Rotary recognizes ‘outstanding’ Mariner student

Feb 26, 2014
Samantha Harper

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Mariner High School’s Samantha Harper as its February Student of the Month.

An outstanding student, Harper is a senior and currently enrolled in AP Biology, AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, and Contemporary World Issues. She is a member of the school’s Wind Ensemble and participates in the Mariner High School Career Choices program.

Beyond her academic success, Harper is also a talented percussionist. She will be accompanying the Mariner High School Band on its upcoming trip to New York City, where they will perform at Carnegie Hall. The band is one of only four in the nation that were invited.

Harper dedicates a considerable amount of time to volunteer endeavors in the local community, whether helping to clean up Japanese Gulch or assisting with food drives for Northwest Harvest.

In addition to her academic, extracurricular and volunteer activities, Harper also finds time to work at Taco Time.

After she graduates, Samantha will be attending Seattle University. She is currently a finalist in the Sullivan Leadership Award Competition – which offers a full scholarship – and plans to obtain a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, with the possibility of a master’s degree in genetics afterward.

Her career goal is to work in genetics at a university-based lab. She is the daughter of John and Michelle Harper.

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club meets every Friday at 12:15 p.m. at the Everett Golf and Country Club, at 1500 52nd St. S.E. in Everett. For more information, visit

-Edited by Beacon staff

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