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© 2018 Interact 5495

Interact District 5495 Council

Executive Board

 

Madelynn Mac Donald

District Governor

macdonald.madelynn03@gmail.com

Mohave High School

Bullhead

Madelynn Mac Donald is a junior at Mohave High School in Bullhead City. She has been involved with Interact since sixth grade at Fox Creek, which makes this her sixth year in Interact. Last summer, Madelynn was part of the Ambassador Team who went to Kenya to deliver mobility devices. She absolutely loved it and want to her further her leadership in Interact. This is her third year on Interact District Council. Madelynn believes that this year of Interact is going to be one for the books!

Asa Marette

Assistant Governor 

asa.marette@gmail.com

Mingus Union High School

Cottonwood

Asa Marette is a Senior at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood. This year she is helping lead her Interact Club at Mingus as “Past President”. Asa loves to be involved in everything she can and is a part of Link Crew, Art Club, National Honors Society, Sports Medicine, and the technical theater program (ATORT) at her school. This year, being her 5th year in Interact,  Asa is so excited to be a part of the executive council and to watch all of the Assistant Governors grow as leaders and individuals! Asa has had the amazing opportunities to attend the RYLA camp as both a delegate and as a Junior Counselor. She feels that her involvement in Interact has been life-changing, teaching her the values of “service above self” and effective leadership. Some of her greatest passions include helping people, public speaking, technology, and the medical field: she currently hopes to pursue a career as a Pediatric Physical Therapist.

Anna Kuzminsky

District Secretary  

Mohave High School

Scottsdale

    

Anna Kuzminsky is an incoming Senior at Mohave High School in Bullhead City, AZ. She is Student Body Vice President, Interact President, National Honor Society Treasurer, and Interact District Council Executive Secretary. Anna joined numerous clubs, one of which was Interact, due to her passion for helping people and giving back to the community. She will be graduating high school with her Associates Degree and is planning to continue her education at an in-state university.

Assistant Governors

Acacia Wastchak

 Assistant Governor  

Horizon High School

Scottsdale

    

Acacia Wastchak is a very academic student who keeps busy with all honors and AP classes. Additionally she is heavily involved in all the bands at her school for which she plays the alto saxophone, this year she will be a drum major for the marching band. Rotary has deep roots in Acacia’s family as her grandfather was heavily involved in the Phoenix 100 club and even had an award named after him following his passing. Acacia got involved with Rotary sophomore year when she joined her school’s Interact club. That same year she went on a short term Rotary exchange to Ecuador for six weeks.

Connor Dubois

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School 

Bullhead City 

Connor Dubois is a junior at Mohave High. Though this is his first year on the council, Connor has been in Interact for two years. Connor enjoys band, choir, and also plays baseball.

Cassidy Johnson

 Assistant Governor  

Desert Mountain High School

Scottsdale 

Cassidy Johnson is a senior at Desert Mountain High School. She helped re-establish the Interact Club at her high school at the beginning of her junior year and serves as an active officer of the club. Cassidy has immersed herself in Interact and Rotary throughout her year in the club. She has attended both the fall and spring Interact District Conferences, Rotary Club Leadership Assembly in April 2019, and RYLA Ponderosa in March 2019. In addition, Cassidy was selected to be an Interact Ambassador to Kenya in 2019, which has shown her the immense impact that Interact and Rotary make around the world. Outside of Interact, Cassidy is the President of Spanish National Honors Society, Vice-President of Science National Honors Society, and a member of the Physics Club and March for Our Lives Arizona. She also participates in Desert Mountain's swim and track teams and works at OrangeTheory Fitness. Cassidy is extremely passionate about global health and hopes to pursue a career in functional medicine. She is a self-proclaimed "Rotarian for life!"

Adan Soto-Ortiz

 Assistant Governor  

Mohave High School

Bullhead City 

Adan Soto-Ortiz goes to Mohave High School. This is his first year at this school. He also plays soccer, football, and likes to be active on his spare time. He has recently joined Interact and has fallen in love with volunteering and being apart of the club.

Jackson Hamblin

 Assistant Governor  

Canyon View High School

Waddell

Jackson Hamblin is a sophomore at Canyon View High School in Waddell, Arizona. This is his first year on the interact district council. He helped start the Interact Club during Canyon Views inaugural year. Jackson is the president of their Interact Club as well as the vice President for CVHS Student Government. His hobbies include listening to music, volunteering and tennis. He can’t wait to be part of the interact community.

Kyra Horton

 Assistant Governor  

Valley Vista High School

Surprise 

Kyra Horton is 17 years old and a senior at Valley Vista High School. This will be her first year in Interact. Her school did not have an Interact club, but she is successfully starting one now. Kyra love to paint, draw, and perform poetry. She loves studying and following politics and hopes to one day be very influential in this area.

