Canton Rotary Honors October 2018 Students of the Month
Canton Rotary Club honored Canton High School (CHS) and Junior High School Students (CJHS) of the Month for October at their regular meeting yesterday, in the Van Zandt Country Club. CHS Counselor Susie Dorman introduced senior students, Katie Nava and Harry Reese. CJHS Principal Wes Rhoten introduced Jessica Busch and Dalton Morrow, both in eighth grade.
Harry Reese took the stand first and thanked the Rotary Club for the honor bestowed on him. Dorman had pointed out his leadership skills involving other students in local politics. Reese said that he had worked with Primary candidates, Cindy Burkett and Dan Flynn. Aside from encouraging fellow students to become politically active and responsible, Reese enjoys Speech and Debate, and is the Senior Class President. He acknowledged his parents, and hopes to attend Dallas Baptist University or Texas A&M University and is considering a career in campaign management.
Katie Nava is this year’s CHS Homecoming Queen. She thanked Rotary and acknowledged her parents, as her mother proudly watched her daughter discuss plans for her future. Nava is a member of the Spanish Club, is Volleyball Manager for her team, and is still undecided about whether she’ll attend Brigham Young University in Utah or Texas Tech. Physical Therapy is her chosen line of study because in her own words, “I want to be able to help people. I like interacting with people, and I know I want to spend my days helping people however I can.”
CJHS Principal Rhoten said of his young scholars, “These two students make our school environment even better.” Dalton Morrow spoke first, and said that when he gets to high school, he looks forward to being in Band and Choir. At home, he enjoys taking care of 10 goats, 10 cows, many chickens, and his dogs. Morrow introduced his parents, who were present, and said that he one days hopes to attend Texas A&M University.
Jessica Busch acknowledged her parents and said, “I look forward to new challenges in high school.” She enjoys horseback riding, time with friends and family, and aspires to be a special education teacher.
Canton Rotary Club meets Thursdays at noon, and welcomes visitors and those interested in sharing the vision to serve others within the community. Canton Rotary raises money for student scholarships and other community needs and projects.