Batavia Rotary Club honors two Students of the Month

September 21st, 2013    Author: Administrator    Filed Under: Community

Bailey Schultz of Batavia High School and Jay Teaney of CNE were presented Student of the Month Rotary Certificates, computer flash drives, and restaurant gift certificates at the Sept. 3 Rotary Meeting. Pictured with the students are, from left, Batavia High School Guidance Counselor Felicia Grooms, Schultz, Batavia Rotary President Mike Chapman, Batavia Rotary Student of the Month Coordinator Ed Nurre, Teaney, and CNE High School Principal John Eckert.

Bailey Schultz and Jay Teaney were honored as the September Students of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club. Their academic ambition and willingness to serve their communities made both students an obvious choice to receive this award.

Schultz is a senior at Batavia High School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, has served as Business Professionals of America (BPA) Campaign Manager for a State Officer Candidate, and participated in countless fundraisers for BPA. She was a representative for the 2012-13 Look to Clermont Class and serves as a mentor to the group during her senior year.

An accomplished equestrian, Schultz shows horses in 4-H and participates in jumping competitions whenever she can. She is a member of the Junior Fair Board, president of the Country Hunters Club, has been in charge of helping many younger 4-H members with various projects, won Advanced Division Skillathon for Equine, and was Equine Representative at the 2013 Clermont County Fair.

“Bailey is an outstanding student,” said Felicia Grooms, BHS Guidance Counselor. “She maintains over a 3.5 grade point average and is in the top ten percent of her class.”

Schultz has been accepted to the University of Kentucky and will begin classes after graduation.

Teaney is a senior at Clermont Northeastern High School. He is an extremely busy student and assists his community whenever the need arises. Teaney is a member of the National Honor Society, is a talented athlete in both basketball and baseball, and was named First Team All-League for both sports. He has participated in Cross Country meets for many years and is a leader in school and the community as well.

“The high school departments nominate the Students of the Month from CNE,” said John Eckert, CNE Principal. “It was only the sixth day of school when Jay’s name was sent to me, because of his assistance to his fellow classmates and his community.”

Teaney’s interests in engineering have led him to research programs at the University of Cincinnati, the Ohio State University, and Miami University. He plans to attend one of these institutions after graduation.

“Talent is a gift, but character is a choice,” said Ed Nurre, Batavia Rotary student of the Month Committee Chair. “We salute you for your academic achievements and commend you for your service to Clermont County.”

The Batavia Rotary Club recognizes one high school student from BHS and CNE 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.”

Batavia Rotary meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays at 7:00 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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