FLINT TWP. — Jada Black and Alexandra Fairbrother. both 12th graders at Carman-Ainsworth High School, have been selected as the Genesee Valley Rotary students of the month for February. 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.
Jada was nominated by CAHS Spanish Teacher Angie Hoskey and Alexandra was nominated by Yearbook instructor Colette Bryan.
As a world language teacher, Hoskey said her classes are usually filled with students from all grade levels. Among the seniors, Jada stood out because of her excellence in academics, athletics and music. She praised Jada for her punctuality, kindness, volunteerism and reliability.
“I know I can count on her as she is reliable and she always keeps herself busy with other school work if she finishes her Spanish work early,” Hoskey said.
Among many school activities, Jada is E-Board President of Student Council, involved in the National Honor Society (NHS). varsity softball and marching band.
Outside of school, Jada’s activities have included the KAGEL Leadership Initiative at Kettering University, March of Dimes – Wish Week (Student Council), Carriage Town – serving dinner, a Thanksgiving Food Drive (NHS) and the ABC 12 Spirit Cup (Student Council) – raising money and food donations.
Jada, who has a 3.976 grade point average, is currently enrolled in the C-A STEM Early College with the University of Michigan-Flint. Next year will be her fifth and final year with an expected 2019 graduation date. She plans to further her education at either Grand Valley State University or the UM-Ann Arbor with a major in chemistry or pharmaceutical sciences.
Bryan said she nominated Alexandra (who goes by Alex) because “she has been one of my chief editors of yearbook since last year. Because of her efforts, including attention to detail, maturity (not putting just her friends or just the popular kids in the book), self-motivation (taking things upon herself that she knew needed to be done), and work ethic, we had last year and again this year the best coverage of the student population so far.”
Bryan also praised Alex for her creative mind behind this year’s book, Creating the Canvas. She also is a strong leader and does charity work in the community through soccer and the National Honor Society which are both very active in philanthropy, Bryan said.
Alex also holds down a job 15-25 hours a week while maintaining a 3.593 grade point average. She plans to attend UM-Flint to study either architecture or fine arts.