Students of the Month is a program that honors outstanding students in West Seattle high school programs. Each month each program chooses a student whose family, counselors and others important in the student’s life are all guests of the Rotary Club of West Seattle at its weekly luncheon at Salty’s on the second Tuesday of the month.
The high school programs responsible for the selection of the students are
- Chief Sealth International High School
- Career Link/Alternative High Schools
- Seattle Lutheran High School
- West Seattle High School
- Southwest Youth and Family Services.
Each student gives a short talk about his or her accomplishments and aspirations and receives a packet of information and gifts from the club.
Students of the Month are encouraged to apply for Student of the Month scholarships. Three students received scholarships for $2500 each in 2015: Brisa Mendex- Alvarez (Chief Sealth), Nirizi N Ghodsian (Career Link), and Carolina Sayuri Sasai (Seattle Lutheran).
In addition, Gambriell Scholarships were awarded to three graduating West Seattle Seniors who would not otherwise be able to attend college based on financial need and academic merit. Two 2015 Gambriell Scholarships of $2500 each have been awarded to Caprice L Villeza (West Seattle High) and Julia Nark (Career Link). Another 2015 Gambriell Scholarship of $1500 has been awarded to Tin Vo (West Seattle High) and one 2014 Gambriell Scholarship for $1500 has been renewed for 2015 for Joey Werlech at Central Washington University.