FLUSHING — Flushing High School senior Elizabeth Dupuis has been selected as the Rotary Club of Flushing’s Student of the Month for January.
Dupuis, who is carrying a GPA above 3.7 in her senior year, is a three-year member of the Rotary Interact Club at FHS. She is also a past member of the National Honor Society and currently serves as a State Thespian Student Board Officer for the State of Michigan (one of 500 participants).
While a Rotary Interact member, Dupuis has participated in many different volunteering activities, including blanket making for Hurley Medical Center, serving S’mores at the Flushing Candlewalk and sorting books for the Rotary Area 7 Literacy Project. She has also been a volunteer with the Flushing Middle School theatre program, the Seymour Elementary School book sale and St. Robert’s Catholic Church to help with COVID-19 prep for the kindergarten classes.
Dupuis said that her favorite memory at FHS was when she sang the national anthem for the grand opening of Raider Fieldhouse in 2020. Her favorite teacher was Flushing High School Choir Director Nate Degner, whom Dupuis described as her lifeline at Flushing. Dupuis said that she appreciated Degner’s strong passion for teaching and his helpful advice and heartfelt guidance throughout the years.
As a student at FHS, Dupuis has been active with the school’s drama program, appearing in many productions and working in the William H. Tunnicliff Auditorium at FHS over the summer when needed. She plans to further her theatre career by attending Siena Heights University to study Technical Theater and Design. Her end goal is to open a children’s theatre.
After school, Dupuis said that she also plans to travel and live in New York City, Chicago and London, Canada, to experience the “big city life” and gain theatrical experience in three of North America’s biggest theater cities.
In addition to acting/ theater, Dupuis enjoys farming and currently has eight chickens. She also loves painting, primarily with watercolors.
Dupuis has chosen to give her $100 Rotary donation to Luke’s Legacy, which provides kids in Michigan with affordable access to a Young Life camp experience.