Two students from Independence High School were the “spotlight” students for March at the Frisco Rotary Club, which meets on Thursdays at the River Club. Each month, students who exemplify the qualities promoted by Rotary Club International through service and citizenship are honored.
The March students were Kamie Lynn VanDeusen, daughter of Sandy VanDeusen, and Asten White, son of Antwoine and Terry White.
VanDeusen has attended FISD schools almost four years now. She has been active in orchestra for several years, and serves as the IHS Orchestra Historian.
She is a yearbook photographer, a technical theatre student, and a member of the National French Honor Society. She is a volunteer at Story Book Ranch, where she works with caring for the many animals located there.
In planning for college, she is trying to decide whether to pursue her education in French or to find a major that involves animals and the environment.
Asten White is a junior at Independence High School. He transferred into high school in Frisco ISD from Legacy Christian Academy. He volunteers through church and at Safety Town.
He played football while attending Heritage High School and is currently on the track team at Independence High School. He is very involved in the IHS Animation Club. He is studying animation and computer programming through the FISD Career and Technical Education Center.
He hopes to attend Texas A&M and earn a degree in Computer Programming with a focus on Video Game Design and Digital Animation. His goal is to work in animation and game design in Japan. He is studying Japanese culture and language to prepare for this career choice.