer Science. Another goal is to work for Apple, and for that he is building up his customer service skills by working at different places like Jewel-Osco and Old Navy.
Fatima Najera is the daughter of Hispanic parents and has three sisters, two of them attended college in Mexico and one of them attends Chute Middle School. Her favorite class at ETHS is AP Biology, because she loves science and it’s a challenging class. She is involved in the ambassadors program and she also enjoys volunteering in the community. She wishes to attend University of Chicago in order to pursue a career in Medicine.
Danielle Nicholson is the daughter of an African-American mother and a Jamaican father, and she has six brothers. She is the only girl. Her favorite class at ETHS is Chemistry because she loves learning about science. When she is not studying, Danielle plays softball, runs track, and is on the bowling team. She is involved in four clubs at ETHS. She wants to attend Xavier University of Louisiana and major in Biology and Chemistry in hopes of becoming an OB/GYN.
Yolanda Odufuwa is the youngest child of Nigerian parents. She has two older sisters -- Joice and Love, both of whom are Evanston Scholars. Her favorite class at ETHS is String Orchestra because she loves learning new techniques and learning how to play new pieces. Outside of school, she is on the Speech and Debate Team and involved in the Poetry Club. Her only future career goal is to do something that makes her happy.
Amissa Page is the only child of Lisa Page. Her favorite class at ETHS is English because she loves strengthening her writing skills and learning new techniques. Amissa is also a member of the Track and Field and Cross Country teams, and she works on the school newspaper. She hopes to attend a college with a strong Journalism and Communications program.
Daniel Patino is the son of two Mexican parents and has an older brother who is the father of two girls, and a younger sister that currently attends Oakton Elementary School. His favorite class at ETHS is History, because he loves learning about the evolution of humans and how life has changed over time. At ETHS, Daniel played soccer for ETHS. He was also presented with an award of excellence in Modern World History. Outside of school, Daniel loves to do photography. He hopes to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and be apart of the School of Business.
Hakeem Quadri, son of Jamaican and Nigerian immigrants, has 9 siblings. He is a 3-sport athlete -- soccer, track, and varsity volleyball. He is on track to be an engineer, possibly biomedical or civil. Favorite class is Project Lead The Way, which involved engineering. He is very excited for senior year and getting ready for college.
Shavine Rodney was born and raised in Jamaica. She is the oldest of three and has one brother and one sister. Shavine moved to Chicago in June of 2012 and started at ETHS that fall. Her favorite class at ETHS is AVID because it helps her stay organized; she also likes her teacher who helps her with everything. Shavine is involved with Ambassadors and Track and Field. In the future, Shavine would like to graduate college and start her own business.
Jennifer Rodriguez is the daughter of two Hispanic parents. Both of her parents were born in Mexico. She also has an older sister who attends Oakton Community College and is working to become a nurse. Jenny’s favorite classes at ETHS are Advanced Childhood Development and Math. She loves to help children, but also enjoys challenging herself in math problems. Outside of school, Jenny is involved in community service, and she usually does service that involves taking care of children in schools. She is also a member of Latino Quest. In the future, she wants to attend Northwestern University and to become a teacher or a children's therapist.
Maisie Rosemond is an only child, and is the daughter of Kecia Rosemond. Her favorite class is Modern World History because she enjoys learning about how the world evolved. She is involved in cheerleading, and she actively participates in community service at ETHS. After high school, she wishes to attend NIU to pursue a degree in Business in order to ultimately own a business.
Josh Rowzee is the son of an African-American father and a Caucasian mother and he has three older brothers. His favorite class at ETHS is Modern World History H because he likes to learn about different aspects of the world that he wouldn´t during any other class. Josh participates in Kellogg Connections and just joined Student Council. He hopes to attend Hampton University to study Law in order to pursue a career as a lawyer.
Caitlin Strickland is the daughter of a Belizean father and a Swedish, Norwegian, and German mother. She is being raised in a single parent household by her mother. She has two favorite classes: 3 English H and US History H, which she enjoys because she loves having deep conversations about her passions. Caitlin played volleyball for the high school, but now is a Boy’s Volleyball manager. She is in AVID, and Evanston Scholars, and participates in both SOAR (Students Organized Against Racism) and Travel Club. Although she is not positive what college she wants to attend, she hopes to attend a four-year college or university to pursue her dream of being a history teacher.
Chris is the son of Tina Nelson and Chris Tobin Sr. and has three brothers. Chris likes to draw in his free-time. His freshman year he took a class where he was allowed to come up with something he wanted to create, sketch the concept, and use 3D printing to help his concept come to life. This class inspired him to consider a future major in engineering. In the future he wants to be either a software engineer, mechanical engineer, or civil engineer.
Tyler Tomasello is a mixture of Italian, African-American, and Irish. He has one younger brother who goes to elementary school at Dawes. Tyler's mother is a nurse at North Shore Hospital. His favorite class at ETHS is math, and sometimes science (depending on the teacher) because those are his two strongest areas and areas in which he always strives to improve. Outside of the classroom, he participates in Varsity Soccer, Club Soccer, Team ASAP, Honors Society, and he manages Girls Soccer. His future goal is to become a team doctor or an athletic trainer.
Ensar Uzicanin is from a Bosnian family of five, which consists of his two parents and his two brothers. His younger brother, Aynur, is in third grade and his older brother, Eldar, also an Evanston Scholar is in his second year in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One of Ensar's favorite classes at ETHS is Junior Leadership because he gets to interact with his classmates more than any of his other classes. Another class that he enjoys is English because he loves the fact that he can make his voice heard in many different ways through writing. Ensar has been playing for the ETHS Boys Volleyball Team for his whole high school career and is aiming to be a Varsity player. He is always looking forward to his future and at the moment wants to stay in state and study Education or Advertising.
Miyoki Walker is the daughter of Maria and Donald Walker; she has two older siblings. Her favorite class at ETHS is AP Language and Composition because she loves to write and discuss complex texts. When she isn't in class, Miyoki is an executive Ambassador and writes for the Evanstonian. She hopes to study screenwriting in the future because she loves film.
Georgia Walter is the daughter of African American parents. She is the oldest of four, with two younger brothers and two younger sisters. Since the third grade, Georgia’s favorite class has been history because she loves learning about the past. At ETHS, Georgia is in a cappella group called “Dazzling Dames.” She is also in charge of the Cooking Club. Georgia hopes to attend the University of California to study either Political Science or something related to history.