Rotary members recognize three Renton School District high school students each month 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.
January Rotary Youth of the Month are:
Senior at Hazen High School
Ting Liang holds a 3.8 GPA. She is involved in Earth Corps, FBLA, STEM, robotics, College Access Now, National Honor Society, Key Club, Philharmonic Orchestra and tennis. She has received Academic All-Star award, CTE Robotics Camp award, FBLA awards and tennis and orchestra Letters and was a FTC Tesla Interleague finalist. Liang works at Kumon as a teacher assistant and volunteers at local elementary schools. She plans to attend college and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in a STEM field and hopes to work in the.
Senior at Lindbergh High School
Angeline Martinez holds a 3.8 GPA. She has been involved in robotics, HOSA and DECA. She was a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar and has received a National Honor Society Certificate, multiple Student of the Month recognitions and varsity letters in FIRST Robotics. She works part time at Maya Whole Health Studio and volunteers with the Regional Animals Services of King County, World Relief Seattle and Vegetarians of Washington. Martinez plans to attend a four-year university to earn a bachelors degree. She hopes to become a registered dietician and work in hospitals or clinics.
Senior at Renton High School
Rafaella Souza holds a 3.5 GPA. She has been involved in KPOP Club, Renton Peer Mentors and is a full diploma International Baccalaureate student. She has received Henry Moses Honors, Honor Roll award, Matter of the Heart recognition, Renton Peer Mentor recognition, Student of the Month and an Excellence award. Souza volunteers at the Vine Seattle Church where she helps with worship services and youth celebrations. After high school, she plans to attend Emory University or Kennesaw State University to study psychology and psychiatry. Souza wants to open her own clinic or work for the government as a psychologist.