3 honored by Sammamish Rotary

Three 2013 Sammamish graduates, representing all three Plateau high schools, each received a $4,000 college scholarship from the Rotary Club of Sammamish.

Three 2013 Sammamish graduates, representing all three Plateau high schools, each received a $4,000 college scholarship from the Rotary Club of Sammamish.

Criteria included involvement in community service, leadership in school and community activities, high initiative and personal qualities, and a grade point average of 2.5 of higher.

The greatest weight is given to those applicants who exemplified the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

Marcia MacAfee, Rotary’s Vocational Services Director, presented certificates.

Winners include:

Jace Beck, Eastside Catholic –Beck was a volunteer basketball coach with Special Olympics, team captain for the annual Autism Speaks Walk, served at the school’s Liturgy Dinners, wrote for the school newspaper, tutored in the Options program for special education students each school day, captained the premier soccer team, and volunteers with Hopelink, Medical Teams International, and the Forgotten Children’s Fund. He will attend Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont.

Kaylee Hanson, Eastlake High School –A SAMMI Award winner for Youth Spirit, Hanson was a Relay for Life team captain for four years, chaired publicity for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Again Breast Cancer 5K walk, served as president of Eastlake’s National Honor Society and president of the National Keystone Community Service Club with the Sammamish/Redmond Boys & Girls Club, tutored in first grade classrooms, teaches baton, volunteered in the severely disabled student resource room and was a member of DECA. She will attend Santa Clara University in California.

Emily Jones, Skyline High School – Jones volunteers with Families with Children from China, mentors at SAMBICA, served as president of the youth leadership board with the Sammamish YMCA and as president of DECA, recruited and coordinated more than 70 volunteers for Sammamish YMCA’s Eggstravaganza, and went to Poland as a high school mentor through Washington Business Week. She will attend Babson College in Wellesley, Mass.

Marcia MacAfee, vocational services director for the Sammamish Rotary presents Eastside Catholic’s Jace Beck with a scholarship.

Marcia MacAfee, vocational services director for the Sammamish Rotary presents Eastlake’s Kaylee Hanson with a scholarship.