The following Jackson High School students are students of the month for the Mill Creek Rotary.
Kathy Phan currently holds an outstanding 3.89 grade-point average while taking the most challenging course work that is offered at Jackson High School. Kathy has taken a plethora of honors and AP classes including: Honors English I-III, AP English 4, Honors Washington State History, Honors World History, AP U.S. History, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP Government and Spanish 4.
She has been a tremendous leader in her extracurricular commitments, showcasing a distinct and effective leadership style. She has been the ASB vice president her junior and senior years, treasurer during her freshman and sophomore years and National Honor Society secretary. Perhaps the most significant impact that Kathy has made to the community through her leadership and community service activities can be identified by looking at a local foundation that Kathy started aimed at fighting hunger. The Foundation is called REACH (Rid Every Adult and Child of Hunger) and Kathy played a vital leadership role in its origination.
Whether it is through her school course work or her extra-curricular activities, Kathy has set herself apart from all other students at JHS. She plans on advancing her education next year at Macalister University where she intends on majoring in international studies/diplomacy.
For Sarah Keating, education, activity and music have become passions within her life. Sarah looks forward to opportunities that allow her to work among other students who have found an endless desire and pursuit in the world of lifelong learning. It is this focus and attitude that has brought Sarah to where she is today. The innate desire to learn is why Sarah’s transcript is filled with the toughest of courses offered at JHS. It is also why Sarah has worked to maintain an outstanding GPA.
Sarah has recognized the importance of being a giving citizen within her school and community. Along with her musical endeavors, Sarah has spent endless hours participating in activities such as National Honor Society, Leaders of the Pack (a freshmen mentoring group), Act Out (a recycling and environmental club), being a student manager of the varsity girls basketball team and participating on the JV bowling team.
Outside of school she has volunteered at a local elementary school to assist students with their homework. Through her diverse activities and courses, Sarah has truly bettered the school and community in which she lives.