Posted by Cathy Bisaillon on Oct 15, 2017
Pictured left to right: Joshua Geiser and Susannah Terry (CKHS); Hallie Turk and T.S. Wolff (Klahowya Secondary School)
 
With the 2017-2018 school year in full swing, it is time to start recognizing our local high schools’ Students of the Month. Ron Templeton, the program’s coordinator, set the stage for our first group of awardees on October 12 by recapping the history of Rotary and its impact on society. We are always impressed with the students that are selected by their schools, and this group was no exception. While humble in demeanor, our students wowed us with their current leadership roles and incredible aspirations.
 
“It is wonderful to bring an hour of joy to people,” commented Hallie Turk, Klahowya Secondary School’s September honoree, as she spoke of performing flute recitals at area retirement homes. Her peer, T.S. Wolff, was awarded as the school’s October Student of the Month, and he is applying to Yale University to pursue degrees in teaching and politics.
 
Joshua Geiser was introduced as Central Kitsap High School’s “strong, silent leader” as he accepted his award for September and relayed his goal of obtaining a degree in bio-medical engineering to “improve the lives of patients everywhere.”  Susannah Terry, CKHS’s October winner, earned recent media attention for spearheading a movement to make Homecoming events more inclusive. Her career goals are out of this world, as Susannah will one day be an astrophysicist or aeronautic engineer!
 
Congratulations to these very deserving Students!