Tops in their respective schools, December's Students of the Month helped close 2013 for the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club. All three seniors are honor students, National Honor Society members and have received various awards for school achievement.
Ian Clute of Mayville has received acknowledgement for his achievements and academic excellence in U.S. history and English. In addition, he received the George Eastman Young Leaders Award from the University of Rochester. He also is America Red Cross certified in CPR as a lifeguard.
Basketball, Ian's passion, has been on the top of his list since named captain in seventh grade. He is the recipient of Rookie of the Year in ninth grade, Coaches Award in 10th grade, named to Division III First Team, received player of the year certificate, Offensive MVP award and Player of the Week for The Post-Journal three times.
Outside of school, Ian has participated in Gus Macker and Street Jam and received the Goodsports Award for Street Jam in ninth grade. Last year, he received second place in Buffalo Gus Macker, fourth place in Olean Gus Macker and first in Bemus Point 3-on-3 tournament. In addition, Ian plays on the Summer League Basketball team in Jamestown every year.
In his earlier years, Ian has received the Coaches Award for JV baseball, has been a three-year member of the varsity baseball team for which he received Most Improved and last year named to Division III Second Team. He played on the Thundercats Midget Football during seventh and eighth grades.
During summers, Ian works at various jobs and recently was employed as a recreation leader at Mayville's Lakeside Park.
The son of Kenneth and Jill Clute of Mayville, Ian will begin his studies at Jamestown Community College in pursuit of a sports marketing career.
SHERMAN CENTRAL SCHOOL
Abigail Kuhn, in addition to her top ranking in school, received acceptance to Daemen College with an $8,000 scholarship for each year she attends. Currently, in addition to school classes she also has been taking advanced courses at JCC.
Having won first place in the Chautauqua Tapestry Art competition, Abby also has participated in Drama Club and has been a cheerleader since seventh grade. For her cheerleading skills, she received Most Improved and Most Valuable player plus the Most Dedicated Award.
Outside of school, Abby works at Vinnie's Pizzeria.
The daughter of Jason and Nichole Chase, Abby will attend college to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree to become a neonatal nurse. Her goal is to become a neonatologist.
WESTFIELD ACADEMY & CENTRAL SCHOOL
Megan Fisher, in addition to her WACS studies, will have earned 12 college credits from her courses at JCC and will receive a Regents diploma with Advance Designation in June.
Active in the Ophelia Project and the Prom Committee, Megan also is editor on the yearbook staff. Athletically, she played a year of modified soccer and three years of varsity soccer. She is a four-year member of the girls' varsity track and field team.
Musically, Megan is a four-year member of Senior High Chorus and Senior High Band, a member of Westwinds, Firecrackers and the Jazz Band. She also participated in several musicals.
Outside of school, Megan volunteers at the United Methodist Church and participated in this year's 30-hour famine. In addition, she has held employment at Webb's Captain's Table in Mayville.
The daughter of Eric and Julie Fisher of Westfield, Megan plans to attend Houghton College, Roberts Wesleyan College or SUNY Geneseo.