Issaquah Rotary honors students of the month

March 16, 2010

By Staff

The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following seniors as its students of the month for February.

Arielle Gordon

-School: Liberty High School

-Category honored: Drama

-Parents: Kerrie and Scott Gordon

-Sponsoring teacher: Katherine Klekas

-Academic achievements: Balancing online courses (from Brigham Young University and Liahona Preparatory Academy) and classes at LHS while maintaining a 3.5 grade point average

-Activities: Most requested swimming instructor at Safe & Sound, directed own stage show, stage managed “Phantom Tollbooth,” one of two translators for group of 100 volunteers renovating orphanages in Merida, Mexico

-Outside school affiliations: Classes at Village Theatre, Young Women’s activity group with her church

-Hobbies: Painting; photography; reading; going on adventures with siblings and friends; outdoor activities, like biking and backpacking

-Future goals: Graduate from four-year university and possibly pursue a higher degree, majoring in science with minor in theater; be a director, especially of young actors; be a research scientist; be a mother

Sarah Meyer

-School: Issaquah High School

-Parents: Susan and Jeffrey Meyer

-Sponsoring teacher: Holly Whiting

-Academic achievements: Concert choral vice president, lettering award for choir

-Activities: Drama Club vice president, Issaquah Youth Advisory Board member for six years, National Honor Society, Hi-Tones, vocal jazz, drama club, musicals/plays at school

-Hobbies: Piano, guitar and photography

-Outside school affiliations: Issaquah Youth Advisory Board

-Future goals: Attend University of Oregon; get master’s degree for a career in cultural anthropology

Dylan Pertruzzi

-School: Liberty High School

-Category honored: Music

-Parent: Sherry Partidge

-Sponsoring teacher: Joellen Santos

-Academic achievements: All-state choir, solo/ensemble participant

-Outside school activities: Zak Perry Band

-Hobbies: LHS garage band, singer

-Future goals: Major in music, starting at Bellevue College, moving on to four-year college; hope to become a composer, songwriter

Mitchell Tant

-School: Issaquah High School

-Category honored: Music

-Parents: Starlene and Michael Tant

-Sponsoring teacher: Barbara Irish

-Academic achievements: Lettered multiple times in choir, high rankings in solo and ensemble (by WWMA)

-Academic interests: In Harmony, vocal jazz, musicals (like “White Christmas”)

-Hobbies: Singing, dancing, acting, anything involving music

-Outside school affiliations: Reach for the Sky July (summer camp), dancing (Center for Dance)

-Future goals: Gain master’s in musical education; career as singer/performer or as choir teacher

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