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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.

Mill Creek Community Food Bank

Thank you to everyone who helped make our club's April 17th food drive for the Mill Creek Community Food Bank a huge success on Friday...over 4,000 pounds of food and close to $2,500 in donations! Watch for details - we'll do it again soon - there's a huge need!
Photo - From left: Jeff Beyer, Dave & Sherri Mincks, Didrik Voss, Dave & Paula Bondo, Vicki Wellman (Co-Chair of Event), Amanda and Geoff Flores, Frank Simons, Mike & Laura Mallahan, Pam Olson and Jim Gural. Front is Ashley
Wigren and Mary Kay Voss (Co-Chair of Event).

Student of the Month - Gianna Rule

Archbishop Murphy High School selected Gianna Rule as its Rotary Student of the Month in Leadership Excellence. Gianna has had many leadership roles at Archbishop Murphy, she is currently a part of ASB (Associated Student Body), Cheer captain, National Honor Society Student, and a founding member of the Leaders of Change club. Gianna has a personality that is welcoming, consistently steps up when anything needs to get done, and out of her way to reach out to others in need.
Following her senior year, Gianna will be going to Grand Canyon University (GCU) in Arizona to major in Behavioral Health Science with a focus on adolescent and child disorders. Congratulations Gianna!

Student of the Month

At this Wednesday's meeting, we recognized two incredible students of the month for leadership excellence.  
Kyla Burch (left) with Jackson High School principal Dave Peters and Justin Huttinger (right).
The theme for our Student of the Month for March is "Excellence in Leadership."  Both of our students this month were from Henry M. Jackson High School! 
Kyla Burch is a junior who attends Jackson High School half day and Sno-Isle Tech Skill Center the other half of the day studying in the medical assisting program.  Kyla was nominated by Sno-Isle Tech.  Kyla 
has been very involved in learning what it takes to be a great health care provider, but also takes the time to learn how to articulate for others to understand content, be approachable to her peers, and excel in the coursework.  She is the Winter Student of the Quarter for the Medical Assisting Program because of her ability to lead by example, be present, and go above and beyond what is asked of her in class. One of the “industry standards for professional level of expectation” for Sno-Isle TECH students is “I do more than is asked. The minimum is not enough.” Kyla has taken this to heart and is an exemplary leader for the school. She has a bright future.  Congratulations Kyla!
Nominated by Jackson High School, is Justin Huttinger.  Justin is a senior at Jackson High School.  He is current ASB president (with no previous experience in ASB) and has been significantly influential in the increase of our positive school climate.  He has led efforts to increase inclusivity at Jackson by consulting with students from a variety of demographic backgrounds and by keeping costs low for ASB events.  As a first-year goal-keeper on the JHS varsity boys soccer team, he was named captain and led the team to a school-record best 3rd in State season last year.  His welcoming, upbeat attitude is infectious, and our school is better for having him as a key leader. Justin is considering several soccer scholarships for college. Congratulations Justin! 
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