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The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its April 2024 Students of the Month during its weekly luncheon April 4 at the Medallion Club.

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 a Rotary Club luncheon each month.

Special thanks to the Westerville City School District for its continuing support of the Rotary Students of the Month program, and to district Community Engagement Coordinator Charlie Boss for student photos and profile compilations.

April 2024 Honoree Profiles

Westerville Central: Cooper Fischer’s favorite subjects are his medical classes, including Medical Interventions, Human Body Systems and Principles of Biomedical Science. The senior has served as captain of the baseball team for two years. He’s part of WCHS’ Letterman leadership club and also competed on the football team for four years. He served as the student representative to interview the new head football coach and was selected for Homecoming court this year.

He has received scholar athlete awards in football or baseball and received a varsity letter in both sports. He plans to attend Wittenberg University to study health sciences in hopes of becoming a physician’s assistant. He will also be a member of Wittenberg’s baseball team. “I would love to thank my principal Ms. Sayre and as well as Mr. Nickel for awarding me this achievement. Since day one on the job, Ms. Sayre has had a positive impact on each and every student in our building which has completely changed the culture and it shows. I couldn’t be more grateful to have such amazing administrators in the building over my 4 years. They were always there and were willing to do whatever it took for their students just to have a good day.”

Westerville North: Abbey Palmer’s favorite subjects are science and English. The senior is a member of National Honor Society and the Warrior Athletic Leadership Team and has competed in the lacrosse and tennis teams. She has volunteered with the Rotary’s I-Can program and has participated in various community events including the Diabetes Dash 5K walk/run, Snowflake Castle and the Celiac foundation turkey trot. Among her awards and accolades: Dean’s list at Columbus State Community College; honors in science, social studies and English; varsity letters for tennis and lacrosse. She plans to attend Capital University to study secondary education for science and sports coaching. 

Westerville South: Reid Miller’s favorite class is engineering and physics. The senior serves as the STEAM Club president and has been involved in National Honor Society, Boy Scouts of America and Order of the Arrow, a Boy Scouts of America service group.

He is an assistant at WSHS’ engineering shop and has participated in various community service activities. Among his awards and accomplishments: Vigil Honor for his dedication to community service by the Order of the Arrow; Eagle Scout; honor roll; and WSHS science departmental award. He plans to attend either Purdue University or Ohio State University to study aerospace engineering. “Community Service is done not for the individual, but for the betterment of the entire.”

St. Francis DeSales: Brigid Keating’s favorite subject is Italian. The senior has been a School Ambassador for the past four years and has been involved in the Mind Over Matter Club, the Italian Club and National Honor Society. She has competed on the soccer, tennis, basketball and lacrosse teams. She was named Rookie of the Year for her tennis team and received the Academic Excellence Award for basketball as well as two varsity letters for basketball. She is undecided on a specific major but plans to attend Ohio State University in the fall. 

“I am the youngest of 4 girls. My family has always been very involved in our parish, St. Paul, volunteering and giving back to our community. Thank you for this opportunity to be recognized by the Rotary Club of Westerville. ‘Service Above Self’ has been modeled for my entire life and I know I will continue to serve the St. Paul and Westerville communities as I continue my studies at The Ohio State University this fall,” Keating said.

CAPTION (ABOVE PHOTO): From left, Rotary Club Student of the Month Chairwoman Carol Faulkner, WSHS senior Reid Miller, WNHS senior Abbey Palmer, DeSales senior Brigid Keating and WCHS senior Cooper Fischer.

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