The Fredonia Kiwanis Students of the Month for November are Nicole Woleben and Megan Bleck.
Woleben is the daughter of Mary Vecchio and Bryan Woleben, and stepdaughter of Greg Vecchio. She has been an A student for most of her high school career, excelling in nearly every subject. She loves science (mostly biology) and art. For many of her science classes, she has achieved mastery of the subject on the corresponding Regent's exam.
Woleben has been playing soccer since seventh grade for Fredonia. She was a member of the junior varsity team for two years and the varsity team for four years. This year, she was named MVP and captain of the team. She has been a part of track and field for three years, and will participate again this spring. For each year, Woleben has been the top 100 hurdler with a personal best of about 16.5 seconds.
After high school, Woleben plans on attending UB to obtain the necessary degrees to get into veterinary school. Once she has her DVM, her goal is to become a practicing veterinarian and live out her dream of working with animals.
Bleck is the daughter of David and Carol Bleck. She is currently a senior at Fredonia High School and a part-time freshman at SUNY Fredonia. Throughout high school, Bleck has taken advanced classes and electives. Along with her academics, Bleck focuses intently on her golf game. She has been a part of the Girls' Varsity Golf Team since seventh grade. Her freshman and sophomore year, she qualified to compete in the State Championship. As a freshman, she was awarded the Most Improved Player. As a sophomore, she received the Coach's Award. As a junior, she was named the MVP.
In addition to golf, Bleck participates in several extracurricular activities, for which she has held leadership positions. Her sophomore year she was appointed to the advisory board, and the following year she became president of her junior class. She has been an active member of the Key Club for four years, and a lawyer for the mock trial team since freshman year. Last year, Bleck wrote for the school newspaper, The Spectator, and was awarded first place for Best Personal Interest Story, and runner up for Best In-depth Story, as chosen by Syracuse University. Bleck has been a part of the Big Buddy program for two years, and this year became a part of the Soup on the Fly Club. Recently, she was also inducted into the newly-created National Honor Society at FHS.
Outside of school, Bleck participates in two different golf leagues, the Jr. Golf League and the Buffalo District Travel Golf Team. Aside from playing golf, Bleck babysits for several families and works in the Shorewood Country Club pro shop. She has been a part of numerous volunteer activities, including Girls' Day in Sports, Sleep Out for the Homeless, Santa's Workshop, Trick or Treat for UNICEF, and the Special Olympics. For her collegiate career, Bleck is considering the College at Brockport and St. John Fisher. She is planning to pursue a career in the health and nutrition field.