Issaquah Rotary Club honors athletes of the year

May 1, 2012

By Staff

The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following seniors as its athletes of the year:

Aimee Christensen

Aimee Christensen

School: Liberty High School

Parents: Dermont and Miryam Christensen

Nominating teacher: Lisa Beck, cross country coach

Athletic achievements: varsity letters in track, cross country and gymnastics, and is captain of all three teams this year; scholar athlete all four years at Liberty; voted most improved in cross country in 2010

Scholastic achievements: maintained a 3.8 grade point average while taking college courses; won a Young Woman in Excellence Award

Scholastic interests: English and social studies

Hobbies: mountain biking, running, performing community service and being with friends

Outside school affiliations: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Education goals: attend Seattle Pacific University and major in English or communications

Career: undecided, leaning toward something with a nonprofit organization or broadcasting


Evan Cheung

Evan Cheung

School: Issaquah High School

Parents: Chak and Lisa Cheung

Nominating teacher: athletic department

Athletic achievements: four years varsity tennis; top 50 in state in tennis; top 1,000 in nation in tennis

Scholastic achievements: top 10 percent for the National Finance Capacity test; DECA officer

Scholastic activities: wrote two 30-page business plans; first place for Financial Services DECA competition; qualified for International DECA competition in Utah

Scholastic interests: JSA, DECA, Key Club and National Honor Society

Hobbies: debate, tennis, blogging

Outside school affiliations: Washington Business Week, USTA

Educational goals: major in business administration at St. Mary’s College of California or Berkeley University

Occupation: entrepreneurship


Annie Fairhart

Annie Fairhart

School: Issaquah High School

Parents: Genie and Mark Fairhart

Sponsoring teacher: athletic department

Athletic achievements: Red Robin Athlete of the Month; team captain and most inspirational for varsity gymnastics; 2012 state qualifier for gymnastics; scholar varsity athlete on swim team, cheer squad, track team and gymnastics

Scholastic achievements: 3.97 grade point average; four Advanced Placement classes; quarter awards for French and calculus; student of the month for “most reliable”

Activities: mini cheer camp volunteer; vacation Bible school volunteer for six years

Scholastic interests: Associated Student Body executive board treasurer (running nonacademic school activities and organizes clubs); French Club; National Honor Society

Hobbies: hiking, hanging out with friends, dancing in the rain and laughing

Outside school affiliations: Sunday school teacher and youth group member at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church; gymnastics teacher at Gymnastics East

Education goals: study nursing at University of Washington or Marquette University

Career: nurse practitioner, join the Peace Corps and then continue to travel and “serve in any way I can!”


Hamilton Noel

Noel Hamilton

School: Liberty High School

Parents: Carole and Wright Noel

Athletic achievements: senior captain of wrestling, track and football; wrestling academic state champion in 2010 and 2011; placed second in state in 2010 and 2011 and sixth in 2012; member of the first place state 4×400 relay team; sixth place at state in the pole vault; in football, second team all-league at state and second team in league as linebacker

Achievements: Eagle Scout and a senator in the Associated Student Body senior class

Scholastic interests: calculus, Advanced Placement English and AP psychology

Hobbies: Scouting, beekeeping, knitting, backpacking, sports, riding a unicycle and driving his 1953 Willys Jeep Wagon

Education goals: attend the University of Chicago or Brigham Young University

Career: undecided

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