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.
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.
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.”
Presentation: Chris H. introduced our Student of the Month, Robin Pearce.
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.
Student of the Month: T. J. Baker, introduced by President Howard.
TJ thanked us for hosting himself and family and for giving him an opportunity to dress up.
He currently has a GPA of 4.21 and has received a ‘Gold Card every semester in high school (GPA 3.8 or higher). TJ has been in the top 5 in his class the last 3 years. Currently is 2nd in a class of 88.
Current classes are English, P.E., AP Biology, AP Calculus, Chemistry, Athletic Conditioning and Peer Tutoring.
He is also a member of the National Honor Society.
TL has been very active in sports and played on the varsity in Football (3 years), Basketball (3 years), and Baseball (will be 4 years).
TJ has received numerous athletic honors, most impressive are All-State in football and basketball. This year was named Lenawee Counties’ Offensive Player of the Year in football (and incidentally led the Redskins to a second place finish in the State Football Playoffs). He has been named seven time All-League and All-County in the 3 sports.
TJ has not decided on a University yet but wants to take pre-med courses in preparation for becoming a Dermatologist and opening up his own practice. He hopes to fund his education through academic and athletic scholarships and through local scholarships like the Rotary Scholarship.
TJ said his parents always told him that academics are just as important as athletics and based upon his resume he has taken that to heart and excelled in both.
Reid is a senior at Clinton High School. He has a 3.6 accumulative grade point average and is currently taking a number of advanced placement courses. He has been on the Honor Roll each semester.
Reid is very active in sports and is currently a member of the State Championship bound Clinton Redskins football team (just a matter of time). He also plays varsity Basketball and varsity Baseball.
Reid is planning on attending either Grand Valley State College or Western Michigan University. At this time he is planning on studying either business marketing or exercise science.
Reid was asked by Chris H. if he had experienced any major disappointments and what did he learn from it. He answered that one of his greatest disappointments was losing the first playoff game last year to a team they had beaten earlier in the year. He said he and the team have worked that much harder this year to make sure they would give their best effort in the playoffs.
Sean M. asked if he had an important decision to make would he base it upon his personal feelings or public opinion. Reid said he would go with his own feeling as that would be what he felt was right.
Steve Adams presented the October Student of the Month, Daniel Bohnett. Daniel carries a 4.43 gpa at Clinton High School. He is in many AP classes, plays on the baseball team, competes in cross country track, and plays dodge ball. He plays the piano and likes to make home movies especially after he discovered iMovie. He plans on going to NYU for a MFA in film making.
Gary Couture presented our September SOM—Gina Pike. Gina is a senior at Clinton High School with a GPA of 4.1. She is President of the Student Body and active in both school and community service. She is on the school Cross Country and Track teams, holding several school records. Her class schedule includes AP English Literature and Composition, Biology, Calculus and Spanish, as well as Forensics, Lab assistant for AP Chemistry and Law Education. She plans on attending MSU to become a Pediatrician.