One high school student from Batavia High School is honored 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”. Ashleigh Henson was honored as the club’s Batavia High School “Student of the Month” for May 2010.
Henson is being recognized for her service in the school community and greater Clermont county community. Barbara Bradley, Batavia Local Schools Superintendent, commented that, “Ashleigh is committed to serving her community and school and through her dedication to learning and leading by example she exemplifies the many examples of Batavia’s student leaders in and outside the classroom.”
She is a member of the National Honor Society, has participated as a member of the Green Glory Marching Band Color Guard, participated on the volleyball, track and academic quiz teams, and worked with the Pennies for Patience afterschool program.
Outside of the classroom, Henson is a member of 4-H and was recognized at the Clermont County Fair for her Genealogy Project; actively involved in the non-denominational Christian youth organization Young Life; and through her church, she is very involved with Whiz Kids, a tutoring/mentoring program for intercity students.
In addition to her school and out of school activities, she has managed to work at Coney Island for the past three years.
Henson is the daughter of Gary and Sandy Henson of Batavia Towhship.
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 7:00 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.