Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club honors students who aim high

Rancho Santa Fe students were honored Feb. 6 by the RSF Rotary Club for their citizenship, academics, athletics and service.

The recipients of the prestigious Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club Award were a high school senior and three eighth grade students who were each acknowledged for having made a difference in their community and excelling academically.

Among the honorees pictured above from left to right were graduating high school senior Daniel King, from Canyon Crest Academy.

Daniel was honored for not only achieving over a 4.0 GPA throughout high school, and competing on the CCA varsity tennis team, but also for his creation of a 501c3 charity called Speaking Out for Others, which raises donations for local charities that serve children in need.

Brendon Kim an eighth-grade R. Roger Rowe Middle School student has achieved a 4.0 GPA, plays golf, piano and performs competitively in hip hop dance. He also serves his local community with Teen Volunteers in Action.

Caroline Edwards (R. Roger Rowe Middle School, grade 8) has maintained a 4.0 GPA and excelled in competitive basketball, writing, and her passion for sustainable environmental issues. Caroline attended Phillips Exeter Academy and currently volunteers for the San Diego Humane Society as a Cat Companion.

Chad Clerke was honored for not only outstanding academics, but also for participation in competitive soccer with the Rancho Santa Fe Attack Team. He has a passion for mathematics and engineering and plans to attend Santa Fe Christian school next year. Each of the RSF students inspired the Rotary Club by their passion for their community, willingness to serve and their outstanding academics.  We tip our hats to these emerging leaders.

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