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Kate Guillet Irigoyen

2085

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Bio

Hello My name is Kate and I am a senior at Centennial high school, I am trilingual and fluent in Spanish, English, and French! I am a strong-willed and creative individual and have many hobbies, such as ceramics, pottery, charcoal drawing, and gouache painting. My grades and school work are all As and I enjoy learning. I've always been interested in Geology, History, and Archeology. I will be starting my Senior year of high school in the fall of 2024, at Centennial, and hope to enroll in a post-secondary schooling institute in Idaho or Washington. I am hoping to graduate with a bachelor's in Physics ESS (Earth and Space Sciences) or Geology ESS to be able to go into a private industry for research on celestial bodies in space in Astrogeology. I would like to have a professional job in science, and a part time job in art or ceramics. I am currently taking multiple college classes that provide concurrent credits

Education

Centennial High

High School
2021 - 2025

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Geological/Geophysical Engineering
    • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
    • Physics and Astronomy
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Mining & Metals

    • Dream career goals:

      Research in Institution

    • Employee

      Ross
      2023 – Present1 year
    • Assistance teacher (for 2 1/5 months)

      Montessori Private Preschool
      2022 – 2022

    Sports

    Swimming

    Club
    2018 – 20224 years

    Research

    • Archeology

      Self motivated learning, not class based — Student learner
      2015 – 2017

    Arts

    • Drawing

      Drawing
      2019 – 2020
    • Design

      Design
      2021 – 2022
    • Calligraphy class

      Calligraphy
      2017 – 2019
    • Advanced Ceramics class

      Ceramics
      Yes I have many, and some pieces I end up selling online.
      2022 – Present

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      Student Honors Society NHS — Team participant or leader
      2023 – Present
    • Volunteering

