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Rotary recognizes students for work

The Enumclaw Rotary Club recognized Taylor Capellaro, Jacob Klein and Jennifer Kathryn (Katie) Spiry as Students of The Month for February and Jake Christensen and Laura Venemon in March.

Capellaro, son of Sonya and Joe Capellaro of Enumclaw, was the recipient from Enumclaw High School. A student with a 3.5 grade-point average, Capellaro is a three-year member of the National Honor Society, Thespian Society and Drama Club president. In addition, he is in both the chamber and concert choirs at the high school and has participated in numerous musical productions. He has been accepted to Pacific Lutheran University where he plans to study music; upon graduation from there, he hopes to attend Cornish College of the Arts and earn a master’s degree in conducting.

Klein, son of Sonya and Joe Klein of Buckley, was the recipient from White River High School. He will graduate from White River and also as a Running Start student with an associate of arts degree in business from Pierce College. He is an active member of the school DECA program, having served as vice president and, for the past two years, as president, and has qualified for numerous local, state and national competitions. He plans to attend a four-year school in the fall and work toward a degree in business management.

Spiry, daughter of Mitsy and Mark Spiry, was the recipient from White River Alternative Programs. A student in the Choice program since fifth grade, she will graduate this spring. Her academic strength has been math and her interests include outdoor activities like jogging, hiking and running. She also is a volunteer with her church, El Shaddai Ministries. Undecided about her future plans, some of her goals include getting a pilot’s license, interpreting for the deaf and travelling.

Jake Christensen, son of Daryn Christensen and Kelly Darby of Enumclaw, was the recipient from Enumclaw High School. A 3.87 grade-point average student, Christensen has taken numerous Advanced Placement classes including government and biology. He also participates in football, track and cross country in addition playing rugby at the club level. He has been accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point this fall.

Laura Venemon, daughter of Peggy and Chuck Venemon of Buckley, was the recipient from White River High School. With a 4.0 GPA, she is a two-year member and current vice president of National Honor Society and is also a member of Key Club. Dancing since she was 4 years old, Venemon is a member of the Plateau Ballet Repertory Theatre. She plans to attend a four-year college this fall and work toward a degree in secondary education.

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