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Local NAACP chapter names Robinson Student of the Month


February 21, 2018 | View PDF

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Arlington High School senior Destiny Robinson stands with AHS counselor Shanna Crookes. Robinson was recognized as the January Student of the Month for the Snohomish County Chapter of the NAACP.

Arlington High School senior Destiny Robinson was recognized Feb. 13 as the January Student of the Month for the Snohomish County Chapter of the NAACP. Robinson received a $100 cash scholarship and a one-year membership to the chapter. She was nominated by AHS counselor Shanna Crookes.

"Destiny is super talented, dynamic, friendly and incredibly intelligent," said Crookes. "She transferred to Arlington High School just this year and has already made a big impact. It's usually very challenging when students transfer during their senior year but Destiny has a great attitude and is a leader in our school."

Robinson's father serves in the Navy and her mother is a veteran. As a result, Robinson and her family have had to move around a lot. She said this has helped her to be very resilient.

"Being part of a military family gives you the ability to adapt to different situations," said Robinson. "This has given me the tools to overcome any obstacles that come my way."

Robinson sings in the school choir, is a member of the National Honor Society, volunteers with the American Red Cross, and is vice president of the local HOSA Future Health Professionals organization. After high school, she would like to attend either the University of Portland or Howard University in Washington, D.C. and major in biology. She would like to become a genetic counselor to help evaluate and understand a family's risk of inherited medical conditions.

The mission of the Snohomish County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons of Snohomish County and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.


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