FLINT TWP. — Rachel Gillespie, a 12th-grader at Carman-Ainsworth High School, have been selected as a Genesee Valley Rotary student of the month for November. 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.
Rachel was nominated by CAHS math teacher Jessica Moore. The second C-A student recipient was unable to attend the recognition event and will be honored later.
Moore described Rachel as a “model student.”
“I have had the pleasure of having Rachel Gillespie as a student in trigonometry this year, “Moore said in her nomination letter. ”She is always very focused and determined to learn the material. She takes advantage of every opportunity that could benefit her grade and is conscientious of doing quality work.”
Besides being a great student, Rachel also is a nice person who is always willing to help others with anything, Moore said. Rachel also has participated in volunteer service work with her church, including helping to pass out bottled water to the Flint Community, volunteering in nursing homes and distributing blankets during winter months.
“Rachel is an excellent example of the type of student and young adult that we hope all our students will become prior to graduation,” Moore said.
Rachel plans to attend either Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti or Oakwood University in Alabama to become a registered nurse.