Hale named rotary Student of the Month

Becca Hale was recognized as Student of the Month at the Dec. 3 Batavia Rotary Meeting. She received a Rotary Certificate, flash drive courtesy of Park National Bank, and a $25 gift card to a local restaurant. From left are Batavia High School Guidance Counselor Felicia Grooms, Hale, and Rotary Student of the Month Coordinator Ed Nurre.
Rebecca Hale was honored as the December Student of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club. Hale’s willingness to serve her school and community fits the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self.”

Hale is a student at Batavia High School. She is currently enrolled in the Digital Arts and Design Program at Live Oaks Career and Technical Center and has been recognized by both the BHS and Live Oaks Honor Rolls for earning straight A’s.

Additionally, Hale receives dual credits for courses she takes that apply to both high school and college credits. She also received perfect attendance her junior year and is on the same path for her senior year.

Hale won third place in the UC Clermont writing contest her sophomore year; as a talented writer and artist, she often challenges herself by entering competitions in these respective categories. She received a scholastic regional art award earlier this year and was involved with the Vans Custom Culture Shoe contest.

At Live Oaks, Hale is a member of the National Vocational Technical Honor Society and participates in many community service projects at the career center. In her spare time, Hale volunteers at Batavia Heights Christian Childcare Center in Batavia Township.

“I already had Becca in mind when asked to pick a career/technical student of the month,” said Felicia Grooms, guidance counselor at BHS. “When I asked the counselor at Live Oaks, my decision was solidified.”

Hale’s instructors are impressed with the hard work she puts into her school work and the diligence she expresses through her studies.

The Batavia Rotary Club recognizes high school students from BHS and CNE each month throughout the regular school year. Students are nominated for this award for their school work and service to their community.

Batavia Rotary meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at the Hawk Building on Taylor Road, Clermont County Airport. Prospective new members and visiting Rotarians are always welcome.

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