Xya Rachel hopes to attend Parsons School of Design in NYC to develop their design ability. As a former high school GSA president they hope to continue leading in the queer community through advocating for reform and inclusion, and activism. Xya’s main passion is slam poetry, through which they comment on issues regarding their race, sexuality, gender, and mental health. They define success as the ability to inspire through art and creating social change. Xya received the Bellevue PFLAG, Equal Access & Opportunity, and Under Our Roof Scholarships.