Madison Rogers recognized as Rotary Student of the Month

Senior Madison Rogers was honored as April Rotary Student of the Month. She was chosen for both her leadership skills and her academic abilities. Rogers was pleasantly surprised when she found out that she had received the award.

I feel honored to have been recognized by the Rotary as a Student of the Month for April,” Rogers said. “I received the letter about being chosen the day before I left for spring break. It was an exciting and unexpected beginning to my vacation.”

Typically, Rotary Students of the Month are invited to attend a luncheon. However, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the event was held virtually through a Zoom call. Although Rogers did not get the typical experience, she enjoyed being able to participate in the meeting.

It allowed me to share my accomplishments that I have worked hard for and the activities I am passionate about with members of our community,” Rogers said. “It was the first time I was truly able to share my college decision with people outside of my family and close friends.”

Rogers was asked to choose a person of significance to accompany her on the call. She chose Spanish teacher Lauren Bloomquist.

“Mrs. Bloomquist has had an incredible impact on my life as a student and an individual,” Rogers said. “She has taught me the importance of taking care of my mental health, having empathy for the experiences of others, and of course, the Spanish language and culture that I love to learn.  I know that I can always count on her positive and supportive attitude in class, and that she will challenge me to help me grow.” 

Rogers was grateful to be recognized by the Rotary Club and learned a lot from the experience. 

“I am appreciative that the Rotary continues to recognize Students of the Month,” Rogers said. “After participating in the meeting, I can say with even greater confidence that all Grand Haven students who have been recognized for Student of the Month deserve to be honored for their academic achievements and unique contributions to the school and community as a whole.”