Emma Suchland: Emma Suchland is an incredible Ballard senior with an outstanding 4.0 GPA. Emma has participated in Ballard’s Biotech Academy, has taken numerous honors and AP classes every year, and is currently in AP Chemistry, AP Language Arts, and AP Calculus. She has over 300 volunteer servicer hours, volunteers at Seattle Children’s Hospital twice a week and has gone on mission trips with her youth group every summer. She is in Ballard’s National Honor Society and is a freshman welcoming committee Link Crew Leader. Emma has played basketball all four years of high school and has run track since sophomore year. Last year Emma made it to state in the 100 meter dash and plans to continue running in college. In college she plans to major in pre-med and then go to medical school and pursue a career in pediatrics. Emma has applied to Brown University, University of Washington, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Cornell University. Her top college choice is Brown.
Sam Zisette: Sam Zisette is an avid student, talented musician and proud Ballard athlete. With a 3.8 GPA Sam is currently taking AP Spanish, AP Language Arts and participates in Ballard’s Biotech Academy. Sam is an excellent musician playing lead trumpet in Ballard’s Jazz band as well as being the Jazz combo leader. Sam will be going to New York City this spring to participate in the nationally renowned “Essentially Ellington Festival” with Ballard’s Jazz band. Sam plans to attend Puget sound playing soccer and the trumpet. He will major in exercise science with a minor in music. He plans to follow a career path as a professional soccer coach/trainer and musician.
(Disclosure: I am a member of Ballard Rotary.)