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Class of 2021 Spotlights

Every day leading up to graduation, we will be shining the light on one student from our Class of 2021 on our social media platforms. We will be compiling them here throughout the week. Join us on Instagram and/or Facebook to read our daily spotlights.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Jake is engaged in his academics with a consistent focus and a desire for more. During his time at WMS, we have enjoyed watching Jake shed academic hesitation to become the confident and eager student he is today. In addition to his success in the classroom, Jake is an active participant in the social life at WMS. He seeks out his peers to engage socially, but is quick to focus on work when the task at hand requires his full attention. Jake is empathetic toward younger classmates and has a gentle disposition and a kind heart. He has formed deep connections among the Middle School students, which has allowed him to have a positive impact on the community. 
See more photos of Jake throughout his years at WMS on Flickr. 

Monday, June 14, 2021
Sloane has an extraordinary ability to suss out the social dynamics at play in any given situation. A natural diplomat, she has exceptional skills in interpersonal communication and problem-solving. She is adept at working both independently and collaboratively and has a genuine interest in the world around her. Sloane is a quiet and unassuming individual who can often be underestimated. It doesn’t take long, however, to see she is a force to be reckoned with. Sloane is quite driven and fearless. She knows what she wants and is able to chart the path to get it. 
See more photos of Sloane throughout her years at WMS on Flickr. 

Sunday, June 13, 2021
Bodhi is a happy, energetic and resilient young man who is kind-hearted and thoughtful. As if it were his job to make sure everyone feels welcomed and accepted, Bodhi is quick to extend an enthusiastic greeting to all those who cross his path. He is open-minded, extremely friendly and easy to be around. His likeability— along with his athleticism, optimism and adaptability— make him a natural leader out on the playing fields and when the going gets tough. Always up for an adventure, Bodhi approaches adversity with joy and aplomb, a constant inspiration to his peers and younger classmates.
See more photos of Bodhi throughout his years at WMS on Flickr. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021
Arlo is bright, witty and loyal. His loyalty to both his peers and to his family is evident— just ask any one of his friends or his adoring little sister Hazel. (Arlo was the one who taught her how to ride a bike!) Curious by nature, when Arlo is intrigued by something, he dives deep— approaching a topic from all sorts of different angles and paying it his full attention and respect. Indiscriminate in his choice of friends, Arlo is an open-minded and kind individual who genuinely enjoys getting to know people of all kinds. 
See more photos of Arlo throughout his years at WMS on Flickr. 

Friday, June 11, 2021
Riley embraces life in all of its glory. He fights for social justice and equality, is reflective and introspective and is motivated by an inherent need to do what is right.  For many, this could be a daunting cross to bear but Riley approaches life with a sense of humor and balance that few people his age possess. He is a big picture thinker who loves to engage in discussions about the world and how people are impacted by ethical and moral dilemmas. When he’s not busy contemplating the injustices of the world, he does enjoy the lighter side of life. He knows how to turn a phrase, and is likely to drop a witty one-liner or clever portmanteau when you least expect it. 
See more photos of Riley throughout his years at WMS on Flickr. 

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Mabel exudes positive energy and spirit in all that she does. She has a remarkable work ethic and is fiercely independent and capable. An interested and engaged member of the classroom, Mabel can always be counted on as a leader. She is a deep thinker, a beautiful writer, and a convincing actor. Mabel is a respectful collaborator who is able to drive group conversations in interesting directions. Gritty and persevering, Mabel thrives when taking on new challenges.
See more photos of Mabel throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
See more photos of Sophia throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
James has a sense of fun and play that helps him to find enjoyment in life and engagement with his friends and classmates.  Not one to sit still, James is at his best when he’s moving – it’s a joy to watch him use his skills on the soccer field. His sensitivity, honesty, and forthright nature add a maturity to his personality that makes him a good person to have a conversation with, whether you’re a student or adult.  
See more photos of James throughout his years at WMS on Flickr.

Monday, June 7, 2021
Jackson’s engaging sense of humor and confidence enables him to be a leader in group settings.  While he is independent he is a team player who enjoys working with others when there are tasks to complete. Jackson has grown up at Washington Montessori, and we have enjoyed watching him come into himself and find his confidence as a student and as an important member of the community. Jackson loves to banter and debate — in a playful way— with teachers and friends. He has honed the art of negotiation, and we predict he’ll make a good litigator someday.  
See more photos of Jackson throughout his years at WMS on Flickr.

