Rotary Club of Issaquah honors students of the month

December 13, 2011

By Staff

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

Macaire Ament

Macaire Ament

School:  Liberty High School

Category of recognition: English

Parents: Tom and Andreé Ament

Academic achievements: National Merit Scholar commended student; honor society/honor roll; 3.976 grade point average

Athletic achievements: second-team all league 2011 goal keeper, Olympic Development Program pool player (2008-10); two-time league champion with Patriots soccer

Activities: youth group (Lifeteen) at Mary, Queen of Peace; Mountains to Sound Greenway; Jazzercise

Scholastic interests: Physettes (girls science/environmental awareness) club president

Hobbies: writing, drawing (Mickey Mouse), varsity soccer (goal keeping), reading

Outside school affiliations: Washington Premier FC Girls 93 Elite Clubs National League goalkeeper; training keeper for women’s Sounders

Future goals: double-major or major/minor in astrophysics and English; play college soccer; be involved in research

Career: bring research and science to kids/teens/adults in an engaging way through books (novels), teaching or some other media outlet

Anna Magidson

School:    Issaquah High School

Anna Magidson

Category of recognition: language arts

Parents: Victor and Yuliya Magidson

Sponsoring teacher: Dr. Melanie Boaz

Academic achievements: 4.0 grade point average, class rank No. 1, Evergreen Philharmonic and wind ensemble clarinet section leader, in three Advanced Placement classes

Athletics: Professional Ski Instructor of America, level 1 certified

Activities: Presidential Service of Community Award — 500 hours of service; first chair in Evergreen; leader in Issaquah Youth Advisory Board for five years; Architecture Construction and Engineering participant; ballroom dance member; learned English from scratch after moving from Israel to America in fourth grade; speaks Russian and Hebrew

Scholastic interests: U.S. history, calculus, choir, wind ensemble, English, psychology

Hobbies: skiing, piano, traveling, camping, reading, laughing, learning and trying new things

Outside school affiliations: Snow Sports Northwest, Issaquah Youth Advisory Board, ballroom dance, Evergreen Philharmonic and “Fiddler on the Roof” musical production

Future goals: college/university, and then grad school; possibly Whitman, Reed, Lewis and Clark or Montana State

Occupation/career: continue in jazz bands and choir on piano; earn professional Ski Instructor of America Level 2 and 3, minor in psychology and possibly economy/history

Nicole Migotsky

Nicole Migotsky

School: Issaquah High School

Category of recognition: social studies

Parents: Mark and Mivart Migotsky

Sponsoring teachers: Jeremy Ritzer and Emily Young

Academic achievements: National Merit commended scholar, French IV departmental recognition

Athletics: varsity letter and scholar athlete awards in cross country and track

Activities: Kiwanis Distinguished Service Award, Key Clubber of the Month

Scholastic interests: math, science, American history, politics

Hobbies: long-distance running, soccer, community service

Outside school affiliations: Key Club president, National Honor Society

Future goals: attend college, possible major in biomedical engineering; career as biomedical engineer or medical field

Michael Payant

School:   Liberty High School

Michael Payant

Category of recognition: social studies

Parents: Susan Cohodes, Tom Payant

Academic achievements: National Merit semifinalist; scholar athlete; National High School Institute Journalism Division at Northeastern University; 800 on SAT math two-subject test

Athlete achievements: three years varsity tennis, two years team captain, managed junior varsity baseball sophomore year, managed girls tennis junior year

Activities: managing editor of Patriot Press 2010-11 and co-editor in chief 2011-12; Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference; tuba since sixth grade

Scholastic interests: journalism, math, social studies

Hobbies: watching sports, playing sports, blogging about sports, tennis

Future goals: attend a high-caliber university focusing on journalism

Career: broadcast journalist (television anchor or radio host)

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