Rotarians honor April’s Youth of the Month

The Rotary Club of Renton has recognized three high school students for April in its Youth of the Month program.

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2008 12:00am
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The Rotary Club of Renton has recognized three high school students for April in its Youth of the Month program.

• Michaela Kusumi is a senior at Hazen High School. She holds a 4.0 GPA and is a member of National Honor Society, Link Crew, Key Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). She is also vice president of Family Career Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

Kusumi received a Scholar Athlete Award; Certificate of Honor from National Honor Roll; Cross Country JV Athletic Award and a Music Educators Award.

She volunteers for Northwest Kidney Center; Kennydale Neighborhood Association and Kim’s Tae Kwon Do.

Kusumi plans to attend a four-year university, earn a degree in chemistry or biology and become a pediatrician, dermatologist or physician’s assistant.

• Amrita Heer is a senior at Lindbergh High School. She holds a 3.75 GPA.

Heer is DECA chapter secretary, and she has been a member of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) three years, serving as secretary, vice president and president. Heer is also a National Honor Society secretary and a member of Key Club and International Club.

She received first place in the FBLA regional, has been recognized in the DECA State Chapter Award Program and has been DECA Area IV Member of the Month.

Heer volunteers at local daycares and at Gurudwara Singh Sabha of Washington.

She plans to attend a four-year university for a business degree and continue to earn a law degree. She then plans to pursue a career in business or as a prosecutor.

• Ngan Huynh is a senior at Renton High School. She holds a 3.97 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, Link Crew, A Cappella, Green Team and Key Club, of which she is secretary.

Huynh has received the Foreign Language Department Award and Outstanding Scholar Department Award in Spanish, Language Arts America Studies and Math Analysis and the Incredible Indian Award in Physics.

She currently works as a part-time hostess at Melrose Grill.

Huynh plans to go to college, have a career in journalism and travel the world to experience different cultures.

A selection committee of Rotary members reviews applications and interviews students. The award is given to students who possess leadership abilities, maintain a good grade-point average and participate in school activities and volunteer work in their community. The students and their parents are honored guests at a Rotary luncheon.

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