Rotary clubs honor student standouts

May 31, 2012

By Staff

Rotary Club of Renton names student of the month

Thomas Nguyen, a senior at Hazen High School, was selected as the Rotary Club of Renton ’s Student of the Month for May.

He maintains a 3.5 grade point average and has been involved in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America; Key Club; Highlander Club; Concert Choir; Gay Straight Alliance; Diversity Club; Ignite and Associated Student Body. He is a cheer captain for the Highlanders.

Nguyen has received the Masonic Junior Award, a varsity letter and the National Cheerleaders Association Individual Leadership Award. He is an NCA All-American Cheerleader and an Academic All-Star.

He works at King County Sexual Assault Resource Center and volunteers with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and Three Wings/Queer Youth Space.

Nguyen plans to attend a four-year university to study public relations and political science and hopes to work in public relations in the entertainment business.

 Rotary Club of Issaquah honors athletes of the year

The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored the following seniors as its athletes of the year:

Annie Fairhart

  •  School: Issaquah High School
  •  Parents: Genie and Mark Fairhart
  • Sponsoring teacher: athletic department
  • Athletic achievements: Red Robin Athlete of the Month; team captain and most inspirational for varsity gymnastics; 2012 state qualifier for gymnastics; scholar varsity athlete on swim team, cheer squad, track team and gymnastics
  • Scholastic achievements: 3.97 grade point average; four Advanced Placement classes; quarter awards for French and calculus; student of the month for “most reliable” Activities: mini cheer camp volunteer; vacation bible school volunteer for six years
  •  Scholastic interests: Associated Student Body executive board treasurer (running nonacademic school activities and organizing clubs); French Club; National Honor Society
  •  Hobbies: hiking, hanging out with friends, dancing in the rain and laughing
  • Outside school affiliations: Sunday school teacher and youth group member at Snoqualmie United Methodist Church; gymnastics teacher at Gymnastics East
  •  Education goals: study nursing at University of Washington or Marquette University
  •  Career: nurse practitioner, join the Peace Corps and then continue to travel and “serve in any way I can!”

Hamilton Noel

  •  School: Liberty High School
  • Parents: Carole and Wright Noel
  • Athletic achievements: senior captain of wrestling, track and football; wrestling academic state champion in 2010 and 2011; placed second in state in 2010 and 2011 and sixth in 2012; member of the first place state 4×400 relay team; sixth place at state in the pole vault; in football, second team all-league at state and second team in league as linebacker
  •  Achievements: Eagle Scout and a senator in the Associated Student Body senior class
  •  Scholastic interests: calculus, Advanced Placement English and AP psychology
  •  Hobbies: Scouting, beekeeping, knitting, backpacking, sports, riding a unicycle and driving his 1953 Willys Jeep Wagon
  • Education goals: attend the University of Chicago or Brigham Young University
  •  Career: undecided
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