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Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club honors its Scholars of the Month

January 25, 2017
Westfield Republican

At the Jan. 17 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville Kendralyn Matonic of Brocton Central School, Emily Brown of Chautauqua Lake Central School, and Alaina Cockram of Westfield Academy and Central School were given recognition as "Scholars of the Month." These outstanding students were nominated to receive this honor by officials in their respective school districts.

Present at this dinner meeting, which was held at The Parkview in Westfield, were Rotarians, including representatives from the local school districts, and also parents of these high school seniors. The honorees were introduced by Rotarians Dan Smith and Luci Petrella. Each of the students received a framed certificate and a Rotary pen, which were awarded to them by Mike Harrington, Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club President.

Kendralyn Matonic, who is the daughter of Laura Matonic and Mark Matonic, maintains a cumulative GPA of 94.3. She is a hardworking student who loves science, music and history. Matonic was inducted in the Science National Honor Society, and also was selected for several science-based honors and awards, including the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence during her junior year.

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At the Jan. 17 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville Kendralyn Matonic of Brocton Central School, Emily Brown of Chautauqua Lake Central School, and Alaina Cockram of Westfield Academy and Central School were given recognition as “Scholars of the Month.” These outstanding students were nominated to receive this honor by officials in their respective school districts.
Present at this dinner meeting, which was held at The Parkview in Westfield, were Rotarians, including representatives from the local school districts, and also parents of these high school seniors. The honorees were introduced by Rotarians Dan Smith and Luci Petrella. Each of the students received a framed certificate and a Rotary pen, which were awarded to them by Mike Harrington, Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club President.
Kendralyn Matonic, who is the daughter of Laura Matonic and Mark Matonic, maintains a cumulative GPA of 94.3. She is a hardworking student who loves science, music and history. Matonic was inducted in the Science National Honor Society, and also was selected for several science-based honors and awards, including the National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists Award of Excellence during her junior year.
Matonic recently moved to Fredonia from Memphis, Tennessee, and in her younger years she resided in southern California. At Brocton Central School she is very active in the drama, Envirothon, ski, running, art and French clubs. Matonic is a member of both chorus and band, and she is a writer and photographer for the Brocton Review, the school newspaper. Also, she participated in the Japanese and French clubs at her previous high school.
Outside of school, Matonic enjoys doing mission work. During the summer of 2016, she went to Miami with her youth group to serve in homeless shelters and special-needs hospitals, and she helped to organize evening vocational bible studies for children.
Prior to that, Matonic gained a servant’s heart by working with her mother on community and charity projects. Some of these included fundraising and making gifts for the USO, Make A Wish Foundation, and Extreme Home Makeover.
During her high school career, Matonic won several awards as a competitive baton twirler, including most improved, and second place in the Ms. Summertime Majorette and All West Regional competitions. She played rugby during her junior year, and she plans to play softball this spring.
In addition to school and community service, Matonic enjoys sewing, baking, cooking, and collecting Disney memorabilia, plus she assists her mother and her aunt with their business, L & D Designs, by creating project ideas.
After graduating from high school, Matonic plans to attend Jamestown Community College and later transfer to Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas to earn a Bachelor’s degree in physics. She then will work towards a PhD in astrophysics. In the future, she would like to be employed by NASA, so that she may work on the International Space Station or the Journey to Mars Missions.
Chautauqua Lake Central School senior Emily Brown, who will graduate in June with an Advanced Regents diploma, is academically ranked in the top five students of her class. She is the daughter of Thad and Leslie Brown of Ripley. Due to her strong work ethic with her academics, Brown has earned many accolades. She has been recognized for her academic excellence in English, science and foreign language. Also, she has been named CLCS Student of the Month and received the Clarkson Achievement Award.
Brown is a member and historian of the National Honor Society chapter at her high school. She competes on the varsity swim team, and she has been honored as a Scholar Athlete. In addition, she is a member of the Impact Club, is a Peer Educator, and participates in the ski club.
Active in her community, Brown has volunteered in the nursery of the First Baptist Church in Westfield, the CLCS Halloween Fun Night, and at the Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center. Also, she is a member and active participant in her church youth group.
In her spare time, Brown enjoys swimming, working with children, practicing yoga, and studying the Spanish language. Last summer she was employed at Welch Field Pool as a lifeguard. After earning her high school diploma, Brown plans to attend a four-year college, such as Grove City, Cedarville or Geneva, where she will pursue studies to achieve her career goal of managing a daycare or preschool.
Alaina Cockram is the daughter of Stephen and Karin Cockram of Westfield. During her senior year at Westfield Academy and Central School, Cockram is also enrolled in the Jamestown Community College courses of English 1540 and Calculus 1710.
Cockram is enrolled in Regents Physics, We the People, Psychology, the Advanced Placement Courses of Micro Economics and US Government and Politics, and other courses. Upon her graduation, she will have earned 19 college credits in addition to earning a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.
She is four-year member of the High School Academic Bowl Team. In her junior year, Cockram was inducted into the National Honor Society. She is a reliable and friendly student, who embodies the NHS core values of character, leadership, scholarship and service. Also, she is a member of the Spanish club.
Being musically talented, Cockram was twice selected for the New York All-State Chorus, and also earned a place in the All-Eastern Chorus during her senior year. She is enrolled in Senior Band, Senior Chorus, and Voice Class, and she is a member of Westwinds, a select choral ensemble, and Firecrackers, an all-female singing group. In addition, she participates with the McClurg Street String Band and Drama Club, and she also plays hand bells and steel drums. Cockram has performed in the musicals of Once on this Island, A Christmas Carol, The Mikado, Cinderella, and Tarzan.
Cockram has volunteered her time with the Westfield Recreation Department, the Stray Cat Rescue, and Center State Dance Studio. In the fall of 2017, she will attend either the University of East London, England or the University at Buffalo to pursue a degree in Music Performance.
The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville congratulates Kendralyn Matonic, Emily Brown and Alaina Cockram on their outstanding accomplishments to date, and it wishes them much continued success in their college studies and in their future careers.

