The Lakewood Rotary Club announced their Student of the Month for January 2019 at their weekly meeting on Friday January 18th. Accompanied by her Clover Park High School principal, Tim Stults, Linda Tran was awarded the honor.
Linda Tran is a bright and outgoing student who challenges herself to learn new things. Most recently Linda stepped outside of her comfort zone and won the title of Clover Park High School Daffodil Princess.
Linda is an exceptional student with an outstanding academic resume. She is currently enrolled as a Clover Park High School student and taking courses at Tacoma Community College in the Running Start Program. Senior year, Linda set a goal to apply to at least three universities in Washington and one dream school (Harvard University). And, recently, Linda completed an in-person interview with a Harvard admission counselor. This is one of the many achievements that Linda has accomplished thus far.
Linda is a member of National Honor Society and has a GPA of 3.988, placing her in the top three of her graduating class. Linda has also received the Phi Kappa Phi for high academic achievement at Tacoma Community College. Her activities at Clover Park High School include being a member of the Swim Team, Language in Action-as a bilingual mentor, tennis team, and a flutist for the pep band.
At Tacoma Community College, she is a scribe for students with learning disabilities. Her community work includes serving as a volunteer at St. Clare’s Hospital for over 100 community service hours, working at construction sites for Habitat for Humanity and working at the Habitat for Humanity store and Hilltop Urban Gardens.
Linda was also selected to participate in the Seattle Children’s Hospital Nurse Camp where she participated in clinical observation of operating rooms and the cardiac intensive care unit. At TCC, she serves as a tutor gaining self-confidence and communication skills while she gets to talk chemistry!
Linda’s future plans include completing high school and earning her Associates Degree, and then transferring to the University of Washington to begin her Junior year of college, studying pre-med. Her goal is to attend Northeaster University in Boston and study to become a cardio thoracic surgeon and research stem cells and biomaterials to be integrated to help cardio tissue regenerate itself. Clover Park High School administration and staff have confidence that Linda will be successful in many future endeavors.