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.
November Rotary Youth of the Month are:
Senior at Hazen High School
Malia holds a 3.9 GPA; she has been involved in National Honor Society, after school tutoring, PTSA, Gordy Guides, Hazen Philharmonic Orchestra, swim/dive, gymnastics and fastpitch. She has received the Science Department Award, many varsity sports letters and academic scholar athlete awards, along with several other sports awards.
Malia has worked at the Hazen Pool as a swim instructor and volunteers with the youth leadership team of her parish while being an advocate for the Youth Migrant Project.
Malia plans to attend a four-year university in state to major in biochemistry. She would also like to study abroad in Europe then attend a school to study in the pharmaceutical field. She hopes to become pharmacist in a hospital.
Senior at Lindbergh High School
Anusha holds a 3.7 GPA; she has been involved in ASB, Eagle Crew, National Honor Society, Varsity Tennis and Varsity Golf. She has received National Honor Society, Microsoft Office Specialist Master, Math Department Award, Varsity Letters in Tennis and Golf, South Puget Sound Scholar Athlete Award and other sports awards.
Outside of school, she has been an active member with the Kent Youth Ummah, WE Day, Talbot Rehabilitation Center and volunteers at area schools.
Anusha plans to go to a four-year university to study endocrinology and receive a degree in microbiology. She hopes to work in the field of pediatric research to achieve advancements to support children with disabilities.
Senior at Renton High School
Alicia holds a 4.0 GPA; she has been involved in ASB, Filipino Student Union, Renton’s Multicultural Show and Renton High Track. She has received Student of the Month Department Awards, Triple-Impact Athlete Scholarship Finalist, Ida and William Rosenthal Scholarship, along with Academic Excellence Principal’s List.
Alicia serves as a youth representative for the City of Renton Mayor’s Inclusion Task Force, volunteers as an assistant coach for the Renton Youth Track and Field Team and is a student ambassador with HeyMentor.
Alicia in planning to attend a four-year college or university and looking for options to study abroad. She is interested in pursuing a career in the social science and particularly in global studies or international relations.