Matonic recently moved to Fredonia from Memphis, Tennessee, and in her younger years she resided in southern California. At Brocton Central School she is very active in the drama, Envirothon, ski, running, art and French clubs. Matonic is a member of both chorus and band, and she is a writer and photographer for the Brocton Review, the school newspaper. Also, she participated in the Japanese and French clubs at her previous high school.

Outside of school, Matonic enjoys doing mission work. During the summer of 2016, she went to Miami with her youth group to serve in homeless shelters and special-needs hospitals, and she helped to organize evening vocational bible studies for children.

Prior to that, Matonic gained a servant's heart by working with her mother on community and charity projects. Some of these included fundraising and making gifts for the USO, Make A Wish Foundation, and Extreme Home Makeover.

During her high school career, Matonic won several awards as a competitive baton twirler, including most improved, and second place in the Ms. Summertime Majorette and All West Regional competitions. She played rugby during her junior year, and she plans to play softball this spring.

In addition to school and community service, Matonic enjoys sewing, baking, cooking, and collecting Disney memorabilia, plus she assists her mother and her aunt with their business, L & D Designs, by creating project ideas.

After graduating from high school, Matonic plans to attend Jamestown Community College and later transfer to Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas to earn a Bachelor's degree in physics. She then will work towards a PhD in astrophysics. In the future, she would like to be employed by NASA, so that she may work on the International Space Station or the Journey to Mars Missions.

Chautauqua Lake Central School senior Emily Brown, who will graduate in June with an Advanced Regents diploma, is academically ranked in the top five students of her class. She is the daughter of Thad and Leslie Brown of Ripley. Due to her strong work ethic with her academics, Brown has earned many accolades. She has been recognized for her academic excellence in English, science and foreign language. Also, she has been named CLCS Student of the Month and received the Clarkson Achievement Award.

Brown is a member and historian of the National Honor Society chapter at her high school. She competes on the varsity swim team, and she has been honored as a Scholar Athlete. In addition, she is a member of the Impact Club, is a Peer Educator, and participates in the ski club.

Active in her community, Brown has volunteered in the nursery of the First Baptist Church in Westfield, the CLCS Halloween Fun Night, and at the Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center. Also, she is a member and active participant in her church youth group.

In her spare time, Brown enjoys swimming, working with children, practicing yoga, and studying the Spanish language. Last summer she was employed at Welch Field Pool as a lifeguard. After earning her high school diploma, Brown plans to attend a four-year college, such as Grove City, Cedarville or Geneva, where she will pursue studies to achieve her career goal of managing a daycare or preschool.

Alaina Cockram is the daughter of Stephen and Karin Cockram of Westfield. During her senior year at Westfield Academy and Central School, Cockram is also enrolled in the Jamestown Community College courses of English 1540 and Calculus 1710.

Cockram is enrolled in Regents Physics, We the People, Psychology, the Advanced Placement Courses of Micro Economics and US Government and Politics, and other courses. Upon her graduation, she will have earned 19 college credits in addition to earning a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors.

She is four-year member of the High School Academic Bowl Team. In her junior year, Cockram was inducted into the National Honor Society. She is a reliable and friendly student, who embodies the NHS core values of character, leadership, scholarship and service. Also, she is a member of the Spanish club.

Being musically talented, Cockram was twice selected for the New York All-State Chorus, and also earned a place in the All-Eastern Chorus during her senior year. She is enrolled in Senior Band, Senior Chorus, and Voice Class, and she is a member of Westwinds, a select choral ensemble, and Firecrackers, an all-female singing group. In addition, she participates with the McClurg Street String Band and Drama Club, and she also plays hand bells and steel drums. Cockram has performed in the musicals of Once on this Island, A Christmas Carol, The Mikado, Cinderella, and Tarzan.

Cockram has volunteered her time with the Westfield Recreation Department, the Stray Cat Rescue, and Center State Dance Studio. In the fall of 2017, she will attend either the University of East London, England or the University at Buffalo to pursue a degree in Music Performance.

The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville congratulates Kendralyn Matonic, Emily Brown and Alaina Cockram on their outstanding accomplishments to date, and it wishes them much continued success in their college studies and in their future careers.

 
 
 

 

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