January 18, 2006
The Hood River Elks Lodge recently honored Miranda Fish and Dane Jacobson as their two newest Students of the Month. The Hood River Valley High School seniors were each presented a check for $100 and now become eligible for the year-end award of $1,500.
Miranda is described as an outstanding individual who is intelligent, very caring, and very involved, who works extremely hard both at school and in the community. She has a strong work ethic and a great sense of humor, and knows how to take charge and get things done.
She has been involved in the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program for two years, has helped with Special Olympics since the 9th grade and Pioneers Club since the 10th grade. She has also participated in school community events such as Community Work Day, canned food drives, Katrina/tsunami relief efforts and National Honor Society events. She is also a member of Future Business Leaders of America and the French Club.
Miranda is the daughter of Russell and Helen Fish and has an older brother, Logan, and a younger sister, Emma. She plans to attend a four-year college in Oregon and would like to become a teacher. Her interests are in the area of history.
In her spare time Miranda enjoys working and golf. If she could change something in the world she would like to see us clean up the environment in which we live.
Dane Jacobson wants to become a pilot. To help him achieve that goal he has applied for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy. He has received a nomination from Congressman Greg Walden and now must wait until May to see if he will be selected to attend the Academy. If that doesn’t work out he will attend a four-year college with an R.O.T.C. program.
Dane has worked from 2001 to 2003 as a ski school assistant at Mt. Hood Meadows. He has spent the last three years as the Web designer/shipping manager at Windance Sailboards. He has also volunteered as an assistant at Brookside Manor Assisted Living.
His honors include an Award of Excellence in Science in 2003, Award of Achievement in 2005 and a varsity letter in golf. His hobbies include windsurfing, skiing, snowboarding, building and fixing computers, golfing and running.
Dane is the son of Frank and Pam Jacobson. He has a younger sister, Eryn, a sophomore at HRVHS.
If Dane could make a change in the world today it would be to try and make it a safer place by being in the military.
The Elks Lodge would like to congratulate both of these young adults and their families. They are outstanding examples of young people making a difference in their community.