Rotary Club of Issaquah honors students of the month

January 17, 2012

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

Cortez Ethridge

Cortez Ethridge

School: Tiger Mountain Community High School

Category of recognition: arts

Parents: Nida and Brad Ethridge

Sponsoring teacher: Lane Helgeson

Scholastic achievements: student representative for TMCHS at Issaquah School District Board meetings

Activities: lettered in music at Issaquah High School, drama — “Fiddler on the Roof” (rabbi)

Scholastic interests: bass in IHS choir, Running Start Program at Bellevue College

Hobbies: singing, acting, guitar

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Rotary Club of Issaquah honors students of the month

December 13, 2011

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

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Rotary Club of Issaquah honors students of the month

November 8, 2011

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

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Rotary Club honors athletes of the year

May 24, 2011

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

Madison Birdsall

-School: Liberty High School

-Parent: Polly Vaughn

-Sponsoring teacher: Mark Little

-Athletic achievements: second at state 4×4 relay 2009; fourth in state 4×2 relay; team captain in track; fourth in state 4×2 2010; broke school record in 400 individual

-Scholastic achievements: scholar athlete in ninth and 10th grades

-Scholastic interests: psychology, writing

-Hobbies: running, track, basketball, hiking, hanging with family and friends

-Outside school affiliations: volunteering at schools, physical education

-Future goals: University of Oregon; career in education/counseling

Jay Chakravarty

-School: Liberty High School

-Parents: Abhijit and Patricia Chakravarty

-Sponsoring teacher: Darren Tremblay

-Athletic achievements: three-time state wrestling qualifier; second team All League football

-Scholastic achievements: class valedictorian, National Merit scholar

-Activities: Eagle Scout, city of Newcastle Diamond Award for Community Service

-Scholastic interests: social studies, mathematics

-Hobbies: hiking, running

-Outside school affiliations: Boy Scouts, Athletes for Kids/mentoring of special-needs children

-Future goals: study economics or applied math; go into business or government

Lacee Crook

-School: Tiger Mountain Community High School

-Category of recognition: Outstanding senior

-Parents: Kimberly and Marc Hitz

-Achievements: Straight As this unit, working with special-needs students

-Scholastic interests: leadership, journalism, class fundraisers

-Hobbies: photography, drawing, movie buff

-Outside school affiliations: babysitting, working in kids’ room at Klahanie Fitness

-Future goals: go to college in California; become ultrasound tech

Haley Jacobson

-School: Issaquah High School

-Parent: Ross Jacobson

-Sponsoring teacher: Athletic Department

-Athletic achievements: state track meet for three years, KingCo champion, second in state soccer and gymnastics through 10th grade, running track at the University of Washington

-Scholastic achievements: 3.5 grade point average, three Advanced Placement classes

-Activities: LINK Crew, Athletes for Kids mentor

-Scholastic interests: government/politics

-Hobbies: track, hiking, boating, water sports

-Outside school affiliations: work at the YMCA

-Future goals: University of Washington, pursue law career

Nik Landdeck

-School: Issaquah High School

-Parents: Staci and David Landdeck

-Sponsoring teacher: Athletic Department

-Athletic achievements: three straight years as Defensive Player of the Year for football, second team all-league as sophomore, first team all-league past two years, runner up defensive league MVP, honorable mention in basketball, varsity letter for three years, played football and basketball for the varsity teams for four years

-Scholastic achievements: maintained 3.4 grade point average

-Scholastic interests: English, environmental science

-Hobbies: fishing; hiking; sports of any kind, but especially basketball and football

-Future goals: business major at University of Idaho; career in a business-related field

Taylor Ray

-School: Tiger Mountain Community High School

-Category of recognition: Outstanding senior

-Sponsoring teacher: Hilary Nelson

-Achievements: Straight A’s this unit

-Athletics: track and cross country

-Scholastic interests: Running Start at Bellevue College

-Hobbies: movies, roller skating

-Outside school affiliations: checker at Matthews Thriftway

-Future goals: Western Washington University, major in psychology, minor in teaching; become special-education teacher

