Batavia Rotary Club recognizes Thomas as Student of the Month

From left are Student of the Month Program Chair Ed Nurre, Victoria Thomas, and Batavia Superintendent Jill Grubb.
One high school student from Batavia High School is honored at the first meeting of the Batavia Rotary Club each month during the school year.

These students live their lives in a manner that exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self.” Victoria Thomas was honored as the club’s Batavia High School “Student of the Month” for February 2011.

The inner drive and determination demonstrated by Thomas has carried her to be a high achieving student at Batavia High School.

“She is one of those young ladies who is always willing to do more than what is asked of her, both in terms of academics and extra-curricular activities,” Superintendent of Batavia Schools Jill Grubb said.

Thomas has received numerous academic honors including the Rotary Youth Leadership Award and outstanding Mock Trial witness. One is quick to realize that Victoria possesses the personal qualities of focus, hard work, and passion for learning which will carry her to achieve great academic success at the collegiate level.

“I believe Victoria distinguishes herself from fellow classmates through her devotion to doing her very best at any and all endeavors,” Felicia Grooms, Batavia High School Guidance Counselor said. “When asked to perform a task, she puts all of her energy into that activity and follows it through to successful completion.”

Thomas works as an office aide and is always ready and willing to help out in any way possible. In addition, she participates in Young Life and prom committee. Thomas has volunteered numerous hours to the athletic program as a statistician for the basketball team and as a concession and ticket manager for football games.

The most impressive quality about Thomas is her willingness to go over and above the call as a senior mentor and class officer. She works tirelessly for the betterment of Batavia High School.

Thomas has been accepted at Union, Northern Kentucky, Gardner Webb, and Xavier Universities. She plans to major in business or public relations. Whatever her choice, the dedication and work ethic that Victoria continually demonstrates will lead her to become a highly productive and contributing member of society.

The Batavia Rotary Club is comprised of a diverse group of community-minded members from Batavia and the surrounding areas who are working together to address various community and international needs and to promote peace and understanding throughout the world.

Batavia Rotary Club meetings are held every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at the Hawk Building on Taylor Road, Clermont County Airport. Prospective new members and visiting Rotarians are always welcome. Please visit for more information.