Homeroom teachers at St. Michael-Albertville High School are always on the lookout for exceptional eleventh-grade students to recommend for STMA’s Rotary Student of the Month program. Local Rotarians select students each month of the school year who embody their motto of “service above self,” with the focus on students in their junior year so the honor can be included in college applications.
For November, the local Rotary club has given this distinction to Ella Herbst, Christopher Nygard and Elise Weinzierl.
Ella is the daughter of Kent & Erin Herbst. She has been recognized for her academic performance through the Student of the Trimester program, by lettering in academics, being acknowledged by the Spotlight on Scholarship, being a member of the All-conference Academic Team, and was a recipient of awards in the Math, Science, Science, English, and Physical Education departments. Ella is involved in ALIV, gymnastics, NHS, cross country, band, and core team. She is looking to attend a college in the Midwest and plans to focus on math and science.
Christopher, son of Paul and Eileen Nygard, has maintained a 3.6 GPA while taking advanced courses and participating in several activities. He is involved in cross country, Black Market soccer, Camp Invention, and core team. Christopher plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at a four-year university.
Elise, daughter of Chad and Jennifer Weinzierl, is a Courtesy & Respect Award winner, a freshman class mentor, and a member of NHS, FCA, and BPA. She also participates in softball and basketball. Elise is preparing to attend a four-year university to study Physical Therapy.
“Rotary is very proud to recognize Ella, Christopher and Elise as students of the month” said Tracy Larson, STMA Rotary Club President. “They have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and represent the service above self-ideals of Rotary. We wish them a successful future.”