Celebrating the 2021 Graduates

Graduating Seniors – We Salute You.

We are proud to present the 2021 WHO Graduates!

The Class of 2021

Rebekah Joyce Adams

Beren Benson

Beren has always taken a unique approach to most things in life and their education is no different. I have always loved the fact that they can usually come to the correct solution to a problem through unconventional methods. They have faced many struggles but together we have forged a path that has brought us here today. Sometimes I think they have taught me more than I have taught them, it has been a joy and honor to take this journey with them.

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Beren has always taken a unique approach to most things in life and their education is no different. I have always loved the fact that they can usually come to the correct solution to a problem through unconventional methods. They have faced many struggles but together we have forged a path that has brought us here today. Sometimes I think they have taught me more than I have taught them, it has been a joy and honor to take this journey with them.

Mason Christopher Bash-Gaskin

We stand here with Mason today proud of the young man he has become. He has come so far in the last 17 years and we celebrate this major accomplishment of his. He is incredibly intelligent, inquisitive and can put together any gadget in record time. He has overcome some difficult obstacles with enormous strength and courage. For this, we commend him. We can't wait to see what his bright future holds. We love you, Mason!

Elijah Botta

Elijah has excelled at gaining as much knowledge as he can over his high school years and is looking forward to continuing that quest after graduation. Good luck and congratulations!

Alvin Francesco Candelaria

Each day of your childhood journey was filled with imagination, creativity, self-discovery, and deep learning. You expanded your awareness by questioning the world around you and transformed yourself into an intelligent, artistic, thoughtful, and compassionate adult. You are a visionary. Let those qualities as well as love, positive enthusiasm, inspiration, and creative action guide you on your future path. Use the wisdom you gather to form a world full of wonder, beauty, and grace.

Cacelynn Brielle Castillo

Cacelynn, we are so very proud of the accomplishments you have had this past few years. As you look into the future and strive towards your goals, we have the upmost faith that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. May God guide and bless the journey on which you are about to enter. We are so very proud of the woman you are and the professional you will become. Love you so very much, Mom and Dad.

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Cacelynn, we are so very proud of the accomplishments you have had this past few years. As you look into the future and strive towards your goals, we have the upmost faith that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. May God guide and bless the journey on which you are about to enter. We are so very proud of the woman you are and the professional you will become. Love you so very much, Mom and Dad.

Autumn E Curtis

Autumn has worked hard to explore broad areas of learning to understand more about who she is. She continues to set goals with a focus on future while enjoying the present. She excels in her community work, her writing, and her studies of history using art. We are excited for what she will do next.

Amanda Lynn Dormaier

Mandie is number six of six daughters. She is getting her AA from Olympic College. She loves Jesus. Mandie is currently a worship intern at our church and love to lead worship. She plans to attend a YWAM Discipleship Training School in Germany this fall. She also plans to go to Western Washington University Fall 2022 to study anthropology. Mandie has played soccer most of her life and played at the competitive level for the past 8 years.

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Mandie is number six of six daughters. She is getting her AA from Olympic College. She loves Jesus. Mandie is currently a worship intern at our church and love to lead worship. She plans to attend a YWAM Discipleship Training School in Germany this fall. She also plans to go to Western Washington University Fall 2022 to study anthropology. Mandie has played soccer most of her life and played at the competitive level for the past 8 years.

Shane Robert Downen

Throughout Shane's homeschool experience, he has demonstrated that he is a self-directed and internally motivated student. He has taken on academically challenging subjects including Latin, math, science, and advanced history. Shane also supplemented his homeschool studies with three years of orchestra, earned a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, participated in both Boy and Sea Scouts, summited 21 peaks in the Olympic mountains, and worked a part time job his senior year.

Dacey LaRae Else

Riley Helring

Your hard work and dedication has paid off! The sky is the limit and I know God has great plans in store for your future. "Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6) We love you and are so very proud of you.

Thomas Coty Hoisington

LeQuan Joslin

We thank God everyday for a gift from above, a baby boy to love. We’re incredibly proud and grateful too, for your accomplishments. The remarkable, productive, persistent, learner in you. Through life’s journey you will do fine, you have success on your mind. We have watched you grow and excel at all you do, LeQuan, life is waiting on you. We know the road you choose will be a success because you’ve truly been blessed. Philippians 4:13

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We thank God everyday for a gift from above, a baby boy to love. We’re incredibly proud and grateful too, for your accomplishments. The remarkable, productive, persistent, learner in you. Through life’s journey you will do fine, you have success on your mind. We have watched you grow and excel at all you do, LeQuan, life is waiting on you. We know the road you choose will be a success because you’ve truly been blessed. Philippians 4:13

Ozias Walker Milligan

Ozias keeps us laughing and enjoys learning new cooking techniques. He may end up being an executive chef, an electrician, or a published author one day. No matter his chosen profession, we know he will do great things and help others along the way.

