The Batavia Rotary Club recognizes a high school student from Clermont Northeastern High School each month as the Student of the Month.
These students live their lives in a manner that exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Andy Shaw was honored as the club’s Clermont Northeastern High School “Student of the Month” for September 2009.
Shaw is being recognized for his service in the school community and the greater Clermont county community. Matt Early, Clermont Northeastern High School Principal commented that, “Andy is one of the many examples of CNE’s student leaders who are committed to their family, school, and community, as demonstrated by their commitment and leadership.”
At Clermont Northeastern, he has been very active in a multitude of activities. He is a member of the National Honor Society, marching and concert bands. He has also played the lead role in the school's 2008 musical "The Music Man," participated in the Land of Grant Honor Band, and served as section leader in the marching band.
Shaw also was the first place winner of the local Four Way Test Speech contest sponsored by the Batavia Rotary Club and moved on to compete at the District Level.
In addition to his school activities, he has served his community and church through his active participation in his church youth group, worked at a church camp in poverty stricken areas of Kentucky, participated in this year's Sharefest by painting houses and mowing lawns for those in need.
Shaw 's volunteer work also displays his commitment to help others through his volunteer efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and raising funds for starving children in Africa by fasting for 30 hours in 2008.
Shaw has also served as a Student Ambassador to Canada through the People to People program, participated in the outdoors program "Boundary Waters" and the Playhouse in the Park's Summer Theatre program.
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.
Batavia Rotary Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Hawk Building on Taylor Road, Clermont County Airport.
Prospective new members and visiting Rotarians are always welcome. Please visit www.batavia-rotary.org for more information.