Youth of the Month for January

Youth of the Month for January

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2019 2:31pm
  • Life

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.

January Rotary Youth of the Month are:

Alex Nguyen

Senior at Hazen High School

Alex holds a 3.99 G.P.A.; he has been involved in Hazen High ASB office, Leadership, Key Club, HOSA, FBLA, National Honor Society, Asian Student Coalition, French Club, Tennis and Swim; he has received two Varsity Tennis Letters, North Puget Sound League Academic/Scholar Athlete Certificate and placed fourth at FBLA competition for hospitality management.

Alex works at Hazen Pool as a Lifeguard, Swim Instructor and Office Worker and volunteers with the Red Cross, McKnight Middle School, Simply the Best Care Adult Homes, and Renton Highlands Community Center.

He plans to attend a four-year university to major in biochemistry.

Marley Duncan

Senior at Lindbergh High School

Marley holds a 3.99 G.P.A.; she has been involved in Lindbergh ASB Office, National Honor Society, Eagle Crew Leadership, Speech and Debate, Varsity Soccer, Varsity Basketball and Varsity Track and Field; she has received AAUW Certificate of Excellence in Science, Varsity Sports Letters, SPSL Outstanding Junior Award, SPSL Sportsmanship Award, and several other sports awards.

She works part-time at Chipotle and provides occasional photography work for Run For Good. She volunteers with the World Association for Children and Parents and the Pacific Science Center.

Marley plans to attend a four-year university (preferably Stanford or Columbia) to major in the STEM field and specifically Applied Mathematics. She hopes to use her STEM experience to work for a major business with specific interests in financial advising and linear programming.

Anson Huang

Senior at Renton High School

Anson holds a 3.98 G.P.A.; he has been involved in Renton Peer Mentor, Multicultural Events, Renton High Ambassador, Cross Country, Track and Swim team; has received Honor Roll, Student of the Month and certificate of achievement in Math Analysis and several other sports awards.

Outside of school he has served on the WIAA Leadership through Education, Activities and Personal Development (LEAP) Committee.

After high school, he plans to attend a university to study business, economics and/or political science. He’s undecided on a future vocation but is interested in the possibility of owning a Congee restaurant, becoming a sports medicine physician or holding a career in politics.


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