In introducing Tawnee Dean of Deer Park High School, Warren Schick said she takes on everything and is very involved in the community. She is one of three girls, and her mother works very hard to keep them involved. Tawnee was one of the Miss Deer Park Princesses of 2018, and is an adviser and mentor for the new girls representing Deer Park this year. She is very active in the School Band, Jazz Band, and Drama Team. She plays the flute, piccolo, guitar, bass guitar, and steel drum among others. Tawnee plans on attending Whitworth, and has auditioned for the Wind Symphony.
Riverside’s Amy Barber and her parents, Paul and Barbara were introduced by Principal John McCoy. Amy has a 3.95 GPA, and has been in the top 3 for the past 3 years at the Ram Poetry Slam. She plays soccer, softball, and works part time at Zip’s Drive In. She received the Dean’s Scholarship and has been accepted at Gonzaga, where she plans to study civil engineering. She got started when she and her dad dismantled the washing machine to fix it. It never worked again, but the parts fascinated her and she knew she wanted to make things work and improve them. She hopes to design and be responsible for better highways and fewer chuck holes in Deer Park someday! Currently, she is secretary of the Riverside Honor Society, and is working to restore the greenhouse on school property in order to make fruits and vegetables more affordable to families in the community.
Marty introduced Marisa Johnson and told us she is known as “Maudy” at school and home. Marisa is the daughter of Gloria and Rick Johnson. Rick is a history teacher and coach at Mary Walker and Gloria works at the Valley Early Learning Center. Marisa has a 3.99 GPA, is in the Running Start Program at Spokane Falls College, and in the National Honor Society. She is the Basketball Manager, the football statistician, and a cheerleader. She volunteers at Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital Lab. She has been accepted at Montana State University in Bozeman, where she will study cellular biology and neuroscience, and wants to enter the Cancer Research field.