Rotary recognizes Wood as Student of the Month

November 19th, 2009    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

The Batavia Rotary Club recognizes a Batavia High School student at the first meeting of each month during the school year.

These students live their lives in a manner that exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Lauren Wood was honored as the club’s Batavia High School “Student of the Month” for September.

Wood is being recognized for her service in the school community and greater Clermont county community.

From left are Batavia Superintendent Barbara Bradley, Student of the Month Lauren Wood, and Batavia Rotary Student of the Month Program Chair Ed Nurre.
"Lauren is one of the many examples of Batavia's student leaders who are committed to their family and school community," Barbara Bradley, Batavia Local Schools Superintendent said.

Wood is planning on attending the college of her choice to pursue a degree in Special Education. At Batavia, she is very active in all aspects of the high school experience. Wood was recently named as the first Batavia High School Student Representative to the Board of Education. Lauren will participate in the board's monthly meetings and share with her peers the activities and functions of the Board's activities. She has served on Student Council for three years and spearheaded a number of Student Council activities. She is also an accomplished athlete participating on the schools' varsity Volleyball and Softball teams. Probably her most favorite school activity is her participation in Batavia High School's musicals over the past three years. Wood is an accomplished singer and enjoys performing in front of an audience. She is taking challenging courses and looks forward to the opportunities that college will provide.

In addition to her school activities, she works at a local retirement home serving meals to the residents. She is well liked by the residents and always looks for any opportunity to be of service. Wood also has a special gift for working with special needs children, which is leading her to seek a career in Special Education.

The Batavia Rotary Club is comprised of a diverse group of community-minded members from Batavia and the surrounding areas that are working together to address various community and international needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world.
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