Dylan Galvez

 Assistant Governor  

Basha High School

Chandler

Dylan Galvez is heading into his sophomore year at Basha High School. He’s been involved with Interact for three years. He joined to help and be involved in his community. He also is very dedicated to his school by showing up to every game he can and keeping up with his school work. On top of this he enjoys Student Council and plans to pursue that along with Interact.

Annabella Hepler

 Assistant Governor  

Westwood High School

Mesa

Annabella Hepler is a Senior in the IB Diploma Program at Westwood High School. She has been in interact for two years and appreciated the numerous opportunities rotary has provided for her. She is the president of National Honors Society at Westwood as well as a member of Link Crew and United Sound. She attended RYLA as a delegate in 2019.

Trinidad Anguamea

 Assistant Governor  

Westwood High School

Mesa

Trinidad Anguamea is a Junior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Westwood High School in Mesa. This is Trinidad’s first year in the Interact District Council, but he has been a member of the Interact Club since his freshman year. Trinidad is also a member of Silent Friends, the club’s objective is to help less fortunate students in need. In the future Trinidad wants to have a career in the Software Engineering field.

Jada Mendoza

 Assistant Governor   

Westwood High School

Mesa

Jada Mendoza is a Sophomore in the International Baccalaureate Program at Westwood High School, She attended RYLA Ponderosa this past year, and this is her first year on the Council. At her school, Jada is part of a club called Little Warriors where they go to a nearby elementary school to do activities with first graders for about an hour. Jada is also in a club called United Sound where they are privileged to teach special needs students how to play an instrument. Lastly, she is part of the band program and the marching band where she plays the tenor sax and the harp as a secondary instrument through the Mesa Harp Program.This is Jada’s second year in Interact and she is excited to get more involved this year and do amazing things through the Council!

Soraya Movassaghi

 Assistant Governor   

Sedona Red Rock High School

Sedona

Soraya Movassaghi is a senior at Sedona Red Rock High School, this is her first year on council, but her second in Interact. Her passion for Interact started by being a delegate at RYLA her junior year, where her junior Counselor suggested she try out for Assistant Governor. Along with her commitment to Interact, she participates in the Book Club, Thespian Club, and the NHS at her school. Additionally, she also loves music, her town, friends, pets, and her job as a Social Media Strategist, where she spends her time promoting the business she works for.

Gillian Martin

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Gillian Martin is 15 years old and has been involved in Interact since the 5th grade helping when she could! Gillain goes to Mohave High School and is involved in the fine arts and swim team! She just recently went abroad to Italy over the summer as well, stay involved and believes everyone can too!

Isabella Bohn

 

Assistant Governor 

Westwood High School

Mesa

Isabella Bohn has been in Interact at Westwood High School for one year now. She chose Interact as a club to be apart of because she wanted to get service hours. After being in the club for a little while, she realized that there is more to this club then service hours. Not only is she apart of this club but she is apart of varsity pom and the westwood dance company.

Sofia Lomeli

Assistant Governor 

Mingus Union High School

Cottonwood

Sofia Lomeli is currently an incoming senior at Mingus Union High School. Apart from interact, Sofia is involved in the Civil Air Patrol, her high school’s choir and theater program, Link Crew, National Honor Society, and will be interning for the Parks and Recreation Department in her town. She is thinking about pursuing a career in architecture in the future.

Sanika Naik

Assistant Governor 

Mountain Ridge High School

Glendale

Sanika Naik is a senior at Mountain Ridge High School in Glendale. She is currently an active member of many clubs and organizations including- Model UN, Future Business Leaders of America, DECA, National Honors Society, Society of Female Scholars, Mayor’s Youth Advisory Commission and, of course, Interact. This will be Sanika’s fourth year in Interact and she is thankful for the many opportunities the amazing organization has given her especially the ability to attended RYLA as a Delegate and a Junior Counselor. She looks forward to serving as an Assistant Governor this year and she is excited for the may unique experiences she is sure it will bring!

Mckenzie Liu 

Assistant Governor 

Mountain High School

Glendale

Mckenzie Liu is a senior at Mountain High School in Glendale and is excited to serve on this years Interact District Council. As an active member, Interact has given Mckenzie new volunteer opportunities and the ability to make new connections. Outside of Interact, Mckenzie enjoys being apart of Ridge’s Girls Cross Country team and competing with her school’s FBLA chapter.

