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The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its November 2020 Students of the Month during a virtual meeting Nov. 5. Throughout the school year, from October through May, the Club honors four students from local high schools each month. Working with the school principals and counselors, one student each month is chosen from Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South and St. Francis DeSales high schools. The students, their parents, and the school administrators are introduced and honored at the Rotary Club’s first weekly luncheon each month.

November 2020 honoree profiles

Westerville Central: Aishwarya Ilangovan’s favorite subjects are psychology and government. The senior is blood drive coordinator for WCHS’ National Honors Society, a Key Club officer and a Boo Radley Club officer. She also participates in tennis and dance. She has been recognized as a Scholar Athlete and made the school’s Honor Roll. She hopes to study neuroscience at Ohio State University, the University of Pittsburgh or the University of Pennsylvania. 

Westerville North: Sylvester Bokarie’s favorite subjects are science and social studies. The senior is a member of the Warrior Athletic Leadership Team and plays on the school’s football and wrestling teams. He has been recognized as a Scholar Athlete and made the Honor Roll. He isn’t sure what he wants to study or what college to attend.

Westerville South: Peter Pedrozo’s favorite subjects are math and science. He is captain of the football and basketball teams and has received his school’s Academic Excellence Award. He was the recipient of a Pride Hero award and has been recognized as a Scholar Athlete and GPA Athlete Champion. He hopes to major in computer science or electrical engineering at Ohio State University, Otterbein University or Ashland University.

St. Francis DeSales: Ella Reither’s favorite subjects are English and Spanish. The senior is cheer captain for the varsity football and basketball squads. She is the Student Council secretary, president of the World Culture Club, a student ambassador and a member of the Evangelization Team. She is editor-in-chief of the school’s student publication, works part-time as a server and volunteers for the Westerville Special Olympics. She is a member of the school’s National Honors Society and, as of her junior year, has made the Academic Honor Roll for 12 quarters. She hopes to attend Ohio State, George Mason University or American University to major in global policy/international affairs, followed by law school. She and her family raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. One of her sisters has Type 1 Diabetes.

Photo caption: From left, Rotary Club of Westerville November 2020 Students of the Month: Sylvester Bokarie (North), Aishwarya Ilangovan (Central), Peter Pedrozo (South) and Ella Reither (DeSales).

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