Student Spotlight for Jan. 19: Kimmie Stringfellow

OlympianJanuary 19, 2014 

Age: 18.

School: Timberline High School in Lacey.

Grade: Graduated in June and is now attending Brigham Young University in Utah.

Parents: Julie and Scott Stringfellow. I have so much to thank them for. They have made me who I am and created a perfect home life for me. I only hope to be able to do the same for my future family.

Best personal achievement: Getting my young women recognition award from my church

How I spend my time: School, homework, church activities, being with family and friends.

Favorite subjects: Writing and government.

Favorite movie: “Elf” and Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”

Favorite book: “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.

Dream job: I hope to find myself somewhere in the nursing field in my future, specifically pediatrics.

Someone I respect: Larry Brown of Grandpa’s Soda Fountain and Ice cream Parlor in downtown Olympia. He balances his local business and all of his employees’ needs on top of family time and numerous church duties. I have come to have a deep respect and love for this honest man, and I even call him Grandpa myself.

The hardest part of being a student is: To not only challenge yourself with hard classes, a job and other heavy responsibilities, but also to know when you need to give yourself a break and having the ability to realize when you have too much on your plate.

My ambitions or career aspirations include: Going to a four-year college, finding a job in the health field, and creating a stable, happy life for myself and my future family.

Someone famous I would like to meet: Thomas Monson. He is an incredible example of leadership, service and kindness to me.

Someday, looking back on my life, I’ll be able to say: “I lived a long and happy life.”

One thing in the world I would change if I could: I wish everyone could live the golden rule.

Nominated by: Timberline science teacher Greg Burkhart, who wrote, “Bright and articulate, Kim is a leader in her lab team. In addition to her stellar academic work, she serves as a Key Club officer leading her club in numerous community service projects.”

To nominate a ninth- to 12th-grade student for Student Spotlight, email the following information to, fax it to 360-357-0202, or mail it to The Olympian, 111 Bethel St. NE, Olympia, Washington 98506, attention Lisa Pemberton. Selected students must submit a photograph and fill out a questionnaire. Provide the student’s name, age, grade, school name, telephone number and/or email; a quote about the student from a school staff member; and the name and contact information of the nominator.

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