The Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club welcomed four high-honor seniors at its March Students of the Month scholarship recognition day. Each of the four schools in the club's district - Brocton, Chautauqua Lake, Sherman and Westfield Academy & Central - selects those students deserving of acknowledgment.
Alexander Deakin, a three-year member of Rotary Interact Club, is a regular on the Honor Roll and a four-year member of the National Honor Society for which he served as treasurer for two years. During his junior year, he spent the spring semester in Tomsk, Siberia, and kept up with his Brocton classes through email and Skype. He took a college level Russian language course at Tomsk Polytechnic University. Deakin's senior year includes enrollment in the 3-1-3 SUNY Fredonia program to study American politics, macroeconomics, music appreciation and introductory anthropology. A five-year member of the Pep Band and the Brocton Band for eight years, he served as vice president for each. Additional memberships include the Envirothon team specializing in wildlife for which he took second place in a 2012 Envirothon and was a staff writer and editor for the "Brocton Review" in his junior year. In addition, he wrote monthly feature articles about his experiences in Siberia. The son of Andrew and Ann Deakin of Portland, he works year-round at Taylor Greenhouses and is an avid reader of science fiction. He plans to attend Mercyhurst University to major in anthropology and archaeology.
Westfield/Mayville Rotary Club’s March Students of the Month are, seated, from left: Gregory Momberger, Westfield Academy & Central; Alex Deakin, Brocton Central; standing, from left: Travis Henry, Sherman Central; and Jeremy Gilbert, Chautauqua Lake Central.
Travis Henry, who lives in South Ripley, has been on the Honor Roll during high school at Sherman Central. He is president of the National Honor Society and is the recipient of the Computing Medal Award from Rochester Institute of Technology and the Xerox Award for Innovation from the University of Rochester. Named team captain during the 2012 football season, Henry also plays baseball. In addition, he is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Students. A junior firefighter for the South Ripley Fire Department, he works as a weekend janitor at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in North East, Pa. He enjoys hunting and spending time with his family. The son of Terry and Joan Henry, he plans to pursue a college education that will prepare him for a career in engineering or medicine.
Chautauqua Lake Central
Jeremy Gilbert has taken many upper level courses, including AP environmental science, and has excelled in the Project Lead the Way Program, computer animation/web design and JAVA. He has received awards for achievement in English and chemistry as well as maintaining Honor Roll status. He has been on the football and wrestling teams for three years, played soccer this year and track for four years. In addition, Gilbert works at the Mayville Diner. The son of Brenda House of Mayville and Rich Gilbert, Jeremy will pursue a degree in engineering - biomedical or chemical - at the University at Buffalo, Rochester Institute of Technology or Gannon University.
Westfield Academy & Central
Gregory Momberger, in addition to his high school courses, also is enrolled in Jamestown Community College, which will give him 17 college credits at graduation. Having played junior varsity and varsity soccer for the past four years, Momberger is also a four-year member of the varsity golf team. He has been a member of the senior high chorus and band, the Westwinds, the Apemen Ensemble and the jazz band. He appeared in six musicals. Captain of the Academic Bowl team, he is also a member of Ski Club and was elected class president this year. In addition, he was inducted into the National Honor Society in his sophomore year. An active member of St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Momberger has participated in the 30-Hour Famine and is an altar server. He has volunteered at Westfield Memorial Hospital and Union Relief. He previously was employed by ZeBro's Harbor House and Ripley Country Market. The son of David and Holly Momberger of Westfield, Greg will attend the United States Military Academy at West point to pursue an engineering degree.