      AVID organization — Team leader, and participant
      2022 – Present

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Minority/BIPOC Students in STEM Scholarship
    Even as a young child I always had a creative outlook in life, I would take anything available and make it into something new. I experimented with mud and natural elements and found ways to make new materials like clay, with sand. Through my younger years I experimented, building up my creativity with different mediums and began studying various topics for fun. I would write down what I found out as if I had discovered the topic, I began obsessing over archeological sites such as the Terra-Cotta warriors. My ambition drove me in different directions, and I began growing studiously and creatively. I began studying at an early age and enjoyed it, I grew studiously and prepared myself for the future as well as finding my passion for science. As I grew up and went into high school I took more time to focus on my future career, this led me to taking classes in earth science as well as Geology. Focusing on others expectation would have never gotten me to where I am now, but those that gave me advice and knowledge helped me significantly. I remember the first few lab projects that were assigned in my earth science, I partnered with a group of girls, and we commenced the process of identifying the minerals given to us. I could easily identify each mineral and enjoyed knowing and testing their hardness, streak color, and crystalline arrangements. Trying to gain as much knowledge about the specimens as I could because it is something I legitimately enjoy. The classes and lessons I took and learned from in high school and middle school led to my creative burgeoning. The analysis I made as well as the tips I gained led me to better understanding what field I would like to go in. Now as a highschooler, I am interested in focusing my studies on studying Geology in ESS based majors (Earth and Space sciences) such as Astrogeology, minerology, or Geomorphology. As society's knowledge of space and scientific studies continue to expand, I would like to take part in discovering celestial bodies and their components. Discovering what makes a grain of sand or an entire exoplanet special through its chemical buildup is fascinating, and it can lead to many hints as to how the object was made and if there was any possible life present. Astrogeology or Exogeology is a branch of Astronomy, and it can be tied together with many other fields that look into celestial bodies. Astrogeology is a field that has made new discoveries such as Martian lakes, volcanic structures in exoplanets, as well as new minerals such as helium hydrides, and in the near future I would like to take part in the pursuit of knowledge for some out of this world discoveries.
    Maggie's Way- International Woman’s Scholarship
    From a young age, creativity had always been a part of my life. I enjoyed experimenting with natural elements like mud and leaves to create new materials like clay. As I grew older and entered elementary school, I became fascinated with various topics like the Terra-Cotta warrior and marine animals. I would write down what I had learned and create my own versions of what I had studied. This obsession with understanding and creating continued and prepared me for middle school and high school. At the beginning of my middle school years, I struggled with anxiety and health issues, and quarantine only made things worse. However, I found an escape through a creative outlet, which helped me improve my mental health. As I entered high school and started thinking about my future career, I took classes in earth science and geology. I soon discovered my talent for identifying different minerals and analyzing their properties. Although I attracted both positive and negative attention from my peers, the support from my friends and teachers helped me continue improving. As an adult studying geology and earth structure, I will continue to use my creative mindset when working tactically. My formative experiences have taught me the importance of self-growth and asking questions, which are key aspects of any creative job. The support and guidance from others have also been essential to my success. In conclusion, my lifelong fascination with creativity and learning has prepared me for my future career in geology. From experimenting with natural materials as a child to identifying minerals in an earth science class as a teenager, I have developed a creative mindset that will serve me well in the field. Despite facing challenges along the way, the support and guidance from others have helped me reach where I am today. Without the support from my friends and teachers, I wouldn’t have improved as quickly. As Anna Marther once stated, “Rubies can be found nestled within the dusty rubble. The insight I have gained through some of my most dark and challenging of times have shaped my life,”(Anna Marther 1). I am confident that I am an excellent candidate for the Malgorata Scholarship Program, and can bring a unique perspective to any institution that I attend. My academic record is noteworthy; I have maintained a 4.0 GPA, which has been a top priority for me. Additionally, I work hard to broaden my horizons, both academically and personally. As a trilingual individual, fluent in English, Spanish, and French, I believe I stand out from many of my peers, and it has opened many doors for me. My ethnic background, being from both Hispanic and European backgrounds, has given me a broader perspective, which is crucial when dealing with people from diverse backgrounds, an essential skill in today's interconnected world. My interests extend beyond academic achievements; I am genuinely passionate about learning and exploring new avenues, which is reflected in my academic choices. I am interested in Geological and Mineralogical studies as well as History and Archeology, which emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills, and have the potential to make an impact in the world. Citation: Marthur, Anna. The Ruby in the Ruble, www.annamathur.com/the-ruby-in-the-rubble/.
    Maverick Grill and Saloon Scholarship
    Hello my name is Kate Guillet Irigoyen and I am confident that I am an excellent candidate for the Maverick Grill and Saloone Scholarship Program, and can bring a unique perspective to any institution that I attend. My academic record is noteworthy; I have maintained a 4.0 GPA, which has been a top priority for me. Additionally, I work hard to broaden my horizons, both academically and personally. As a trilingual individual, fluent in English, Spanish, and French, I believe I stand out from many of my peers, and it has opened many doors for me. My ethnic background, being from both Hispanic and European backgrounds, has given me a broader perspective, which is crucial when dealing with people from diverse backgrounds, an essential skill in today's interconnected world. My interests extend beyond academic achievements; I am genuinely passionate about learning and exploring new avenues, which is reflected in my academic choices. I am interested in Geological and Mineralogical studies as well as History and Archeology, which emphasize critical thinking and analytical skills, and have the potential to make an impact in the world. Furthermore, I have a passion for the arts, and over the past year, I have grown artistically in ceramics, charcoal drawing, and gouache painting, which allows me to express myself creatively and develop essential skills such as attention to detail and creativity. I am also an active participant in community services in my school as well as several clubs, which allowed me to develop my leadership and teamwork skills. The classes and lessons I have taken and learned from in high school and middle school has led to my creative burgeoning. The analysis I made as well as the tips I gained led me to a better understanding of my studious side. Throughout my career journey as an adult studying Geology and earth structure, I will be using this mindset when working tactically and providing for the community in various ways. Geology takes a huge part in the building and construction processes in buisnesses and factories as well as the study of minerals. Over the last two years, seeking scholarships and federal state aid has become my top priority. I am continuously seeking new opportunities to finance my higher education expenses, and I hope that the Maverick and Grill Saloon Scholarship Program, as well as other scholarships, can provide me with the financial support I need to make my dream of attending college a reality.