February Rotary Spotlight Falls on Independence Students

Feb 16, 2017

The Frisco Rotary Club that meets at Toyota Stadium on Thursdays has honored Independence High School students Shayna Ambers and Tahir Khan as Rotary Spotlight Students of the Month for February.

Ambers is the daughter of Russ and Sheryl Ambers. She proudly notes that she has grown up in Frisco and lived in the same house her entire life. She is active in the school drill team, theatre, National Honor Society, and ITS. She has held several offices in Drill Team and is captain this year. She is also an AP Scholar with Honors and has performed with an All-American Dance team for the Today Show and Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. She is a volunteer Sunday school worker, a choreographer and a writer for the Odyssey Online.

She hopes to attend Texas A&M University and wants to be a high school English teacher.

Khan is the son of Asif and Saima Khan. He plans to study medicine and to be an anesthesiologist. To that end, he is active in HOSA, the club for students planning on careers in healthcare. He is currently co-president of the organization at IHS. He is also in Academic Decathlon, BPA and Science Olympiad. He started the Science Olympiad team.  He has received numerous medals in competitions with BPA, Olympiad and Academic Decathlon.

He is employed at Toy R Us and volunteers with various organizations. He hopes to attend The University of Texas at Dallas to major in Physics/Pre-med.