Rotary Club of Issaquah honors students of the month

December 4, 2012

By Staff

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

Jessica Basi

Jessica Basi

School: Liberty High School

Category of recognition: science

Parents: Sarbjlt and Gurjlt Basi

Scholastic achievements: National AP scholar, 5 on Advanced Placement biology, AP U.S. history, AP language and composition

Activities: more than 400 hours of volunteer service, National Honor Society member

Scholastic interest: biology, psychology

Hobbies: reading, volunteering

Outside school affiliations: Puget Sound Blood Center volunteer, Watershed Report leadership team

Education goals: four-year university, then graduate school to earn an M.D.

Occupation/career: physician

Adam Florsheim

Adam Florsheim

School: Issaquah High School

Category of recognition: math

Parents: Adina and Alan Florsheim

Scholastic achievements: 12th in class rank; AP scholar; KingCo student athlete

Athletic honors: three-time all-state goalie; captain of Issaquah High School swim team; competitor at Junior Olympics

Activities: National Honor Society, Senior Service Award

Scholastic interest: math, computer science and physics

Hobbies: water polo, fantasy football

Outside school affiliations: coach Newport Water Polo, play for PNW Shores

Education goals: attend MIT (hopefully) and study mechanical engineering

Occupation/career: Be an engineer behind the newest and safest sports equipment, i.e., football helmets that protect from concussions.

Michael Shaw

Michael Shaw

School: Liberty High School

Category of recognition: math

Parents: Aaron Shaw, Jeri Bernstein

Scholastic achievements: National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society, 800 math SAT

Athletic honors: cross country captain, lettered in wrestling every year

Scholastic interest: The Beat editor, Patriot Press, violinist in orchestra (four years)

Hobbies: varsity cross country and wrestling

Education goals: attend four-year college (MIT or University of Washington) to obtain engineering degree

Occupation/career: aerospace or mechanical engineering

Nikita Sirohi

Nikita Sirohi

School: Issaquah High School

Category of recognition: science

Parents: Gayatri and Ashwani Sirohi

Scholastic achievements: 2340 SAT, 35 ACT, AP Scholar with distinction, National Merit semifinalist
Athletic honors: lettered in cross country (varsity and junior varsity)

Activities: coached teams to finish in the top 10 for a math competition

Scholastic interest: math, science, English and Spanish

Hobbies: running, dressmaking, reading, writing, playing “Bloons Tower Defense”

Outside school affiliations: National Honor Society and coaching teams for math competitions

Education goals: four-year college

Occupation/career: undecided

Alex Tamasan

Alex Tamasan

School: Tiger Mountain Community High School

Category of recognition: math/science

Scholastic achievements: only student with highest level of math at Tiger Mountain Community High School

Athletic honors: two goals and three assists in high school soccer

Scholastic interest: art, history, philosophy

Education goals: Bellevue Community College, maybe the UW or Washington State University

Occupation/career: something in art

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