Rotary clubs honor top students

December 9, 2008

By Staff

The Renton and Issaquah Rotary clubs recently honored the following pupils as their students of the month.

Melissa Hughes, a senior at Hazen High School, was selected as October Youth of the Month by the Rotary Club of Renton. 

Hughes holds a 3.7 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society, the District Instructional Materials Committee and the National Achievers Society. She participates in drill and pom, track and field, the marching band and school council. She also volunteers with United Way and Maplewood Elementary School. 

Hughes plans to attend a four-year university and study international business and marketing.


Amanda Lane, a senior at Hazen High School, was selected as November Youth of the Month by the Rotary Club of Renton.

Lane holds a 3.9 grade point average and is a member of the Divina Voce, National Honor Society and is captain of the Drill and Pom Team. She’s also a member of Link Crew, Earth Corps, the swim team and the concert band.

Lane volunteers at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center and works part time at a tanning salon. 

She plans to study nursing at the University of Washington.


Liberty High School senior Leah Bowen was honored for her contributions in science. 

The daughter of James Bowen and Wenie Din is a member of the Honor Society and Junior State of America. 

While maintaining a 3.97 grade point average, Bowen participated in the Educational Program for Gifted Youth at Stanford University and was a commended student at the National Merit Scholarship Competition.

She plays the cello for the All State Orchestra, Seattle Youth Symphony — Youth Orchestra and participated in Chamber Music Madness.

In addition, Bowen holds a first-degree black belt in karate. She enjoys backpacking, mountaineering and biking.

She plans to attend a university, majoring in pre-med and earning a degree in biostatistics for a career in clinical trials. Meanwhile, she plans to continue her studies on the cello.


Liberty High School student Tyson Haselden was honored for his efforts in math. 

The son of Christine and Kirk Haselden has been student of the month several times at Liberty. In addition to excelling at math, in which he placed eighth in the Washington state math championship, Haselden enjoys reading, skiing/snowboarding and hiking.

Haselden is a lifelong Scout, currently working on attaining the Eagle rank.

He plans to attend a four-year college and someday pursue a career as a physicist.


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