The local chapter of the American Association of University Women announced its selections of nine Sequim High School senior girls for Girl of the Month awards.
Three are listed below. See future editions of the Sequim Gazette for more AAUW Girl of the Month notices.
Chelsea Elizabeth Winfield is the AAUW's Girl of the Month for December.
A senior at Sequim High School and student at Peninsula College through the Running Start program, Winfield is enrolled in pre-calculus, mass media and human development classes.
Winfield has participated with a number of high school groups, including Random Acts of Kindness Club, Link Crew, student government, library advisory board and Honor Society.
She's earned varsity letters and all-league honors for her play with the SHS fastpitch softball team.
Outside of school, Winfield has participated in a number of church missions, including ones to Montana, Vancouver, Mexico and Santa Cruz. She's involved with the worship team with her church youth group.
Winfield also founded and leads the Ladies in Waiting Bible study, a group that helps older people learn how to use new technologies.
Winfield works at Northwest Eye Surgeons and The Good Book.
After earning an associate degree, Winfield says she
plans to transfer to a four-year, private, Christian university to study English and ministry.
"As a career, I would like to work for a book publisher and do missions," she says.
Winfield's parents are Jesse and Sarah Winfield.
Lindsey Lue Hintz is the AAUW's Girl of the Month for January.
A senior at Sequim High School, Hintz is enrolled in advanced placement statistics, senior literature, ceramics I, American government, weight training and physics.
A former Student of the Month in her science class, Hintz has made the honor roll at SHS since her freshman year.
Outside of class, she enjoys traveling, horseback riding, the outdoors and animals.
Hintz works at Pacific Northwest Veterinary Hospital in Sequim.
"I want to become a vet," Hintz says. "I plan on attending a four-year university, then applying to vet school."
Her parents are Terri and Jordan Hintz.
Alisa Grace Lee is the AAUW's Girl of the Month for February.
A senior at Sequim High School, Lee is enrolled in three advanced placement classes - language, statistics and studio art - plus Spanish II and American government/current issues.
Lee has been the high school's Future Business Leaders of America chapter president for the past two years and was FBLA's vice president as a sophomore. She has won several FBLA awards, including state member of the month in December 2008.
She is president and founder of the school's Student Political Awareness group.
She has participated with the Women in Networks program and was a page for the Washington State House of Representatives in 2009.
Outside of school, Lee enjoys art and horseback riding.
Lee has worked at Purple Haze Lavender and Graysmarsh Farm as a harvester and as a buser at The Oak Table Café.
Lee expects to attend Willamette University in fall 2010. She plans to major in international affairs with a minor in Asian studies, with a career in foreign services in Thailand.