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 March, the local Rotary club has given this distinction to Samantha Duerr and Kyle Swenson.
Samantha Duerr, daughter of Sarah and Troy Duerr, is very active in her school community. She participates in track & field, weightlifting, BPA, NHS, Core Team, and concert choir. She received all-conference honors twice in track & field, lettered in track & field and academics, and was recognized with the Health & Physical Education Award. Sam plans to attend medical school to become a dermatologist.
Kyle Swenson, who is the son of Jamie and Greg Swenson, is involved in cross country, swimming, track & field, and concert choir. His accomplishments include lettering in swimming three times, letter in cross country twice, as well as receiving an academic letter. He was part of the drug-free banner and captain of the cross team this season. He was also recently awarded the ExCEL award for his leadership and service to his community. Kyle would like to attend a university to study engineering or kinesiology.
“Rotary is very proud to recognize Kyle and Samantha 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.”
Congratulations to the March winners!