Once again, members of the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club marveled at the activities and class rankings in which its Students of the Month, all seniors, are involved. Rotarian Dan Smith, New Generations chair, welcomed the four students and introduced Nathan Harp and Meghan Roberts. Phyllis Crockett introduced Nicole Damcott and Kaitlyn Elderkin.
Brocton Central School
Meghan Marie Roberts has a current cumulative average of 90 and is regularly on the honor roll. Last year she participated in the Rotary District 7090 Student Leadership Award Program for Student High on Training, or SLAPSHOT, for which she was sponsored by the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club. Her school involvements include serving as Brocton Interact Club secretary, four-year membership in Student Council, the yearbook staff and prom committee. This year, Meghan has been asked to join a new program at Brocton called Sources of Strength as a peer leader. Meghan has been in chorus and band since fourth grade and is in the BCS spring musical, "Oliver." She also was selected to participate in the CCMTZ Jazz Choir in Silver Creek. Sports involvement includes four years of volleyball, three of basketball and seven in softball. She also has taken dance lessons with Tapin' Toes Performing Arts for 13 years. An active volunteer in her community, Meghan is a member of the Brocton Booster Club, is an independent Girl Scout and a Red Cross certified lifeguard and blood donor. The daughter of Ken and Susan Roberts, Meghan plans to attend Edinboro University to major in speech pathology and audiology.
Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club February Students of the Month are, front row from left to right: Nathan Harp, Westfield Academy and Central School; and Kaitlyn Elderkin, Chautauqua Lake Central School. Back row from left to right: Megan Roberts, Brocton Central School; and Nicole Damcott, Sherman Central School.
Westfield Academy and Central School
Nathan Harp has been enrolled in coursework for four years. During his junior year, he was enrolled in music theory and English. In addition, he has studied functional anatomy of the limbs, United States military history and We the People. Also, during his senior year, he attended Jamestown Community College to study English and music: aural skills. Nathan will have earned 13 college credits by graduation this spring at which time he will receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors. A member of the Academic High School Bowl and Conservative Club, he served as the ninth grade class president. During his sophomore year, Nathan was selected for induction into the National Honor Society. In addition, he has won many awards, including the Wells College 21st Century Leadership Award, and named the JCC Connections Junior of the Year. A four-year member of Senior High Band and two years in Senior High Chorus, Nathan played guitar in the musical, "Hairspray" and is a member of the McClurg Street String Band. In the Westfield community, Nathan is an active member of the First Baptist Church and has held employment at Sapore's and K & H Painting. The son of Kevin ad Jennifer Harp of Westfield, Nathan will attend JCC to pursue a degree in communications.
Sherman Central School
Nicole Damcott, a senior ranked fifth in her class with a 95 percent average, is taking Advanced Placement chemistry, Jamestown Community College English, physics, economics and pre-calculus. She has been on the honor roll throughout her high school years and is a member of Sherman's National Honor Society. Vice president of her class during her high school years, she also is president of the school's Fellowship of Christian Students. Nicole enjoys running cross-country, playing basketball and shooting trap for the school's teams. Outside of school, she works on her family's dairy farm in Ripley. She also enjoys attending Footsteps, a group of young adults that come together and try to introduce to and strengthen others in the Christian faith. Some of her hobbies include sports, reading, hunting and being outdoors. The daughter of Maynard and Deborah Damcott, Nicole plans to attend JCC for two years before transferring to a university to become a physician's assistant and, ultimately, a pediatrician so that she can work with children.
Chautauqua Lake Central School
Kaitlyn Elderkin is ranked in the top 15 percent of her class and will receive an Advanced Regents Diploma with Honors upon graduation. Enrolled in several college-level courses at CLCS, she is co-president of Peer Education, Student Administration treasurer, yearbook editor, National Honor Society historian and a member of the High School Bowl academic team and peer tutor. She has received several honors and recognitions, including the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, the Rensselaer Medal and outstanding work in math. She also has been named Student of the Month. Kaity excels on the soccer field and in track as captain of both teams and was named a First Team Track All-Star and Second Team Honorable Mention for soccer. Outside of school, Kaity volunteers her time for many community organizations, including the Salvation Army Bell Ringing, Elementary Fun Night and numerous hours for the Ashville Fire Department. She has been employed by Hogan's Hut and Camp Chautauqua. In her spare time, she enjoys scrapbooking and photography. The daughter of Jon and Melissa Grover of Ashville, she plans to attend Jamestown Community College, Courtland or Brockport to pursue studies in mathematics, health or counseling.