Clover Park School District's Daffodil Princesses lead by example
Lakes and Clover Park High Schools have two outstanding students from a pool of exceptional candidates as their Daffodil Princesses. Lakes senior Christine Lew and Clover Park senior Vilma Alvarado Garcia will represent their schools and the Lakewood community as part of the 2017 Daffodil Festival.
Lew has maintained a 3.98 GPA throughout the past three years while taking Advanced Placement (AP) Language and calculus classes. She has served as her Senior Class President, Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) president and National Honor Society vice president for two years. She was a member of the cross country team for one year, and the softball team for three years. Lew's favorite extracurricular activity is drama. Lew has accumulated more than 150 hours of community service. She is also fluent in American Sign Language. Lew wishes to pursue a career in foreign language studies or journalism.
Garcia has earned a GPA of 3.63. She is a recipient of a Palmer Scholarship and was the Algebra II and Biology student of the year. Garcia has participated in the Latino/Latina Educational Achievement Program conference for three years, meeting with state legislators to discuss the educational opportunities for students in the Hispanic community. She serves as the Vice Wing Commander of Unit WA-931 and is also on the cross country team. Outside of school, Garcia volunteers as a mentor to children at Tyee Park and Park Lodge Elementary Schools. She is active in her church, serving as a first communion teacher and a member of the youth choir.
Lew and Garcia will compete for the title of “Queen of the Daffodil Festival” in spring 2017.