The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club welcomed three Students of the Month in May. Once again, the seniors impressed club members with their accomplishments. Rotarian Dan Smith, New Generations chair; spoke briefly, followed by the introduction of the students by Phyllis Crockett and Crystal Layman.
Micaela Maria Young, an honor roll student, is valedictorian of her class with a grade point average of 98.53 percent. She is secretary of her class and is a National Honor Society member. Chosen to represent her community this summer at Empire Girls State, she also participated in the Lakewood Area Distinguished Young Women scholarship program. She has been awarded the New York State Board of Regents Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
From left, Micaela Young, Sherman Central; Joseph Marshal, Westfield Academy & Central; and Emily Means, Chautauqua Lake Central.
Young played trumpet in the jazz, pep and concert bands. Her passion for music also involved her as a member and treasurer of the choir and women's ensemble. She has participated in the All-County and Area All-State choirs and represented Sherman Central in the Chautauqua Lake Junior Idol this past summer.
Young played volleyball throughout high school as the setter and was co-captain of the team. She also was involved in Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) and the Anti-Bullying Committee.
A Girl Scout who volunteers locally, nationally and internationally, her community activities also include participation in Irish dancing. She is a contributing member of her church as a cantor, altar server, choir member and Sunday school teacher. Young is a ski instructor during the winter and has received her Professional Ski Instructors of American Level One certification.
The daughter of Neil and Concetta Young of Sherman, Micaela will attend St. Bonaventure University as a member of its honors program to major in biology. While there, she hopes to study abroad in Ireland. She then plans to attend medical school to pursue a career in the medical field.
Westfield Academy and Central
Joseph Marshall is salutatorian of the Class of 2012. In his senior year, he participated in Jamestown Community College's College Connections program and enrolled in English and calculus. He will have earned 17 college credits by the end of the year.
At WACS, he was enrolled in Regents Physics, Functional Anatomy of the Limbs, Biotechnology Techniques, photography, Spanish and Environmental Science. He graduated with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.
During the 2011-12 year, Marshall was a member of the We The People class. As a member of the advanced history course, he excelled at the state competition in January and was again outstanding at the national competition in April in Washington, D.C.
Marshall was an integral participant in yearbook, served as president of Key Club, was a member of the Environmental Club, participated in the Envirothon and went on the Whale Watch in Boston. He also serves as vice president of SADD and participated in the mock DWI program.
The son of Douglas Marshal of Jamestown and Michelle Marshall of Westfield, Marshall will attend JCC to pursue a degree in biotechnology.
Chautauqua Lake Central
Emily Means, in the top 20 of her class, received an Advanced Regents diploma, is a member of the National Honor Society, involved with Peer Tutoring and a former member of the Prom Committee. She was recognized for her academic achievement in English.
A scholar athlete, Means played soccer all four years of high school, named captain of the JV soccer team during her sophomore year and captain of the varsity team this year. She also competed on the CLCS track team for one year.
Outside of school, Means donated her time to Red Kettle Bell ringing, Penn State Tuba Christmas, North Lake field concessions and Ellery Park concession stand. Additional activities include Northwest Travel soccer, BAYSO travel soccer, NYSSMA solo festivals and concerts. In addition, she played a large part in the CLCS Dodge ball tournaments.
The daughter of William and Shannon Means of Mayville, Means plans to attend Ohio Northern or St. John Fisher, to pursue studies in biology or pre-veterinarian science.