The Rotary Club of Flushing recently honored Ben Wright as the Rotary Student of the Month for December. Ben is the senior class president at Flushing High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the Rotary Interact Club, and is the opinions editor for the Flushing High School newspaper, The Blazer. Ben is a student representative on the District-Wide Coordinated Health and Safety Committee. He is also the founder of the Debate Club at Flushing High School, which boasts a membership of approximately 40 students.
Ben was able to participate in a unique experience during the summer of 2016. He was a student intern in Lansing for Senator Ken Horn. Ben was able to work directly with Senator Horn as well as with his staff. He was able to participate in governmental activities associated with Senator Horn and observe the operations of the State Senate. This opportunity to intern with Senator Horn was a valuable experience that solidified his interest in politics and government in the future.
Ben’s attention to his academic success, his involvement in school activities, his commitment to serving his community through the Rotary Interact Club, and his recent work experience made him an excellent choice for the Rotary Student of the Month honor. Ben was joined by his parents, John and Kim Wright, at the Rotary Club of Flushing’s meeting on December 22 at Sorrento’s. It was a pleasure to acknowledge Ben’s hard work.
The Rotary Club of Flushing had the pleasure of honoring Ben Church as the November Student of the Month. Ben is a senior at Flushing High School. Ben is a one-of-a-kind person. There truly is nobody else like Ben. He is a very thoughtful and friendly person. He is a friend to everyone. Ben makes a point to acknowledge each person he passes. He looks each person in the eye and greets each person. Ben brings a smile to everyone’s face. He brightens the lives of so many people.
Ben is the manager of the boys’ varsity basketball team. Ben is very passionate about his involvement with the boys’ varsity basketball team. The relationship the team has together is one of mutual admiration. In the past, Ben has played on a wheelchair basketball team that traveled around the Midwest. Ben loved participating with the wheelchair basketball team, but it took away from his time to spend with his boys! So Ben has decided to focus this last year of high school totally connected with the boys’ team at the high school.
Ben is a member of the Varsity Club at the high school. As a Varsity Club member, he participates in a wide variety of community service projects with the club. In the past, he has volunteered to help at the Special Olympics meet in Mt. Pleasant. Ben’s kind nature has served him well as he volunteers at Woodhaven Assisted Living on Dye Road by visiting the residence and improving their gardens.
Ben is the son of Tim and Julie Church. It was a true pleasure for the Rotary Club of Flushing to honor Ben and share the presentation with his parents.
The Rotary Club of Flushing recently honored Nadine Dabish as the October Rotary Student of the Month. Nadine is a senior at Flushing High School. She is an excellent example of the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.” Nadine is involved in 16 different clubs and organizations at Flushing High School. She is an officer in the Rotary Interact Club, Student Leadership Organization, and Students for Choice. She is a proven leader who works tirelessly on many different projects throughout the school. Additionally, Nadine loves music. She is an accomplished violinist in the Advanced Orchestra and a member of the school choir. Nadine also enjoys the theater. She will be the Cowardly Lion in the upcoming play, “The Wizard of Oz” with performances at Flushing High School Auditorium on November, 4, 5, and 6, 2016. Nadine plans to attend college next year with the intention of furthering her studies in veterinary school. Nadine is the daughter of Steve Dabish.
$1,000 scholarship. Honored were Justin Rau and Shannon Shaughnessy. These two
graduates stood out among others for their school involvement and community service.
Justin Rau was the Student Council President, the Varsity Club President, the Class of
2016 Vice President, Varsity Football team captain, and a member of National Honor
Society. As a member of NHS, Justin tutored FHS students. He was also able to
provide mentoring and tutoring to students at Elms Elementary. Justin volunteered at
the Salvation Army during Christmastime providing Christmas food and presents to
families that otherwise would not be able to celebrate the holiday. Justin plans to attend
Wayne State University where he will study business administration, with an eventual
plan to attend law school.
mentored children on incarcerated mother or fathers. She became particularly
interested in this group because she is planning an eventual career in the legal field.
Additionally Shannon was a member of the National Honor Society at Flushing High
School where she tutored FHS students. She also participated in Student Leadership
Organization, where she volunteered at the annual Candlewalk and at Springview
Elementary. Shannon was a captain of the Girls’ Varsity Swim Team. Shannon plans
to attend the University of Michigan Ann Arbor where she will study pre-law, with an
eventual plan to attend law school. The Rotary Club of Flushing wishes both Justin and
Shannon the best of luck at their respective colleges.