Rotary honors November students of the month

November 30, 2010

By Staff

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

Kelsey Canaga

Kelsey Canaga

School: Liberty High School

Category of recognition: English

Parents/guardians: Susan and Steve Canaga

Sponsoring teacher: Lisa Beck

Scholastic interests: Writing and English, the visual and performing arts

Hobbies: Drawing digital art, character design and role-playing (live and textual), poetry, improv silliness, drama, scenic painting

Achievements: 3.85 grade point average, 4 on Advanced Placement U.S. history test, 5 on AP language test; taking AP studio arts, AP psychology and AP literature

Activities: Three winning designs for LHS drama posters; lead roles and major roles in LHS drama productions

Future goals: four-year university; focus in arts; explore graphic design, illustration and visual arts; perhaps secondary education

Tyler Herrmann

Tyler Herrmann

School: Issaquah High School

Category of recognition: Language arts

Parents/guardians: Hans and Sue Herrmann

Sponsoring teacher: Many McGinnis

Scholastic interests: Math, physics, writing and history

Hobbies: Drumming, music composition, music production and poetry

Outside school affiliations: Drummer for numerous performing rock ensembles with Kaleidoscope School of Music

Scholastic achievements: 4.0 grade point average, National Merit semifinalist

Activities: Percussion section leader of IHS band

Future goals: Berklee School of Music, in Boston; electronic music producer/composer

Haiden Johnson

School: Tiger Mountain Community High School

Category of recognition: Language arts

Parents/guardians: David and Jennifer Bowdre

Sponsoring teacher: Lane Helgeson

Scholastic interests: Philosophy, history, history of religion, studying literature

Hobbies: Music, especially guitar-like instruments

Achievements: Student of the month

Athletics: Passed gym classes

Activities: Debate

Future goals: Seattle University, teacher at a high school or college

Conner Rose

Conner Rose

School: Liberty High School

Category of recognition: Social Studies

Parents/guardians: Cheryl Payton-Rose; Kerry Rose

Sponsoring teacher: Steve Darnell

Scholastic interests: Business and history

Hobbies: Watching college sports

Outside school affiliations: United States Soccer referee

Achievements: 3.92 grade point average

Activities: National Society of High School Scholars participant

Future goals: Degree in business administration or economics; business and administration career

Matt Sekijima

Matt Sekijima

School: Issaquah High School

Category of recognition: Social studies

Parents/guardians: John and Celia Sekijima

Scholastic interests: Junior State of America, National Honor Society

Hobbies: Music — acoustic/electric/bass guitar, piano, drums, singing

Outside school affiliations: Lighthouse Christian Church, youth music director

Achievements: JSA six regional best speaker awards and two state best speaker awards; special recognition health class; outstanding speaker honors English; best speaker honors English; National Honor Society Senior Service Award; three student of the month awards

Athletics: IHS baseball

Activities: In Harmony men’s choir, WMEA Eastshore League soloist and ensemble

Future goals: University of Washington, department of political science; UW school of law; international justice law

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