|Students of the Month: 01-02-14|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Thursday, 02 January 2014 09:29|
Elmwood High School
Sierra Semko, of Wayne, is the December Student of the Month at Elmwood High School.
She is the daughter of Tiffiney Semko, Wayne, and Dave Semko, Bowling Green.
Semko has a 3.95 grade point average, and is secretary of National Honor Roll.
She has been on the honor roll all four years of high school and has earned numerous Student of the Year awards in her classes.
She's a four-year letter winner is varsity girls golf, and earned honorable mention all-league her sophomore year, second team all-league her junior year, and first team all-league her senior year. She also is an All-Ohio Academic Athlete award winner.
She is her senior class secretary, editor of the school newspaper, and a member of concert chorus, the Troubadours, prom committee and science club.
She works at Country Farmhouse in Wayne, sings in the Elmwood community choir, delivers meals for the Wayne Senior Center and is the Wayne Volunteer Fire Department fire queen.
Semko is planning to study psychology and writing in college, but hasn't decided where.
Penta Career Center/Rossford
Chanetel Parks, a senior from Rossford High School who is enrolled in the Small Animal Care program at Penta Career Center, has been selected as the Career-Technical Student of the Month for December by the Perrysburg Kiwanis Club.
At Penta, Parks has been on the honor roll.
She is a member of FFA, a career-technical student organization and is a proud recipient of the FFA's Greenhand award .During her junior year, she earned a third place award in the District FFA competition in the animal management category. Through FFA, she has volunteered for several activities at Penta which include: pet grooming, Penta Agriculture Day and special events.
In addition, the senior has been active in helping raise money for breast cancer research in honor of one of her teachers who is a cancer survivor. For two consecutive years, Parks, along with her fellow classmates, have been recognized for collecting the most donations in the school category for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Throughout her high school experience, Parks has been a very active volunteer. She has volunteered at the Rossford Public Library where she is a member of the Teen Advisory Board. At the library, she was involved in choosing books for the
Teen Scene exhibits and made displays to improve teen experiences at the library. She has also helped organize library events and programs.
During her sophomore year, Chanetel participated in the Teens Against Pollution (TAP) organization and has volunteered for trash pick-up at the Rossford Marina.
After she completes the Small Animal Care program at Penta and graduates from Rossford High School, she plans to enroll in a veterinary technician program at either Baker College or Stauzenberger College.
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