Issaquah Rotary Club honors top students

April 26, 2011

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

Forrest Hurley

Forrest Hurley

-School: Liberty High School

-Category of recognition: physical education

-Parent: Jennene Hurley

-Sponsoring teacher: Emily Corley

-Achievements: lacrosse team captain (two years); varsity athletic letters (track, football)

-Activities: FCA president, Link Crew, Associated Student Body Spirit director

-Interests: history, aviation

-Hobbies: lacrosse, pole vault, snowboarding, football

-Future goals: undecided about educational goals; become a pilot

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Rotary Club honors students of the month

March 1, 2011

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

Isabelle Chu

Isabelle Chu

-School: Issaquah High School

-Category of recognition: music

-Parents: Lawrence and Janet Chu

-Sponsoring teacher: Doug Longman

-Achievements: 4.0 grade point average, National Merit commended status

-Athletics: two black belts in martial arts

-Activities: principal cellist of the Evergreen Philharmonic and formal principal of Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra; second in state for large ensemble (2009)

-Scholastic activities: biology (and pursue that in college); National Honor Society executive board

-Hobbies: playing cello in orchestra and small ensemble/chamber groups; photography, fashion and traveling

-Outside school affiliations: Universal Energy Martial Arts; Eastside Chamber Choir and Orchestra; Sapor Dei Quartet; volunteer at Clark Elementary School

-Future goals: attend a four-year liberal arts college; dream school is Amherst or Princeton; still undecided on a career

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Rotary Club honors students of the month

February 1, 2011

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

Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson

School: Liberty High School

Parents: George and Sherri Thompson

Category honored: Leadership

Sponsoring teacher: Michelle Munson

Achievements: varsity golf captain (twice); junior varsity baseball captain; Associated Student Body vice president, homecoming king, junior class president

Activities/interests: ASB Leadership; math, DECA, Link Crew

Hobbies: Baseball, golf, fishing, ASB

Outside school affiliations: hanging with friends, working at Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course

Future goals: go to a four-year university and obtain a degree; continue leadership throughout life; pursue a career in the field of landscaping architecture

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Rotary Club honors December students of the month

December 21, 2010

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

Arianna Romo

Arianna Romo

School: Liberty High School

Category of recognition: Foreign language

Parents: Charles and Tricia Romo

Sponsoring teacher: Michael Hausenfluck

Scholastic achievements: Four scholar athlete awards; Honor Society; 3.96 grade point average; early acceptance to Central Washington University

Scholastic interests: LINK Crew, Honor Society, president of Future Educators of America

Athletics: Captain volleyball team, two varsity letters, junior varsity most valuable player, junior varsity most inspirational

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Rotary honors November students of the month

November 30, 2010

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

Kelsey Canaga

Kelsey Canaga

School: Liberty High School

Category of recognition: English

Parents/guardians: Susan and Steve Canaga

Sponsoring teacher: Lisa Beck

Scholastic interests: Writing and English, the visual and performing arts

Hobbies: Drawing digital art, character design and role-playing (live and textual), poetry, improv silliness, drama, scenic painting

Achievements: 3.85 grade point average, 4 on Advanced Placement U.S. history test, 5 on AP language test; taking AP studio arts, AP psychology and AP literature

Activities: Three winning designs for LHS drama posters; lead roles and major roles in LHS drama productions

Future goals: four-year university; focus in arts; explore graphic design, illustration and visual arts; perhaps secondary education

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Rotary honors October’s top students

November 2, 2010

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

Gabrielle Brask

School: Tiger Mountain Community High School

Category recognized: Science

Parent/guardian: Gayle MacDonnel Brask and Charles Brask

Sponsoring teacher: Mitra Kundu

Hobbies: Promoter for DJ Blue’s Entertainment events; volunteer at the Bruce MacDonnell Foundation

Athletics: In eighth and ninth grade, started dance program for middle school students; in ninth grade, was president of Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus dance club; sophomore year was on the Skyline High School dance team

Future goals: go to Bellevue College; focus is to be a psychologist

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