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Rotary Club of Renton

From September to May, the Renton Rotary honors one exceptional senior from each of the Renton School District High Schools. A selection committee of Rotary members reviews applications and interviews students. The award is given to students who participate in volunteer work in their community, possess leadership abilities, maintain a good grade-point average and participate in school activities. The students and their parents/guardians are guests at a Rotary luncheon. You only need to apply once to be considered for the recognition. 

Be sure to download the Rotary Youth of the Month application and submit your application to the Counseling Office by September 27th (if applying for November) or October 25th (if applying for December).

For the application, visit the Renton Rotary Website and scroll to the bottom of the page. 

Student of the Month- September 2020- May 2021

Nicolas DeJesus

Nicolas DeJesus, September 2020 Student of the Month

Nicolas DeJesus, September 2020 Student of the Month

  • I am a senior at Lindbergh High School and I currently have a GPA of 3.95
  • Enjoy Jazz, Ad Astra Choir, and AP Calculus
  • Participated in school clubs Robotics & Associated Student Body
  • Volunteers at elementary schools
  • Volunteers at local pet shelters 

When I graduate, I want to study marine biology. My goal is to use my education to teach others the importance of our environment and do what I can to help better the state of the earth.

 

Parker Duncan

Parker Duncan, October 2020 Student of the Month

Parker Duncan, October 2020 Student of the Month

  • Carrying a GPA of 3.875.
  • Enjoys AP Statistics, AP Psychology, Criminal Justice, Humanities, and Civics.
  • Varsity athlete in cross county, basketball, and baseball.
  • Participates in Eagle Crew Leadership Club
  • Plays Alto Saxophone in the school Jazz Band
  • Member of the King County League Student Athlete Leadership Team
  • Participated in the King County Climate Action team
  • Volunteered for the Renton Farmers Market

​​​​​​​When I graduate, I am interested in majoring in Environmental Studies or Urban Planning. My goal is to help communities become more environmentally friendly.


 

Lauren Jones

Lauren Jones, November 2020 Student of the Month

Lauren Jones, November 2020 Student of the Month

 

  • Carrying a GPA of 3.9
  • Enjoys  AP Literature and AP Calculus, Leadership, Viscom, and Robotics
  • ASB Student President
  • Participated in FIRST Robotics Club
  • Mentors students in Satori’s Robotics Club
  • Volunteered at Renton River Days
  • Spoke at a panel promoting STEM at Renton Comic Con
  • Volunteered building tiny homes in a Seattle community
  • Like to run for fun

In college, I want to study either engineering or kinesiology. I don’t have my eye on any particular career, but I plan to start my own business. I yearn to lead a team from the ground up. 


 

Eric Olszewski

Eric Olszewski, December 2020 Student of the Month

Eric Olszewski, December 2020 Student of the Month

  • Currently have Straight A's and current GPA 3.11
  • Enjoys classes such as Aerospace and Industrial Tech Manufacturing, Financial Algebra, and civics. 
  • Enjoys music and playing guitar, wood carving, and landscaping the yard. 

When I graduate, I am considering joining an apprenticeship program or perhaps a class at a technical school. I can't wait to explore the trade jobs available in our region, I am currently aiming for a job in machining, electrical work, or welding.


 

Aiyanna Saunders

A'iyanna Saunders, January 2021 Student of the Month

A'iyanna Saunders, January 2021 Student of the Month

  • Carrying a GPA of 3.84
  • Enjoys classes such as AP Biology, AP Literature, and AP Calculus, Japanese
  • Volunteers with an GPI US; a company which focuses on educating and connecting students around the world in order to empower youth to grow in a global world.

When I graduate, I hope to study biology, or more specifically, genetics in hopes to achieve my goal of becoming a geneticist. Beyond that, I wish to travel the world in order to learn more about the different cultures and communities  not only to expand my horizons, but to gain a better understanding of the world we live in.
 

Gloria Gonzalez

Gloria Gonzalez, February 2021 Student of the Month

Gloria Gonzalez, February 2021 Student of the Month

  • Carrying a GPA of 4.0
  • Enjoys classes such as Humanities, 3rd year of Spanish, Construction, Civics, and Financial Algebra
  • Participates in the Poetic Justice and Pro Justice clubs
  • Participates in Track and Field & Volleyball
  • Attends the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary

When I graduate, I want to study Ethnic Studies. My goal is to become an educator for the social sciences. 

Dean Bartolome

Dean Bartolome, March 2021 Student of the Month

Dean Bartolome, March 2021 Student of the Month

  • Carries a GPA of 3.9
  • Enjoys classes such as AP Calculus, Humanities, and various electives
  • Participated in our robotics team where I held a leadership positionAthlete in cross country & TrackVolunteers at Renton's Summer STEM CampPart of the Eagle Crew

My post high school plan is to attend a 4-year University and major in Aerospace Engineering in hopes to become one. I have made it my career path and goal since I was young and am ready to execute them to my fullest ability. 

Alexis Prepotente

Alexis Prepotente, April 2021 Student of the Month

Alexis Prepotente, April 2021 Student of the Month

  • Carrying a GPA of 3.97 
  • Currently taking AP Literature, AP Statistics, AP Psychology, Civics, Photography, and Anatomy
  • Secretary of the HOSA club
  • Involved in Key Club
  • Athlete in Varsity Basketball & Tennis
  • Volunteers at Birthday Dreams, an organization that provides birthday parties for homeless children across the Puget Sound area
  • Volunteers at the Renton Farmers Market 
  • Volunteer at Benson Hill and Renton Park Elementary 

When I graduate, I plan to study medicine. My goal is to become a doctor and work with children who have disabilities. As someone who has a disability, I strive to create a more welcoming environment for children with disabilities in the healthcare field and to hopefully guide them into appreciating themselves.

Xinyi Liu

Xinyi Liu, May 2021 Student of the Month

Xinyi Liu, May 2021 Student of the Month

  • Carrying a 3.95 GPA
  • Student of both AP Stats and BC Calculus
  • Excels as leader inside and outside of the Lindbergh community
  • Guides peers within the classroom to ensure the success of the student body as whole
  • Earned the Seal of Biliteracy

“Students in BC calculus continually turn to her for help, support, advice.  If Xinyi does not agree with the mathematical process, then most of the class will quickly change their minds and look for another method.” – LHS Math Teacher

 

2018-2019 Rotary Club of Renton Student of the Month