At its regular lunch meeting at Flanders Fish Market on June 1, Rotary Niantic welcomed parents and 2022 Student of the Month award winners.
Students are selected by 11 departments at East Lyme High School: Math, English, Social Studies, Science, Global Language, Music, Art, Health/Physical Education, Technology Education, Coastal Connections, and Family/Consumer Science . Nominated for their academic, volunteer and leadership qualities, each winner received a plaque and scholarship to mark their achievements.
Jeffrey Newton, Rotary President of Niantic and Superintendent of East Lyme Schools, said he has no doubt these students will achieve great things and also encouraged them to “go out there and be great role models.” “.
Newton also remarked that he may be considering a future Rotary Niantic president or two in the group. His prediction isn’t that far-fetched considering Niantic’s former Rotary President, David Putnam (current East Lyme Parks and Recreation Director) was a Niantic Rotary Student of the Month beginning in 1981.
Returning to a Rotary Niantic reunion 40 years later to see his daughter receive the award, another alumnus of the month was parent Scott Fraser.
The 2022 Rotary Niantic Students of the Month are: Isabella Y. Bogue, Sophia E. Cambi, Lila B. Devlin-Perry, Madeline M. Fraser, Grace M. Liu, Ethan J. Moore, Saayda Sajid, David J. Semnoski, Tenzin K. Sermo and Jennie A. Sherwood.
The Niantic Rotary Club is made up of volunteers who work and live locally to contribute to projects that benefit students, seniors, food security, safety, and accessibility for all. Local Rotarians also participate in the international impact of Rotary clubs around the world that help promote peace, eradicate disease, provide clean water and support education.
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