The week before Thanksgiving, Westfield/ Mayville Rotarians greeted four honor students as they do each school-year month. The students' presence reminded club members that there is much for which to be thankful, particularly education and those students who do so well.
The Westfield/Mayville Rotary typically honors a student from each of four schools.
Hilarie May Norton, an honor student since 5th grade, was selected student of the month several times in elementary and middle school. She ranks ninth in her class of 40 with a 96.4 percent GPA.
Hilarie participates in choir, band, women's chorus, drama, SADD and trap shooting. In addition, she played a part in the musical production of The Wizard of Oz. Her contribution to sports was as a water girl for the varsity football team for three years. Outside of school, Hilarie is a waitress at Mozzarella Madness. She also enjoys horseback riding, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, trap shooting and, most of all, hunting.
The daughter of Vince and Amy Norton, Hilarie plans to attend Jamestown Community College or Daemen College to major in physical therapy and eventually earn her doctorate. Some day, she also would like to start a horse ranch that helps special needs children and adults through horseback recreational therapy.
Westfield Academy and Central School
Nathan "Nate" Hanes will have earned 17 college credits from Jamestown Community College by the end of his senior year. He will receive a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation.
A member of the high school chorus, voice class, three-year male choral ensemble member, Apemen and Westfield Westwinds, he has played roles in three musicals. A member of the varsity track and field team in his junior year, he competed in shot put and discus. Nate volunteers his time with the Chautauqua County Snowmobile Club. He also has held employment at the Westfield Lake Erie KOA Campground.
The son of Dennis and Shelly Hanes, Nate intends to finish his JCC education and transfer to the University at Buffalo or SUNY IT to pursue a degree in computer engineering or nano electronic engineering.
Brocton Central School
Tyler DeJoe's cumulative 96.32 average ranks him number one of the 37 students in his graduating class. He has held leadership positions in student council, Envirothon, chorus, band, Drama Club, Civil Air Patrol and the New York 9th Cavalry, a local Civil War reenacting unit. Currently he is president of the National Honor Society and student council. In addition, he is the Cadet Commander of the Jamestow Civil Air Patrol squardron.
The son of Jason and KellyJo DeJoe, Tyler plans to attend the United States Air Force Academy or the Virginia Military Institute to become an officer in the United States Air Force.
Chautauqua Lake Central School
Molly Hindman, ranked in the top 5 percent of her class, is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, French Club, envirothon and Impact. She also is captain and MVP for the High School Bowl Academic team. Previously she was a member of the varsity girls' soccer team.
Outside of school, Molly participates in Brocton Baptist Church related community service and has been employed on the staff of Bethany Camp in Sinclairville. She also takes classical guitar lessons and likes to write.
The daughter of Craig and Brette Hindman of Dewittville, Molly plans to attend Grove City College or Houghton College to pursue studies to become an author, Spanish translator or perhaps enter the field of engineering.