Two students recognized by the Batavia Rotary Club

Students of the Month received a Rotary Certificate, a gift card to a local restaurant, and a flash drive courtesy of Park National Bank. From left are Rotary President Michael Chapman, CNE Principal John Eckert, Evan Tellep of Clermont Northeastern High School, Mikayla Moles of Batavia High School, Guidance Counselor (BHS) Felicia Grooms, and Past Rotary President Michael Enriquez.
Evan Tellep and Mikayla Moles were honored as March 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.

Tellep is a student at Clermont Northeastern High School. He was nominated by the Science Department faculty because he is someone who challenges himself. He is very interested in science and anatomy, and has structured his classes at CNE in such a way that he can learn as much in both areas as his schedule will allow.

“Tellep strives for success in everything he does,” said John Eckert, CNE High School Principal. “He is a leader and a very hard worker.”

Tellep’s plans after graduation include college. He will study psychology or engineering, although he is undecided about which career path at this time. Both are interesting to him, and he feels CNE has prepared him for college in many ways throughout his high school years.

Moles is a student at Batavia High School. She is ranked in the top five percent of her class and has earned honor roll or high honor roll since her freshman year of high school. She is President of the National Honor Society, participates as a member of the volleyball and softball teams, and is a member of Student Council.

Moles is also a member of the Rotary Interact Club, and Business Professionals of America. She has participated in both mock trials and science challenges at BHS.

In addition to school activities, Moles has participated in many fundraising and service projects including the Polar Plunge, Hoxworth Blood Drive, state park clean-up days, Wrapping Clermont Together, and many more. She has enjoyed being a member of the concert band and was recently recognized as WCPO Channel 9 Student of the Week.

“Mikayla is a really active, involved young lady,” Felicia Grooms, BHS Guidance Counselor, said. “She is a professional who constantly gives her time and service to the community.”

Moles is planning for college after graduation as well and will be studying education to become a high school teacher.

“Your parents have engrained good core values in both of you,” said Michael Enriquez, Past Batavia Rotary President. “It takes great leaders to help our community, and you certainly fit that role.”

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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