Chimacum seniors honored by Rotary for leadership, respect

Posted 2/23/16

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County honored Chimacum High School seniors Quinn Dowling, Veronica Hagerman, Chelsey Johnson and Celeena Lechtenberg on Thursday, Jan. 28. All were nominated as …

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Chimacum seniors honored by Rotary for leadership, respect

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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County honored Chimacum High School seniors Quinn Dowling, Veronica Hagerman, Chelsey Johnson and Celeena Lechtenberg on Thursday, Jan. 28. All were nominated as students of the month for December 2015 and January 2016 for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, caring, responsibility, respect, honesty, fairness and academics.

Dowling, son of Mike and Kelly Dowling, plans to attend Olympic College to get an associate degree and transfer to a four-year college to study sports medicine. He is involved in school activities that include football, basketball, baseball and choir, and is the executive treasurer for the associate student body. Dowling coached the youth basketball team for two years, and for his senior project is to design and direct a youth football camp.

Hagerman, daughter of Kellie White, plans to attend a community college for nursing and for the past two years, has worked full time to make her dream of becoming a nurse come true. Her senior project involves helping refugees in the eastern countries, according to a press release.

Johnson, daughter of Melissa and Brian Anderson and Scott Johnson, plans to attend Olympic College to get an associate degree and then transfer to a university to study criminal justice and law. She is involved in volleyball at school, helps out at concession stands during sports activities and works at Ferino's Pizzeria to help her reach her educational goals. For her senior project, Johnson is hosting the Volleyball Chimacum Choice for the elementary school students.

Lechtenberg, daughter of Rick and Belinda Lechtenberg, plans to attend a four-year college to study family planning. To reach her educational goals, she works at the Rose Theatre and the Uptown Dental Clinic. She is involved in track and field sports at school and works at the concessions at the basketball games to raise funds for the senior class. For her senior project, Lechtenberg is collecting clothes and donating them to the homeless shelter and to the free store.

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