The Kiwanis Club has selected two students of the month for May. They are Alexander Crowell from Dunkirk High School and Taylor Engel from Fredonia High School.
Alexander Crowell is a senior at Dunkirk High School and is the son of Lonnie and Cheri Crowell. He will be graduating in the top ten of his class and has been enrolled in JCC courses during his junior and senior years. As a freshman Crowell joined the football team and played football all four years of high school, being named to the 2nd team All Section 6 as a center for the 2012 season. In his sophomore year he joined the DHS baseball team and has played all three years, receiving the sport booster award in his junior year. JROTC has been an important part of Crowell's high school career. Joining in his sophomore year, he has commanded several drill teams and the color guard, receiving several accommodations over the last three years including Cadet of the Year, Color Guard MVP junior and senior year, the Reserve Officers Association of the United States accommodation and Citation of the Superior Junior Cadet Decoration Award. Crowell is a member of the National Honor Society, Hope Club and Envirothon Club. Outside of school he enjoys working on restoring antique wood and fiberglass boats and is a member of the Lawson Center Antique Boat Museum in Bemus. Crowell will be attending JCC in the fall to study engineering. He plans to transfer to Alfred University to earn his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.
Taylor Engel is the son of Robert and Korrie Engel. He is currently a senior at Fredonia High School. Throughout his years in high school he has received both Principal's Awards and Principal's Awards with Distinction. He has taken AP U.S. history, and has taken three years of advanced English and two years of advanced global studies. When he graduates, he will receive an Advanced Regents Diploma. During high school he has primarily played two sports, football and golf. He played a total of eight years of football and four years of golf and has received the scholar athlete award for both sports. Along with these sports, he has also played 11 years of summer soccer, 10 years of baseball and two years of basketball. Engel has also spent all four of his years in high school on the quiz bowl team and has started since his sophomore year. He is a member of Fredonia First United Methodist Church and volunteers to serve at his church's tent during the yearly Relay for Life at SUNY Fredonia. He plans to join the Navy and become an electrical engineer.