March 2017 Rotary Spotlight Students Are Triplets from Heritage

Mar 27, 2017

The Frisco Rotary Club hosted three Heritage High School students who all share the same last name at their March meeting.

The Manders triplets, James, Justin and Jessica, were the Rotary Spotlight Students of the Month. They may share DNA and a name, but each personifies their own excellent qualities as Frisco ISD students, athletes, employees and volunteers. They are the children of Mark and Kathryn Manders.

James Manders is a runner and track student, though he has also played football, basketball and soccer. He currently holds the pole vault record for HHS and Frisco ISD. He is a two time All-American in decathlon, and was third in USA Track and Field Junior Olympics in his freshman year and fourth in his junior year. He works at Nautical Boat Club. He plans to attend Louisiana Tech on a full athletic scholarship majoring in mechanical engineering.

Justin is active in track and cross country. He is captain of the cross country team since his sophomore year. His interests include the Philanthropy Club at HHS. He is an employee of General Nutrition and volunteers at Pearson Middle School during summer breaks. Justin plans to attend Texas Tech and major in business.

Jessica is involved in the HHS Student Congress, National Honor Society and Philanthropy Club. She has been a Heritage High cheerleader in her freshman and junior years. She is a student ambassador and serves as vice president of communications. Jessica was an AP Scholar Honor Award winner and was chosen for Shattered Dreams. She works at the Crystal Cloche and is in Junior Frisco Women’s League. She volunteers at church. She has been accepted to Ole Miss with a major in marketing and a minor in international studies. She has been accepted a part of the Provost Scholar Program and hopes to study abroad in Barcelona.