Rotary Student of the Month John Rees strives to bring generations together


Los Alamos High School Student John Rees believes when different generations mingle, great things can occur.
Which is why volunteering at the Betty Ehart Senior Center is among the civic services Rees performs and it also the reason he encourages his peers to volunteer at the senior center.
In addition to his work at the senior center, Rees also volunteers in the Natural Helpers club, is a Link Crew Leader who assists incoming freshman, serves as a young adult member of the Ski Patrol and shadows a pediatrician at the Los Alamos Medical Center.
To top it off, Rees also runs on the varsity track and cross country teams and maintains a 4.095 GPA.
His volunteer and scholastic achievements awarded Rees the Rotary Club of Los Alamos’ Student of the Month. He was honored during Tuesday’s regular club meeting at the Manhattan Project Restaurant.
The Rotary club determines Student of the Month recipients by looking for young people who exemplify its motto, “Service above Self.” Teachers are asked to nominate students who:
Have given positive contributions to their school and the community,
Have a good attitude about learning,
Are good citizens and respectful of their teachers and peers,
And have good grades, attendance, and classroom participation
In addition, student nominees write an essay describing how they use community service to address a significant problem teens may face today. Our Student of the Month committee selected the winners based on their demonstrated service and exemplification of the Rotary Four-Way Test.

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