Renton Rotary selects Youth of the Month for October

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

  • Saturday, October 12, 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 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.

October Rotary Youth of the Month are:

Ming Fong

Senior at Hazen High School

Ming holds a 4.0 G.P.A.; he has been involved in Math Club, Key Club, Table Tennis Club, Earth Corps, Tennis, Track and Field, and Badminton Club; he has received AP Scholar with Distinction, AP Scholar, Seattle Asian Pacific American Youth Scholar and YMCA Advancement in Leadership Award.

Ming has worked at Kumon as a Center Assistant and was a software engineer intern at Microsoft over the summer and he volunteers with the King County Library System’s Study Zone.

Ming plans to study math or physics and complete a PhD in a quantitative field to become a research physicist and study the field of particle physics.

Jacqueline Nguyen

Senior at Renton High School

Jacqueline holds a 3.9 G.P.A.; she has been involved in The Essence of Renton, Green Team, Student Council, Renton Peer Mentor and Fan Dance for Renton’s Annual Multicultural Festival. She has received Honor Roll, Outstanding Peer Mentor, Henry Moses Award, Gold Certificate for Volunteering, President’s Certificate, Matter of the Heart Award and other department Awards.

Outside of school she has been an active member with the Renton Youth Council and the Student Conservation Association. Jacqueline has worked as a recreational assistant with the City of Renton as a Science, Technology, Recreation, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) team staff member.

Jacqueline plans to go to college to study in the medical field.

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