Each month during the school year, the Eureka Springs Rotary asks the Eureka Springs High School counselor to poll teachers to choose a student that exemplifies the Rotary 4-Way Test of the things we think, say and do: "Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"
Students are chosen on academic achievements as well as overall good citizenship and the willingness to set good examples for others. Students are invited to attend the last Rotary Meeting each month to receive their certificates and a free breakfast.
Students of the Month for the last quarter of 2011 were:
September: Senior Laura Winters, daughter of Tom and Nicole Winters, maintains a 4.0 grade point average. She is a member of the girls' 2A championship golf team and all conference soccer and is Senior Class president, Rotary Interact president, National Honor Society secretary, Arvest Junior Bank Board vice-president and Future Business Leaders of America co-president. During the summer Laura works as a lifeguard at the Holiday Island pool. Laura is shown here with Rotarian Mickey Finefield.
October: Senior Lindsey Clark is the daughter of Cinda Clark. She has served as Class Historian, grades 9 -- 11 and is currently president of the Medical Club and treasurer of the Rotary Interact. Lindsey won medals in shot-put, including 2A state champion in her freshman year. Lindsey has volunteered in the Flu Shot clinic for three years and volunteered at St. John's Hospital in Berryville the past three summers. Lindsey attended Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) her junior year and will work as a counselor this April. She is shown here with Rotarian Joanie Kratzer.
November: Junior Keegan Wilbur is the son of John and Heather Snow. He is currently Junior Class vice president and was the Sophomore Class president and Freshman Class vice president. He is currently Rotary Interact vice president and is scheduled to attend RYLA this April. Keegan volunteered as a counselor at Camp Barnabas and at the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Arvest Junior Bank Board, and Future Business Leaders of America. Keegan has worked at Sparky's and Autumn Breeze restaurants.
2012's Rotary students of the month so far are:
January: Senior Katie Gammill is the daughter of Juanita Tovar and Montie Young. She is the National Honor Society president and class treasurer. She has received 2 academic gold bars and academic pins and certificates as well as the Young Citizens award and a medal for basketball. Katie recently received a scholarship to attend Cottey College in Nevada, Mo. where she plans to major in physics (mechanical engineering) and minor in art. Katie works at Sunfest Market.
February: Senior Will Adams is the son of Stan and Avis Adams. Will is maintaining a 4.02 grade point average, is a National Merit Finalist, a member of Quiz Bowl All-State and is president of the Foreign Language Club. Will has received an Academic Letter and 2 gold bars. He plays the guitar, enjoys acting and writing, and is a member of the Young Democrats. Will is planning major in Political Science at college and possibly become a teacher.