Batavia Rotary Club recognizes its April Student of the Month

April 23rd, 2010    Author: Staff Report    Filed Under: Community

As part of its ongoing effort to recognize students in area high schools for their accomplishments, and who exemplify the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self,” the Batavia Rotary Club recognized Batavia High School student Alec Bowling as the club’s Student of the Month for April 2010.

Bowling is being recognized for his service in the school community and leadership in the classroom. Barbara Bradley, Batavia Local Schools Superintendent, commented that, “Alec is one of the many examples of Batavia’s student leaders who are committed to their family and school community. He has demonstrated this through his leadership efforts to improve school spirit at Batavia High School”

From left are Peter Weiglin, Batavia Rotary President; Barbara Bradley, Batavia Schools Superintendent; Alec Bowling, BHS Student of the Month; and Ed Nurre, Rotary Student of the Month Program Chair.
Bowling is planning on attending the University of Cincinnati to major in engineering. At Batavia, he is very active in all aspects of the high school experience. He is a senior captain on the boy's varsity tennis team and also played on the varsity soccer team. Alec is the founder of the "Green Army Crusaders," a spirit club formed to bring and boost school spirit at athletic and other school sponsored events.

While at Batavia, Bowling also participated in lead and support roles in three Batavia High School musicals. He loves to work with underclassmen and mentor them in the high school experience.

Bowling is taking all honors and advance placement classes that Batavia offers. He looks forward to the challenging courses and opportunities that college will provide.

In addition to his school activities, Bowling is involved in the non-denominational high school age Christian group Young Life and its Discipleship program. His high school acting ability was also utilized with the Falcon Theatre Company, where he acted in three plays including 'To Kill a Mockingbird', 'The House of Blue Leaves' and 'Poseidon: the Musical.'

He has also acted in plays at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park. On top of all these activities Alec also works part time for a local fast food establishment. The Batavia Rotary Club is pleased to recognize Bowling as a role model for others in and out of the classroom.

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.
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