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Rotary names local Students of the Month for November

December 7, 2011
Westfield Republican
Students of the Month are chosen from four schools that are members of the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club.

Introduced by Dan Smith, Vocational Service chair, and Crystal Layman, who listed their grades, honors and activities, these young people surely will become citizens who contribute to society.

Westfield Academy and Central School

Lexie Momberger has been enrolled in the most rigorous coursework available at WACS. A participant in Jamestown Community College’s Connections Program, she is enrolled in English, calculus, music theory and aural skills. When she graduates in June, she will have earned 18 college credits from JCC.

A participant in the history competition, We The People, Lexie also is enrolled in Regents physics, functional anatomy of the limbs and additional graduation requirements. She will receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors upon graduation.

Lexie is an active member of the Origamai Club, Key Club, was class treasurer in her freshman year and has held the office of class vice president for the past three years. She also is a member of the National Honor Society.

An asset to the WACS athletic program, she has played two years each of junior varsity volleyball and varsity soccer, is president of Runner’s Club and a four-year member of the track and field team.

Lexie is a four-year member of senior high chorus and band, enrolled in voice for the past three years and is a member of the Westwinds and Firecrackers, an all-female singing group. In senior chorus, she has won the Chautauqua County Music Teacher Association’s scholarship and has participated in All County. In senior band, Lexie participated in NYSSMA All County and has won the Katie Mansfield Scholarship, Spirit Award and the William C. Ross Award. She also participated in “Guys and Dolls,” “Pirates of Penzance” and “Cinderella.”

The daughter of David and Holly Momberger, Lexie volunteers her time as a volunteer at St. Dominic’s Catholic Church, the Westfield Memorial Hospital Associates and Foundation Golf Tournament and both the Patterson Library and Rotary Auctions. She also has been employed at Jack’s Barcelona Drive-In, Cary Cottage Inn and Chautauqua Emporium. She will attend Nazareth College in 2012 to pursue a Physical Therapy degree.

Brocton Central School

Olivia Kaltenbach, a senior, has a current cumulative 96.95 average, has been on the high honor roll every quarter since middle school and is ranked no. 2 in her class.

Recipient of the Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Award from the University of Rochester during her junior year, she also was honored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury for receiving financial literacy, where she ranked within the top 20 percent in the country.

Currently, Olivia is class president, was elected secretary of the Junior Honor Society in her sophomore year and inducted into the National Honor Society at the end of her sophomore year, for which she currently serves as treasurer. When she graduates in June, she will receive an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors.

Olivia has participated in band for the past eight years and currently is the high school band president. She has taken part in the pit band for the musical for the past three years, is co-captain of the Envirothon team, co-editor of the BCS newspaper, the Brocton Review, and has been a member of the Rotary Interact Club during her freshman and senior years.

Outside of school, Olivia is a member of the Brooks Memorial Hospital Medical Explorers Post 222, recently took part in the JBC Leadership Launch with state Senator Catherine Young and enjoys skiing.

The daughter of Douglas and Jane Kaltenbach, Olivia plans to attend SUNY Fredonia to study bilingual speech pathology and audiology.

Sherman Central School

Brandon Coccarelli has received awards for his grades having been on the honor roll since his middle school years and is eighth place in class rank. When he graduates in June, he will receive an Advanced Regents Diploma.

Involved in trap since the eighth grade, Brandon also has been an outstanding member of the school’s drama group and a major contributor to the schools’ yearbook. Most important for Brandon is physics, due in part because of his desire and career aspiration to design locomotives. One of his passions with physics is learning how momentum determines how long it will take a locomotive to come to a stop with 100,000 tons of freight behind it.

Brandon’s hobbies make up a large part of his spare time aside from model locomotives. He enjoys scratch-building many items and helps his neighbors by throwing hay bales in summer.

The son of Leroy and Rebecca Calhoun, he has two younger brothers. Not sure of where he wants to attend college, Brandon plans on becoming a locomotive builder or any avenue involved with locomotives. Future plans include starting his own hobby shop where he could build model trains in his spare time.

Chautauqua Lake Central School

Karlie Johnson will graduate in June with an Advanced Regents diploma and in the top 25 percent of her class. She has consistently been on the honor roll, was recognized as a Student of the Month twice and named as a Scholar-Athlete of the Week. Karlie also was selected to participate in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference during her sophomore year.

She has been involved with peer educators, peer tutoring and student administration. In addition, she is vice president of her class.

Karlie has participated in jayvee and varsity volleyball, basketball and softball and currently is a cheerleader. Outside of school she has played softball for a summer league.

In addition, Karlie is a performer, having competed in the Chautauqua Lake Idol competition and acting the lead role in the CLCS musical “Footloose” and the school play.

The daughter of Gerry and Lind Johnson and Jim and Debbie Wright, she has four younger siblings. Karlie plans to pursue studies in communications, psychology or music.

Article Photos

Submitted photo
Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club’s honored Students of the Month in November are, from left to right; Olivia Kaltenbach, Brocton Central; Karlie Johnson, Chautauqua Lake Central; Lexie Momberger, Westfield Academy and Central; and Brandon Coccarelli, Sherman Central.



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