Class of 2011
Congratulations to Delaney Butler, who has been accepted to her first-choice school, SOTA (School of The Arts) in Tacoma.
Congratulations to Joshua Alfaro, who was accepted to his first-choice school, Bellarmine Preparatory in Tacoma. Josh was accepted into the Honors Program.
Congratulations to Antonia, who was accepted into her first-choice school, Bellarmine Preparatory in Tacoma. Antonia is heavily involved in soccer.
Congratulations to Morgan Cary, who was accepted into her first-choice school, Bellarmine Preparatory in the Honors Program. Morgan received one of five Saint Robert Bellarmine scholarships for 2011 and was one of twenty accepted into the Marine Chemistry program. Morgan is also on Level 4 & 5 Competitive Cheer teams.
Class of 2009
Congratulations to Parker Olive, who was accepted to the Computer Engineering program at the DigiPen Institute of Technology. After graduating from HMS, Parker went onto SOTA (School of The Arts) in Tacoma, where he has maintained high grades. Parker was very active on the SOTA Robotics team, winning 24th of 84 teams at the World Competition his first year. Parker took his love of robotics to other schools, assisting with middle school teams. In fact, he is responsible for starting the HMS Robotics Team in 2010.
Class of 2005
Congratulations to Marissa Stanley on her Student of Distinction Award. Student of Distinction Awards go to outstanding Seniors graduating from the Peninsula School District. Marissa is graduating with over a 3.90 GPA. She has numerous awards and has served countless volunteer hours. Marissa will be attending the University of San Diego where she was awarded a substantial academic scholarship.
After HMS, Brandon Barker continued onto Peninsula High School where he has maintained over a 3.9 G.P.A. while taking advanced classes. Brandon also plays on the golf and basketball teams. He has earned both the South Puget Sound Scholar Athlete Award and the Peninsula High School Scholar Athelete Award. Brandon says HMS helped him develop a structured way to manage his future studies. His favorite memory of HMS is of the trips to Olympic Park Institute. After being accepted to several univerities, Brandon chose to attend Western Washington University as part of the class of 2016.
Blake Greene attended Charles Wright Academy after leaving HMS. Blake started at Charles Wright in September and by November was asked to be a student ambassador for the "new" students. Blake recommends a Montessori education because it creates imaginative and creative people, and he believes the world needs more people like that. Blake was accepted to numerous universities so it must have been a difficult decision, but his ultimate choice was the Rhode Island School of Design where he will be part of the class of 2016!
Chergai Castanza moved to China after leaving HMS. She spent her Junior year as an exchange student in Japan. Chergai said the thing she liked best about HMS was the community--"a small community with a big heart". To this day, she notes it is like a second family. Chergai also noted several things that she learned at HMS that has prepared her for high school and life including being a practiced, confident speaker and using reflection and "praise, polish, praise" to improve. While Chergai did not have a favorite work, she mentioned how helpful the algebra work was, even though she described herself as not being a "math genius". Chergai recommends HMS because they give every child the chance to take initiative in their learning, they understand that everyone does not learn at the same pace and they teach students what they really need to know for life.
Alexa Jones continued onto Peninsula High School after leaving HMS, where she is on the swimming and diving team, as well as, is an excellent student. Outside of school, Alexa is very involved in Relay for Life where she not only served as a team captain, but as a Junior in high school, served as the Publicity Chair for the Gig Harbor area. The thing she liked best about HMS was having control of her schedule because it taught her to think for herself and made her indepedent. One of her favorite memories was hoolah hooping in PE to YMCA. Alexa noted that HMS gave her a strong base in each core subject and that she learned how to plan her work at HMS. Alexa will be attending Western Washington University, where she plans to major in engineering.
Class of 2001
Paige Greene attended Charles Wright Academy after HMS and went on to Loyola Marymount where she majored in business management and psychology. Paige was President of her college dance company and was heavily involved in her sorority. She believes that the independence that HMS gave her helped her become responsible at a young age and that carried over to middle school, high school and college. She appreciated that HMS had novel ways of teaching things like math, which was harder for her.