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Rotary Islanders for October

Mercer Island High School students Ryan Fang and Miriam Zawadzki have been named as the Rotary Islanders of October.

Fang holds several leadership positions at MIHS. He is the Community Club’s co-president of music, National Honors Society treasurer, student advisory group leader and a chamber orchestra section leader. He is also the co-president of Future Business Leaders of America and the vice president of the Key Club, Mercer Island Chapter. The recipient of the AP Scholar with Honor Award and “Best Attitude” MIHS orchestra award, Fang is a National Champion speedskater who set a new national record for speedskating at the Inline Speedskating Nationals with his freshman boy relay team of four. Fang is a pianist who has taught lessons. For his senior project, he has planned a Senior Recital Benefit Concert — at which he will perform as the solo pianist — to benefit Seattle Music Partners, a nonprofit organization. Fang has also hosted his own radio show on KMIH 88.9 Hot Jamz, and has volunteered at the UW Medical Center.

Zawadzki is a National Merit semifinalist whose extracurricular activities include the MIHS marching band, the United Synagogue Youth Board and Hebrew High School. She is a teacher’s assistant at Congregation Herzl-Ner Tamid, where she also tutors youth in preparation for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. She has also volunteered for Volunteer Outreach in Communities Everywhere (VOICE) and for the Giant Magnet Executive Board as a high school representative. Zawadzki, who is taking clarinet lessons, has played with the Pacific Lutheran University Honor Band, a clarinet quartet at a state solo ensemble festival, the Eastshore Solo/Ensemble Festival, the All-State Band wind ensemble and the All-Northwest Band.

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