FLINT TWP. — Evangelina Dang and Jacob Yost, both 12th graders at Carman-Ainsworth High School, have been selected as the Genesee Valley Rotary students of the month for October. 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.
Both Evangelina and Jacob were nominated by CAHS biology teacher Krystal Roos.
“Evangelina is the most cheerful, dedicated student I have ever had,” Roos said. “She is both interested biology and excited to learn it. While her grades are excellent, it is her unwavering good humor that sets her apart from other high-level kids.”
Roos further described Evangelina as organized, punctual and dependable and predicted she will be successful in whatever she endeavors to do.
Evangelina has a 3.9 grade point average and plans to attend the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor to study cardiology. At C-A she is captain of the Quiz Bowl team, secretary of the National Honor Society and the Student Council and president of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). She has also played varsity tennis for four years.
Jacob has a 4.0 grade point average and plans to attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor to study nursing. At C-A he is involved in Students for Christ, HOSA, the DEEP program for medical science and is the NHS treasurer and the student representative for the District Curriculum Committee.
He is captain of varsity soccer and varsity wresting and also plays varsity baseball. He volunteers at youth baseball and Youth Wresting camps and tournaments.
“Jacob is an all-around great student, exemplifying excellence in all that he does” Roos said. “He is a good role model for other students, mentors younger students in athletics and is taking part in earning 13 college credits from the University of Michigan this year on top of his already very busy schedule.