Rotary clubs honor students of the mont

January 2, 2009

By Staff

The Renton and Issaquah Rotary clubs recently honored the following pupils as their

 students of the month.

Adriel Johnson, a senior at Hazen High School, was selected as December Youth of the Month by the Rotary Club of Renton. 

Johnson holds a 3.9 grade point average and is a member of Earthcore, president of the National Honor Society, and lettered in basketball, cross country and track. He received honorable mention honors in the Reflections Essay Contest. 

Johnson volunteers with Northwest Harvest planning and organizing food drives. He plans to attend Brigham Young University, take part in a two-year mission, then continue his education to become a professor of economics or international studies.

Olivia Baumgartner, the daughter of John and Jennifer Baumgartner, was recognized in language arts. 

The Liberty High School senior is an active member in the Patriot Players theater troupe and the International Thespian Society, earning a letter in drama for the past three years. She also enjoys social studies.

After college, Baumgartner hopes to be a theater director at an inner-city or underprivileged school or area.


Andrew Boes, the son of Gene and June Boes, was honored for his work in social studies.

In addition to receiving a National Merit Commendation, the Liberty High School senior has been involved in a mock trial program, is the school mascot and is the Associated Student Body director of Interhigh Activities, a group that organizes teen functions among the district high schools. 

Outside school, Boes was a coach for First Swing baseball camp and an Issaquah Youth Advisory Board member. In his free time, he enjoys reading, debating/arguing and playing recreational sports with friends.

Boes plans to attend the University of Notre Dame and pursue a double major in English and political science in preparation for a career as a politician.

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