Mirka Mandich is an amazing online student. In OnlineHS Contemporary World Issues (CWI), Mirka makes her online class a better experience for all. Her CWI blog is captivating and interesting and she also gives students positive feedback their blogs.
Mirka is an excellent communicator, which makes her a natural fit as an online student. Mirka has a GPA of 3.96 at Everett High School, and is a well-rounded student. In her free time, Mirka likes to read classic books and is a member of Bookworms Anonymous, Everett High School’s book club. In the Spring, Mirka is a member of the EHS Girls Tennis Team and is a member of Interact, a volunteer club at EHS.
Mirka also excels in her other, traditional “brick and mortar” classes, and has received the Department Scholar Award for Social Studies and the Math Student of the Month Award. Additionally, she was the EHS winner of the American Mathematics Competitions School AMC 12.
UPDATE: Where Are They Now?
I am currently in my third year of studying electrical engineering at Seattle University. I love the campus and love living in the city–there’s always a new restaurant to try or show to see (even though most of the time I’m hunkered in working on homework). College has introduced me to so many interesting and motivated people. Every day I am so grateful that I get to be here. This quarter I organized a school-wide hackathon called CODE 21 and was part of the 2018 Homecoming Court.
Last summer, I was an intern at UniEnergy Technologies, a vanadium redox-flow battery company in Mukilteo. I read about them in the newspaper (yes, my parents still subscribe to it!) and sent them an email expressing interest. This summer I am looking to do electrical engineering research, and have been in contact with NASA labs and university energy-generation programs across the country. After I graduate from Seattle U, I hope to attend graduate school so that I may have the education necessary for a stimulating research career in the industry.
I was able to take a year of physics at Everett High because of the flexibility of OnlineHS. By taking a history credit online, was able to effectively manage my time to get the credits that I needed.
B.S. Electrical Engineering
Seattle University | Class of 2019
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