“Rachel is one of the busiest students at Batavia High School,” said Felicia Grooms, BHS Guidance Counselor. “She exemplifies leadership, work ethic, and community involvement.”
Wahl is ranked in the top five percent of her class, with a weighted GPA over 4.0. She chose to take AP and Honors courses in several areas including English and Calculus, and holds herself to high academic standards in all other classes. Wahl is an active member of the student body, and works hard toward making BHS a positive school for all students.
Many activities and school projects have crossed Wahl’s path during her high school years. She has been a member of the mock trial team and science challenge team, is a member of the National Honor Society, participates as a BHS senior mentor, and is involved with Rotary Interact.
Other school activities and involvement include being a member of the prom committee her junior and senior years, participating on the yearbook and school newspaper staff, and being elected class officer.
Community involvement is something that is second nature to Wahl. She has been a volunteer at Stepping Stones Camp for several years, assisting children with special needs to enjoy outdoor experiences. She also raises and shows alpacas.
When not in class or involved with school and community events, Wahl works at the New Richmond Alpaca Shop and as a sales associate at Kmart.
Wahl’s future plans include deciding between the University of Tennessee or South Carolina after graduation. She plans to study engineering.
The Batavia Rotary Club recognizes one high school student from BHS 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 meets Tuesdays 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.