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Rotary announces October students of the month
Mercer Island High School seniors Sara Lindquist and Kevin Bernstein were named the Rotary Islanders of October at the Rotary Club luncheon on Oct. 8.
Lindquist is a volleyball team captain at MIHS, where she is also the president and cofounder of PETRI: A Science Club for Girls, a Bridges leader, and Honor Society member. she has served as an ambassador for the Hugh O’Brien leadership program and as a state representative for the Washington Intercollegiate Athletic Association. She has participated in a service and learning trip to Guatemala with Common Hope and volunteered with the Center for Mission Services, helping the homeless and building homes in Mexico with the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church. She has competed in the International Barbershop Quartet Competition. The daughter of Tom and Juli Lindquist, she will be attending Dartmouth College.
Bernstein is the founder and president of the Anti-Bully Club, which consists of high school students who instruct and counsel elementary students about preventing bullying. Bernstein has traveled to Thailand and Peru, where he has done community service including teaching and veterinary assistance, manual labor, infrastructure work, farming, helping orphans, and creating a potential economic opportunity to help poor families. He is a National Honor Society member and Bridges leader. The son of Neal and Leslie Bernstein, he plans to enter a career in law or finance after attending a liberal arts school.