Her academic record, school participation, and service to the community were taken into consideration in choosing her for this award.
“Tess is a student who is very active in class,” said John Eckert, CNE High School Principal. “She carries a high grade point average and has done some great things for our school.”
Siebert serves as editor of the CNE school newspaper and is a member of the National Honor Society. She is also a member of the Leo Club, which is a high school organization sponsored by the Lions Club.
Seibert has participated in CNE sports in the past, playing junior varsity softball. In addition, she has attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp for seniors who are interested in becoming future leaders of their communities.
Finding time to volunteer is something very close to Seibert’s heart. She volunteers each year with the Cincinnati Nature Center, the Pumpkin Run Nationals, and the senior citizen luncheon which is held at CNE schools. Helping younger students is also one of Seibert’s passions. Each week during the school year, she tutors second grade students in reading and math.
Upon graduation, Seibert plans to attend Northern Kentucky University, majoring in biology. She will then advance to Optometry School after receiving her degree.
“At school, you always see Tess surrounded by friends,” said Eckert. “This, to me, is a symbol of a great leader.”
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.