Rotary Club of Issaquah honors students of the month

November 8, 2011

By Staff

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

David Adams

David Adams

School:  Liberty High School

Category of recognition: math

Parents: Laura and Greg Adams

Sponsoring teacher: Angie Kruzich

Academic achievements: commended    National Merit Scholar; straight As in math; taking Advanced Placement Stats online “because I have already taken all other math classes offered at Liberty”

Athletics: varsity letter swimming, two years; scholar athlete, three years

Scholastic interests: math, engineering, Honor Society, Key Club

Hobbies: speed cubing (solving a Rubik’s Cube as fast as possible); swimming

Outside school affiliations:  Issaquah Swim Team, lifeguard  at YMCA

Future goals: college in California, looking at University of California at Berkeley, Caltech and Cal Polytech, among others; job in computer science/engineering field

 Kaylene Benak

Kaylene Benak

School: Tiger Mountain High School

Category of recognition: math/science

Guardians: Ambe and John Benak (grandparents), Mike  Benak (dad)

Academic achievements: leadership, culinary arts, currently getting all As, on track to graduate on time

Activities: knitting club

Scholastic interests: English, writing, reading, math

Hobbies: reading, music, animals (reptiles), psychology

Future goals: Bellevue College, undecided in career

Nicole Migotsky

Nicole Migotsky

School:     Issaquah High School

Category of recognition: math

Parents:  Nivart and Mark Migotsky

Sponsoring teacher: Ben Reed

Academic achievements: National Merit commended scholar, student of the month

Athletics: varsity letters and Scholar Athlete for track and cross country; competed in KingCo and district meets; 2009 cross country most improved

Activities: Distinguished Service Award from Kiwanis; Key Clubber of the Month

Scholastic interests: math (calculus and a little bit of statistics); science (chemistry and physics)

Hobbies: soccer, running, community service, music, friends and family

Outside school affiliations: National Honor Society; president of IHS Key Club (2011-12) and vice president of Key Club (2010-11)

Future goals: attend college, dabble in multiple subjects, but mainly focus on math/science; possible major in biomedical engineering; career as biomedical engineer or doctor/sports medicine

Max Tickman

Max Tickman

School:     Issaquah High School

Category of recognition: science

Parents:  Liz and Ron    Tickman

Sponsoring teacher: Jared Fernandez

Academic achievements: Spanish student award; science student award

Athletics: 12 years recreational soccer; state third-place freestyle wrestling freshman year, state participation junior year, captain wrestling team

Activities: robotics, math club, electricity and magnetism group, physics group

Scholastic interests: chemistry, physics and math

Hobbies: electricity and magnetism, robotics, science

Future goals: hoping to be   accepted to Stanford; career as physicist

Tyler Westenbroek

Tyler Westenbroek

School:   Liberty High School

Category of recognition: science

Parent: Ruth        Westenbroek

Sponsoring teacher: Mark Buchli

Academic achievements: National Merit Scholar honorable mention; straight As in science classes

Athletics: cross country team captain, four-year letter winner, two-time state competitor; track, three-year letter winner

Scholastic interests: science (physics and biology) and business (economics)

Hobbies: long-distance running, outdoor activities

Outside school affiliations: independent research with teacher Mark Buchli on cosmic rays

Future goals: dual bachelor’s degree in physics/business, master’s in physics; run a research lab or company

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