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The Alton/Godfrey Rotary Club has honored the Students of the Month for September at their regular meeting at Gentelin's On Broadway. Ashlyn Green and Gavin DePew - both Seniors at Alton High School - received this month's honor, and a chance to compete for the honor of Student of the Year and a $6,000 scholarship.
Ashlyn Green is the is the daughter of Antonio and Letrianna Green of Alton She has been a member of the Upward Bound program for four years and is a member of the National Honor Society and the Student Council. She has been recognized for her participation and leadership in the minority excellence program at Alton High.
She is very active in student activities and projects including membership in a number of student organizations. She has been a member of the girl’s track and basketball teams and been very active in community service projects sponsored by the YMCA.
Green plans to pursue a career in broadcast journalism and plans to enroll at the University of Missouri. Last year she finished second in the IHSA journalism competition at the Sectional level that was complimented by her serving as a member of the Quill and Scroll Society and the staff of the Redbird Word.
Gavin DePew is the son of Jennifer Willman of Alton. He has been a member of the school’s Scholar Bowl team for four years and has been a participant in the Saturday Scholars program at Alton High. He presently ranks first in his class and is a member of the National Honor Society. He has consistently participated in state and local competitions in science, mathematics and engineering. He was recognized in state competition for 3D CAD modeling and Design.
He is a member of several student organizations and the boy’s volleyball team. He hopes to pursue a career in mechanical engineering and drafting with the ultimate goal of designing and building new products. Colleges he is considering are the universities of Illinois and Michigan as well as MIT.