Rotary picks February Youth of the Month
February 4, 2010 · 1:25 PM
The Rotary Club of Renton has recognized three high school students February Youth of the Month.
- Monica Razniewski is a Hazen High School senior with a 3.9 grade point average.
She’s been a member of Drama Club, National Honor Society, advanced women’s vocal ensemble, Link Crew, the Ignite mentor program and varsity swim team, where she lettered.
She’s received an Outstanding Junior Award and certificate of excellence in mathematics by the American Association of University Women.
She’s also the winner of Regional Solo and Ensemble Contest, Miss Junior Teen Seattle 2007 and Washington Aerospace Scholars certificate.
Razniewski has volunteered at First United Methodist Church of Renton.
She hopes to attend a four-year university to study engineering and physics, before starting a career as an engineer with NASA or Boeing.
- Sophia Trinh is a Lindbergh High School senior with a 4.0 GPA.
She’s been a member of Key Club, International Club and National Honor Society.
She received a National Honor Society award, National Youth Leader award, Student of the Month award in several subjects, Youth Usher Appreciation awards, National Piano Audition awards and Top Performance trophies.
She volunteers with International Health Care Services, Kidney Center and the Youth Usher Organization.
Sophia plans to take premedical programs at Seattle University. She hopes to then attend medical school at the University of Washington.
- Sarah Nelson is a Renton High School senior with a 3.8 GPA.
She’s participated in A Cappella Choir, ASB, varsity volleyball, Ignite mentor program.
She’s been awarded Honor Roll awards, Student of the Month awards, Choir Leadership Award and varsity volleyball awards.
She has volunteered with the Qwest Leadership Challenge.
Nelson plans to attend Washington State University to study psychology or sociology.
She hopes to become a therapist and to open her own practice or to become a high school counselor.
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.