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Rotary Islanders for April

The Rotary Club has named Mercer Island High School students Ben Poor and Jessica Snodgrass as the Islanders of the month.

Poor, the senior class president and band president, is a drum major and trombone player in the band. He is also a Bridges leader and member of the National Honor Society and Invisible Children Club. Woodworking, playing trombone and reading are among his hobbies, and he volunteers as the regional treasurer for the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, as a Sunday School assistant teacher, and as a Voice Camp counselor at YMCA Camp Orkila and with the Mercer Island Boys & Girls Club. He is the son of Dean and Geraldine Poor, and his brother, Aaron Poor, was chosen as a Rotary Islander in January.

Snodgrass, a member of the National Honor Society and Senior Service Club, performed with the MIHS band in the London New Year’s Day parade. She volunteers for Mercer Island Youth and Family Services in the VOICE program and as a project leader in training for the middle school Summer Volunteer Program (SVP). She also gives of her time at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, where she volunteers on a monthly basis at Plymouth on Stewart with the Plymouth Housing Group; mentors elementary and preschool children during Sunday School; and serves as a member of the student leadership team and a confirmation leader. She has also participated in the MIPC mission trip to Mexico, where she helped to build houses, during three consecutive years. Cooking, running and reading are among her hobbies, and she intends to study civil engineering at the University of Portland. She is the daughter of David and Judy Snodgrass.

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