Westfield and Mayville Rotary Club announces Students of the Month

WESTFIELD – The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club has chosen its Students of the Month for the end of the 2012-13 school year. They are as follows.

Westfield Academy and Central School

Kristin Grohol was valedictorian of her graduating class and earned a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Honors. Aside from having been enrolled in WACS’ rigorous coursework, she enrolled in Jamestown Community College in her senior year. At the end of the year, when she studied college-level English, Aural Skills I and calculus, she earned 21 college credits.

A four-year member of the Environmental Club, Grohol has worked during several beach clean-up activities and participated in the Mock DWI program, Big Brother/Big Sister program and Ophelia project. In addition, she has served as class vice president and participated in student government. In her sophomore year, Grohol was inducted in to National Honor Society.

In her junior year, Grohol was selected as the JCC Connections Program Student of the Year and won the prestigious Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Awards from the University of Rochester.

Grohol, during high school years, was in chorus and band; was a member of Westwinds, Firecrackers and the McClurg Street String Band. She also participated in the musicals “Pirates of Penzance,” “Hairspray,” “Trial by Jury,” “The Selfish Giant,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and was choreographer for “Lucky Duck.”

Outside of school, Grohol was a member of Lighthouse Fellowship Youth Group and volunteered her time at the Westfield Community Kitchen and the Westfield Women’s Organization. Since age 3, she has performed at the Center Stage Dance Studio, works as a studio assistant, helps with showcase fundraising and performs in several programs throughout the year.

The daughter of Mark and Sue Grohol of Westfield, she will attend Barnard College to pursue a degree in international relations.

Sherman Central School

Frances Danielle Reed was valedictorian of her Class of 2013, class vice president and a four-year honor student. She received the National Choral Award from her school after performing with the band, choir, Women’s Ensemble, All-County Women’s Chorus, All-County Mixed Chorus, Westfield Chamber Choir, NYSSMA Majors (a solo competition) and mentored the Junior High Choir. In addition, she had the lead role in the school musical, the “Wizard of Oz.”

Through Future Farmers of America (FFA), Reed competed at the state and national levels in food science, receiving first place in the team event at the state level, silver rank in the team at the national level and a gold individual ranking at the national level. She was successful in other FFA events, including Creed Speaking and Chapter meeting.

Reed was a member of the basketball and volleyball teams, the National Honor Society, National FFA Organization, Fellowship of Christian students, drama club and musical theater programs. Manager of the Varsity Football team, she sang “The National Anthem” at many sporting events through high school.

Outside of school, Reed was a member of her area youth group for which she did mission work through Group Work Camps around the country. She serves in many leadership positions at her church in North East, Pa., spends free time babysitting and assisting her aunt at her quilt shop.

The daughter of William and Susan Reed of South Ripley, she will attend the University at Buffalo to pursue an education in pharmacy and plans to become a pharmacist after earning a doctorate of pharmacy.

Brocton Central School

Marcy West achieved high honor roll regularly and was ranked fourth in her class. She received the Fredrick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony award from the University of Rochester in her junior year and has been a member of the National Honor Society since her sophomore year and received an Advanced Regents diploma upon graduation.

Among activities in which she participated were soccer and tennis in her freshman year, band and chorus for eight years and was elected president of the chorus in her senior year, has attended the All-County Festival in her freshman year and again in 2013.

Outside of school, West regularly attends West Portland Baptist Church. She has been involved in many community projects and in 2011, she attended a group work camp in Rochester to help re-paint and fix a family’s home. In addition, she helps with the church’s food pantry.

West owns 10 horses which she rides often, works for Iron Vine Farms and looks after the well-being of 14 horses there.

The daughter of Daniel and Lynette West, she will attend Morrisville State College for equine science and management to become an equine rehabilitation therapist.

Chautauqua Lake Central School

The two CLCS students who could not attend Rotary were Amber Ludwig, who missed the May meeting, and Andrew Pezzulo, the June meeting.

Ludwig graduated with an Advanced Regents diploma and was in the top 10 of her class. Recipient of Student of the Month at CLCS each of the last three years, Ludwig has consistently been named to the Merit/Honor Roll each and every quarter. In addition, she has been involved in Student Administration and the high school musicals, including the lead in the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” She also participated with the varsity swim and JV softball teams.

Outside of school, she was active in her church youth group and taking mission trips for which she served more than 60 hours of volunteer work. Her hobbies include reading, music and playing the oboe.

The daughter of Michael and Nora Ludwig of Mayville, she will attend JCC to begin her studies to pursue a career in medicine.

Pezzulo graduated with a Regents diploma in the top 25 percent of his class. He was a two-year member of National Honor Society and named a CLCS Student of the Month twice during his high school career. He has participated in a variety of fundraising and volunteer activities, including a Christmas fundraiser to provide clothes and gifts to underprivileged children, a food/can drive to provide families with a holiday dinner and assisted in organizing a blood drive.

Captain of the varsity football team, Pezzulo led it to Division and Section VI, Class DD Championship in 2011 and was offensive MVP in 2012. As the varsity wrestling team captain, he kept a winning record for three years and the team was division champions in 2011. He placed fourth in sectionals in 2012. Other sports in which he has participated included track for two years and as a coach of the “PowderPuff” football team for two years.

Pezzulo was awarded the Army Reserve Student Athlete Medal in 2012. He also was employed by Andriaccio’s Restaurant for the past four years.

The son of Cheryl Love of Mayville, he plans to attend JCC to begin studies for an as-yet undetermined career.