Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month as Youth of the Month.
December Rotary Youth of the Month are:
Senior at Hazen High School
Theresa Nguyen holds a 3.9 GPA and is involved in National Honor Society, Flash Club, HOSA, Earth Corps, STEM Club, GSA, Art Club, Gordy Guides and Track & Field. She has received a Varsity Track Letter and an Excellence Certificate in Piano Guild. Nguyen works part time at Sushi Cafe and volunteers with The Vietnamese Eucharistic Youth Movement, St. Dominic Altar Society and the Vietnamese Martyrs Parish of the Archdiocese of Seattle. She plans to attend a four-year university to earn a degree in biochemistry and possibly transfer to a pharmaceutical school. She hopes to intern at hospitals and pursue a career as a clinical pharmacist.
Senior at Lindbergh High School
Alan Dang holds a 3.7 GPA and has been involved in Key Club, Environmental Club, Poetry Club, Robotics Workshops, Eagle Crew, Martial Arts and served as Junior Class Treasurer. He has received National Honor Society status, Student of the Month, Microsoft Certification in PowerPoint, Nominated Top Junior, and CPR & First Aid Certification. He volunteers with Renton Youth Advocacy Center as the volunteer coordinator. Dang plans to attend either the University of Washington, Seattle University or Pacific Lutheran University to earn a degree to become a physical therapist or a dental hygienist.
Janae Alcantara Vieira
Senior at Renton High School
Janae Viera holds a 3.9 GPA and has been involved in ASB Club, Ambassadors, Band (Treasurer), Renton Peer Mentor, and Varsity Soccer (Captain). She has received Henry Moses Honors, Honor Roll, Academic Excellence Award, Sportsmanship Award, Varsity Soccer Letter and Seattle Seahawks High School Athlete of the Week award. Viera volunteers with Northwest Harvest and the Pacific Northwest Soccer Club. After high school, she plans to attend a four-year university to major in biology then she would like to go to medical school to become an anesthesiologist.
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.
The students and their parents are honored guests at a regular Rotary luncheon.