FLINT TWP. — Four 12th graders at Carman-Ainsworth High School, were recognized at a luncheon on April 17 as the Genesee Valley Rotary students of the month for March and April .Each month during the school year the Rotary selects two outstanding students nominated by their teachers, who become eligible to win a $1000 scholarship at the end of the year.
The March winners, selected by the Career-Technical Education Department, are Jacob White and Tiara Jefferies.
White was nominated by teacher Jerry Demick (Engineering) and Jefferies nominated by teacher Anna Hunt (Family Consumer Science).
The April honorees, selected by the Fine Arts Department, are David Guster and Roosevelt Powell. Guster was nominated by teacher Delynne Miller (Theater)and Powell was nominated by teacher Boris Turner (Art).
White, who has a 3.517 grade point average, is a member of the FIRST Robotics, Team 314 and received the FIRST Robotics Rising Star Award, FIRST Robotics Participation Award among others. He was nominated for being and excellent student who has completed all four engineering/ design courses at CAHS and for being an integral part of the robotics team throughout high school. He plans to attend Mott Community College before transferring to Kettering University for a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.
Jefferies has a 3.0 g.p. a and is involved in several school activities including student council, softball, volleyball, movie club and Poetry Out Loud. She is the student representative for the Family & Consumer Science Advisory board.
She was nominated for her school and community service. She plans to attend the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a Hail Scholarship.
Guster hold a 3.0 g.p.a. and was nominated for his school and extracurricular activities including the CEO Program, Chorale, Choraleers, CA Theater and Thespian Troupe 1360. He went to Chicago with the choirs and went to State Thespian Festival with the Drama Club. He received a superior rating for his monologue performance and his musical theatre solo performance. This qualifies him to compete at the International Thespian Festival this summer. He also received almost $30,000 in scholarship offers.
Guster has been accepted and received scholarship offers from PACE University, U-M Flint and Siena Heights University.
Powell holds a 3.05 g.p.a. and was selected for being an intelligent, trustworthy student who has the ability to think critically and theoretically.
He loves to draw but also in active in Distributed Education Communication Administration (DECA), soccer and wrestling. He has scholarship offers from the Center for Creative Studies (CCS), Central Michigan University (CMU) and the Flint School Scholarship Fund. He plans to attend the College for Creative Studies, with a discipline in Comic Book Illustration and a minor in Character Development Animation.