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.
The students and their parents are honored guests at a regular Rotary luncheon.
May Rotary Youth of the Month are:
Senior at Hazen High School
Emma Ledbetter holds a 4.0 GPA. She has been involved in Travel Club, Gordy Guides, National Honor Society, ASB office and golf team. She has received the Hazen Achievement award, golf team pride award, Player of the Year and Outstanding Masonic Junior awards. Ledbetter volunteers with Hazelwood Mentor program and Young Life. She plans to attend a four-year university to pursue a medical degree. She is interested in epidemiology and would like to work at a research hospital or with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Senior at Hazen High School
Kathy Huynh holds a 3.5 GPA. She has been involved in Key Club, FBLA, National Honor Society, Chamber Orchestra and sports, including swim, wrestling, gymnastics, cheer and track. She has received varsity letters in sports and orchestra. She has also received the National Honor Society Member of the Month recognition and Unity Award (in Language Arts). She works as a life guard, model for a private clothing company and as a music tutor. She also volunteers with East Hill string lessons, Hazen junior cheer, at local homeless shelters and other various events. Huynh plans to attend the University of Washington and become an orthodontist.
Senior at Lindbergh High School
Kane Anderson holds a 3.65 GPA. He has been involved in cross country, swim and soccer and is a member of Boy Scouts of America. He has received junior varsity letters in cross country and received the Most Inspirational award and Eagle Scout rank. Anderson has volunteered with the Hope Center for Women, Allegro Pediatrics, Kent Food Bank and the Walk for Alzheimer’s. After high school, he plans to attend Washington State University to study Computer Science. Anderson hopes to become programmer and design a program to visually record American Sign Language and convert it into spoken language.
Senior at Renton High School
Taylor Quach holds a 3.4 GPA. He has been involved in the IB program and has received the Henry Moses award, Matter of the Heart award, Excellence award and Student of the Month recognition. Quach plans to attend Seattle Pacific University to major in accounting and to become a financial advisor.