Mother’s Name: Dian Long
Father’s Name: Don Long
Clubs & Activities: President of Christians with a Mission, Member and Treasurer of National Honor Society of Meadowdale High School, member of Westgate Chapel, Link Leader (Link Crew is a freshmen orientation group that helps freshmen get connected in high school)
Honors: Student of the month in Spanish, English and Math
Awards: Edmonds Lions Club Scholarship
Community Service: Volunteer and teacher at Westgate Chapel Children’s Ministries, part-time tutor
Culminating Project: My culminating project consisted of writing, planning and presenting a Sunday school lesson at Westgate Chapel in front of 100+ kids as well as leading a small group of 3rd grade boys.
Future Educational Goals: I will be attending the University of Washington this fall where I plan to study some type of engineering or pre-medicine with a minor in Spanish, and continue my education into graduate school
Future Career Goals: No matter what I end up doing, I want to be in a position where I can do mission work in a foreign country and serve a community of individuals to show how much Jesus loves them.
Anything else we should know? My favorite dessert is ice cream. I like it a lot.
Mother’s Name: Humaira Barlas
Father’s Name: Ali Barlas
Clubs & Activities: I have been on the Meadowdale newspaper staff for three years and this year I am the co-editor-in-chief. Writing is something that has been important to me ever since I could remember. I am also the President of the Meadowdale chapter of the National Honor Society and was a Link Leader this year.
Honors: I’ve been an Honors/AP student since freshman year
Awards: Advanced Placement Scholar Award
Community Service: I volunteered at my mosque’s Sunday school as a teacher for kindergartners and I also volunteer at 826 Seattle, a non-profit creative writing and tutoring center.
Culminating Project: For my Senior Project I did outreach and fundraising for 826 Seattle, speaking at public events and helping kids with their creative writing.
Current Employment: Aside from my volunteering on the weekends at 826, I work there during the week as their Youth Mentor. I tutor kids from all ages, helping them with homework, writing, and reading. 826 Seattle is an organization that I’m glad I came across; it has made such an immense difference in my life.
Future Educational Goals: I plan to attend the University of Washington in the fall.
Future Career Goals: I plan to pursue a career in something geared towards working with children.
Anything else we should know? In my spare time, I love reading and writing. I’m just another girl trying to make a difference in the world!