W/M Rotary welcomes Students of the Month in January
The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club welcomed five students in January.
Brocton Central School
Jessica Putcher, ranked 17 out of 37 in her class, makes the honor roll regularly. Secretary of her sophomore class, she was class vice president during her junior and senior years. She is a member of the Rotary sponsored Interact club and a three-year member of Student Council for which she has served as treasurer for two years.
She has been a member of the band for six years and serves as president this year. Jessica is captain of the girls basketball, softball and volleyball teams. She holds two jobs, a fitness clerk at the weight room at school weekdays and an employee of The Green Arch diner on weekends.
Jessica has been honored as Student of the Month, softball MVP, basketball second-team All-Star and softball first-team All-Star. She received volleyball coaches and sportsmanship awards. She was named Dunkirk’s radio station WDOE Player of the Week for May 2013.
The daughter of Glenn and Julie Putcher, Jessica plans to attend Canisius College to earn a degree in early childhood education.
Tory Harper is a two-year member of Rotary Interact who logged over 33 hours of service in her first year and so far this year more than 15 hours of community service. She has been the unofficial foreign exchange student welcoming committee and has donated to the Westfield Soup Kitchen. In addition, her family is host for a foreign exchange student from Mexico.
She participated in the Jamestown mathematics competition. Tory has also participated in musical activities for eight years, including jazz, pit and pep bands. In her junior year she attended the All-County Music Festival. She has been a member of Brocton girls basketball team for four years and played volleyball in her junior year.
Outside of school, Tory has worked at a local vegetable stand since she was 14 years old and also works for Cleaning by Renee.
The daughter of Troy and Lisa Harper, Tory plans to attend Niagara University to major in mathematics and minor in business management and tourism. She hopes to travel abroad in her future college years.
Chautauqua Lake Central School
Jordan Mulholland’s courses include advanced placement environmental science and dual credit human anatomy and physiology. Named a CLCS student of the month twice, she also has received the Clarkson Achievement Award and attended Empire Girls’ State Camp during summers. Currently vice president of the National Honor Society at CLCS, she is a member of Rotary Interact Club, Spanish Club, Peer Tutoring and is president of Student Administration. Active in athletics, she has played JV and varsity volleyball for four years and has been a member of the varsity track and field team for two years.
Jordan’s community service includes participation in Salvation Army bell ringing, Halloween fun night, Christmas caroling at local nursing homes, leaf raking and pennies for polio. She enjoys playing the guitar, practicing yoga, traveling and spending time with her family. She has worked at Midway State Park for the past couple years as a ride operator.
The daughter of Timothy and Belinda Mulholland of Dewittville, Jordan plans to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, Binghamton University or SUNY Oswego to pursue a career as a forensic psychologist or clinical psychologist.
Sherman Central School
Ryan Carpenter, a 2013 Rotary-sponsored SLAPSHOT participant, is president of the National Honor Society at Sherman and vice president of the Student Council. He has been running cross country and track since seventh grade, has qualified for three state championship meets and was recipient of the Chautauqua County Sportsmanship Award. He was named an All-Western New York Scholar Athlete this year.
Outside of school, Ryan is a ski instructor and a lifeguard. He currently is working on a documentary to prove how important it is to be a blood donor.
The son of Paul and Anne Marie Carpenter, Ryan has not selected a college but plans to study health science and neuroscience.
Westfield Academy & Central School
Rachel Allen, will graduate with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and 13 Jamestown Community College credits. A member of the Big Brother/Big Sister program, Rachel also is a member of National Honor Society and has been class president during her sophomore, junior and senior years. Rachel has played jv soccer for one year and girls varsity soccer for five, girls varsity basketball team for three years and girls varsity softball for four years. She served as captain in all three sports.
A four-year member of the senior high chorus, Rachel is a member of Firecrackers and has participated in two musicals. Outside of school, Rachel volunteers time at the United Methodist church, has assisted with the Holly Tour, has volunteered at Bethany Camp and referees youth soccer.
The daughter of Steve and Karen Allen, Rachel will attend Florida’s Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to pursue a degree in aeronautical science.