By Carrie Knight
Kayla McKie, a current junior was named one of the two Dallastown Rotary students of the month for December.
Kayla dedicates her time towards her studies, and also music. “My favorite class is Concert Choir,” said Kayla. “It’s a music class, and that is what I enjoy doing the most.”
She is also in AP Psychology, which is what she plans to study after high school. She has hopes to attend Elizabethtown College or Bryn Mawr University.
Kayla is a member of National Honor Society. Outside of school Kayla is a member on the board of MHA, Mental Health of America.
What is Kaylas key to success? “Well, I just work really hard to reach my goals.”
Kayla also would like to give credit to her parents for her success.
Her mother and father are her role models. “They are both just great people,” said Kayla. “They are open minded and they encourage thought and creativity.”
Kayla lives by the quote that her parents have always told her. “You reap what you sow.”
Junior Braxton Lehman received one of the two title for December student of the month.
Braxton stays busy with music and school. He is a member of National Honor Society (NHS), Marching Band, and also Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA).
Through PMEA, Braxton made the All-State Concert Band. Music is not only what he likes to do in his free time, but he also hopes to make a future career out of his passion.
He has hopes to major in speech therapy and minor in music. Where he will obtain his post secondary education is currently undecided.
Braxton’s role model is John Goucker. “I’ve learned a lot from him and I admire his values,” said Braxton. “He’s a former band director from Red Lion.”
Braxton says his key to success when it comes to tackling whatever life throws his way is “time management.” He also finds musical success easier when he practices.
By Ali Kochik
As part a of the Red Lion-Dallastown Rotary Club’s monthly tradition, junior Cameron Czerwinski has been selected as of the two Students of the Month for January 2018.
In his third year of high school, Cameron, also known as CJ, has become a big fan of his trigonometry and precalculus class, in addition to his AP physics class, thoroughly enjoying anything relating to the analytical side of school.
“I really enjoy math and science,” he said.
This curiosity for STEM related subjects is what is leading him forward in his post-high school goals and aspirations. After graduating high school, CJ hopes to attend college to study astronomy.
Quite literally shooting for the stars, CJ is hoping to finish college and obtain a job in engineering or with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, more commonly known as NASA.
Where he graduates from, however, rides quite heavily with one of his other passions. For the past three years, Cameron has been a part of both the soccer and baseball team at the high school, and strongly wishes to continue his baseball career after graduating.
“It’s a toss up,” he said when asked where he would like to attend college. “It’s mainly if I can play baseball at that school.” In specific, he said he was looking at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, and Columbia University in New York.
As far as out of school activities go, CJ can be found generously donating his time to other organizations, often volunteering at the snack bar for the high school basketball games.
By Carly Guise
Junior Abbot Brandt has been named one of the Red Lion-Dallastown Rotary Club’s Students of the Month for January.
Highly involved in Red Lion’s music program, Abbot plays trumpet for marching band, jazz, symphonic, and concert bands.
“In third grade, I played the violin, but that didn’t last very long,” she said. “After that I played the bells and the snare, and then I moved to the trumpet.”
She is also a member of choir and participates in the school musicals.
Currently, Abbot is taking the anatomy class offered at the high school, and it has turned into one of her favorites.
“I really like science, I always have,” she said. “And there is a mixture of biology in anatomy, which is kind of enjoyable, but also not really at the same time, because I have mixed feelings towards biology.”
After graduation, Abbot would like to attend Wilson College to major in equestrian studies as well as minor in environmental studies and biology.
As for her future career paths, she says she’s open to “anything with the environment, or with horses.”
Every month, the Red Lion-Dallastown Rotary Club chooses two Red Lion students to be their Students of the Month. For the month of December, Kayla Mckie and Braxton Lehman were chosen, and Abbot Brandt and Cameron Czerwinski were chosen for January.
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