Students rec­og­nized

Sorop­ti­mists honor 3 ‘Girls of the Month’

Times Standard (Eureka) - - HOME+GARDEN -

Sorop­ti­mist Eel River Val­ley has named Petrita Ro­driguez, Shanah James and Kreada Foust as its “Girls of the Month.”

A se­nior at For­tuna Union High School, Ro­driguez is the daugh­ter of Maria Her­nan­dez and Juan Ro­driguez. She was named a Times-Stan­dard Su­per Stu­dent of the Month and has earned an Aca­demic Ex­cel­lence Award in AP Span­ish, al­ge­bra, world his­tory and Na­tive Speak­ers (Span­ish). She is sergeant of arms for the M.E.Ch.A. Club, which is ded­i­cated to fundraisin­g and plan­ning events for the Latino com­mu­nity. She is a mem­ber of In­ter­act and is part of the Creeks Club, which helps clean up the en­vi­ron­ment.

Ro­driguez — who is be­ing rec­og­nized for aca­demics — hopes to at­tend UC Davis or Stan­ford Univer­sity to ma­jor in aero­space or chem­i­cal en­gi­neer­ing.

James is the daugh­ter of Henry James. She is a se­nior at East High School and en­joys play­ing sports, es­pe­cially soft­ball and vol­ley­ball. She has co­or­di­nated the school’s blood drive and was in­volved with the beach cleanup. She reads to the Hy­desville Ele­men­tary School students one day a week and was rec­og­nized as a Cit­i­zen of the Week.

Af­ter grad­u­a­tion, James plans to at­tend Col­lege of the Red­woods and hopes to make the school’s soft­ball team. Af­ter at­tend­ing CR, James, who is be­ing rec­og­nized for aca­demics, plans to get in­volved with so­cial work.

Foust, daugh­ter of Dar­rell Foust, is a se­nior at East High School. She is be­ing hon­ored for com­mu­nity ser­vice. She vol­un­teers with Meals on Wheels, walks dogs at Mi­randa’s Res­cue and reads to the students at Hy­desville Ele­men­tary School. She is one of two high school students on the ad­vi­sory board for the Gene Lucas Com­mu­nity Cen­ter and rep­re­sents East High at school board meet­ings. Foust’s fu­ture plans in­clude earn­ing a doc­tor­ate in psy­chol­ogy and then be­com­ing a coun­selor.

SOROP­TI­MIST – CON­TRIB­UTED

Pic­tured are the Sorop­ti­mist “Girls of the Month,” from left, Petrita Ro­driguez, Kreada Foust and Shanah James.

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