Sunday, June 6, 2021
Thoughtful, engaged and conscientious are words that come to mind when talking about Amelia.  She is well-respected by those who know her because she is honest and kind and someone who can be relied upon.  She likes to observe what is going on around her before thoughtfully stepping onto the fray.  Amelia is independent yet relishes the time she engages with her teachers and the adults in the community.
See more photos of Ameilia throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Saturday, June 5, 2021
Zané is a sensitive and empathetic soul. She is genuinely interested in getting to know and befriend the people around her— old, young and in between alike. She is a wonderful conversationalist and an inspired writer who has developed a nice voice and a unique point of view. She is also a feisty soccer player, a tenacious runner and a confident performer. A loyal friend and a gentle leader, Zané wears her loving and kind heart on her sleeve.
See more photos of Zané throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Friday, June 4, 2021
Stella carries herself with the same enthusiasm and joy she brought with her when she first stepped onto campus, open to and eager for new challenges and opportunities. A loyal and devoted member of the community, she is resilient, dedicated and motivated. Stella effortlessly connects with both adults and peers, and always has a kind word to say. To know Stella is to be her friend. Thoughtful and empathetic, she is a wonderful role model for younger students.
See more photos of Stella throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Thursday, June 3, 2021
Quinn is a loyal friend who often stands up for the underdog. She thrives in social settings, especially when able to connect and welcome peers.  Quinn is a helper who uses her strong voice to advocate for those who may need support; she is inclined towards service of others. A determined athlete and a spirited member of any community she is a part of, Quinn has become a confident and competent young woman. 
See more photos of Quinn throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Karim is a polite and engaged young man who brings, in his own words, “a unique perspective” to things. He is diligent in his work and is dedicated to both the academic and social life of the WMS community. This perhaps stems from growing up in a tightly-knit family where relationships are truly valued. He has grown leaps and bounds in confidence, participation, and engagement during his time at WMS, and we have enjoyed watching him step into his role as an invaluable member of the Middle School. 
See more photos of Karim throughout his years at WMS on Flickr.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Stephen is bright and articulate and he possesses a keen ability to express himself both verbally and in writing. It is obvious that Stephen cares deeply for those around him and that he enjoys being part of a community. He lives by a strong moral code as he understands his actions have an impact on others. He is also a diligent student who demonstrates perseverance and care as he always strives to do his best. With a wide range of interests— from technology to sports— Stephen has a strong sense of self and is unfettered by conventional ideals.  He makes very meaningful connections with his peers and teachers alike.  
See more photos of Stephen throughout his years at WMS on Flickr.

Monday, May 31, 2021
Gia is a talented artist teeming with creativity. Her peers are often impressed and inspired by her artistic efforts. Gia lives her life in earnest and enjoys sharing anecdotes about her family. Whether it’s a hilarious tale about one of her chicken’s escapades or how very proud she is of her beloved big brother Luca, she without fail captures our attention. She has an abounding sense of humor and often makes us laugh until we cry. Gia is also a sensitive and loyal friend who will be missed by the community.
See more photos of Gia throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Sunday, May 30, 2021
Logan is an engaged student who contributes thoughtful discussion points and a unique perspective to classroom conversations. His contributions are appreciated, and he is a well-respected member of the community. He completes his assignments with care and an attention to detail, and he continues to set higher and higher standards for himself. Logan is very bright and curious which pairs well with his ability to think creatively and out-of-the-box. He has gathered a remarkable amount of knowledge about the world and thus experiences the world around him from a wider perspective than most. We will miss both his academic skill set and general disposition in and out of the classroom! 
See more photos of Logan throughout his years at WMS on Flickr.

Saturday May 29, 2021
Elena is a dedicated student. Organized, responsible and self aware, Elena takes great pride in her work, engages with interest and works daily to improve. Her contributions to class are helpful and thoughtful, she works well collaboratively and by herself, and leads by example. She is a loyal friend, a feisty soccer player and a responsible citizen.
See more photos of Elena throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Friday, May 28, 2021
Tate is an engaged, thoughtful and conscientious student who motivates those around him with his consistent energy and engagement. He is also fun to be around— his ability to deliver deadpan observations is surprisingly sophisticated. Tate is an excellent collaborator, often taking a leadership role in group projects, assisting his peers in an unassuming and respectful manner. A truly respectful young man, Tate is friendly to everyone, empathetic and loyal. 
See more photos of Tate throughout his years at WMS on Flickr.

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Jalen is enthusiastic about all aspects of his life at WMS.  He works both independently and in groups, offering insights that are thoughtful and well-developed. We have enjoyed watching Jalen blossom into a leader, a role he truly embraces. He genuinely enjoys being social with classmates and the adults in the community. 
See more photos of Jalen throughout his years at WMS on Flickr.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Cate is a capable, interested and creative student who has forged strong relationships with all members of the WMS community— both peers and adults. She is a determined, thoughtful, and resilient student who offers positive contributions to class regularly. Cate has a unique understanding of who she is and who she wants to be and demonstrates confidence is remaining true to herself. She is poised, interesting to talk to, and always up for anything. 
See more photos of Cate throughout her years at WMS on Flickr.

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Finn is naturally quiet so the power of his thinking and his on-point observational skills are often underestimated. It doesn’t take long, however, to realize he has a well-developed sense of self; whether defending his opinion on a particular topic with great conviction or stepping up to lead a group through a tricky situation. Finn is smart, curious, kind and funny. He is a very capable student who is genuinely curious about learning and willing to lead yet also to follow, allowing his peers the opportunity to shine. Due to his affable nature, he is approachable and a great role model for the younger students in the school.
See more photos of Finn throughout his years at WMS on Flickr.