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Rotarians Recognize Outstanding High School Students




The Fayette Rotary Club honored Fayette High School's students of the month Wednesday, April 11..  Pictured from left is Fayette High School teacher Mrs. Gwen Pope, senior Jared Raymore, junior Allison Moore, sophomore Christina Hill, freshman Lilly Tarakai and Rotary Pres. Michael Pope.


The Fayette Rotary Club honored Fayette High School's students of the month Wednesday.  Pictured from left is Fayette High School teacher Doug Chambers, senior Garrett Garing, junior Nick Beckett, sophomore Ryan Dempster, freshman Tara Bush and Rotary Pres. Michael Pope. The Democrat Leader, March 17, 2012


Each month Fayette Rotary recognizes FHS students who have distinguished themselves.  These students are selected by a committee of faculty and students (see bottom of page.)   Students chosen for January SOM from the left starting with second from the left are: junior Kenzie Thornton, sophomore Brittany Hoover and freshman Ambra Loyd.  Not pictured is senior Katrina Morris.  Flanking the students are Rotary Club president Michael Pope on the left and FHS girls' basketball coach Michael James on the right.


Rotary honors December Students of the Month: Pictured from left: Fayette Rotary President Michael Pope, freshman Rachael Bishop, sophomore Keonna Bush, junior Shelby Asbury, senior Nazow Tarakai, Fayette High School teachers Billie Williams and Amy Uthlaut.  Picture by Pat Roll, The Democrat Leader, January 21, 2012.


The Fayette Rotary Club honored Fayette High School "Students of the Month" for the month of November on Wednesday [December 14, 2011.]  From left: Rotary president Michael Pope, junior Kenya Johnson, sophomore Austin Fuhlage, freshman Charlie Ebbsmeyer amd FHS band teacher Josh Meyer.  Not pictured: FHS senior Brandon Gilmore.


On November 9, 2011, our local Rotary Club recognized the Fayette High School October Students of the Month.  Pictured above from left to right are: sponsor Chris Kendrick; freshman, Matthew McBride; sophomore, Brandi Mueller; junior, Hilare Arnold; senior,  Kayla Gerlt; and Rotary President Michael Pope.


Pictured above L to R are Rotary President Michael Pope, Mrs. Billie Williams, Ezekiel Robinson, Jack Schoephoerster, Cynthia Hughes, Krista Parker and Mrs. Amy Uhtlaut.  Students of the Month for September are senior, Cynthia Hughes, junior Zek Robinson, sophomore Krista Parker and freshman Jack Schoephoerster.

Mrs. Deb Straatmann (left) and Shelby BeelerEach month during the school year for over 20 years the Fayette Rotary Club has welcomed “Fayette High School Students of the Month” to one of its meetings.  The purpose of the Student of the Month program according to faculty chair, Mrs. Deb Straatmann, is to acknowledge students, who have made some type of positive accomplishment, received some type of award or who have distinguished themselves in some positive manner.

Students attend the meeting with a member of the high school faculty.  Each student is introduced by the faculty member, who tells something about the reason the student has received the honor.  The students are then asked to tell the Rotary Club a little about themselves.  

The students are chosen by the Student of the Month committee, which consists of both high school students and high school faculty.  “Obviously in a small school like Fayette, there are some students who could qualify for the reward each month.  To be fair and more diverse, we try not to recognize the same students,” Mrs. Straatmann explained.  By the end of a class’s senior year approximately 32 of its members will have been honored as “Student of the Month.”

Fayette High School Students of the Month 2011-12

September 2011 -

Senior - Cynthia Hughes
Junior - Ezekiel Robinson
Sophomore - Krista Parker
Freshman - Jack Schoephoerster

October 2011 -

Senior - Kayla Gerlt
Junior - Hilaire Arnold
Sophomore - Brandi Mueller
Freshman - Matthew McBride

November 2011 -

Senior - Brandon Gilmore
Junior - Kenya Johnson 
Sophomore - Austin Fuhlage
Freshman - Charlie Ebbsmeyer

December 2011 -

Senior - Nazow Tarakai
Junior - Shelby Asbury
Sophomore - Keonna Bush
Freshman - Rachael Bishop

January 2012 -

Senior - Katrina Morris
Junior - Kenzie Thornton
Sophomore - Brittany Hoover
Freshman - Ambra Loyd

February 2012 -

Senior - Garrett Garing
Junior - Nick Beckett
Sophomore - Ryan Dempster
Freshman - Tara Bush

March 2012 -

Senior - Jared Raymore
Junior - Allison Moore
Sophomore - Christina Hill
Freshman - Lilly Tarakai 

April 2012 -

Senior - seniors have graduated
Junior -
Sophomore - 
Freshman -

Students of the Month Selection Committee

Staff members:

Mrs. Deb Straatmann, Chair
Mrs. Holly Cooper
Mrs. Tiffany Swanson
Mrs. Amy Uthlaut
Mrs. Billie Williams

Student members (all members of the Student Council):

Landon Ball, Student Council V. P.
Kelly Moor, Senior rep.
Kirby Schoephoerster, Junior rep.
Kaylynn Sims, Sophomore rep.
Annaliese Moore, Freshman rep.

Rotary liaison - Julee Sherman

Fayette High School Students of the Month 2010-11