FLINT TWP. – Each month, the Genesee Valley Rotary recognizes two outstanding students each from Carman-Ainsworth and Swartz Creek high schools. The students are nominated by the home schools for demonstrating strong character, work ethic and other traits that adhere to the Rotary’s motto – Service Above Self.
Arianna Vantine and Jaylin Wesley were selected as October Students of the Month for Carman-Ainsworth and Jina Bhagat and Aaron Floyd were selected as the November winners.
Arianna, a senior, was nominated by her teacher Krystal Roos.
“Arianna has been my student for the last 3 years,” Roos wrote in her nomination letter. “First, she enrolled in Microbiology & Bioethics, a senior level class, as a sophomore. Last year, she took Project Lead the Way- Biomedical Science with me. And now, she is my right hand as my TA and lab tech. She is reliable, easy going and high-achieving.
“Her desire to be the best in all areas is evident in her academic and personal life. She is number 11 in her class of 352 seniors. Although she could have taken classes that would provide her with an easy A in her senior year, she chose to take challenging classes that will prepare her for her future career in veterinary medicine- including Medicine and Healthcare 2, AP Biology, Latin, AP Calculus & AP English.”
Arianna’s other school activities include Cross Country-2 year, Marching band- 2 years, Varsity soccer-4 years (Captain for 3 years), the National Honor Society and the School Activities: Cross Country-2 year, Marching band- 2 years, Varsity soccer-4 years (Captain for 3 years), National Honor Society and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).
Jaylin, also a senior, was nominated by his teacher Kim Herd.
“Jaylin is a superb example of an outstanding science student at Carman-Ainsworth High School,” she said.” Not only is he dual enrolled in two science courses, but he is also taking Physics this year. Jaylin doesn’t have a fourth hour due to dual enrollment. Typical high school seniors would probably choose to just hang out in the lunchroom for all three lunches, but since the first day of school, Jaylin has volunteered his time to help in my classroom (checking papers, setting up labs, and supervising labs) during this time. Jaylin always has a positive attitude and is a role model to those around him. He has a stellar work ethic and is both responsible and reliable.”
Herd said she looks forward to seeing the amazing things Jaylin will do in the future. Jaylin holds a 3.5 grade point average and is in the top 50 in his class.
October winner Jina Bhagat, a senior, was nominated by her teacher Jessica Moore.
“Jina is the perfect example of what we strive for our Carman Ainsworth students to become in their final year with us,” Moore wrote. “She is hard-working, self-motivated, determined, polite, respectful, and all around just a great student and person. Although she enjoys reading and writing immensely, Jina also shines in the mathematics classroom. She is one of the highest performing students in our Advanced Placement Calculus class. She catches on to material quickly, asks for help when she needs it, and is willing to help other students if necessary.”
Jina has a 3.9 g.p.a. and has been in the top 50 in her class throughout high school. She also was recognized in the Writers of the World Essay writing competition. She speaks three languages, loves reading and writing and is active in Calliope and different cultural clubs/organizations.
Aaron, a senior, was nominated by his teacher Matthew Young.
“He is a great student and one of the most positive and happy people I know,” Young said. “. I say this even when I have seen him on the golf course because I am his coach. He participates in Boy Scouts, the varsity golf team, and marching band.”