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Students of the Month impress Westfield/Mayville Rotarians

May 8, 2014
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Once again, the ladies ruled the day. That is, the four female Students of the Month who visited the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club in April and charmed all.

Chautauqua Lake Central

Samantha Robbins-Welty has been named to the Merit/Honor rolls many times and was rewarded with a summer Chautauqua Institution gate pass. She has earned the Creativity and Insight Award for English, the highest average award for Global History and Geography and National Honor Society membership.

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Lovely ladies who visited Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club in April were Students of the Month, seated left, Abbey Malcolm, Brocton Central; Samantha Robbins-Welty, Chautauqua Lake Central; from left standing, Laura Kitchen, Westfield Academy and Central; Holly Eliason, Sherman Central.

A member of CLCS's Rotary Interact Club and French Club presidency, she also is on the Varsity Tennis team since 2008, has won numerous recognitions and a first place MVP award in county tournaments in 2011.

Outside of school, Samantha has volunteered her time to fundraise for the Wounded Warriors Project and for Camp Good Days. She also has worked at Camp Chautauqua at the welcome gate and the store and has been a hostess at the Lakeview Hotel bussing tables and working with food preparation.

The daughter of Eric Welty and James and Dawn Warner of Mayville, Samantha plans to attend the University of North Texas to become a police officer or a Forensic Psychologist.

Westfield Academy & Central

Laura Kitchen, who is enrolled in Jamestown Community College, will earn college credits along with her high school Advanced Regents Diploma.

Co-leader of Faith, Hope, Love Bible Study, she also served as class secretary freshman and sophomore years and is a three-year member of the National Honor Society.

Having played two years of junior varsity soccer and three of varsity soccer, Laura is a three-year member of the girls' varsity track and field team. She also enjoys Runners' Club.

When it comes to music, Laura won the prestigious Katie Mansfield Scholarship for Senior Band during her sophomore year, is a three-year member of Senior High Chorus, Senior High Band and Westwinds and Firecrackers.

Laura volunteers her time at Center Stride and the Thrifty Kitty, and has held employment at the Westfield Family Physicians and McDonald's. An active member of the Westfield Baptist Church worship and praise teams, she participates in her church youth group and was a Bible quiz team member.

The daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Kitchen of Westfield, Laura will attend Cedarville University (Ohio) to pursue a degree in Business Marketing and Psychology.

Sherman Central

Holly Eliason, who lives in Findley Lake, has been on honor roll every quarter from seventh to 12th grade, is president of the school's Fellowship of Christian Students group, treasurer of Student Council and is a National Honor Society representative.

Having run track and field for six years, which qualified her for the sectional meet each year, Holly also has run cross country for six years, again qualifying six times for state meets. In addition, she has been named most valuable player for all six years, was awarded first team All-State in 2011 and has been the team leader for the past two years.

Outside of school, Holly works at the Peek 'n Peak Resort in the winter. She is an Ambassador Girl Scout, which is the highest level a girl can attain in scouts; and takes an active role in every Footsteps weekend. (Footsteps is a non-denominational weekend retreat which focuses on character, development and Christian values held at Mission Meadows.)

The daughter of David and Christina Eliason, Holly plans to attend Houghton College to major in Psychology.

Brocton Central

Abigayle (Abbey) Malcolm enjoys making art in her independent art studies course. Along with her art class, she likes to make pastries and saute vegetables during the culinary program at the LoGuidice Center Career and Technical program.

Outside of school, Abbey enjoys playing basketball, building sets with crew for the musicals, helping out in the elementary grades and working in the dressing room during the dance recital.

Along with her in-school and extra circular activities, Abbey likes to participate in community service projects, which have included serving at Brocton's bicentennial spaghetti dinner, multiple bottle and can drives and community clean-up projects.

The daughter of Duane and Jayme Appel of Portland and Richard Nickerson of Dunkirk, Abbey received the A.P.A. (Advanced Placement Award) from Jamestown Business College in her junior year. After high school, she plans to use the scholarship to obtain a degree in Hospitality Management. Following this, she will go on to obtain a degree in Baking and Pastry arts in the hopes that one day she will be able to open her own bakery/catering company.



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