Academic excellence, commitment to community service, and involvement in school sports and activities are factors that named two St. Michael-Albertville High School juniors Students of the Month.
Abby Nesbit and Rebecca Panuska were announced last week by the St. Michael-Albertille Rotary Club as November Students of the Month.
Nesbit is the daughter of Karen and Dan Nesbit of St. Michael. She is involved in her church’s youth group, STMA Girls Fastpitch Softball, and the Prom committee.
Nesbit has received the Girl Scouts' Gold Award which is the Girl Scouts' highest achievement, and also has earned Bronze and Silver Girl Scouts awards. She also has been recognized for her contributions to STORM, VBS and Operation Christmas Child. She hopes to study abroad in college.
Panuska is the daughter of Steve and Joan Panuska of St. Michael. She has been on the A Honor Roll every trimester throughout her high school career. She received Student of the Tri during her freshman year and has lettered twice in academics and soccer.
Panuska is involved in soccer, lacrosse and ALIV. She also is a member of her church’s youth group and CORE team. She is planning to become a high school or middle school physical education teacher, but is open to "whatever path God leads her on."
"Rotary is very proud to recognize Abby and Rebecca," stated Kevin Lenz, STMA Rotary Club Community Service Chairman in a media release. "They are both dedicated to academic excellence and have demonstrated a commitment to service above self through their involvement in community, church and school activities. We wish them a happy and prosperous future."
Rotary is an organization that stresses "service above self" and focuses on helping the community as well as addressing the worldwide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water.