#HighlineAlum: Mt. Rainier grad turned Hollywood stuntwoman Kristina Baskett



Highline Public Schools this month is honoring Kristina Basket, a 2005 Mount Rainier High School graduate turned Hollywood stuntwoman, as its #HighlineAlum.

Kristina started her career early as a gymnast. After becoming a Junior Olympic Champion, she earned a full ride gymnastics scholarship to the University of Utah, where Kristina finished her college career as an NCAA Champion on the uneven bars, 12-time All-American, and earned 7 NCAA medals all together.

Some of Kristina’s stunt work includes Modern Family, Glee, Scandal, Into the Storm, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She has also performed in Viva Elvis, a Cirque Du Soleil live show.

“I’m so grateful for the Highline school district. I have always had big dreams as a gymnast. They have always been so supportive since elementary school, middle school, and high school, and have given me everything that they could for my sport and my academics,” said Kristina.

Learn more about Kristina’s work on her website: http://www.kristinabaskett.com/#

Each month, we are featuring successful, high-profile alum and up-and-coming alum on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. The features include a short video clip of the alumnus. The community is invited to follow along by using the hashtag #HighlineAlum.

Last month, #HighlineAlum featured Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden, a Highline High School graduate, as well as Stephen Duong, a Big Picture graduate currently studying at The Evergreen College.

The #HighlineAlum campaign aims to inspire our students to dream big, graduate high school, and go on to accomplish great things.

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