Rotary Club honors top seniors

June 3, 2014

By Staff


Taryn Frazier

  • Tiger Mountain Community High School
  • recognition in pre-vocational
  • volunteer at Eastside Baby Corner and Providence Marianwood nursing home
  • enjoys all classroom subjects, especially European studies, and is a teacher’s assistant
  • activities include drawing, knitting, sewing, dancing, reading, video games and solving brain puzzles
  • plans to attend Bellevue College and Texas Woman’s University and pursue a career as occupational therapist/nurse


Jacqueline Anderson

  • Liberty High School
  • recognition in physical education
  • on Liberty’s state championship soccer team, member of Pacific Northwest Soccer Club
  • always a great role model giving her best effort and showing good sportsmanship, says coach Darren Tremblay
  • has a 3.4 grade point average and is taking Advanced Placement courses in English lit, calculus and psychology
  • will attend the University of Puget Sound for a bachelor’s in business and a master’s in sports management


Eli Levi

  • Issaquah High School
  • recognition in pre-vocational
  • internships at Rite Aid, Flying Pie Pizzeria, Front Street Market, Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank, and Issaquah Coffee Co.
  • Leadership class, physical education, success in off-campus community jobs
  • Special Olympics Letter winner and senior class Homecoming Court royalty
  • will attend ACT 18-21 Transition program, and pursue a career working with people or on airplanes


Evan Srock

  • Issaquah High School
  • recognition in physical education
  • classes at IHS include Cross Fitness, Weight Training and Team Sports
  • activities include rock climbing and snowboarding
  • His motto is “Exercise boosts brain power. Staying fit and helping others stay fit will help make us smarter and well-rounded people.”
  • plans to attend the University of Washington or Gonzaga University and pursue degree in computer science



Derek Chapman

  • Issaquah High School
  • Athlete of the Year
  • nine times named a scholar-athlete
  • involved in Athletes for Kids and “an outstanding young man… a leader on and off the field,” notes baseball coach Rob Reese
  • Second Team All-State in football and All-KingCo in baseball for two years
  • will attend Washington State University on a baseball scholarship and pursue engineering degree


Gabrielle Gevers

  • Issaquah High School
  • Athlete of the Year
  • competed at state championships in swimming and in track all four years of school, and Most Inspirational awards in both
  • Associated Student Body vice president
  • 3.9 grade point average with scholastic interest in ASB, ASL, English, chemistry
  • plans to attend a four-year university and would love to travel the world


Brett Burton

  • Tiger Mountain Community High School senior
  • Athlete of the Year
  • 2013 KingCo Conference Football Champions with Skyline High School
  • scholastic interest in history and environmental science
  • member of school leadership
  • will attend Bellevue College and pursue law enforcement career


Aaron Burk

  • Tiger Mountain Community High School
  • Athlete of the Year
  • three years of varsity tennis
  • 2014 TMCHS Table Tennis Champ
  • scholastic interest in science and geography
  • will attend Duke University and pursue engineering degree


Tara Johnson

  • Liberty High School
  • Athlete of the Year
  • three-sport athlete; state 3A Soccer Champions, team co-captain, Defensive Player of the Year; state 3A tournaments in basketball and track
  • 3.85 grade point average, four years in Honor Society, University of Arizona Excellence Award
  • Associated Student Body vice president, 2013-14; director of student activities, 2012-13; Yearbook, Key Club
  • will attend University of Arizona and pursue business management degree


Kellan Birdsall

  • Liberty High School
  • Athlete of the Year
  • basketball varsity co-captain, First Team All KingCo and conference leading scorer
  • 3.8 grade point average, scholastic interest in English and psychology
  • ”A shining example of what our community and I can only hope Liberty basketball represents,” said nominating teacher Omar Parker
  • will attend Cal Lutheran University and play basketball
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