Mercer Island Rotary Club announces October students of the month

Mercer Island High School seniors Jack Hassall and Paige Robertson were the Mercer Island Rotary Club’s students of the month for October.

Hassall has a grade point average of approximately 3.9 and is currently taking several AP and honors classes at MIHS. He is active in the school’s marching band, wind symphony and plays trumpet in the jazz band. He also participated in the Eastshore Solo and Ensemble Festival, preparing independent pieces outside of class time.

Hassall has volunteered with the Mercer Island Thrift Shop, helped organize the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services annual food drives and has served as a docent for the Seattle Aquarium. This year, Hassall’s peers elected him as vice president of the Senior Service Club.

Hassall is involved in MIHS varsity track and the Mercer Island United Soccer Team.

Robertson has a grade point average of approximately 4.0 and is currently taking several AP and honors classes at MIHS. She also has extensive STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experience, as she attended STEM career presentations at Bellevue College in 2015, participated as a summer lab intern for basic science research in Dr. John Scott’s pharmacology lab at the University of Washington in 2016 and she was a science educator in training with the Pacific Science Center this year.

Robertson has been the club soccer team captain for the past four years. She was also honored with the National Charity League Modelette Award and earned the MIHS women’s soccer varsity letter, both in 2014.

In addition to her business that she manages as owner of Custom Cupcakes MI, Robertson is also active in Eastside FC premier soccer, the MIHS band, All Band Food Drive co-chair, the Mother/Daughter Book Club and is an advanced reader copy reader and reviewer at Island Books.