The Rotary Student of the Month program at Escalon High School continues to highlight outstanding students, recognizing them for achievements in a variety of areas.
Recently, senior Ethan Krieger and junior Andres Cornejo were selected for the honor.
Ethan Krieger was nominated for recognition by teacher Gypsy Stark, who said his ability to balance many activities was part of the reason for the nomination.
“Ethan is a member of the Escalon FFA, he is currently enrolled in Veterinary Science,” Stark explained. “He is a committee member for the FFA Community Service Committee. Ethan is one of the kindest and caring individuals that I know. He always has a positive attitude and encourages others to do the same.”
Also part of the FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Krieger is a martial arts student and also teaches younger students, has played football and wrestled for Escalon High School and is a five time scholar-athlete.
“I would like to thank my parents for always helping me out and for always pushing me to get better,” Krieger said.
“With his busy schedule, Ethan also manages to have an outstanding scholastic record on top of all his high school involvement,” noted Stark.
Andres (Andy) Cornejo received his nomination from teacher Lauren Guzman.
“Andy is very motivated and determined in and outside of school. He puts his school work and cross country as priorities in his life,” said Guzman. “Andy demonstrates kindness to everyone in class and is a team player and a team leader when given the opportunity.”
A member of Key Club, Spanish Club and the 01’s Club, he has been involved in cross country, been on the honor roll and has a 3.50 GPA. He also was nominated as a Kindness Student during the school’s Kindness Week.
“I would like to thank my family for believing in me and giving me the courage to do anything,” Cornejo said. “Teachers for giving me the help I need and providing life lessons for the future, coaches for training me to become faster.”
He also issued thanks to his parents for “caring about me and supporting me” as well as his friends for their good advice and being able to share good times with them.
“Andy asks questions to go above and beyond any expectations set for him,” Guzman added. “He has faced some situations of peer pressure; however he has maintained his conscience and made the right decision, which takes courage and strength.”
The honorees are presented with their awards at a breakfast meet of the Escalon Sunrise Rotary Club.