Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for April

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

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 review applications and interview 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.

April Rotary Youth of the Month are:

Trinity Yang

Senior at Hazen High School

Trinity holds a 3.9 G.P.A.; she has been involved in Hazen Philharmonic Orchestra (several positions held), Asian Student Coalition (past President) and Key Club (Secretary); she has received Varsity Letters in Orchestra, National School Orchestra Award, National History Day placement (regionals and state), Schoolwide AMC Math Competition (1st place), Washington Music Educators Association Solo & Ensemble placement.

Trinity works part-time at Yea’s Wok and Over the Rainbow Tea Bar and volunteers with Kiwanis, Northwest Harvest, Salvation Army, Bloodworks Northwest, and with local city and school programs.

She plans to attend a four-year university to study Economics or International Relations and hopes to become a medical professional in a non-profit organization.

Arielle Fernandez

Senior at Lindbergh High School

Arielle holds a 3.89 G.P.A.; she has been involved in Lindbergh ASB (held class president and vice president roles), DECA (current Director of Fundraising and Finance) and Varsity Tennis; she has received AP Scholar, National Junior Honor Society, Honor Roll, Departmental Student Awards, DECA awards, Microsoft Office Master Certification, Varsity Letter (Tennis) and 2A South Puget Sound League All Academic Award.

Outside of school she has been an active member of UW Making Connections and was an intern at Microsoft in the Worldwide Commercial Business Department. She works part-time at Kumon and volunteers with St. Stephens the Martyr Church, WE Day, Renton Farmers Market and Benson Hill Elementary School.

Arielle plans to attend a four-year university to major in computer engineering/science and minor in business.

Yvonne Truong

Senior at Renton High School

Yvonne holds a 3.6 G.P.A.; he has been involved in the Renton Student Council and Key Club and has received the Renton High Matter of the Heart Award. Outside of school, Yvonne is involved with a non-profit club, associated with the University of Washington, called Hey-Mentor where she serves as a school ambassador and the co-lead Graphic Designer.

She works part-time at a local toy store called Learning Express Toys. After high school, Yvonne plans to attend a university or college to study Design.

She hopes to become a full-time Graphic Designer in the technology and beauty industry and also wants to work on becoming an illustrator for children’s books.

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