The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club's February Students of the Month are in the top of their class and will graduate in the spring with honors. Introduced by Rotarians Crystal Schrantz and Phyllis Crokett, all five young ladies have health care plans in their future.
Nina Manzella, a top student at Westfield Academy and Central School, will have earned 20 college credits from her courses in English, Calculus and Music Theory at Jamestown Community College. High school credits will come from history competition, We The People for U.S. Constitution study, Regents Physics, Functional Anatomy of the Limbs and additional graduation requirements.
Active in Faith, Hope and Love Bible Study, she was class treasurer in her senior year, class vice president in her sophomore year, a member of Language Club and is a three-year member of the Westfield Chapter of National Honor Society.
Proud young ladies show the achievement plaques they received as Students of the Month at the February meeting of the Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club. Seated left, Alexandria Anderson, Sherman Central; Katherine “Kade” Putcher, Brocton Central; standing from left, Erica Homme, Chautauqua Central; Nina Manzella, Westfield Academy and Central; and Luciana Sena, Chautauqua Lake Central.
In sports, Manzella played one year of junior and three years of varsity soccer, two years of junior and two years of varsity basketball and now is a four-year member of girls' varsity track and field team. She served as captain in all three sports.
Manzella is a four-year member of senior high chorus and band, Westwinds, Firecrackers, an all-female singing group; and the McClurg Street String band. She participated in the NYSSMA All-County band and won the William C. Ross Award. In addition, she appeared in the musicals "Hairspray," "Trial by Jury" and "Lucky Duck."
In the community, Manzella volunteers her time at the Patterson Library, church youth group, the 30-hour famine, the Ophelia Project and coaches youth soccer and basketball. In addition, she also was employed at the Brickwalk Cafe and Zebro's Harbor House.
The daughter of Thomas and Deanne Manzella of Westfield, Manzella plans to pursue a degree in physical therapy at either Ithaca, Hiram, Thiel or Roberts Wesleyan College.
Luciana Sena is co-president of Chautauqua Lake Central School's Student Administration, secretary of Peer Education, a member of the high school Bowl Academic team, National Honor Society, Spanish and Yearbook clubs. She has been on the Honor Roll consistently.
Having competed on the JV and varsity soccer teams since ninth grade, she most recently was the varsity captain. Sena also is a member of the Varsity Softball team and Ski Club and, outside of school, a member of the indoor soccer team at Lakewood YMCA and Southwestern Summer Soccer program.
As a member of the National Honor Society, Sena has helped organize the Talent Show and Dodgeball tournament. She also has been an altar server at St. James Church since third grade. During summer she was employed as the recreation leader at Mayville Lakeside Park.
The daughter of Richard and Carol Sena of Ashville, she will attend JCC while she plans her future and exact career path she will take.
Alexandria Anderson, a member of Sherman Central National Honor Society, also is part of the High School Bowl team, the Book Club, varsity track and volleyball teams and has played several roles in school plays and musicals. In addition, she enjoys reading, and her favorite classes are science and art.
Very active in her local church, Anderson is a member of her youth group, Sunday school class and church choir. She enjoys working in the nursery and playing piano, which she has done for 10 years. In addition, she graduated from her church's AWANA program in sixth grade and won the Timothy Award which is for those who have completed any four third- through 12th-grade handbooks or studies, including all associated activities. The recipient must have completed sixth grade or higher, considered a very remarkable accomplishment.
The daughter of Evan and Christine Anderson of Sherman, Anderson will pursue a degree in nursing at Cedarville University in Ohio.
Erica Homme is a member of the Chautauqua Lake Central School National Honor Society, Student Administration, High School Bowl Academic team and is a class officer. Honors received include the Air Force Math and Science Award and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Medal Award.
A four-year member of the varsity soccer team, she previously was on the varsity track team. Activities for which she has volunteered her time include Halloween Fun Night at CLCS, bell ringing for the Salvation Army, one of Santa's elves at the Chautauqua Mall and the Mayville winter Festival.
Homme enjoys playing piano and participates in summer outdoor and indoor soccer. She has been employed during the summer most recently as a recreational leader for the Mayville Lakeside Park.
The daughter of Russell Homme and Dena Carlson, Homme plans to attend Case Western Reserve University, Ithaca College or SUNY Geneseo to pursue a career as a pediatrician or physician's assistant.
Katherine "Kayde" Putcher, class president for all four high school years, was vice president of the National Honor Society and secretary of band in her junior year, member of pep band four years and pit band during her sophomore year. During the past year, she was Brocton Central's representative for Empire Girls' State and earned the triple "C" Award.
A Brocton Bulldog in sports, Putcher was a member of the varsity tennis team her freshman year, played volleyball for the past three years for which she was captain her senior year and played on the softball team for three years.
Outside of school, Putcher, an All-Star member, has been catcher and first baseman of her Babe Ruth team. She also has been volunteering and working at the Brocton-Portland Summer Recreational Program since she was in eighth grade, a member of the Lightning travel soccer team for two years, team captain for the Relay for Life for three years and a softball umpire for the Brocton-Portland Little League for the past two years.
The daughter of Glenn and Julie Putcher, Putcher plans to attend either University of Notre Dame or Canisius College to pursue a degree in orthodontics and interior design.