The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club welcomed three Students of the Month in May. Once again, the seniors impressed club members with their accomplishments. Rotarian Dan Smith, New Generations chair, spoke briefly, followed by the introduction of the students by Phyllis Crockett and Crystal Layman.
Sherman Central School
Micaela Maria Young, an honor roll student, is valedictorian of her class with a grade point average of 98.53 percent. She is secretary of her class and is a National Honor Society member. Chosen to represent her community this summer at Empire Girls State, she also participated in the Lakewood Area Distinguished Young Women scholarship program. She has been awarded the New York State Board of Regents Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
Visitors to the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club in May were Students of the Month, from left to right: Micaela Young, Sherman Central; Joseph Marshal, Westfield Academy and Central; and Emily Means, Chautauqua Lake Central. All seniors, they are at the top of their class.
Extra-curricular activities in which Micaela is involved include playing trumpet in the jazz, pep and concert bands. Her passion for music also involves her as a member and treasurer of the choir and women's ensemble. She has participated in the All-County and Area All-State choirs and represented Sherman in the Chautauqua Lake Junior Idol this past summer.
Micaela played volleyball throughout high school as the setter and was co-captain of the team. She also is involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and the Anti-Bullying Committee.
A Girl Scout who volunteers locally, nationally and internationally, her community activities also include participation in Irish dancing. She is a contributing member of her church as a cantor, altar server, choir member and Sunday school teacher.
Micaela is a ski instructor during the winter and has received her Professional Ski Instructors of American Level One certification. She enjoys cycling, hiking, canoeing, backpacking and traveling.
The daughter of Neil and Concetta Young of Sherman, Micaela will attend St. Bonaventure University as a member of its honors program to major in biology. While there, she hopes to study abroad in Ireland. She then plans to attend medical school to obtain a career in the medical field.
Westfield Academy and Central School
Joseph Marshall is Salutatorian of the Class of 2012. In his senior year, he participated in Jamestown Community College's College Connections program and enrolled in English and calculus. He will have earned 17 college credits by the end of the year.
At WACS, he was enrolled in Regents physics, functional anatomy of the limbs, biotechnology techniques, photography, Spanish and environmental science. He will graduate with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.
During the 2011-12 year, Joseph was a member of the We The People class. As a member of the advanced history course, he excelled at the state competition in January and was again outstanding at the national competition in April in Washington, D.C.
Joseph is an integral participant in yearbook, is a two-year member of the community service organization, Key Club, for which he serves as president, a member of the Environmental Club, participated in the Envirothon and went on the whale watch in Boston. He also serves as vice president of SADD and participated in the mock DWI program.
The son of Douglas Marshal of Jamestown and Michelle Marshall of Westfield, Joseph will attend JCC to pursue a degree in biotechnology.
Chautauqua Lake Central School
Emily Means, in the top 20 of her class, will receive an Advanced Regents diploma, is a member of the National Honor Society, involved with Peer Tutoring and a former member of the prom committee. She is enrolled in many upper level classes, in which she has excelled. She was recognized for her academic achievement in English.
A scholar athlete, Emily has played soccer all four years of high school, named captain of the junior varsity soccer team during her sophomore year and captain of the varsity team this year. She also competed on the CLCS track team for one year.
Outside of school, Emily has donated her time to Red Kettle Bell ringing, Penn State Tuba Christmas, North Lake field concessions and Ellery Park concession stand. Additional activities include Northwest Travel soccer, BAYSO travel soccer, NYSSMA solo festivals and concerts. In addition, she has played a large part in the CLCS dodge ball tournaments.
The daughter of William and Shannon Means of Mayville, Emily plans to attend a four-year college, Ohio Northern or St. John Fisher, where she plans to pursue studies in biology or pre-veterinarian science.