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Westfield/Mayville Rotarians bid farewell to this year’s seniors

June 21, 2014
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Another year, another group of lovely young ladies and good-looking fellows, another visit by top graduates and the Westfield/Mayville Rotarians bid the best to 40 of the Advanced Regents recipients from the club's major area school representatives. The final four who will graduate with honors are:

Rebekah Anderson will be valedictorian of the Sherman Central School's Class of 2014 with a final GPA of 101.102. A member of the National Honor Society and National Society of High School Scholars, she has received Most Improved Runner honors, has been a Drama Club member for three years and involved in High School Bowl and Book and Math clubs. She also volunteers her time to Special Olympics and the Salvation Army.

Outside of school, Rebekah has been an active member of her local 4-H Club for several years, has volunteered her time at Awana Club as the Cubbies leader, which gives her responsibility for teaching children 2 to 5 years old.

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Four lovely young ladies closed out the 2013-14 school year for the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club. Seated from left, Rebekah Anderson, Sherman Central; Emma Fermier, WACS; standing from left, Monica Gabriels Pena Orozco, Mexico exchange student at Brocton Central; and Lindsey Stow, Chautauqua Lake Central.

Actively involved in her church by spending time in the nursery, she also teaches Sunday school and plays the piano, having taken lessons for nine years, and participated in annual recitals.

Rebekah has worked at Peek 'n Peak as a lifeguard for the past two years and in her free time, she enjoys reading, swimming and running.

The daughter of Evan and Christine Anderson, Rebekah plans to attend Houghton College to major in Psychology. This will be followed by a pre-med path with a goal of acceptance into medical school and eventually becoming a psychiatrist.

Lindsey Stow, an Advanced Regents Diploma recipient in the top 10 of her class, has been named to the honor/merit roll throughout her high school career and as a Chautauqua Lake Central School Student of the Month. In addition, she has been an active four-year Spanish Club member.

Outside of school, Lindsey lists reading and writing as her hobby. She also has been employed by Midway State Park and the Pine Hill Motel.

The daughter of Matthew and Cheryl Stow of Ashville, Lindsey will attend Jamestown Community College to pursue a career as an editor or translator.

Monica Gabriela Pena Orozco, a Brocton Central School senior with a cumulative 95.50 average, is a foreign exchange student from Mexico placed by the International Fellowship program from Westfield.

A member of the Rotary Interact Club, Monica is a member of the chorus and band, has been in the school's musical in a leading role and is most interested in arts in general. In addition, she has been on the varsity basketball team.

In her first year at Brocton, Monica has received a second place award from the Media Day at SUNY Fredonia for best news article. A community volunteer, she has participated in the Rotary Interact community service projects of Preventive Angels, Senior Citizen breakfast and can drives.

The daughter of Vincente Pena and Estela Orozco, Monica plans to return to Mexico to finish her senior year and attend college to major in communications.

Emma Fermier, who will receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors with Mastery in Science from Westfield Academy and Central School and 21 JCC credits, is a Virtual Advanced Placement pilot program participant. Inducted into the National Honor Society in her sophomore year, Emma was a member of the Prom Committee, Class of 2014 co-treasurer, Shared Decision Making Team student representative and a first-grade classroom volunteer.

One year of junior and three of varsity soccer, two years of junior and two of varsity basketball, Emma also was a member of the girls' varsity track and field team for six years and served as captain of the basketball and track teams.

A Senior High Chorus and Band member for the past four years, Emma is a member of Westwinds, Firecrackers and has participated in several musicals.

An active member of St. Dominic's Roman Catholic Church, Emma has been an active member of its Vacation Bible School and volunteered her time with the Westfield Recreation Department.

The daughter of Michael and Tina Fermier of Westfield, Emma will enroll in Niagara University to earn a degree in Business Management and Psychology.



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