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Fergusson, Carpenter named `Islanders of the Month" by Rotary Club

Patrick McSherry Fergusson, son of Patrice McSherry and Bruce Fergusson and Cristina Carpenter, daughter of John and Sue Carpenter, were honored at a recent Rotary luncheon as ``Islanders of the Month.'' The Mercer Island High School students were honored for the month of January.

Fergusson, founder and president of the Junior States of America, a political debate club, has been active in Key Club, Natural Helpers, the attendance committee, BRIDGES, and has participated in MIHS football, baseball and wrestling (in which he won third place in the state tournament).

He is listed in ``Who's Who of American High School students'' and has won the baseball ``diamond'' award for hard work and dedication. Fergusson has also written for the Mercer High Times and acted as senior editor for the schools literary magazine, ``Pegasus.'' His community and church activities include volunteering at Sunrise Senior Living for Alzheimer's and dementia patients, leading games and activities, tutoring classmates, working with the Washington Conservation Voters organization and leading student anti-war rallys. Fergusson also umpires local baseball games.

His hobbies include playing in the rock band ``Jim's Finest Hour,'' playing the Warhammer strategy game and belonging to the Irish Heritage Club. His future plans are to attend a four-year liberal arts college on the East Coast and then join the Peace Corps.

Carpenter has been active in varsity tennis and Breakfast Inc., a Christian club. Her community and church activities include volunteering at Children's Hospital, teaching Sunday School, attending mission trips to Mexico and other locales, volunteering with the VOICE program and working with Operation Night Watch to feed the homeless.

Carpenter's hobbies include hip hop dancing, sewing, baking and working at church. Her future plans are to attend Westmont College, majoring in psychology. She plans to become a Christian marriage and family psychologist.

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