OMCS Superintendent Chris Wood made his 38th Student of the Month presentation introducing Nakiaha Robinson as Rotary’s September Student of the Month. Nakiaha is a member of National Honor Society, Rotary Interact, and Student Council President. She is ranked 8th in her class and will graduate in 2018 with 28 college credits. She is currently participating in the New Visions program for Education and Human Services In addition to her academic success, Nakiaha is a 5-year varsity basketball and has received various awards including the Susan Haeffner award presented by The Odessa File annually for sportsman ship. Nakiaha’s achievements haven’t come easily. Nakiaha tore her ACL in 9th grade and her MCL in 10th grade. She and her family have experienced great hardship, but Nakiaha is not one to complain and has always remained positive. Superintendent Wood commented that Nakiaha is one of the students who inspires – her peers and her teachers. Humble and a girl of few words, Nakiaha thanked Rotary for the honor, her parents for support, and Mr. Wood for his presentation.
The Club recognized Watkins Glen High School senior, Tanner Ryan as its September Student of the Month. He was introduced by teacher, Alex Richmond. Richmond said Ryan is an “exemplary young man with a commendable devotion to both character and academics.” Ryan is an impressive athlete and a member of the school’s champion cross country team. Ryan is a leader and a scholar, but Richmond noted that his “character is second to none.” Ryan thanked Rotary for continuing the tradition of Student of the Month and for recognizing him. He also thanked Mr. Richmond, his teachers, and parents. He plans to attend college upon graduation and study engineering. “I hope to continue this trend of success in life,” Ryan concluded.
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