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High School Trio Tapped For Monthly Student Honors
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Shown, recent honorees as the Students of the Month at Escalon High School, from left: Grace Fitzgerald, Bo Capps and Madison Kimble. Marg Jackson/The Times

Two juniors and a senior were recently named as the Rotary Students of the Month at Escalon High School.

Juniors Grace Fitzgerald and Madison Kimble, along with senior Bo Capps, were chosen for the recognition.

“I have nominated Grace Fitzgerald and Madison Kimble together for what they have done for Escalon High School and the Escalon High School student body,” said EHS assistant principal Stephanie Parker. “These two ladies were our school’s Homecoming Commissioners for the 2016-17 school year, which is not a simple task, and they have done a phenomenal job.”

Some of their responsibilities included organizing and overseeing events ranging from the Fall Homecoming Parade to the Winter Homecoming Halftime festivities.

“Grace and Madison have demonstrated strong leadership, responsibility, great communication skills and an outstanding work ethic,” Parker added. “They have represented themselves and Escalon High School well.”

Student achievements for Grace Fitzgerald also include being a Key Club and ASB (Associated Student Body) member, volunteering at the annual Kiwanis Crab Feed, Tourette’s walk and helping with the Breast Cancer walk in Modesto for two years. She served as a junior cheerleading coach for the Pop Warner team, did cheerleading her first two years at EHS and plays softball for the Lady Cougars. She has also been a Scholar Athlete and won this year’s Lions Club speech competition.

“I would like to thank Mrs. Parker for nominating me as well as helping me during Homecoming preparations,” Grace said. “Also, Michelle Canfield our ASB Advisor and my family for their support.”

Madison’s accomplishments include being a part of PIT, Peer Interaction Team, as well as Key Club, CSF (California Scholastic Federation) and ASB at Escalon High. She is employed at The Big Dipper and also babysits and has volunteered at the Breast Cancer walk, Tourette’s walk, Sports Boosters dinner/dance, server at crab feeds, Dent Science Olympics and family night, Park Fete Run, ASB drive through dinner and participated in the Lions Club speech contest.

A softball player, Madison was also a cheerleader during her freshman and sophomore years. She is a Scholar Athlete and has received a coaches award and an academic award in integrated math one.

“I would like to thank my parents for pushing me to succeed and always being there for me,” said Madison.

Nominated by teacher Alexa Gregorios, senior Bo Capps was described as an “excellent student” who participates in class discussions by providing “thoughtful, analytical, empathetic responses about complex texts and topics,” Gregorios explained.

A football player all four years at EHS, he also played basketball his freshman and sophomore years and has been recognized as an All-League Scholar Athlete and has received first and second all-league honors or football.

Bo volunteers at a homeless shelter, has delivered Thanksgiving dinner to the elderly in the community, donated at EHS blood drives, and helps out at Dent Elementary.

“I would like to thank my parents for motivating me and encouraging me to give my all at everything I do,” Bo said. “Also my grandparents, football teammates, friends, coaches, and girlfriend; they have all shaped me into the person I am and want to become.”

Bo has also received several recognition awards from teachers throughout his high school years and has been an Honor Roll member. He has previously served as a tutor for other students.

“Most of all, Bo is a kind, humorous, and intelligent student that deserves this recognition and is destined for greatness,” said Gregorios.