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Rotary’s top students for June

July 12, 2011
Westfield Republican
Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Students of the Month for June 2011

Brocton Central School

Jeremy Allen Little, a senior at Brocton Central School, is the Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Student of the month for June. He has one younger brother, Jake Fish, and is the son of William and Wendy Fish. Little has a cumulative average of 90.21 percent, regularly achieves honor roll and is ranked no. 12 in his class.

Little was awarded the State of New York Office of the State Comptroller award his junior year. He will also be inducted into the National Honor Society his senior year. Also in his senior year, Little wrote for the award winning Brocton Review.

Little has participated in the Chadwick Bay Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps the first three years of high school and is currently a drummer in the Infinity Big Band in Cassadaga.

Little was the vice president of his class in his freshman and sophomore years and is the treasurer his senior year. Little has participated in the band including drumming in the pit band for the musical every year since sixth grade. He has also played the drums in the pep band every year. The past three years, Little has achieved A’s and A+’s on level 6 solos at both All-County and All-State adjudications. He has also participated in the All-County festival at Chautauqua for the past three years. In addition to music, Little participated in the Brocton varsity soccer team his first three years of high school.

In his junior year, Little participated on a feasibility board studying the proposed merger of Brocton and Fredonia Central Schools on the facilities and finances sub-committee. Little has also worked since he was 14 and currently holds a job at Taylor Greenhouses.

Little plans to attend SUNY Purchase in the fall with an undeclared major, but hopes to pursue a career in music.

Chautauqua Lake Central School

Judah Samuelson is the son of Jeffrey and Lydia Samuelson of Ashville. He has two younger brothers, Jubal and Joram. Samuelson will graduate in June with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. He also attained the “Top 10” in his class ranking.

Samuelson has been active in CLCS athletics. He has played basketball since seventh grade, football for two years, and track and field in middle grades. He has received the honor of National Physical Fitness award for four years in a row. Samuelson has also participated in the Gus Macker for two years.

Academically successful, Samuelson has excelled in his rigorous course schedule including college level courses. Earning the respect of his teachers, Samuelson has attained Student of the Month four times in the last seven years.

Outside of school, Samuelson volunteers at the Boys JIM Club, both as general help and most recently as a counselor. He is also very active in church programs and the youth group. He has also been employed as a landscaper. His hobbies include running, computers, juggling, politics and philosophy.

After graduation, Samuelson is planning to attend Berea College where he will pursue studies in computer science or politics.

Sherman Central School

Christopher Persons lives in Sherman with his parents Mark and Katherine Persons on the family dairy farm. He has two older sisters, Julianne and Michelle.

Persons is the Sherman class of 2011 Valedictorian with a grade point average of 99.8 percent. He will graduate with an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors. He is the 2010 recipient of the RIT Excellence in Computing Award and a member of the All-Western New York academic football team. His sports accolades include Second Team All-State running back, First Team All-Star football and basketball player and a finalist for the 2009 Athletes in Action “Call to Courage Award.”

Throughout high school, Persons has participated in basketball, football, volleyball, and baseball. He is a member of National Honor Society and Student Council Vice President.

Outside of school he is involved in church activities as well as youth group and vacation Bible school.

After graduation, Persons will attend Kent State University and pursue a degree in architecture.

Westfield Academy and Central School

Michael Bova is the son of Russell and Suzanne Bova of Westfield. Bova is the Valedictorian for the WACS Class of 2011.

Over the past four years, Bova has enrolled in the most rigorous coursework available at Westfield Academy. In his high school career, Bova enrolled in Jamestown Community College English 1530 and 1540, French 2510, United States History 1530 and 1540, and Calculus 1710 and 1720. At the end of this school year, Bova will have earned 23 college credits.

In addition to college courses, Bova has enrolled in regents physics, functional anatomy of the limbs, and we the people. Bova will graduate from Westfield Academy and Central School with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.

At Westfield Academy, Bova has been an important member of several athletic teams. He has played varsity basketball over the past four years and was the captain of the varsity basketball team during his senior year. In addition, Bova is a two year member of the varsity tennis and volleyball teams.

The Music Department greatly benefits from Bova’s participation in its programs. Over the past four years, Bova was a member of Senior High Chorus and Senior High Band. He is a member of Westwinds, a select choral group, and Ape Men, an all-male choral ensemble. He was a participant in the musicals “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” “Guys and Dolls,” and “The Pirates of Penzance.”

Bova is a member of several organizations and clubs at Westfield Academy. During his sophomore year, Bova was selected for induction into National Honor Society. He is a reliable, friendly, and warm student who embodies the core values of NHS: character, leadership, scholarship, and service.

In the Westfield community, Bova participated in karate at the YWCA. He is an active member with the First Baptist Church, participates on the Worship Team, went on a mission trip to North Carolina and attended Bethany Camp. He also has held employment at Bova’s Music and Train Shoppe, Chautauqua Institution, and was a youth basketball coach.

Upon graduating from Westfield Academy and Central School, Bova will be attending Houghton College to pursue a degree in pre-medicine.

Article Photos

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From left to right, Michael Bova of Westfield Academy and Central School, Judah Samuelson of Chautauqua Lake Central School, Jeremy Allen Little of Brocton Central School and Christopher Persons of Sherman Central School have been named Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Students of the Month for June.



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