The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club recently named several Students of the Month from local high schools. Top row left to right, Elijah Greisz, Airam Lopez, Barrett Stengele, Diana Cantini and Erendira Ochoa. Bottom row from left, Jade Steigerwald, Devonte Donaldson, Zadi Villanueva, Kayla Clover and Desi Campbell. (Contributed photos)

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club recently named several Students of the Month from local high schools. Top row left to right, Elijah Greisz, Airam Lopez, Barrett Stengele, Diana Cantini and Erendira Ochoa. Bottom row from left, Jade Steigerwald, Devonte Donaldson, Zadi Villanueva, Kayla Clover and Desi Campbell. (Contributed photos)

South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary names Students of the Month

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club recently named several Students of the Month from local high schools.

Cascade High School’s Elijah Greisz is first in his class, is in STEM Club and helps host an annual Innovation Expo for elementary and middle school students. He hopes to attend the University of Washington and study computer science, business or law.

Also from Cascade, Airam Lopez was recognized for involvement in many activities and clubs, including Link Crew, ASB Ambassador, leadership, soccer and more. She logged over 450 hours of community service. She hopes to attend WSU or the University of Rochester and become a biotechnology engineer.

Kamiak High School’s Barrett Stengele is an athlete and student leader who is noted for bringing people together. He plans to pursue a career as a first responder.

Also from Kamiak, Diana Cantini was recognized as an outstanding student and wrestling captain holding state titles for years running.

Mariner High School’s Erendira Ochoa is involved in school clubs, sports and other activities at church and in the community. Ochoa translates weekly sermons from Spanish to English and teaches a youth class. Ochoa plans to take the summer off, then head to Stanford University to major in architectural design.

Also from Mariner, Jade Steigerwald has varsity letters in swim, band and academics. Every summer she helps run a school tutoring center. After graduation she plans to attend University of Washington to study environmental science with the goal of working for a nonprofit.

ACES High School’s Devonte Donaldson is a successful student. His favorite class is U.S. government, and he was excited to be able to vote in the most recent election. Donaldson plans to attend college. He’d like to be a professional football player or entertainer.

Also from ACES, Zadi Villanueva enjoys kids and volunteers to watch them. She also works and helps care for her younger brother. She plans to attend Everett Community College or University of Washington Bothell and study to become an elementary school teacher.

ACES student Kayla Clover loves to read, especially the Harry Potter series, and to go to drag races. After high school she plans to attend college and would like to become a veterinarian.

And ACES student Desi Campbell enjoys pen-and-paper art, but has recently been studying digital art. She would like to join the U.S. Navy and continue her schooling.

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