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UK-US Relations

Robin Twyman, Consul (Business and Government Affairs) in Seattle for the United Kingdom joined us and provided an update on UK - US relations. Robin discussed the strong ties between the countries from an economic, education and military support perspective.  He also shared the importance of the State of Washington's businesses to the UK which led the UK to have a permanent presence here to support economic growth by bringing  Robin to Seattle in 2013. Robin shared many key statistics on the importance of each country to the other including the fact the US is the largest investor in the UK and the UK is the largest investor in US business.  
 
Hope
 
At our first meeting of the 2020-21 Rotary year, Ty Reed joined us to share some of his journey through addiction, homelessness and recovery.  Ty, who grew up in Mill Creek, now helps others through the recovery process.  Thanks for joining us Ty - your smile, optimism and messages will stay with us through this Rotary year!  
 
Changing of the Guard
 
At our last meeting of the 2019-20 Rotary year, now past-president Frank Simons hands off the duties of leading our club to our new president, Dave Mincks in the symbolic passing of the ball and chain ceremony.  Thanks Frank for your great leadership.  Welcome president Dave - we look forward to a great Rotary year!
 

Student of the Month

At this Wednesday's meeting, we recognized Chanwook Park as our Rotary Student of the Month in "Academic Excellence" for Henry M. Jackson High School!   
 
 
 
Chanwook has maintained a perfect GPA of 4.0 that includes 12 Advanced Placement/UW courses as well as advanced computer science courses and Korean language courses.  He will be receiving the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy and has submitted a research paper that was reviewed by all the major Ivy League schools. He was elected Secretary of the ASB executive board, and in the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) he was a state finalist in the "Community Service Project," and a national finalist for "Organizational Leadership." He also served as the president of Key Club, the school's largest club and volunteer organization, where he lead projects that raised funds to support causes such as the Kiwanis Children's Cancer Program (KCCP) and the Thirst Project. 
 
Chanwook will be joining the Yale University class of 2024 and is currently planning on majoring in economics and political science. Chanwook's goal is to become a U.S. Foreign Service Officer.
Congratulations Chanwook! 
 

Academic Excellence

On yesterday's weekly Zoom meeting, we recognized Lovepreet Kaur for the Mill Creek Rotary Student of the month for May  for Academic Excellence.   Lovepreet attends Kamiak High School and is a student in the Aerospace Manufacturing and Maintenance Technology program at Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center .
 
Lovepreet moved to the United States from India a couple years ago.  Despite having a heavy class load, and dealing with English as a second language, Lovepreet has carried a high GPA all year, averaging 3.7…and she is graduating high school next month at the young age of 16!  Lovepreet is a class leader and a program ambassador at Sno-Isle. In addition to school she owns her own small business as a Henna Tattoo Artist, and volunteers weekly at her Indian Sikh Temple, teaching the Punjabi language to children. 
 
Lovepreet will be going on to Everett Community College to study aerospace engineering and the to a four your school where she plans to major in electrical engineering. Congrats Lovepreet!

 

 

Academic Excellence

At this Wednesday's virtual meeting, we recognized  Sydney Pattison as our May Student of the Month for Academic Excellence from  Archbishop Murphy High School (AMHS).
 
 
 
Sydney has earned an impressive 4.0 Grade Point Average through her senior year. She has enrolled in demanding classes all throughout her high school career, completing three AP courses and 3 honors courses. She continues to push herself academically her senior year by enrolling in AP Calculus AB, Physics, English 12 Honors and Social Science 12 Honors. Sydney is a member of the National Honor Society and is a “Teacher Assistant” in Spanish I.
 
Sydney has been a member of the AMHS Volleyball program and was selected as a varsity team captain for her senior season. Sydney is also an AMHS Ambassador, a program dedicated to welcoming current 8th grade students to the campus, and a LINK leader, assisting 9th graders with their orientation and transition to high school.
 
Outside of the AMHS community, she has dedicated time to volunteering as a School Student Aide, assisting in classrooms with some of the most challenging students. In addition to the above commitments, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sydney has served as a virtual math tutor for a local K-8 school.

Sydney will be a valedictorian for the Class of 2020 and plans to attend Santa Clara University this fall. Congratulations Sydney!
 

Justin Limberg 

 
On our Wednesday Zoom call, we recognized Justin Limberg as our Rotary Club Student of the Month "Student Scholar" from Henry M. Jackson High School!    Justin is a senior at Jackson High School.   He is a captain of the Varsity Boys Swim Team, and he qualified to swim at the State Championship meet all four years of his high school career! This year, he won the state title in the 200y individual medley and finished 3rd in the 100y breaststroke! During his junior year, he earned 2nd and 3rd place state medals, and he also helped numerous relay teams place at state as well over his career. In his limited spare time, he has also participated as a member of National Honor Society and Link Crew. Justin has maintained a near-perfect GPA of 3.994, that includes 14 Advanced Placement/UW courses. For his college/future plans, Justin is planning to attend Johns Hopkins University this fall as a swimmer and to major in computer science or engineering.  Congratulations Justin! 
 
 
 
 

Scholar Athlete

At this Wednesday's virtual meeting, we recognized an outstanding Scholar Athlete.
Eli Hellman is our April Student of the Month from  Archbishop Murphy High School.
 
Eli has a great passion for rowing. He has spent countless hours training and has done a great job balancing rowing with his other commitments. Eli has received many awards with rowing, 1st at Northwest Regionals 2019, 1st place Husky open 2019 and 1st place Rose City Invitational, just to name a few. Eli  has enrolled in multiple AP courses, the Archbishop Murphy Matteo Ricci program, and became a student intern at the  admissions office. In addition to his dedication to all his classes and rowing, Eli has been a member of the Chinese club, has participated in student council, DECA and national honor society tutoring. During his time at Archbishop Murphy  he has volunteered over 120 hours at local organizations such as Special Olympics, retirement homes, and Camp Prov.

Eli has accepted an offer at Santa Clara University next fall and plans to study accounting/finance and to row!
 
Congratulations Eli!
 
 

"Virtual Check Presentation"

Steve McGraw, CEO of Homage, joined us on our Wednesday Zoom call to provide an update on Homage and "receive' a check for $2,000 ($1,000 from our community service committee and $1,000 from our District COVID-19 Relief Fund). Homage is the largest provider of services for older adults and people with disabilities in Snohomish County.
 
 
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