Rotary Club of Westerville Names November Students of the Month


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The Rotary Club of Westerville, which sponsors a Student of the Month program, recognized recipients at a luncheon at Villa Milano held on Thursday, November 7.  November students are Abigail Ring, Westerville Central High School; Grace Blanchong, Westerville North High School; Ariana Williams, Westerville South High School; and Grace Gummer, St. Francis DeSales High School. 

The purpose of the program is twofold:  to recognize outstanding pupils who have distinguished themselves by serving their school and to expose them to the Rotary Club and its ideal of “Service Above Self.”  Students selected join Rotarians for lunch every week for a month, and have the opportunity to interact with members. 

Westerville Central senior Abigail Ring holds a 3.75 grade point average (GPA).  Science and Art are her favorite subjects of study.  Ring is a third year gymnast, a fourth year track and field thrower (shotput and discus), and an athletics and activities photographer at school.  She volunteers at the Columbus Dream Center and serves as hostess at On the Border at Easton.  She is a Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity award winner, and the recipient of multiple academic honors.  Ring plans to attend Drexel University to study Photography or Film and Media. 

Chemistry and Anatomy are Grace Blanchong’s favorite subjects.  This Westerville North senior participates in cross-country, National Honor Society, Warrior 2 Warrior, track & field, Global Scholars, the Odyssey (school newspaper) and W.A.L.T.  She is an Irish Dancer and a volunteer at the Joshua Perry Youth Football Camp and Church of the Resurrection.  She holds a part time job at Hollister.  Blanchong has earned a number of academic and athletic accolades.  She plans to study Biomedical Sciences in college.

Westerville South senior Ariana Williams has earned a 4.5 GPA.  She enjoys studying Math and Science.  At school, Williams serves as Student Council President, is active in the National Honor Society, is a competitive cheerleader, and an Algebra tutor.  Community involvement centers on veteran’s projects, mental health and tutoring.  This scholar athlete also serves on the Student Leadership Advisory Council.  She plans to further her education at college after graduating from high school.

DeSales senior Grace Gummer, who holds a 4.0 GPA, enjoys the study of Anatomy, Biology and Sociology.  She is involved in varsity soccer, Run the Race Club, Corral for the Kids, Math and Spanish Club, Campus Ministry and Stallions for Life.  She volunteers at the Westerville Christian Church, has served at the Westerville Area Resource Ministry, and coached fourth grade soccer at St. Paul.  She has been on the Honor Roll every quarter and won a Motivational Award through SFD Soccer.  In college, Gummer plans to major in nursing or pre-med.