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April and May Rotary Students of the Month honored

 

Alva Rotary host Cory Washburn (left) stands with Rotary Students of the Month for May Emily Swenn and Trenton Starkey.

April

Grant Ritter

Grant Ritter is the son of Douglas and Westline Ritter.

High school activities include football, basketball, track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Health 2 Others, Key Club, HOSA National Honor Society and National Honor Society. Activities outside of school include being a member of Zion Lutheran Church youth group, RYLA and Boys State. Ritter works for the family farm and does lawn mowing. His goal is to attend Oklahoma State University to obtain a degree. The best advice Grant could give to a freshman is, "Enjoy and make the most out of your high school experience. It goes by fast." His personal philosophy is, "Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God."

Jordan Shiever

Jordan Shiever is the daughter of Steve and Tracy Shiever.

High school activities include varsity basketball, Key Club, FCA, vocal, National Honor Society, Technical Honor Society and speech. Shiever loves to babysit and help youth with basketball. Activities outside of school include being a member of Zion Lutheran Church youth group and High Plain Storm Basketball. Her goal is to attend Dodge City Community College to play basketball. The best advice Shiever could give to a freshman is, "Go to all school activities. This is where many memories are made and always take pictures." Her personal philosophy is, "A negative mind will never give you a positive life."

May

Trenton Starkey

Trenton Starkey is the son of Tim and Terri Starkey.

Alva Rotary host Cory Washburn (left) stands with Rotary Students of the Month for April Jordan Shiever and Grant Ritter.

High school activities include Key Club, AHS Golf team and speech and debate. Activities outside of school include playing the guitar as a member of the Alva Church of the Nazarene Praise Team. Starkey works for the family business, Tidal Wave Car Wash. His goals are to attend UCO to obtain a degree in political science and use this as a gateway to law school. The best advice Starkey could give to a freshman is, "Always apply yourself, find your spot and be your best friend and don't try to get through high school too fast." His personal philosophy is, "With hard work and dedication you can accomplish anything you set your mind to."

Emily Swenn

Emily Swenn is the daughter of Terry and Marlene Swenn.

High school activities include basketball three years in high school and then becoming manager, vocal freshman year, Key Club, National Honor Society and Technical Honor Society. Activities outside of school include Teen Impact Youth Group. Swenn is employed at Share Convalescent Home. Her goal is to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State university to obtain degree in nursing. The best advice Swenn could give to a freshman is, "Be involved in everything and do your best in everything you do." Her personal philosophy is, "Always be a little kinder than necessary; you never know the impact it could make."

 

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