Canton Rotary Recognizes April 2018 Students of the Month
Today the Canton Rotary Club honored high school students of the month: Luke Carnine and Charity Roberts and junior high students of the month: Josie Krawietz and Creede Herchman.
Junior High School Counselor Stephanie Wynne introduced her students of the month and said, “We have the most amazing students ever!”
Eighth grader Creede Herchman told about his mother, an elementary school teacher and his father, a Game Warden. He said that he likes athletics, hunting, fishing, and baseball, in particular. He is excited about entering high school athletics next school year and upon graduation, plans to continue in sports.
Seventh grade student, Josie Krawietz, mentioned her younger brother and things she enjoys doing such as, fishing and hunting. Her favorite subject is science, and her toughest is history. She is considering Texas A&M in her future and studying to be a sports trainer or physical therapist.
Canton High School Counselor Susie Dorman introduced her seniors and said, “We’re spoiled in Canton ISD because we have the best students in the world.”
Luke Carnine was quite comfortable speaking to the crowd of Rotarians and parents, as he thanked the Club and recognized his parents. He told about the challenges he met when he first moved to Canton as a Sophomore, having been in three schools in one year. At first, he said that he was pessimistic in his outlook, but that because of some great teachers and others at school, who helped open doors for him that Luke didn’t think possible, he became more involved in various clubs as time progressed. He is now a part of UIL Academics, the Speech and Debate Club, and One Act Play.
“I’ve been truly blessed,” Carnine reflected, “by the graciousness of the staff [counselors, administrators, teachers].” He plans to attend Texas A&M, major in Political Science, and hopes to become a diplomat within the U.S. State Department.
Charity Roberts grew up on a peach farm and has attended the Canton schools since pre-K. Heavily involved in student leadership, Roberts just returned from a State student leadership conference and is serving on the Student Council. She is also the youngest member of the Main Street Program Committee in Canton. When she graduates this year, she will already have 24 dual high school/college credits from Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC). She isn’t yet sure of her career path or course of study, and has considered everything from human resources management to nursing, and law.
“I’m honored to be here,” Roberts said, as she recognized her parents, teachers, and thanked Rotarians for the distinctive award.
Each student received a goody bag from the Rotary Club, filled with pens and other gifts from 2 Hot Chicks, Texas Bank and Trust, and Elliott Law Firm. Also included, were gift certificates from Subway, Pizza Hut, Schlotzsky’s, and Dairy Palace.
Canton Rotarians meet every Thursday at The Bunker for lunch at noon, in the Van Zandt Country Club.