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Renton Rotary honors December Youth of the Month
The Rotary Club of Renton has chosen its Youth of the Month for December.
• Mikayla Muratore is a senior at Hazen High School. She holds a 4.0 grade point average (GPA). Muratore has been involved in National Honor Society, Drama Club, Key Club, Ignite/Gordy’s Guides, and swim team as the captain. She has received academic all-star, scholar athlete, a varsity letter, the Unity Award and an AP scholar award. Muratore works part-time as a swim instructor at the Newport Hills Pool and Hazen Pool and volunteers in kindergarten classes at local elementary schools. She hopes to attend a four-year college or university in Washington and is considering a career in education or international relations.
• Elise Aylward is a senior at Lindbergh High School. She holds a 3.99 GPA. Aylward has been a member of Key Club International, International Club, National Honor Society and an ASB Officer. Alyward has received the Outstanding Junior Award, AAUW Scholar Recognition 2012 for mathematics, and sports letters in soccer and track. She has also received First Team All Seamount and First Team All Academic. Aylward volunteers with the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club, Relay for Life and Renton Park Elementary School. She hopes to attend Western Washington University, join the college soccer team and work toward a degree in the science field.
• Roedah Mansour is a senior at Renton High School. She holds a 3.98 GPA. Mansour is involved with student council, as an officer, Key Club, National Honor Society, Science Club, Ignite Mentoring and Build On Club. She has received honor roll, language, science and history department awards, Harvard Book Club Award, Outstanding Junior Award and AAUW Certificate of Excellence. Mansour volunteers with Cham Youth, Birthday Dreams, Communities In Schools Seattle, Vegetarians of Washington and Seward Park Restoration. She plans to attend a four-year university and she hopes to experience a study-abroad program to learn more about other cultures. Mansour aspires to give back to the community and would like to work for a non-profit or as a counselor/psychologist.
The students and their parents are honored at a Rotary luncheon.
Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month as Youth of the Month. After being selected by counselors at each of the district’s three comprehensive high schools, a selection committee of Rotary members reviews applications and interviews students to identify those who will be selected as Youth of the Month. The award is given to students who possess leadership abilities, maintain a good grade point average, participate in school activities and volunteer in their community.