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Rotary Club of Niwot honors Students of the Month

 

February 26, 2020

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Niwot High students Nick Valin (far left), Joelle McDonald and Natalia Storz were honored by the Rotary Club of Niwot and principal Eric Rauschkolb as Students of the Month.

Recently, three Niwot High students were recognized by the Rotary Club of Niwot for their outstanding achievements in and out of the classroom. The three were introduced at a recent Rotary Club breakfast by principal Eric Rauschkolb and received a plaque noting the award. They are now eligible for a scholarship from the RCN.

Natalia Storz - December

Natalia has excelled in the classroom, and she has also demonstrated many personality traits that have exemplified her selflessness and commitment to success, both her own and that of others. Her leadership credentials are impeccable, as she has been in Student Council since 9th grade, has served as her class vice-president twice, and this past spring was elected the Student Body President. Storz is the co-president of the Spanish Club, is the co-president of the Niwot Student Boosters Club, and has served as the student representative on the Niwot High School Education Foundation. She is also the vice-president of the Niwot Environmental Club and is a member of the NHS Politics Club, as well as a past captain of the JV Soccer Team, and is a current two-year member of the varsity lineup. Storz has served as a volunteer with the Lefthand Watershed Oversight Center and with Crayons to Calculators (a non-profit that supplies low-income students with school supplies). She has earned an Academic Letter every year in school, and has been the Student of the Month for the Social Studies, English, and World Languages departments.

Joelle McDonald – January

Joelle has excelled in the classroom, and she has also demonstrated many personality traits that have exemplified her selflessness and commitment to success, both her own and that of others. She has been on Jared Polis' Youth Advisory Council and has served on the school district's Student Advisory Council. Last spring, McDonald was selected to be NHS representative to the HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth) Leadership Conference, and was the school representative to the local Doing Democracy Day forum. She has been a four-year member of the cross country team, is the president (and former VP) of the Garden Club, and is also the founder and president of the De-Stress Club. In terms of leadership, work ethic, and making a difference in our school and community, Joelle is in a class by herself.

Nick Valin – February

Nick has excelled in the classroom, and he has also demonstrated many personality traits that have exemplified his selflessness and commitment to success, both his own and that of others. He is the head captain of the speech and debate team, and was a state champion in the Public Forum Debate. Valin is the founder and president of the NHS Politics Club, and president of the Student Boosters Club. Valin also serves as Secretary General of Niwot's chapter of Model United Nations, Student Body Vice-President, and captain of his Colorado junior crew team. Valin has volunteered on the freshman orientation committee, and took a six week service trip to Sri Lanka. He has interned for the Colorado Attorney General, participated in a Junior State of America program at Georgetown University, and spent four weeks at Concordia College in a Spanish immersion program.

 

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