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Three Students Named Act Six Scholars

ACT 6 Scholars April Reyes of MRHS, Lesley Baeza of MRHS, and Karishama Vahora of HS3.
Act Six Scholars April Reyes of MRHS, Lesley Baeza of MRHS, and Karishama Vahora of HS3.
Three Highline seniors have been awarded the prestigious Act Six Scholarship. As Act Six Scholars, the students will each receive a four-year, full-ride scholarship to college.

Winners are chosen for their leadership, academic potential, and commitment to making a difference in their communities. This year, more than 1,000 seniors applied to be an Act Six Scholar and just 99 students were selected.

The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship initiative seeks to develop urban and community leaders to be agents of transformation on their campuses and in their home communities.

Here is more information about Highline's 2017 Act Six Scholars.
Lesley Baeza
Student: Lesley Baeza
School: Mount Rainier High School
College: Whitworth University 
Major: Biology and Spanish
Extra-Curricular Activities: Lesley serves as secretary of the National Honor Society, is a Shine Bright Core Leader, and is a College Access Now scholar. She also competes on Mount Rainier's Cross Country and Track teams. Lesley has assisted teachers as an intern through Highline GEAR UP, and tutored students at Chinook Middle School.
On being an ACT Six Scholar: "Being an Act Six Scholar means that I can go to college and have a good future. As a first-generation college student, this is a big accomplishment for me and my family."  
April Reyes
Student: April Reyes
School: Mount Rainier High School 
College: Pacific Lutheran University
Major: Social Work and Communications 
Extra-Curricular Activities: April completed a RadioActive internship last year and now serves on its Youth Outreach Committee. She is currently a member of the Mount Rainier Music Company and is a College Success Foundation Achiever.
On being an ACT Six Scholar: "This is an opportunity for me to expand on my leadership skills within the community, to make myself a better person, and to grow as an individual."
Karishama Vahora
Student: Karishama Vahora
School: Health Sciences & Human Services High School
College: Whitworth University  
Major: Community Health or Computer Science
Extra-Curricular Activities: Karishama is a member of the Evergreen Muslim Student Association, Food Empowerment Education Sustainability Team (FEEST Seattle), YWCA Girls First, and EnviroIssue. She also participates in Upward Bound and Summer Search.
On being an ACT Six Scholar: "To me, an Act Six Scholar is a leader who is motivated to empower their community. I plan to major in community health or computer science and then work for a local non-profit."