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The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its March 2024 Students of the Month during its March 7 weekly luncheon at 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.

March 2024 honoree profiles

Westerville Central: Raneem Hijazeen is the March Student of the Month recipient from Westerville Central High School. Raneem was unable to attend the luncheon March 7.

Westerville North: Glory Oguntuyi’s favorite subject is English, specifically the humanities. The senior has performed in WNHS’ Black History Month show, attends health sciences classes at Fort Hayes Career Center, helps with the Warriorettes drill team, manages her own baking business called Coco Cornerz and teaches children at her church. She is also a member of the National Honor Society. She is interested in attending either Tuskegee University or Ohio University.

Westerville South: Joy Simei’s favorite class is Business Foundations. She is a leader in WSHS’ Black History Month show as well as a leader in WSHS’ Black Student Union. She is a member of the Melanated Queens group, serves as a Hope Squad student leader and has competed on the track and field, girls basketball and varsity cheer teams. She is part of the Ohio State University Student Leadership Research Collaborative, has volunteered with the Faith Mission homeless shelter and sings in her church’s choir. She received the Most Valuable Player award in varsity cheerleading during her junior and senior years and currently holds the school record with the Shuttle Hurdle Relay Team. She plans to attend The Ohio State University to study political science on a pre-law track. “I’m very grateful for this opportunity.”

St. Francis DeSales: Anmarie Trolli’s favorite subjects are English, biology and psychology. She is a member of the varsity softball and cross country teams as well as the writer’s club and various service clubs. She has competed in travel softball, works at Whit’s in Westerville and serves as a lifeguard at Annehurst community pool. She has been published in several creative writing journals through the Flip the Page organization and self-published a novel through Barnes & Noble Press. She moved on to the state-level during the JustWrite competition for the past three years and was First Team All CCL for softball. She is interested in attending Ohio State University and Indiana University to study neuroscience on a pre-law track.

CAPTION (ABOVE PHOTO): From left, Rotary Club Student of the Month Chairwoman Carol Faulkner, March 2024 Students of the Month Glory Oguntuyi of Westerville North, Joy Simei of Westerville South, Anmarie Trolli of DeSales and Rotary Club of Westerville President Katrina Plourde. Westerville Central March 2024 Student of the Month Raneem Hijazeen was unable to attend the luncheon.

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