Rotary Club of Mill Creek!

Mill Creek

"Passion for Service"

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Shawn O'Donnell's
122 128th St SE
Everett, WA  98208
United States of America
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Bridge to Success

 
Joining us today from the Rotary Club of Edmonds, were Maggie Peterson, Lamin Manneh, and Randy Hutchins (all shown above) to talk about the "Bridge to Success," a project focused on building a 3 bedroom classroom science lag in the Village of Wassu, in the Niani District on the North Bank of the Gambia River.  This project started with the help of a District 5030 district grant to meet and get the support of key government officials in Gambia and finalize the location selection for a new science lab that will allows students in a highly impoverished area  to specialize in science and then have the opportunity to go to college.  These three presenters exemplify Rotary's commitment to service!  For more on the project, click here
 
 

Creativity is a Habit and Skill 

 
Our speakers at this Wednesday's meeting were  Adam Utley (on left) and Aaron Schmookler (on right) of The Yes Works.  Aaron and Adam presented a high level overview of what makes for an innovation culture and spoke about one important key -- recognizing opportunities.  Aaron and Adam are co-founders of The Yes Works which works with organizations through trainings that build better workplace cultures where all employees  
 collaborate and communicate more effectively.
 
 

Our New Club President

 
Shown holding our traditional "ball and chains" for incoming club presidents, is Frank Simons.  Frank officially assumed the reigns from now past-president Danielle Pratt at yesterday's final meeting of the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  Congratulations President Frank and we look forward to a great Rotary year under your leadership!
 
 

Student of the Year

At meetings this month, we recognized three incredible students as Students of the Year and awarded each a $4,000 scholarship!

Mikayla Hubbard

 
 

Mikayla Hubbard is a senior at Henry M. Jackson High School.  She is both the National Honor Society Co-President and the Associated Student Body President.  She manages to be actively involved in both roles with seemingly endless energy and commitment to both groups.  The number of extra hours she has put in for events and activities is immense.  According to Principal Peters, Mikayla is kind, thoughtful, helpful, and truly betters the lives of the people she is with.  Mikayla is, without a doubt, an excellent leader.

Mikayla will be attending the University of California Berkeley in fall with plans to study Political Science and Government. Mikayla is shown with Dave Peters, Rotarian and Jackson High Principal. Congratulations Mikayla!

 

Erika Ellison

 
 
From  Archbishop Murphy High School, Erika Ellison -  Erika Ellison is this year’s Rotary Club of Mill Creek Student of the Year from Archbishop Thomas J. Murphy High School and recipient of the Diane Schimpf Memorial Scholarship. Erika recently graduated with high academic and athletic honors. Erika was the Senior Student Council President and a leader among leaders at Archbishop Murphy HS.  Erika is a star athlete participating in cross country, soccer and lacrosse. She will continue to play lacrosse at the college level.
 

Erika will attend Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania to study Marine Biology and Maritime Law with a focus on conservation and humanitarian aid relief in coastal communities. Erika is shown with Alex Crane, Rotarian and Archbishop Murphy Principal.  Congratulations Erika!

 

Quinn Wieber

 
From  Sno-Isle Tech Skills CenterQuinn Wieber -   Quinn is this year's Rotary Club of Mill Creek Student of the Year from Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center. Quinn took the proverbial path less taken to achieve his academic goals. He was homeschooled at the Wieber Academy and Homeschool Connections, studied at the Sno-Isle Technical Skills Center for two years in the Electrical Engineering program and lettered at Everett High School in track and field, swimming, and cross country. Quinn graduated this year from Sequoia High School. Among Quinn’s many awards he was accepted to the National Technical Honor Society during his first year at Sno-Isle Tech and received a Scholar Athlete Award. He is also an Eagle Scout exhibiting high leadership standards.
 
Quinn plans to begin his studies at either Edmond Community College or Spokane Community and then onto a University Degree in Electrical Engineering. Congratulations Quinn!
 