Nicholas Paul Mutchler

"Nick is a great young man. He has a kind heart and is a good friend to many. He loves God and his family. Nick has a quick sense of humor and doesn’t miss a beat. Six years of theater, 14 years of dance, and now swing dancing are all a part of who he is. He had the honor of being chosen for Swing Choir and traveling. Nick completed his first Bellingham Bay marathon with his dad. He runs our church’s online service, is a student youth leader, and a Running Start student at Whatcom."

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"Nick is a great young man. He has a kind heart and is a good friend to many. He loves God and his family. Nick has a quick sense of humor and doesn’t miss a beat. Six years of theater, 14 years of dance, and now swing dancing are all a part of who he is. He had the honor of being chosen for Swing Choir and traveling. Nick completed his first Bellingham Bay marathon with his dad. He runs our church’s online service, is a student youth leader, and a Running Start student at Whatcom."

Lilas Rose Ogle

Lilas is the oldest of her 6 siblings. She has paved the way for her brothers and sisters. At the age of 10 she created a Charity called the, Ogle Birthday Closet. This closet serves homeless children in our community. Lilas was cheerleader for the Yelm Tornados and now is a coach. Lilas was accepted into Saint Martins University and because of her scholastic ability she was awarded the Chancellor scholarship. She plans to become an early educator and inspire our youth.

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Lilas is the oldest of her 6 siblings. She has paved the way for her brothers and sisters. At the age of 10 she created a Charity called the, Ogle Birthday Closet. This closet serves homeless children in our community. Lilas was cheerleader for the Yelm Tornados and now is a coach. Lilas was accepted into Saint Martins University and because of her scholastic ability she was awarded the Chancellor scholarship. She plans to become an early educator and inspire our youth.

Judith Jean Peters

Judy Peters has worked hard to graduate with both her high school diploma and her Associates Degree. We are so proud of her hard work and achievements.

Kitana R. Poindexter

"Always remember you are braver than you believe. Stronger than you seem. Smarter than you think and loved more than you know. Words cannot describe how proud I am of your perseverance, growth, and success. You will always be my sunshine. Love, Mama Llama. In the great words of Alex “I argue that we chose to be good because of our bonds with other people and our innate desire to treat them with dignity. Simply put, we are not in this alone.” -Alex"

Sarah Anne Prince

Sarah has always been a diligent and talented student. She has used these skills to rise to the challenge of every assignment. She has also served younger students with these talents. She began her life as a vibrant child, fearless of being in front of people, and has grown up to be a beautiful young woman who can engage any audience with grace and eloquence. As she begins a new journey, Sarah will only grow in truth, goodness, and beauty.

Anneliese Janae Ramilo

Anneliese will be graduating with a 3.9 GPA this Spring. She excelled in digital art and mathematics. Anna played basketball for Jackson High school all four years of high school, being moved up to varsity her junior year. She ranked at State in FIRST Robotics with her sister.

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Anneliese will be graduating with a 3.9 GPA this Spring. She excelled in digital art and mathematics. Anna played basketball for Jackson High school all four years of high school, being moved up to varsity her junior year. She ranked at State in FIRST Robotics with her sister.

Kajsa Leigh-Aurelia Ramilo

Kajsa will be graduating this Spring with a 3.9 GPA. She studied a variety of curriculums throughout her high school education, from private, to public, to home schooling, and everything in between. During her four years in band, she played a variety of instruments and performed her original arrangements. She ranked at State in FIRST Robotics with her sister. She worked hard and finished in the top of her class and will be graduating a year early with honors.

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Kajsa will be graduating this Spring with a 3.9 GPA. She studied a variety of curriculums throughout her high school education, from private, to public, to home schooling, and everything in between. During her four years in band, she played a variety of instruments and performed her original arrangements. She ranked at State in FIRST Robotics with her sister. She worked hard and finished in the top of her class and will be graduating a year early with honors.

Domenique W Robinson

Domenique has come along ways from when he first began. Not only has his grades drastically improved, he has a smart intellectual mind that will take him far! He has excelled beyond anyone's expectation and has learned a many great things. We can't wait to see what he does next!

