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.

More in Life

It is a busy time in the garden with planting

Near the end of April the nurseries will be overflowing with color.… Continue reading

Thom Cantrell, one of the organizers of the upcoming International Conference for Primal People, holds up a mould of a Sasquatch footprint. He said the mould was taken in the Blue Mountains in Oregon by Paul Freeman, a well-known Sasquatch hunter who’s 1994 footage of a Sasquatch in that area made big waves in the believer and skeptic communities alike. Photo by Ray Miller-Still
All things Sasquatch in Enumclaw

Washington state is famous for countless reasons. It’s the birthplace of Starbucks… Continue reading

RHS Students gear up for Bubblin Brown Sugar dance competition

The competition is April 27 at Garfield High School.

How to be a backyard micro farmer

Do you have a small space? Perhaps just a balcony or patio… Continue reading

Special police partners honored

King County Sheriff’s Office dedicates new memorial to honor K9 service dogs and handlers.

Renton Schools Foundation hosts annual breakfast fundraising event

The Renton Schools Foundation (RSF) is hosting its 10th Annual Fundraising Breakfast… Continue reading

Photo by Haley Ausbun.
Rooftop dragon roars over Renton

New 25-foot iconic sculpture draws crowd downtown.

Renton Rotary selects Teachers of the Month for April

Silvia Flores, John Hoag and Kristen Murphy were selected as teachers of the month.

Photo of Renton native Matt House by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Brad Gee
Renton native propels submarine legacy into the future

By M. Dawn Scott Navy Office of Community Outreach As citizens of… Continue reading

Spring gardening provides inspiration

The end of March may roar like a lion or meet April… Continue reading

Matt Kidd. Submitted photo
True strength has no limits

Covington resident Matt Kidd shares his story about kidney disease to help others during National Kidney Month.

Spring color is on display

The fourth week of March is a time of explosive growth in… Continue reading