FLINT TWP. — Madison Dyke and Garrett Ebert were selected by the Genesee Valley Rotary Club as the Carman-Ainsworth High School Students of the Month.
Garret was dual nominated by both the English and the World Language departments. His name was first brought up by his English teacher, Judy Hillis, who said: “Garret Ebert is an excellent English student and is quiet and unassuming. Might get overlooked sometimes but he … is insightful, reliable and an excellent writer.”
Ann Giese, who was his freshman Spanish teacher remembered him fondly too.
“Garrett was an excellent student due to his skill and focus,” she said. “He listened intently the first time and quickly mastered the materials. His memory of vocabulary is phenomenal and his application of previously learned concepts to current concepts was creative and flawless. His wry smile and eye contact lasted the whole hour and you knew he was thinking furiously the entire time.”
Madison is editor-in-chief of the school yearbook staff. She was cited for her positive attitude, top notch work ethic and excellent organizational and time management skills.
“I can count on her to follow through on what needs to be done for our many deadlines for the yearbook and she is proactive in organizing staff to make sure we accomplish our deadlines,” said teacher Colette Bryan.
“She is also a leader by example, inspiring others to do a good job without causing friction, because of her approachable manner and her mature way in which she carries herself.”
Bryan added that Madison is a talented page designer and has contributed to producing a beautiful yearbook in the three years she has been on staff. She also has been an honor roll student throughout her high school career and has a 3.8 grade point average in addition to having a job since she was a sophomore. Serving as yearbook editor requires many hours outside of the regular school day, Bryan said.
Rotary Students of the Month are selected by school staff and honored at Rotary Club meetings on the third Tuesday of each month.