Congratulations to Jeremy Walling for being nominated and chosen as YHS's Rotary Student of the Month. Jeremy was nominated by two different staff members. Jeremy was hailed by the custodial staff at YHS for his help commitment and volunteer work for the district over the summer. Jeremy was also nominated by shop teacher Ms. Sheppard for his outstanding commitment to his class. Jeremy is a leader in the classroom and volunteers his time afterward to help Ms. Sheppard keep the shop running smoothly. He consistently shows his leadership and self service during school, as well as volunteering within our community. Congratulations Jeremy!
We are honored to introduce our December Student of the Month, Kieran Keeslar. Kieran is an outstanding student in Beginning Drama class as well as in Drama Club's current production of The Curious Savage. He provides consistent leadership to whatever group he is working with and rises above to give others a high bar for achievement. His flexibility in also participating in the after-school Jazz Band and still maintaining excellence in both activities is astounding for a high school student. He also shows respect to students and adults alike, and his demeanor is always friendly and encouraging. Kieran is not only an asset to YHS's Drama program, but also to his community. Kieran attends most school board meetings, just to learn the processes that go into running a school district. He has also volunteered during many community events including Christmas in the Park, the Dollars for Scholars Auction and volunteering with productions at the Triad Theatre. Congrats, Kieran, on being a splendid example for others to follow!
It is with great pleasure that we announce Shelby Fox as the Rotary Club of Yelm Student of the Month. Shelby is a full time running start students who is also a Teacher’s Assistant. Shelby always comes in with a smile on her face and a willing to work attitude. Shelby is actively involved with the Yelm community as well as the JBLM community as her mom is currently serving in the US Army. She recently put in extra work to get a last minute scholarship submitted and ended up winning the VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship for our area. She will be honored next week. She is very proactive about her future and is currently applying to UW, University of Florida and University of Michigan.
We are excited to announce our October Rotary Student of Month Bridget Davila from Yelm High School. Bridget is absolutely indispensable in both Advanced Drama (which is a split class with Beginning Drama students as well) and Stagecraft (also a split class) - she often leads the charge. As Drama Club President, she is a leader not only in name but also in spirit. She is an excellent example for the younger students, always jumping in with enthusiasm.
She can be counted on to help pull in students who are not participating (without even urging her to!) and she can be trusted to lead groups within Stagecraft. She is frequently seen going out of her way to make others laugh and keep our classes and rehearsals light-hearted. Oh yes - did we mention she just earned the title role in the first-ever YHS Drama Club winter play "The Curious Savage", in which she'll be playing Ethel Savage. She's going to be a major asset to whatever college is lucky enough to get her next year!
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