Kevin Xu

Kevin Xu

Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for December

The award is given to students who have leadership abilities, maintain a good GPA and volunteer in the community.

  • Thursday, December 5, 2019 1:30am
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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 reviews applications and interviews 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.

December Rotary Youth of the Month are:

Kevin Xu

Kevin Xu

Kevin Xu

Senior at Hazen High School

Kevin holds a 3.9 GPA; he has been involved in Hazen Philharmonic Orchestra, Hazen Film Club, Ping Pong Club, Key Club, FBLA and Tennis; he has received a Varsity Letter and Most Outstanding Freshman Award for Orchestra, Placement in FBLA competitions and second Place in Renton River Days Men’s Tennis competition.

Kevin volunteers with Northwest Chinese School helping to set up for classes and projects and assisting students.

Kevin plans to attend a four-year college to obtain a degree in engineering or computer science and he would like to travel. He hopes to become a video game coder and producer at a company such as Microsoft or Bungie or become a software developer and have a side job of writing video game scripts and television screenplays.

Michelle Saechao

Michelle Saechao

Michelle Saechao

Senior at Lindbergh High School

Michelle holds a 3.9 GPA; she has been involved in Key Club, Eagle Crew, HOSA Club and Lindbergh Orchestra. She has received Outstanding Junior Award, National Honor Society, Student of the Month Department Award for AP Biology, Math and Social Studies, Soundview Region Music Educators Certificates and other Orchestra Certificates of Awards.

She works part-time at Justice retail store in Southcenter and volunteers for DSHS and Renton Park Elementary.

Michelle plans to go to attend a nursing school and hopes to obtain her Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) certificate this summer.

Adonis Clemente

Adonis Clemente

Adonis Clemente

Senior at Renton High School

Adonis holds a 3.8 GPA; he has been involved in ASB Class Office, Key Club and HOSA, Varsity Basketball, Cross Country and Track and Field. He has received several Varsity Letters for sports, a League Championship in Track, State Qualifying Certificates and an Outstanding Attorney Award.

Adonis volunteers with Renton High School’s AAU tournaments, Seattle Marathon Runs and Goodwill.

He is planning to attend a four-year university to major in political science, then continue to pre-law and law school to enter a J.D. -M.B.A. joint program. He is interested in criminal and contracting law and has a dream to do ground-breaking work with criminal justice reform and to have his own practice.


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