Graduating from:  Auburn Mountainview High School with a diploma and Japanese Seal of Biliteracy 

RASKC Team: Fostering 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: I think “my school’s graduation this year will try to be as normal as possible, but with somewhat limited attendance and everyone wearing masks.” 

Hoping this will continue post-pandemic: “I like the flexibility that has been offered. My teachers offered a variety of methods for completing projects, and they were ready and willing to listen to any students having a bad week. All of my teachers are awesome, and this year they took it even further. :)” 

Most proud of in the last year or two: “Earning the Seal of Biliteracy for Japanese. It took me about five hours to take the whole test, and I was really anxious about it, but I’m very proud that I was able to get the Seal of Biliteracy. And my mom likes to mention that I am graduating with a 4.0 grade point average and have earned a full-tuition scholarship” 

Looking forward to: “Watching a few anime shows and playing video games, and I’m also planning on spending more time reading this summer. I’ll also be starting a college class, so I’ll be interested to see what that’s like.” 

What’s next: “I’ll be taking one college class this summer. In the fall I’ll attend full-time at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I plan to major in computer programming and continue studying Japanese as well.” 

Most memorable volunteering experience: “The first night that we played with foster kitten Maui. She was very energetic and had good hunting reflexes. We were amazed at how quickly she jumped at the toys when we tossed them towards her.” 

Will you volunteer after graduation? “Yes! :)” 

Fun fact: “A lot of wildlife lives in or passes through our backyard, so we have several unofficial pets. Recently, a mother deer brought two of her fawns through. We’ve only seen them a few times. They’re adorable! :)”