2020 #PlanYourPathWA Student Video Contest

What are your education and career dreams, and how are you going to get there?

Meet the 2020 Winners!

Thank you to all the amazingly talented and hard-working students from around the state who entered the 2020 #PlanYourPathWA Student Video Contest. This was the fifth year Ready Washington has organized a student video contest, and it was difficult to choose just 5 videos among all of the outstanding entries.

The goal of this contest was to elevate students’ voices and IGNITE students’ thinking and conversations about their education and career goals. Based on the quality and quantity of the videos we received, we achieved our goal! This year’s winners plan to pursue careers in city planning, politics, computer science, entrepreneurship, and infectious disease – and they are all taking steps today to prepare them for their future.

Congratulations to these five students who will each receive a $500 scholarship!


1. Nina Okubo, Senior, West Valley High School Yakima

2. David Song, Junior, Skyline High School (Sammamish) 

3. Jaykub Rafael, Junior, South Kitsap High School (Port Orchard) 

4. Zoe Gotthold, Senior, Richland High School 

5. Katarina Kenlein, Junior, Lewis and Clark High School (Spokane) 

If you have any questions or feedback about the contest, please email info@readywa.org.

Past Student Winners

To see last year’s winners of the Ready Washington student voices contest, visit https://readywa.org/planyourpathwa2019. For past winners in previous years, visit readywa.org/optinwa.

Ready WA Resources

The High School and Beyond Plan can help students explore and plan an education to career pathway that’s right for them. Check out all our information and resources about the Plan at readywa.org/beyond.