W/M Rotary names students of the month
October students of the month, were named by Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club.
Mariana Mathewson, an only child, said she is delighted that her family is currently hosting a Rotary exchange student, Azumi Futatsugi, from Japan kind of like having a sister.
Consistently on the honor roll and a member of National Honor Society, she received the Student Sage Scholar Award. She is president of Peer Ed Club, co-captain of High School Academic Bowl, member of Science Olympiad, French and Spanish clubs and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, “Bird’s Beak.”
Member of the CLCS band, chorus and chorale and a participant in school musicals, Mariana is a three-year member of the Erie Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra and the Con Brio String Quartet. She gives piano and cello lessons and has received the Eastman School of Music Award.
A member of the varsity track, bowling and girls’ swimming teams, she volunteers at the Mayville Library, Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, American Red Cross Blood drives and the Erie Jr. Phil String Ensemble concerts. She has been employed at Chautauqua Institution’s Lenna Hall for the past two summers.
The daughter of Kent Mathewson and Kathleen Kennedy, Mariana will pursue a teaching or language career at Baldwin Wallace, SUNY Fredonia or the College at Wooster.
Kelsey E. Gerholdt, an active member of Rotary’s Interact Club for three years, was elected treasurer this year. In Interact she has worked on many dinner events, including Westfield Rotary’s Gold Rush, Brocton Centennial and church-hosted Thanksgiving dinners. Community service programs in which she has participated include bottle-and-can drives, Christmas shopping for needy families and multiple international projects aimed at bettering the lives of people in foreign countries.
Kelsey is earning college credits at SUNY Fredonia. She works in the SUNY Fredonia Environmental Health and Safety department as office secretary. At Brocton, she is a member of varsity basketball team.
Kelsey was elected by her local American Legion John W. Dill Post to attend Empire Girls State this past summer.
The daughter of Paul M. and Kathy M. Gerholdt, Kelsey will pursue her bachelor’s degree at Fredonia. She plans to attend law school and pursue a career in politics.
Trevor Gleason won the Sportsmanship Award for football this year and was named Most Valuable Player for basketball. He is a sectional qualifier for track and belongs to the cross country team.
A National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Students member, Trevor is camera man for school plays and plays bass clarinet in band.
During the summer, Trevor works at the Village of Mayville Lakeside Park. He is a 4H member.
The son of Sam and Gwen Gleason, Trevor plans to attend JCC and then continue schooling to become an athletic trainer.
“Robbie” Burgess will have earned 14 college credits from JCC along with his high school honors in the spring.
He is captain of the varsity baseball team and has been a team member for two years. He has played junior varsity football and basketball. He played on two travel baseball teams, most recently the Jamestown Tigers.
He was the American Legion’s Boys’ State representative this past summer. He was a member of the WACS Shared Decision Making Team in 10th grade.
Contributions to the community include volunteering with the Westfield Recreation Department for which he umpires baseball games and at the Food Pantry and Cross Roads. He has been employed at NeoScapes Landscaping, the Bark Grill and Food for Thought.
The son of Robert and Catherine Burgess, Robbie plans to pursue a degree in Environmental Science.