Coed Varsity Track · QOTF Senior Spotlight – Ellah Fornillos


Senior Spotlight

Name: Ellah Fornillos

Elementary School: I went through six elementary schools (military kid life <3) but my favorite would have to be Aukamm American Elementary in Wiesbaden, Germany.

Favorite Teacher: Mr. Ammons

Middle School: Lakelands Park

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Carroll

Favorite Song: Gasolina by Daddy Yankee

Favorite Pro Sports Team: The US Women’s Soccer Team

Favorite Food: A sandwich and chips after a long day of swimming at the pool

Hobbies: Rock climbing, snowboarding, and helping the planet

Favorite Quote: “Life happens wherever you are, whether you make it or not.” – Uncle Iroh, Avatar the Last Airbender

Quince Orchard Questions:

Favorite Class/Subject: AP AB Calculus

Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Kirchhoff

Favorite Non-Sports Memory: Whenever we would have a fire drill and it would be revealed that it was not a drill when firetrucks came. Disney World with the music department is a close second.

Favorite Non-QO Track & Field QO Athletics Memory: Every Northwest away football game, honorable mention to the Damascus home game of 2019.

Favorite QO Track & Field Memory: Spending the afternoon at away meets cheering for your teammates and ending the day with a team rendezvous at Bruster’s, and when in Damascus, Jimmie Cone.

Favorite Event: 200m

Favorite QO Track & Field Teammate (Why?): Jade Skok and track expatriate, Meera Sunil, who came into indoor track with me as baby freshmen and who I plan to keep on a short leash for the rest of our lives.

Favorite Invitational (Why?): Cougar Relays, we all come together at our home field whether we’re competing or volunteering, and it becomes an unexpected bonding experience for the team as we spend the whole day together.

Post-QO Plans: I’m attending the University of Washington in Seattle and planning to major in International Studies with a minor in Archeology. Go dawgs!

Message to Future Cougars: Enjoy your high school years because they come and go like that, you never know when an international epidemic is coming.

Motivational Quote: “You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.” – Benjamin Mee, We Bought a Zoo