During our meeting March 5, 2018, we honored Anna Trinh as the Florida Atlantic University High School Rotary Scholar for March 2018. The FAU High School Rotary Scholar of the Month is selected by the FAU HS staff in recognition of character, ethics, morality, community service, and academic achievement.
 
Concurrent with FAU HS studies, Anna is working toward her FAU Bachelor of Science Degree focused on Neuroscience and Behavior Major with a Health Administration Minor.  Anna expects to graduate FAU HS in spring 2018, and hopes to continue studies towards BS degree expecting to graduate spring 2019. 
 
She hopes to take hiatus from education for a couple of years prior to continuing medical school.  PDG Phil Lustig offered advice to spend time shadowing a prominent doctor as preparatory.  Several other suggestions were offered in support of her plans for the medical field as well as taking a break form studies to gain experience and perspective regarding career choice.
 
Her extracurricular activities include serving as Student Government Association’s Parliamentarian, FEM-STEM’s Head Chair of AMWA FEM-STEM Pre-Medical Symposium Committee, Volunteer Services Member for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and Head Administrative Assistant for Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Deerfield Beach among others. 
 
Anna further clarified some of her activities and responsibilities for Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church which include: Creating, filing, and updating annual documents for the Religious Education program; managing and distributing tasks among teen volunteers; and maintaining the program when the director is not present.
 
When asked to translate the medical symposium acronyms, Anna explained, FAU's Female Empowerment and Mentoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (FEM-STEM) program is open to all female students interested in learning about the opportunities available in all areas of STEM including: engineering, medicine, and micro-biology. Sponsored by female graduate students, participants will be able to listen to female professionals share their experiences in their respective fields. The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) is an organization which functions at the local, national, and international level to advance women in medicine and improve women's health. AMWA achieves this by providing and developing leadership, advocacy, education, expertise, mentoring, and strategic alliances.
 
Anna also told us about her current part time job as a Donut artist with Doughboy. She told us that she makes mini-donuts and decorates them with a variety of toppings. A pleasant job and working environment with an occasional tasty benefit.
 
Sam Khazem presented the FAU HS Rotary Scholar certificate to Anna as her sponsor, Fred Licata, accompanied on behalf of SunTrust Bank.  Fred will endeavor to offer support and mentoring as Anna continues her studies and pursues her career.
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