Elise Aydelott has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2016-2017 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. Elise is characterized by the faculty as someone who “has become less focused on the grade and more on becoming a healthy learner. She has come to grips with her anxiety and has learned to flourish in spite of it. She readily helps those around her and walks and talks her faith.”
Her advice to underclassmen is “don’t let people make you feel bad for the way you approach school. Try your best. It doesn’t matter what your best is as long as you are reaching for it in everything you do. Prioritize the things that make you happy. Don’t pour your energy into something you don’t have to do and don’t love.”
Elise has been involved in Shiloh for four years, NHS for three and drama for four years. She also ran track for two years. In her church she helps teach Sunday school, sings on the worship team, and is a student leader in her youth group.
Elise’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 15:13: “Now may the God of hope fill you with peace…” because it reminds her that God gives peace when she struggles with anxiety.
Elise’s hero is Malala Yousafzai because she stood up for women’s education in the face of death at a very young age. She inspires Elise to be unafraid in standing up for what she believes.
Elise will be attending the University of Washington’s Honors Program and hopes to earn a degree in Psychology and Spanish.
Her favorite high school memories involve being part of the school play and going on the Advanced Biology trip with her class. She has truly enjoyed any quality time she has gotten with her class.
Elise is the daughter of John and Melissa Aydelott of Seattle.