The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club members welcomed the new school year by welcoming four young ladies who will graduate with honors when the 2013-14 year ends in June.
All the central school students - Megan Stahlsmith, Chautauqua Lake; Morgan Bennett, Brocton; Hanna Rubin, Westfield Academy; and Grace Mayer, Sherman - are or have been involved in one or more of the activities offered in their school, whether educational, sports or extracurricular. All are outstanding in their individual talents.
CHAUTAUQUA LAKE CENTRAL
Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club welcomed the new school year Students of the Month in September. The four young ladies were, seated left, Grace Mayer, Sherman; Morgan Bennett, Brocton; standing left, Hanna Rubin, Westfield Academy; Megan Stahlsmith, Chautauqua Lake.
Megan Stahlsmith is secretary of the National Honor Society and the senior class.
In addition, she is a member of the Student Administration, Spanish Club, Peer Educators, Peer Tutors and Sources of Strength, High School Bowl Academic team and Impact.
Other activities include school musicals and sports. Topping the list are international trips made to Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
Outside of school Megan's volunteer activities include Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, Footsteps as a Leader, Hebrew Congregation and baby-sitting. She also works as a server for a local catering business and is very active in her church.
Most outstanding is the founding of MRS Cookies. Megan was in need of funds to off-set the cost of her international trips, so she began her own cookie business.
The daughter of Denise Stahlsmith of Mayville and Brian Stahlsmith of Stedman, Megan plans to attend SUNY Geneseo, Grove City or St. Lawrence University to pursue a degree in history or special education.
Morgan Bennett, in her junior year, participated in the Rotary District 7090 Student Leadership Award Program for Students High on Training, or what is known as SLAPSHOT, sponsored by the W/M club.
As a member of the school Student Council and Brocton Rotary Interact Club for three years, she now serves as secretary of both.
Morgan has played volleyball, basketball and softball and has enjoyed being part of the ski club. She also works at McDonald's and Lake Erie State Park.
The daughter of Kent and Eileen Bennett, Morgan will begin college at Jamestown Community College and eventually move to Vermont to earn a psychology degree and eventually become a therapist.
Grace Mayer, who has been on honor roll during high school, had the opportunity to attend the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference in 2012.
Active in the high school choir, she has attended the All-County Music Festival many times. Currently, she is preparing for the school musical, "Alice in Wonderland."
Outside of school, Grace works at the Lighthouse Grocery in Mayville. Spare time is special as she is learning all she can about her Italian heritage, likes to spend time in the woods with her dad and explores big cities with her older brothers.
The daughter of Vinny and Carol Majchrzak and Dave Mayer, Grace plans to attend the University at Buffalo next year to enter the nursing program.
WESTFIELD ACADEMY & CENTRAL
Hanna Rubin, during her sophomore year, transferred to Westfield from Brazil.
Her specialty is watercolor and oil painting, advanced drawing and graphic design as a student in the Fine Arts Department.
An assistant on the yearbook staff, she also was a member of the Ski and Runners clubs and participated on the varsity tennis and swimming teams.
Having held employment as a lifeguard at Chautauqua Estates, Hanna also volunteered time at the Patterson Library and the Thrifty Kitty. In addition, she danced at the Center Stage Dance Studio and participated in its Street Dance and Jazz classes.
The daughter of Mitchell and Maraci Rubin, Hanna will pursue a college degree in Graphic Design or Interior Design.