School: River Ridge High School in Lacey.
Parents or guardians: Deanna and Jason Napoleon.
Best personal achievement: Working as a choreographer for StudentWorks 17 and 18 for the River Ridge Theatre. It was a fun and strong addition to my résumé.
How I spend my time: I spend most of my time contributing to River Ridge Theatre, whether I am choreographing, acting, or helping create sets with all of my friends. I also spend a lot of time dancing or reading.
Favorite subjects: My favorite subject is most definitely advanced performance with Leslie Van Leishout, but I enjoy all of my classes. I have really patient teachers who create a positive environment at school.
Favorite movie: “Titanic.”
Favorite book: “Elsewhere” by Gabrielle Zevin. I borrowed it from my English teacher Linda Huyck, and I’m glad I did.
Dream job: I want more than anything in the world to own my own dance studio named Dance Charisma with the motto “Dance the impossible.”
Someone I respect: There are so many people in my life that I have great respect for, but I think that I respect my parents the most. I wouldn’t be me without them.
The hardest part of being a student is: Taking blame for something you didn’t do because it’s the honorable thing to do and it will be better in the long run.
My future ambitions or career aspirations include: Going to college for beauty and cosmetology, and working in a hair salon for a while until I save enough money to open my dance studio.
Someone famous I would like to meet: Marshall Mathers, also known as Eminem. I think it would be fun to talk to him and ask him questions about his life and the real stories behind his songs. I would also want to learn more about his daughter Hailie.
Someday, looking back on my life, I’ll be able to say: “How much fun I had in theater being surrounded by all my friends.”
Biggest challenge facing teenagers today: I don’t believe that there is one single challenge that is considered “the biggest.” Teenagers face unnoticed depression that should be taken care of to avoid suicide. I also see a lot of teens trying to make themselves the “perfect” person for everyone around them. We don’t let ourselves be ourselves anymore.
One thing in the world I would change if I could: I would bring my good friend Allison Arnold back alive and help her through the problems she was facing.
Nominated by: Theater teacher Leslie Van Leishout, who wrote: “Sienna is a talented dancer and choreographed two numbers in StudentWorks 18. She also was a choreographer for JR Works this year and worked with younger children with amazing care and vigor. Sienna has a bright future ahead of her.”