Posted by Mariam James on May 24, 2018
On May 24 Silverdale Rotarians and guests were proud to host Students of the Month from three local high schools.  Students are chosen by school teachers and staff for not only academic achievements, but also leadership and community service.  Read on for details.
 
Each student was presented with a plaque and letter recognizing his/her achievements.  Congratulations to our future leaders!
 
Klahowya Secondary School
 
Robert Clifton (on left) remarked that “There are students that like STEM and those who like humanities.” He wants to be an author.  He started in 5th grade at Silverwood Elementary where he won a "young authors" award.  He started with storytelling, but at Klahowya has learned how to write about people through social experiences.  He will attend Western Washington University majoring in creative writing.
 
Garrett Betzing (on right) is active in varsity golf and basketball, History Club, and is the Associated Student Body (ASB) executive VP.  He will attend Grand Canyon University Honors College studying finance. He has a passion for real estate, both for the homes and the human interaction and connections. He is also considering a career as  a financial adviser.
 
Alison Schultz – not present due to being a camp counselor
 
Cross Point Academy
 
Charlie Jones (on left) is class Salutatorian.  Activities include team captain of golf, National Honor Society, drama, and band. took a mission trip to Ukraine last year.  He wants to major in neurobiology  and minor in music.  Charlie is thankful for the small nurturing atmosphere of Crosspoint, and the wisdom and patience he has learned from his parents.
 
Rachel DeSchryver (on right) is described as a strong and caring servant leader who is willing to help anyone with anything.  She helped organize a blood drive in April with Bloodworks for her school and has been on mission trips to Basque country in Spain in 2016 and Peru in 2014.  Rachel overcame a battle with cancer and wants to be a registered nurse.  She will also attend Grand Canyon University Honors College. 
 
Central Kitsap High School
 
Ally Payne (on right) is ASB Secretary, plays varsity tennis, and is passionate about the environment and conservationist living. She was awarded a Washington NASA Space Grant, and she will attend University of Washington to study aeronautics and astronautics. 
 
Warren Coons (on left) is class Valedictorian.  Volunteering at the food bank opened his eyes and got him out of his shell; Warren realized that people need to share knowledge and experience with each other to grow.  He will attend UCLA as a math major.