Batavia Rotary Club honors its Students of the Month

Students of the Month were honored at the Feb. 4 Batavia Rotary Meeting to recognize their school and community accomplishments. From left are CNE Principal John Eckert, Nicole Glancy of CNE, Spencer Braswell of BHS, Batavia High School Guidance Counselor Felicia Grooms, Student of the Month Coordinator Ed Nurre, and Batavia Rotary President Mike Chapman.
Nicole Glancy and Spencer Braswell were honored as February Students of the Month by the Batavia Rotary Club. Both students exemplify the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self” in their academic careers as well as in their communities.

Glancy is a student at Clermont Northeastern High School. She is someone who has shown leadership in her own classes and has assisted other students by lending a helping hand to them. On the athletic field, Glancy has served as Captain of the CNE Soccer Team and helped them reach runner-up status in the 2012 Southern Buckeye Conference.

In the classroom, Glancy excels as well. She is currently Secretary of the CNE National Honor Society chapter and participates as a member of the Leo Club.

Helping people is something that does not stop with school. Glancy enjoys being a member of the Owensville Church of Christ youth group and has participated in many service projects with them over the years.

After graduation, Glancy plans to attend either Northern Kentucky University or Shawnee State and will major in psychology.

“Nicole was selected as student of the month by the CNE Social Studies Team,” said John Eckert, CNE High School Principal. “She is a gifted leader. She leads by example.”

Braswell is a student at Batavia High School. He has been an active member of the National Honor Society, participated as a math tutor for students who struggle with the subject, and has served as a senior mentor this year.

Braswell is a class officer, participates on the academic quiz team, and was chosen as First Team All League.

Recently, Braswell received a first place ranking for his role as an attorney in the BHS Mock Trial Competition. He has been a very dedicated track and cross country runner during his high school career.

In addition to his school activities, Braswell volunteers at the Cincinnati History Museum at least once a month. He is a volunteer tour guide and through answering guests’ questions, has developed a great love for the city of Cincinnati. As a Boy Scout, Braswell has served as a camp counselor for two years and received the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout.

He also enjoys assisting his community in various ways; most recently, he volunteered to help a group of people restore a roof and attic for a single mother who has a disability and whose home was damaged by a fire this winter.

“Spencer is a kind, hardworking, and insightful young man,” said Felicia Grooms, guidance counselor at BHS. “He is extremely dedicated to all of the endeavors he ensues.”

Braswell is involved with the Mormon Church and attends a seminary class each morning at 5:50 a.m. before heading out the door to Batavia High School. Plans for college include attending Brigham Young University to study planning and civil engineering.

“Leadership is essential,” said Ed Nurre, Batavia Rotary Student of the Month Coordinator. “You both are to be commended for picking this up at such a young age.”

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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