 
 

General Bill Hathaway

 
Our club held its meeting at Fairwinds Brighton Court today so we could honor General Bill Hathaway on his 99th birthday.  The ever-smiling Bill is shown proudly wearing his Rotary Major Donor pin!  Congratulations General!!!

 
 
Scot LaRose, a Police Officer with the Mill Creek Police Department and a member of the South Snohomish County Honor Guard, joined us today to talk about the important work of the Guard in representing us in local ceremonies and events.  
 
 

 

 
Our club was honored today to have Paul A Stoot Sr. and Terry Metcalf of Greater Trinity Academy bring a group of their young students to tell us about their learning programs. School Motto: "I Can Learn Anything!" Mission: To eliminate the achievement gap. Presentation today - Awesome!
 
 Dr. Paul A. Stoot, Sr. - Executive Director
  
Terry Metcalf - Curriculum Specialist/Kindergarten Teacher and former NFL All Pro
 
 
 
 
 
Our speaker this week was Jun Akutsu of 2nd-Tier Consulting.  June talked about the nuances between our cultures and how this can impact doing business with Japanese colleagues.
 
 

Student of the Month

At his Wednesday's meeting, we recognized Devanne Clark for Academic Excellence.
 
 
From  Sno-Isle Tech SkillsCenter, Devanne Clark, is our May Student of the Month for "Academic Excellence." Devanne Clark attends Mt. Lake Terrace High School and is in her second year of the Diesel Power Technology class at Sno-Isle Tech. Devanne shows a positive attitude, an eagerness to learn new skills, and has achieved “A’s” in each of her Sno-Isle classes.  She currently works at Truck Trails Northwest as an entry-level technician.  Her goal is to go on to become a diesel technician - one day she would like to be a shop supervisor. 
 
Devanne is planning to attend Universal Technical Institute, in Avondale AZ, after graduation and continue her studies in diesel technology. She is working very hard to earn scholarships so she can afford to pay for this schooling and has already earned $12,500 worth of scholarships through auto and diesel competitions!   Congratulations Devanne!
 
 

Student of the Month

At our May 8th meeting today, we recognized two students of the month for outstanding achievement in "Academic Excellence."

Cathleen Barron

Cathleen Barron is our May Student of the Month from  Archbishop Murphy High School, shown with Rotarian and Archbishop Murphy's principal, Alex Crane.  
 
Cathleen is inquisitive, compassionate and authentic. Cathleen has earned an impressive 4.0 Grade Point Average through 1st semester of her senior year. She has enrolled in demanding classes throughout her high school career, including five AP courses and eight honors courses. Due to her academic achievement, Cathleen has earned a position in the National Honor Society.

Cathleen is dedicated to her studies but is passionate about her community. She has been elected to AMHS ASB her senior year. Cathleen lead a group of her peers on Archbishop Murphy's Kairos retreat and was the rector for the fall Kairos retreat. She led her peers through small groups, relationship building and personal reflection.  

Cathleen plans to attend the University of Portland next fall and pursue studies in education with a specific focus on elementary schooling. Congratulations Cathleen!
 
 

Megan Black

 
Our Student of the Month from Henry M. Jackson High School is Megan Black, shown with Rotarian and Jackson's principal, Dave Peters.  

 

Megan Black is a senior at Jackson High School, and she is the top student of over 500 in the class of 2019.  Megan has challenged herself academically through her entire school experience.  As a freshman, she took both Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus to pave the way for higher level math.  Among the 13 Advanced Placement classes on her high school transcript, she is also taking Multivariable Calculus through the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth.  Megan is a Presidential Scholar Semifinalist and has been a contributing member of Jackson's competitive varsity swim program and the theatre program.  Her busy, well-rounded schedule has only increased the impressiveness of her 4.0 GPA and perfect score on the ACT!

Megan was accepted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where she will be majoring in Economical Mathematics toward a career in policy development in education and international relations with East Asian Countries. Congratulations Megan!

 

 
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