Renton Rotary Club honors January Youth of the Month
January 17, 2013 · 2:27 PM
Renton Rotary has selected their Youth of the Month for January.
Jon Fortescue is a senior at Hazen High School. He holds a 4.0 grade point average (G.P.A.). Fortescue has been involved in STEM Club, National Honor Society, drama, orchestra and the Hazen Swim Team. He has received Honor Roll, academic awards, National Merits Finalist, Masonic Outstanding Junior Award, and AP Scholar with distinction. Fortescue works part-time as a math/reading tutor and volunteers through National Honor Society. He hopes to attend a four-year college or university and major in either biology or astrophysics. He would like to work as either a bio-medical researcher or work in the space exploration/colonization industry.
Shayna Riccardo is a senior at Lindbergh High School. She holds a 3.88 G.P.A. Riccardo has been a member of environmental club, Key Club, Bible study club, international club and does mentoring. She has received the National Junior Honor Society award and Masonic Outstanding Junior Award. Riccardo volunteers with Celebration Foursquare Church, Italian Festa, the Salvation Army Food Bank and Renton Eagles. She hopes to attend South Seattle Community College to participate in the culinary/pastry program and earn a degree in business. After obtaining a degree as a pastry chef and in business, she would like to open a pastry shop.
Hannah Franceschina is a senior at Renton High School. She holds a 4.0 G.P.A. Franceschina is involved with National Honor Society, culture club, Leadership, Renton Peer Mentors and the Associated Student Body, as a class officer. She also participates in varsity volleyball and varsity track and field. Franceschina has received varsity letters in volleyball and track and field, Outstanding Ignite Mentor, a physical education certificate, Seamount All-League and 1st Team—Volleyball. She volunteers at Milk & Honey Café at Harambee as a cashier and barista. She plans to attend either a community college or a university to major in psychology and minor in business. While working on her degree she would also like to play volleyball for the college or university. Franceschina would like to become a psychologist and run her own business. She also dreams to one day open her own café.
The students and their parents are honored guests at a regular Rotary luncheon.