Northwest Catholic 2017 Students of the Year

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Elena Fowler and Tommy Martin. Courtesy photos Elena Fowler and Tommy Martin. Courtesy photos

Northwest Catholic is proud to honor our 2017 Students of the Year, Elena Fowler and Tommy Martin, for their achievements and contributions in the classroom, in their extracurricular activities, and in their churches and communities.

The new grads will each receive a $1,000 Northwest Catholic scholarship to help them continue their education.

Elena Fowler

Holy Names Academy

Elena led the Holy Names gymnastics team to its first state championship in February; individually, she won her third vault championship and finished second in the all-around. A member of Seattle’s St. John the Evangelist Parish, she has volunteered at the parish homeless shelter and with Soulumination, creating photo albums for families with terminally ill children. She will study software engineering at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. 

Tommy Martin

Bellarmine Preparatory School

Tommy lost his mother to cancer just as he began high school, said counselor Erik Michels. “His resilience and ability to excel in spite of his loss has been nothing short of remarkable.” He maintained a perfect GPA and was an all-league soccer player, ASB executive council president and three-year class president. A dedicated volunteer in the community, he also wrote plays for the school’s Dramafest. He was a valedictorian and will attend Yale University.

The Student of the Month/Year selection committee included delegates from the Office for Catholic Schools, the Fulcrum Foundation and CYO Athletics.

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Northwest Catholic - July/August 2017