Batavia student recognized as Rotary Student of the Month

May 3rd, 2012    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

Mike Almond of Batavia High School 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, Almond, and Batavia Rotary Student of the Month Coordinator Ed Nurre.

Mike Almond of Batavia High School was chosen as the May Student of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club.

“Mike is truly an outstanding young man and student,” said Felicia Grooms, Batavia High School Guidance Counselor. “His dedication has been shown in many ways, including his diligence in working on perfect attendance for his senior year.”

Almond is currently ranked in the top 20 percent of his class. He has earned honor roll or high honor roll since his freshman year of high school and has been a four-time scholar athlete. In addition to his rigorous senior academic schedule, he was team captain of the wrestling team this year and has been a two-time district qualifier. Almond has also been a member of the BHS football team over the years.

Music is a big part of Almond’s life. He has been in the concert and honors choir for two years, was a member of the “Beauty and the Beast” spring musical cast, and has been a two-time participant in the Morehead Choir Festival.

“Mike is always willing to donate his time to projects at school and within the community,” said Grooms. Almond is currently an altar boy and server at St. Jerome’s Church, aids in the Batavia Township clean-up days, referees at youth wrestling meets, and is always willing to help with anything he is asked to do at Batavia High School. In his spare time, Almond enjoys spending time with family and friends.

The Batavia Rotary Club 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 in keeping with the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

The Batavia Rotary Club is comprised of a diverse group of community-minded members that work together to address various community and international needs, promoting 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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