Posted by Sandi Hanson on Oct 10, 2016
We are excited to announce Chris Saleans as the September Rotary Student of the Month from Yelm High School.
Chris Saleans was selected as Yelm High School Rotary Student of the Month for September. Chris was nominated by Karla Blowers, CTE Teacher. “As an advanced student in Video Production, Chris has demonstrated both leadership and talent in the area of video production, “said Ms. Blowers.
When asked about what it is he likes about the Video Production class, Chris responded, “It’s hands-on, you don’t just sit in class and take notes, you get to come up with ideas and watch them come to life.” He said he likes working with the camera, the people he works with, and the video editing software. “You get to meet new people. You get to capture who they really are”, he said. Chris likes all aspects of the the class.
Chris has demonstrated his leadership skills by helping other students in class with basic video editing skills. He has also spent time outside of school volunteering to film events occurring within the district. This past summer, Chris gave up a day to film at Fort Stevens. Teachers were engaged in CKLA training on English Langauage Arts. He also created the CTE Advisor Recruitment video that is used to encourage local business people to get involved with YHS by sitting on the CTE Advisory Committees.
Chris has also been filming at pep assemblies, football games, in class, and around the school to obtain clips he will use in preparing a Fight Song Video that will be uploaded to the YHS website. The video is intended to get students “fired up” about being a student at the World’s Greatest High School. School spirit is contagious and Chris is hoping to spread it to all Yelm students!
Pictured are Ryan Akiyama, Yelm High School Principal, Corrina DuRocher, Asst Principal, Marsha Christiansen, Rotary Member, Chris Saleans, Kim Lyle, Rotary Member
The Rotary Club of Yelm is excited to be partnering with the Yelm High School again this year. Pictured below is our first donation of backpacks and supplies. We collect and donate supplies, gloves, hats, food, hygiene items, and much more throughout the school year. Last year we donated over $1000 to this program.
Thank you to all our wonderful Sponsors & Volunteers. without you we could not do all that we do!
Move Strong Fitness
Yelm Family Medical
OBEE Credit Union
Yelm Family Medical
OBEE Credit Union
Twin Star Credit Union
American Family Insurance
South Sound Hand Therapy
Mt Meadow Lavender
LNS Enterprises, LLC
Help us welcome the new Board of Directors for the Rotary Club of Yelm. They all assumed their new positions July 1st, 2016.
Last night, June 6th, we were honored to present 3 Scholarships to graduating seniors at Yelm High School The recipients of our 2016 Scholarships are:
- Brianna Feller
- Nicole DeHan
- Emily Greninger
Congratulations to all the 2016 Seniors!
The Rotary Club of Yelm is honored to announce Joe Donan as our 2015-16 Student of the Year. Joe Donan is an incredible choice for the Rotary Student of the Year Scholarship. Joe's high school career has shown incredible achievement in class, in multiple leadership activities and on the athletic field. Academically, Joe is a top student who is headed to the University of Washington Bothell Campus to study engineering design. During his time at YHS Joe earned multiple recognitions for his work on the Robotics Team which competed well at the state level. Joe's leadership with the team was exemplified by high levels of collaboration and teamwork which allowed the group to excel at state. Joe has also been a significant leader across campus, helping out with College Signing Day, Prairie Days, student elections and student events. Athletically, Joe competed at the district level in the pole vault and varied events on our track team. Joe is charismatic, positive and always willing to help his peers and teachers. Joe Donan embodies all the core values we communicate here at Yelm High School.
Posted by Sandi Hanson
The Rotary Club of Yelm was excited to meet and host Tim Bridgman during his brief stop in Yelm on Thursday, May 19. Tim has been on a cycle journey around the world in support of one of his favorite organizations, ShelterBox. He is currently winding his way through the Pacific Northwest heading up to Vancouver, through the Yukon and finally finishing in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska.
Pictured above are Ken McCulloch, Karen McCulloch, Steve Dobosz, Janet Dobosz, Larry Hanson, Sandi Hanson, Kyle Hanson, Tim Bridgman, Howard Christensen, & Marsha Christensen