Rotary recognizes February’s outstanding high school students

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – The Rotary Club of Jackson Hole (lunch club) recognized three high school students at its monthly awards luncheon.

Annie Estes, Jackson Hole High School

Annie Estes was introduced by JHHS principal Scott Crisp. She is a National Honor Society member and has been on the varsity golf team for all four years of high school, including serving as team captain. She talked about her love of dance and what it has taught her about commitment. She recently had a lead role in the Dancer’s Workshop production, Alice, as the White Rabbit.

Estes talked about the significant relationships she has had with teachers and how they have encouraged her curiosity and interest in current events and understanding the world. She hopes to study political science and dance.

Liberty Wagner, Summit High School

Introduced by Summit counselor Pam Coleman, Wagner was described as a pillar of the school and a high achieving student, currently ranked second in her class. She is passionate about social justice and sticks up for others. Her academic interests are strong and varied including mathematics, art and computers.

In Wagner’s speech she thanked her parents, teachers, friends and counselor for their support which has enabled her to “continue to struggle, rather than just giving up.”

Leila Sandlin, Journeys School

Head of School Nancy Lang introduced junior Leila Sandlin – the first student at Journeys who will have gone from being a 3-year-old in their pre-school through graduation. Leila is involved in Model United Nations, Speech and Debate, and volunteers at Teton Literacy Center. She also works at the Valley Bookstore. The resounding theme from her teachers who nominated her is that she is a person of integrity and trustworthiness with never-ending enthusiasm. Sandlin plans to study policy and international relations in college.

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