Rotary honors May Youth of the Month

The Rotary Club of Renton has recognized three high school students as its May Youth of the Month.

  • Tuesday, April 29, 2008 1:41am
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The Rotary Club of Renton has recognized three high school students as its May Youth of the Month.

• Tiffany Chau is a senior at Hazen High School. She holds a 3.7 GPA.

Chau is a member of the National Honor Society, Link Crew, Highlander Club, Spanish club, JV tennis and gymnastics. Chau is also drill team captain and Renton Youth Council president.

She received the Scholar Athlete Award, JV letters in tennis and gymnastics and 21 first-place drill team awards.

Chau works as a part-time sales associate at the Limited Too.

She plans to to earn a degree in business or the medical field at the University of Washington and pursue a career in a large sales company or as a pharmacist.

• Alaska McGann is a senior at Lindbergh High School. She holds a 3.8 GPA.

McGann is Key Club president and a member of environmental club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Link Crew, volleyball and Renton Youth Council.

McGann received biology, health and world language Student of the Month Awards. She has also made the presidential and national honor rolls, received the Top 10 Juniors Award and the Most Inspirational and Improved for volleyball.

McGann volunteers with Salvation Army, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society and the City of Renton.

She plans to attend the University of Washington to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.

• Romeo Poza is a senior at Renton High School. He holds a 3.9 GPA.

Poza is a member of the Green Team, Link Leaders and the Engineering Club of South Seattle Community College.

He received Outstanding Scholar Awards from the science and business departments, the Outstanding Juniors Certificate of Achievement Award, the Evergreen Boys State 2007 Award and a Special School Award from the language arts department.

Poza works part-time at McLendon’s Hardware as an intern.

He plans to earn a degree in civil engineering from Gongaza University.

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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