Marina Rumsey

With love and gratitude we are honored to present Marina Rumsey, your high school diploma, class of 2021. You’ve had the opportunity to study the best content under the guidance of the best teachers who love you and care about your well being more than any institutional instructor ever could. Your scholastic accomplishments have strengthened you into an intelligent, caring, Christ-loving, leader. It’s our prayer and challenge to never stop learning, living, and defending the Christian life!

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With love and gratitude we are honored to present Marina Rumsey, your high school diploma, class of 2021. You’ve had the opportunity to study the best content under the guidance of the best teachers who love you and care about your well being more than any institutional instructor ever could. Your scholastic accomplishments have strengthened you into an intelligent, caring, Christ-loving, leader. It’s our prayer and challenge to never stop learning, living, and defending the Christian life!

Jeffrey Shields

Jeffrey Ellick Shields is graduating with 24 high school credits. He has continually been on the honor roll throughout high school and is graduating with honors. Jeffrey is an excellent student, overcoming many obstacles but never stopping. He excels in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with interests in computer aided drafting as well as the space program. He will be taking AutoCAD courses, through Ashford College, in the fall and prepare to take the Autodesk Certified User certification exam.

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Jeffrey Ellick Shields is graduating with 24 high school credits. He has continually been on the honor roll throughout high school and is graduating with honors. Jeffrey is an excellent student, overcoming many obstacles but never stopping. He excels in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics with interests in computer aided drafting as well as the space program. He will be taking AutoCAD courses, through Ashford College, in the fall and prepare to take the Autodesk Certified User certification exam.

Alexander Robert Stephens

Madelyn Rose Unkie

Maddie is creative and expressive. This comes out in not only her personality, but in the amazing pictures and portraits she draws /paints. Maddie also has a love for music. She sings beautifully and has been learning to play the guitar. Maddie, has a love for Jesus, songs of praise in her heart, and a trust in God's plan, for her life. Although she does not know where He will lead her, she is ready for the adventure.

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Maddie is creative and expressive. This comes out in not only her personality, but in the amazing pictures and portraits she draws /paints. Maddie also has a love for music. She sings beautifully and has been learning to play the guitar. Maddie, has a love for Jesus, songs of praise in her heart, and a trust in God's plan, for her life. Although she does not know where He will lead her, she is ready for the adventure.

Izabella Liliana Grace Vazquez

Izabella is truly one in a million. She has completed her homeschool education, while pursuing her certification to be a Electrical Journeyman. However, that will not be the end of her accomplishments. Bella will be pursuing a History degree with a Minor in Business. Her interests are so rich and diverse she is destined for greatness. She is determined, driven, curious, and exceptionally hard working. She is truly one extraordinary woman and we are incredibly proud of her.

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Izabella is truly one in a million. She has completed her homeschool education, while pursuing her certification to be a Electrical Journeyman. However, that will not be the end of her accomplishments. Bella will be pursuing a History degree with a Minor in Business. Her interests are so rich and diverse she is destined for greatness. She is determined, driven, curious, and exceptionally hard working. She is truly one extraordinary woman and we are incredibly proud of her.

Jonathan Lamar Williams

Jonathan exceeds in learning, often educating himself in his spare time. His spiritual gifts are many, from instruments to encouraging youth. A member of Tribe Youth at New Horizons Church, their famous quote, “I believe in you!” Jonathan has a duel career, Transportation and Voice Over. A pursuit to drive a train or bus in Germany. We are proud of you. May God continue to guide your footsteps. We believe in you! Congratulations son, love Dad and Mom.

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Jonathan exceeds in learning, often educating himself in his spare time. His spiritual gifts are many, from instruments to encouraging youth. A member of Tribe Youth at New Horizons Church, their famous quote, “I believe in you!” Jonathan has a duel career, Transportation and Voice Over. A pursuit to drive a train or bus in Germany. We are proud of you. May God continue to guide your footsteps. We believe in you! Congratulations son, love Dad and Mom.

Alex Witzens

Alex Witzens has been an active volunteer and advocate in his community since 2016. Along with his extensive work in activism, he graduated with honors. He hopes to continue fixing the world with a double major in political since and law.

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Alex Witzens has been an active volunteer and advocate in his community since 2016. Along with his extensive work in activism, he graduated with honors. He hopes to continue fixing the world with a double major in political since and law.

Brandon Lee Wolenetz

Brandon’s homeschool journey began six years ago. A self motivator, he thrived as a student, pursuing computer science, game design and drone flying. He attended WaNIC for video game programming and plans to continue his education at DigiPen. He also selflessly volunteered to program and operate stage lighting for the children’s services at church. We are blessed to be his parents and look forward to witnessing his next adventure.