Her academic record, school participation, and service to the community were taken into consideration in choosing her for this award.
“Anna is the girl with the smile,” said John Eckert, CNE High School Principal. “If other students are in need of help, she is the one they go to.”
Koch participates in many school activities. She has been a member of the CNE High School Band for three years, participating in marching, concert, and jazz opportunities.
She enjoys drama and was a member of the “Footloose” cast. Koch participates in French Club, the Leo Club and Conservation Club as well. Additionally, she enjoys volunteering within her community as much as possible.
During the 2013-14 school year, Koch will travel to Italy as an Outbound Rotary Exchange Student. She will complete her senior year abroad and is excited about this new opportunity.
“Anna is only a junior this year,” said Eckert. “We usually honor Seniors as Student of the Month, but we wanted to make sure Anna was presented this award while she is still here (at our school).”
After completing her senior year in Italy, Koch is looking at college majors in music and foreign language.
“Music is part of me, so I’m planning this as my major,” said Koch. “I’m hoping to get the chance to travel all around the world in the future.”
The Batavia Rotary Club recognizes one high school student from CNE Schools 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 while promoting peace and understanding throughout the world.
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.
For more information, visit www.batavia-rotary.org.