Ashton Bialek-King

Assistant Governor 

Mingus Union High School

Cottonwood 

Ashton Bialek-Kling is a junior at Mingus Union High School in Cottonwood. This will be his fifth year in Interact. Ashton is in Interact because he enjoys helping people. Attending Rotary events with his mom inspired him to help establish a club at his middle school because he saw how much Interact, as a whole, could contribute to things inside and outside of the community. Attending RYLA helped him to be more confident and is what pushed him to apply to be an assistant governor. He wants to be able to support other fellow interactors in the same way. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, participates on the cross-country team and is a captain for track and field. He also enjoys reading, hiking, and cooking and after high school, plans to pursue a degree in engineering.

Violet King  

Assistant Governor 

Mingus Union High School

Cottonwood

Violet King is in her second year as an Assistant Governor and fourth year in Interact. As a senior at Mingus Union High School, she is serving her second term as Vice President of Mingus Interact. In addition to Interact, she is a member of her school’s Art Club, Creative Writing Club, and National Honor Society. Creating of all types一with paint and pencils, a keyboard, or even yarn一is one of her biggest passions. She loves history, math, and languages, and will be pursuing a degree in Historical Linguistics, which analyzes the development of and interaction between different languages, as well as the way language and history influence each other. No matter where in the world she lives, she plans to be a lifelong Rotarian一always making service a priority.

Noe Ortiz

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School

Bullhead City

Noe Ortiz is a guy who is funny and courageous. He likes to explore and likes to be involved. Noe makes his best efforts to do what he is told and makes it so everyone is treated equally.

Isabella Martinez 

Assistant Governor 

Queen Creek High School

Queen Creek

Isabella Martinez is a Junior at Queen Creek High School. She is an active person in her community as she is involved in Girl Scouts and has been in a leadership club at her school. Isabella previously attended RYLA this past year and is working on projects to help better her school and community. In her free time she enjoys creative expression and art, and likes to stay active. Isabella is motivated to better the world and help people.

Angel Hernandez

Assistant Governor 

Westwood High School

Mesa  

Angel Hernandez is a senior at Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona. He has been in interact for three years and has been an assistant governor for two years now. The reason he chose Interact as a club is because he really loves volunteering and helping wherever he can. Additionally, interact was one of the first clubs he joined that led him towards other volunteering opportunities, such as becoming the Vice President of National Honor Society at his school. Aside from Interact, he is passionate about science and engineering: recently interning at the University of Arizona for the summer. He hopes that this upcoming year he can serve his assigned clubs to the best of his ability.

Ali Arce

Assistant Governor 

Hamilton High School

Chandler 

Ali Arce is a senior in the Advanced Placement Program at Hamilton High School in Chandler. This is his fourth year in Hamilton's Interact Club and first year serving as Assistant Governor. He is currently the president of the Interact Club at his school, frequently leading and coordinating events with Sun Lakes Rotary. Additionally, Ali has  attended RYLA as both a delegate and counselor, while actively leading and coordinating events with Sun Lakes Rotary. Outside of Interact, Ali dedicates his time to music, playing violin for the Youth Symphony of the Southwest and participating yearly in Southwest All-Regional. Through the opportunities provided by Hamilton High, Ali currently holds positions in various volunteering clubs such as Redcross and National Honor Society. He is very excited to serve as Assistant Governor.

Nicholas Cabanillas

Assistant Governor 

Mohave High School 

Bullhead City 

Nicholas Cabanillas is a senior at Mohave High School and has abeem a part of interact for three years. He joined his freshman year and grew to quickly love it. Nicholas has been the historian for his interact club and this year will be the new secretary. Nicholas volunteers for as many events as he can to help improve his school. Communitte, and world as much as he can. Nicholas has attend RYLA as delegate last year and is hoping to go back this year to be a jaycie to help impact other interactors and spread ideas to help better their club. Nicholas has also attend three Interact district conferences and has gained such inspiration and ideas from each one. This is Nicholas’s first year on the district council and is looking for the change in noonly himself but the clubs he will get the following school year. Lastly, Nicholas is also a part of many clubs and sports Mohave has to offer, he is in Swim, soccer, track and field, NHS, FCCLA, and a part Mohaves Student Body.

McKenna Lane

Assistant Governor 

Scottsdale Preparatory Academy 

Scottsdale 

McKenna Lane is a senior at Scottsdale Prep. She enjoys running cross country and track and plays soccer for her school. She was a founding member of her Interact club and serves as the community outreach chair. She spends most of her time with children with disabilities and wants to help to make an inclusive community for them and their families.

Meredith Syms

Assistant Governor 

Herberger Young Scholars Academy  

Tempe 

Meredith Syms first joined Interact in her freshman year of high school. She joined Interact because she saw it as a way to get more involved with her school and community. She is an active member in her Interact Club and is President of the club at her school. Aside from Interact, Meredith participates in NHS and is the Vice President on Student Council. In her free time she likes to dance and spend time with friends.