Alva High 'Students of the Month' selected for March and April
April 21, 2017
Every month the Alva Rotary Club picks two students, a boy and a girl, from Alva High School as Students of the Month. These students are chosen because they show great leadership skills and citizenship. The students of the month for March are Ally Riley and Rafferty Brown.
Riley is the female Rotary student of the month. She is the daughter of Scott and Christie Riley. She has an older sister, Lora. Riley is a 4.0 student and strives to be the best she can in the classroom. Riley is involved in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Health To Others (H2O), Key Club, Student Council, softball, basketball, Superintendent’s Leadership Class, Business Professionals of America, National Honor Society (NHS), National Technical Honor Society and Oklahoma Honor Society, and is a First United Methodist Church member and a First Baptist Youth member.
Riley plans to attend the University of Nebraska to major in physical therapy or secondary education. Her advice for underclassmen is “Don’t follow a crowd and involve yourself in clubs and activities even if your friends aren't in them.”
Rafferty Brown is the male Rotary student of the month. Brown is the son of Rick and Lori Brown. Rafferty is also a 3.5 student and excels in the classroom. Brown plays baseball, is a member of FCA and is in Key Club. Brown plans on going to college after high school. His advice for underclassmen is “Enjoy your years at the high school, because you will be finished before you know it.”
The students of the month for April are Jordan Shiever and Grant Ritter.
Shiever is the female student of the month. She is the daughter of Steve and Tracy Shiever. She has an older sister, Morgan. Shiever is a high-achieving student who is always ready to learn. She is involved in basketball, FCA and Key Club. Shiever plans to attend Dodge City Community College. Her advice to underclassmen is “High school doesn’t last long, so make every second count.”
Ritter is the male Rotary student of the month. He is the son of Douglas and Westline Ritter. He has an older sister, Nicole, and a younger brother, Garrett. Ritter has a 4.0 and strives to do his absolute best. His activities include FCA, H2O, Key Club, football, basketball, track, Superintendent’s Leadership Class, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, and Oklahoma Honor Society, and he is a Zion Lutheran Church Youth member.
Ritter plans on attending Oklahoma State University and obtain a degree. His advice for the underclassmen is “Enjoy and make the most of your high school experience. It goes by fast.”