Batavia Rotary recognizes March Student of the Month

April 5th, 2012    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

Marcus Griffin was presented a Student of the Month Rotary Certificate, computer flash drive, and restaurant gift certificate. From left are Rotary President David Phaneuf, Batavia Guidance Counselor Felicia Grooms, Griffin, and Batavia Rotary Student of the Month Coordinator Ed Nurre.

Marcus Griffin of Batavia High School was chosen as the March Student of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club.

The Batavia Rotary recognizes one high school student from Batavia Schools during the first Rotary meeting of each month throughout the regular school year. Students are nominated for this award for their school work and service to their community.

Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self,” and Griffin’s school accomplishments as well as his work in the community qualified him for this award.

“I cannot say enough good things about Marcus Griffin,” said Felicia Grooms, Batavia High School Guidance Counselor. “He has earned several school awards and is a great community volunteer.”

Griffin has been involved with a variety of activities at BHS including the track and football teams, and the Upward Bound Program. He is a member of the Mock Trial Team where he participated with his classmates at the regional and district level.

Griffin was awarded best witness in this Mock Trial competition.

Griffin’s most outstanding achievements have come through his participation with the Business Professionals of America.

Through this national organization for business students, he has competed at the local, regional, and soon-to-be state level. He participated as a member of the Presentation Management Team in 2011, earning second place at regionals.

This school year, Griffin is a member of the Human Resources Management Team which placed first at regionals and will compete at the state level this month.

His work with BPA includes helping raise over $10,000 for Special Olympics during the annual Polar Plunge and fundraising for Josh Cares, an organization at Children’s Hospital that provides special services for children whose parents can’t be with them while they are in the hospital.

Most recently, he organized donations for families affected by the tornado. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his friends and family.

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

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