Life of Rotary Top 100 students


Drew Soderquist

Senior Stephany Flores studying for her AP classes.

Drew Soderquist, Staff Writer

The life of a Rotary member can often be seen as busy and academically challenging, as students must maintain good grades and balance a busy schedule full of multiple AP/IB/Honors classes.

Senior Christian Yousling reflects on his experience as being in the top of his class.

“You get a lot of glares in class, people know that your ranked especially when teachers give you crap or pass out you transcript. They’re like ‘ooo look at that’. So you definitely get hated by some kids in class,” said Yousling.  

Senior Jorge Zepeda stays motivated through his classes and workload by adding a taste of competition to classes.

“I stay motivated by competition, with people like Mr. Yousling. We keep track on who gets better scores on quizzes and such to see whos better, and of course I’m better,” said Zepeda.

The top rotary students are often noticed and recognized around campus, but that comes with a stereotype. Junior Maren Summers was selected for rotary for the junior class.

“There is some type of status that comes with [rotary], most people if they know your in the top 25 often just see you as super smart or a nerd or whatever and won’t see anything else,” said Summers.

To stay in the top of their class and in the rotary club, members must be on top of their studies. Senior Stephany Flores reflects on how she has been able to maintain her position in rotary.

“What’s helping me stay on top of my class is taking the IB and AP courses and getting good grades,” said Flores. “I do that by staying on top of my work and making sure I study for tests and do the homework.”

Junior Andrew Caluya studies hard in order to look forward to the future.

“I believe if I study now, then I’ll be able to enjoy more in the future. Like, if I put all my hard work in now and keep going, once it’s all over I won’t have any more worries and just know that ‘hey I did my best,’ and that’s all that matters,” said Caluya.