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Alexis Griggs – February 2015 Student of the Month

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Alexis has a 3.81 cumulative grade point average and is enrolled in 3 AP classes this year: Chemistry, Biology and Calculus.

Alexis is a two year scholar-athlete and is a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation youth ambassador.  She plays Varsity Basketball, is the Student Body Vice President, a member of the National Honors Society and the Earth Club.

Alexis volunteers with Adopt-A-Highway, the American Red Cross, the meals-on-wheels and fundraising for JDRF. She is currently a waitress at Top O’ Hill, Irish Hills and a babysitter for multiple families.

After high school, Alexis wants to go to Michigan State University majoring in Human Biology to be on track for the Pre-Medical program. She hopes to become a pediatric Endocrinologist to help kids who struggle with diabetes.

Robin Pearce – January 2015 Student of the Month

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Robin has a current GPA of 4.86 (not a typo) and a cumulative GPA of 4.17.

Current classes, all AP are Calculus BC, English Lit. Biology, Calculus AB, Spanish Lit., Physics and Engineering Design.

Robin will have 44 advanced placement credits at the end of this school year!

Robin has many honors including attending RYLA, 2nd place at the Trine competition, Spaghetti Bridge Competition (1st place load bearing, 3rd place authentic bridge, 1st place paper and 1st place overall), 3rd place in the Nation Chemistry Olympiad test in region, and honors awards in most of AP classes.

Extracurricular activities include golf, youth group and Nation Honors Society, and plays drums for his church.

Community Service include after school tutoring, ‘Fall Into the Streets’ (raking leaves for people in the community) and helping at God’s Bread Basket.

Robin plans to attend U of Michigan to study Molecular and Cellular Biology and Bio-medical Engineering.  He plans on pursuing a career in disease research.

Savannah Gillies – December 2014 Student of the Month

04SavannahGilliesSavannah has received awards in most of her high school classes for being in the top of the class. She has also received awards for work with the Student Government, softball and attendance.

Savannah is very active in Student Government, Earth Club and is part of the National Honors Society.

Her   community service includes Adopt-A-Highway, help fundraising for Toys for Tots and Make-A-Wish foundation. She also works at the Salvation Army during the holidays.

Savannah is a nanny for a family with two children and watches her younger brother during the summer and after school to support her parents and the family. She likes to hangout with her friends and family.

Brady Fowler – November 2014 Student of the month

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Brady carries a 3.72 cumulative grade point average. He has achieved an Academic Letter three years running and the Scholar Athlete Award in Cross Country and Track. He has received certificates in Chemistry and Algebra II.

Brady has helped build his new church and spent the summer doing electrical work, insulation and working on the air conditioning system. He works at McDonalds, plays basketball and hangs out at the local youth center with friends.

Bady wants to attend the University of Toledo in Business and Accounting.

Abi Schaffner – October 2014 Student of the Month

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Abi Schaffner carries a cumulative grade point average of 4.045. She has honors in Volleyball, has been student of the year in 6th and 8th grade, and has achieved numerous academic awards. She was the 2014 Homecoming Queen, is a member of the Christian Athletes and has qualified for the Trine Math Competition.

Abi plays volleyball, is a member of the National Honor Society, is active in her church’s youth group is a member of Vocals in Youth Group Praise Band and is a camp counselor.

Abi has been active in both the local and international community through her work at Vacation Bible School, volunteering at Bay Shore camp, works with the Clinton High School blood drive, has been on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic and works with Both Hands project. She helps tutor English with a Spanish speaking elementary school student.

Abi plans a non-traditional eduction after high school in that she wants to train to be a missionary. She is looking at the Alabama church called Brook Hills that offers training.

 

Lloyd Mercier – 2015 Student of the Year

 

01LloydMercierSeptember 2014 Student of the Month, Lloyd was selected to be Clinton Rotary 2015 Student of the Year.  He carries a cumulative grade point average of 4.048. He has an impressive list of Awards and Honors that he has received through high school. He enjoys being part of the French Club and the French Honors Society. He has been accepted into Rho Kappa, Earth Club and has joined the soccer team. Lloyd has volunteered to teach fire and tornado safety, worked in the North Shelby Library, worked with God’s Bread Basket he tutors his fellow student and works with the elementary school students. In his spare time eh likes to swim, read, hang out with his family plays piano and works on the farm. Lloyd wants to attend the University of Michigan and wants to major in Neuroscience in preparation for Medical School.

Anna Kersey, 2014 Student of the Year

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April’s Student of the Month, Anna Kersey was selected to be Rotary’s 2014 Student of the Year. She is currently taking  I.S. Calculus AB, AP English, AP Biology, Lab Assistant, Law Education, Anatomy & Physiology, and Forensics. She has received numerous academic honors in her classes as well as “Excellence in Math & Science” award from Michigan Tech University’s Society of Women Engineers. She is a Scholar Athlete award winner in both Cross Country and Soccer.  She is an officer of National Honor Society, Student Government, Earth Club,  and is Captain of the Varsity Soccer Team. Anna is very active in community Service, helping with the Blood Drive, Adopt a Highway, Fall Festival, and Rotary’s Ribs & Blues to name a few. She enjoys sports, reading, music & being with friends and family. Anna plans to attend Trine University to pursue a career in Biometrical Engineering and has been accepted to the prestigious Allen School of Engineering at Trine. Anna is the daughter of Jeff & Tonya Kersey.

 

Andrew Gibson, March Student of the Month

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Student of the month, Andrew Gibson, is currently taking AP Chemistry, Online Introduction to C++, AP Physics, AP Calculus, English 12, Anatomy and Physiology and Online Computer Science II.  He has received 3rd place in the Trine Math Competition 2013, the Michigan Competitive Scholarship (ACT 35). He has helped build an orphanage during spring break of 2012 and participated in One Million Meals campaign. Andrew enjoys reading and computer programming. He plans on  attending Washtenaw Community College after high school graduation and continuing on to a four year degree program majoring in computer science.

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Madison Kuzma, February Student of the Month

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Student of the month, Madison Kuzma, joined us with her mother and step-father, Debbie and Jerry Reiser. Madison shared details of her outstanding academic and community achievements, as well as her plans for college and career. Madison stated she currently holds a cumulative GPA of 4.1440 and last semester had a GPA of 4.5230. She has been in the top 5 of her class throughout her high school career.

Madison has involved herself in a variety of activities, many of which revolve around music or church affiliations. She looks forward to performing with the band at Disney World this spring. Madison has applied to many outstanding universities, including Yale, Brown, and the University of Michigan. She plans to study psychology because she “like(s) to help others better their lives.”

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