Colby Steich has been chosen as the Student of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2015-2016 by the faculty of Shoreline Christian School. Colby is characterized by the faculty as someone who “has a great balance of diligence, persistence, self-awareness, and stress management. He immerses himself in a problem first and then seeks help as he learns what he does and does not know. He is well-respected by everyone. We have never heard a derogatory or even irritated word about him from anyone here. That is because he has integrity and wisdom in the way he builds relationships.”
His advice to underclassmen is to not stress too much. He thinks that a little stress is fine, but that students will be miserable if they are worried about every quiz and test. He recommends that underclassmen have fun, and maybe even try a sport they never have, because he says, “It may be out of your comfort zone, but you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.”
Colby’s favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:1. “Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ.” He says, “It is a simple, yet powerful verse that reassures me that since I am in Christ, I do not have to suffer eternal damnation.”
Colby has been involved in NHS for two years and has been a part of the baseball team the last two years and plans on playing again this year. Colby has also been active in his church by volunteering since he was very young, and by going on humanitarian trips to Belize and Hawaii to help people in need. He has also helped lead Bible studies at SCS.
One of his favorite moments at SCS was when our baseball team went to state. He believes the game they won to make it to state was the hardest the team ever played.
Colby’s hero is his dad, whom he says “spreads God’s word unapologetically and unwaveringly every single week.” Colby is the son of John and Alisha Steich of Lynnwood.