Every month, the Rotary Club of Red Lion and Dallastown chooses two Red Lion students to be honored at one of their meetings. Students Zaire Roberts and Brady Smith have been chosen for the month of April.
Juniors Chloe Wise and Julie Tran were selected as the students of the month by the Red Lion and Dallastown Rotary Club.
By Rachel Lau
Junior Chloe Wise was one women chosen for the Rotary’s February student of the month. She has many interests in and outside of school, and is well-rounded student.
She has been in band since fourth grade and plays the clarinet.
Wise is also a chair of mini-THON, and joined the fight because of her cousin.
“My cousin had brain cancer when she was a toddler, so I think it’s a really good cause.”
By Rachel Lau
Junior Brendan Kilgore was one of the two students chosen for the January student of the month. His life has revolved around music for quite sometime.
He started participating in band in elementary school and then transitioned into marching band for the past three years at the high school, playing the baritone.
By Molly Merson
News and Features Editor
Physics has often been an unfavorable subject among students. However, for Jessica Owrutsky, it’s a favorite. Contrary to expectations, she enjoys math and science the most, and excels in both classes.
After several years of hard work and dedication to her school work, Owrutsky earned the title of December student of the month.
This year, the robotics team welcomed Owrutsky and she assisted them in creating their competition robot. A robotics competition took place on January 24 where teams competed to see which robot they constructed could win amongst others.
By Rachel Lau
Junior Qi Li has been named one of the students of the month.
When he was just nine years old, Li discovered his passion for music. His parents got him into playing the piano after receiving one for Christmas.
Since then he has continued playing piano and is the rehearsal pianist for the school musical. In addition to participating in the school music programs, Li is also a York College prep piano student and a musician at his church.
Li plays the trumpet in the Red Lion marching band and is a participant in Madrigal Choir.
“I started playing the trumpet because I wanted to get involved in music at school,” Li said.
Not only is he involved in music but he is also a member in National Honor Society and the historian for the robotics club. He joined the club because he, “wanted to help start something new.”
He plans to go to college to major in information technology and hopes to attend Penn State.
By Molly Merson
News and Features Editor
Junior Carrie Knight has been declared one of the two Rotary Club Students of the Month for December. Her academic involvement and achievements made her a deserving candidate for this position.
Since the start of her high school career, she has been on the Distinguished Honor Roll. “I make sure to do my homework and study a lot,” Knight said. She strives to do her best in each class she’s involved in. “I got a physics tutor this year and it helped me a lot.” Despite receiving straight A’s, Carrie is still an everyday student like her peers.
Carrie credits her academic success to her older sister Kelsi who graduated from Red Lion Area Senior High School in 2015. Her sister has been her role model ever since she was young. “She always had Distinguished Honor Roll in high school. She’s probably the reason I do well,” Knight said.
Aside from academic achievements, Carrie likes to spend time with her her family and friends. She lives on a farm and has an interest in farm culture. She has a pet cow named Maggie that she likes to feed and spend time with. She also enjoys taking pictures at home.
Photography has been an interest of Carrie’s since sixth grade. “I’d like to go to York College to major in business and minor in photography,” Knight said. “It’s close to home and my sister currently goes there.” She hopes to have a profession that involves taking pictures when she is older.
By Claire Krackow
Grant Fickes, the Student of the Month for April, believes he is a heavily involved individual throughout the school.
“I’m in all honors classes and I’m also involved in Executive Council as the Treasurer,” Fickes said.
Grant takes his duties at the Red Lion Senior High School very seriously and is involved in many in-school and out-of-school activities.
“I participate in various band groups,” Fickes said. “I’m the lead alto saxophonist for the symphonic band, first chair in the jazz band, and I play my instrument in church a lot with my mother.”
“I was in the honor band this year, which is a group comprised of the best select students in the county,” Fickes added. In addition to his notable musical talent, Grant is also in National Honors Society, displaying his academic ability as well.
Grant has many plans following high school. “At this point in my Junior year, I’ve been looking at colleges and making visits,” Fickes said. “At this point, I’m planning to major in mathematics specifically, I’m not 100 percent sure yet, but next year with all of the mathematics courses I’m taking, I’ll have a better idea.”
Out of all the visits Fickes has taken, he likes the University of Richmond the most, and hopes to apply there.
“I’m in 11th grade, looking forward to being a senior, but I’m going to be very sad to see all of my senior friends go,” Rotary Student of the Month for April Ben Wesley said.
“In school, I’m involved with the Intellectual Quiz Team, our kind of quiz bowl thing. We ran in the TV Show Brain Busters recently, which was fun,” Wesley said. “We ran for three episodes but then we lost.”
Ben has many plans for the future following high school. “I’m hoping to go to the University of Pennsylvania to major in computer science,” Wesley said. “I’m also hoping to apply at other colleges like Drexel, Millersville, York, and Carnegie Mellon is a goal, it’s worth a look.”
Ben is also featured on the morning announcements for news and weather and sometimes he anchors.
“Outside of school, I play the piano,” Wesley said. “I started piano because when I was five or six years old, my parents got me into it. I play it because I enjoy making music.”
Ben also volunteers at his church. “I help out in the library at church because I love books. That’s mainly all I do to help out there.” Wesley said.
In addition to his unique array of activities, Ben has a rather unique pet peeve. “My brother can make me crazy sometimes, but one of my biggest pet peeves is the microsoft office font, Comic Sans,” Wesley said.
Wesley learned that he isn’t the only one who hates the font, as he found fellow anti-sans at an art camp recently. Although he hates Comic Sans, he does love clothes with an argyle print.
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