Rotary Club of Westerville Names October 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, October 3.  October students are Caroline Cable, Westerville Central High School; Eli Williams, Westerville North High School; Donovan Slattery, Westerville South High School; and Jacqueline Barber, 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 Caroline Cable holds a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), and Science, Math and Art are her favorite subjects of study.  This National Honor Society member participates in cross-country and track, and enjoys volunteering for Girls on the Run and science events like Starry Night and the COSI Science Festival.  She has earned academic, athletic and music awards.  In college, Cable plans to major in Biochemistry, Biology or Environmental Science.  She hopes to attend The Ohio State University or Case Western Reserve.

Eli Williams, a senior at Westerville North, enjoys Math and Science classes.  He has earned a 4.73 GPA.  He wrestles for North, and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Warrior Athletic Leadership Team.  He has volunteered with Neighborhood Bridges, the 2nd & 7 Reading Club, and I CAN.  Williams received Academic Excellence honors in AP Chemistry and AP Calculus, plus a three-year varsity letter in wrestling.  He aspires to study Mechanical Engineering at the United States Air Force Academy.

Music and physics are favorite subjects of study for Donovan Slattery, a senior at Westerville South.  This 4.2 GPA holder is involved in cross-country, track, and Soundsation, an acapella singing group.  He also participates in the annual scholarship theater production and is a member of the National Honor Society.  Slattery sings in the St. Paul Teen Choir and volunteers in community service organizations like Neighborhood Bridges.  He has received academic, athletic and music letters; is an International Baccalaureate candidate, an eight-time scholar athlete, and Student Section Leader.  He hopes to attend Capital University and study Vocal Performance and Music Production.

Twelfth grade student Jacqueline Barber holds a 4.0 GPA at DeSales.  English and Italian are her favorite subjects.  At school, she plays softball, is a Student Council member, Student Ambassador, member of the Business Club and works for the school magazine.  She volunteers as a softball coach and is active in different service clubs including St. Vincent de Paul and Corral for the Kids.  Barber, captain of the softball team, is a member of the National Honor Society and the Italian National Honor Society.  She plans to study Marketing and Graphic Design at The Ohio State University or Miami University.