Rotary clubs honor teacher, students of the month

December 1, 2011

By Staff

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Academy counselor chosen for Rotary award

Allison George, a counselor at the Renton Academy in Newcastle, has been awarded the Renton Rotary’s Teacher of the Month honor.

George attended the University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Science in zoology and a Bachelor of Arts in music theory and history.

George earned a master’s in psychology in mental health counseling from Western Washington University.

She received Educational Staff Associate Certification from City University and is a licensed mental health therapist. She has worked in various health centers in Western Washington and has been a member of the Renton team for five years.

Hazen’s Daniel Huie selected for Rotary award

The Renton Rotary has selected Daniel Huie, a senior at Hazen High School, for its Youth of the Month award for November.

Huie maintains a 3.9 grade point average and is the Future Business Leaders of America vice president, Bike Club president, cross country and track and field captain, and National Honor Society member.

He has received the Outstanding Junior Achievement Award and took third at FBLA State in E-Commerce.

He works part-time as a videographer for Swerve Driver Training, and he volunteers with the Renton and Kent parks departments, the Newcastle Weed Warriors and the Salvation Army.

Huie plans to attend the University of Washington to pursue a bachelor’s degree and dental degree. He hopes to continue to serve as a videographer for small businesses and corporations as a hobby.


Rotary Club of Issaquah honors Liberty students

The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following seniors from Liberty High School as its students of the month for November:

Macaire Ament

  •  Category of recognition: English
  •  Parents: Tom and Andreé Ament
  • Academic achievements: National Merit Scholar commended student; honor society/honor roll; 3.976 grade point average
  • Athletic achievements: second-team all league 2011 goal keeper, Olympic Development Program pool player (2008-10); two-time league champion with Patriots soccer
  •  Activities: Youth Group (Lifeteen) at Mary, Queen of Peace; Mountains to Sound Greenway; Jazzercise
  •  Scholastic interests: Physettes (girls science/environmental awareness) club president
  •  Hobbies: writing, drawing (Mickey Mouse), varsity soccer (goal keeping); reading
  • Outside school affiliations: Washington Premier FC Girls 93 Elite Clubs National League goalkeeper; training keeper for women’s Sounders
  • Future goals: double-major or major/minor in astrophysics and English; play college soccer; be involved in research
  •  Career: bring research and science to kids/teens/adults in an engaging way through books (novels), teaching or some other media outlet

Michael Payant

  • Category of recognition: social studies
  •  Parents: Susan Cohodes, Tom Payant
  • Academic achievements: National Merit semifinalist; scholar athlete; National High School Institute Journalism Division at Northeastern University; 800 on SAT math two-subject test
  •  Athlete achievements: three years varsity tennis, two years team captain, managed JV baseball sophomore year, managed girls tennis junior year
  •  Activities: managing editor of Patriot Press 2010-11 and co-editor in chief 2011-12; Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference; tuba since sixth grade
  •  Scholastic interests: journalism, math, social studies
  •  Hobbies: watching sports, playing sports, blogging about sports, tennis
  •  Future goals: attend a high-caliber university focusing on journalism
  •  Career: broadcast journalist (television anchor or radio host)
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