Rotary recognizes more noteworthy students

Kirti Sinha

Rotary Student of the Month Kirti Sinha is pictured with her parents, Santosh and Meenu.

The first Thursday of the month is always a good day at Farmington Rotary meetings. It’s when the club recognizes its Students of the Month, and Farmington’s school system never disappoints. The district is full of students who exemplify Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self.

Farmington High School senior Kirti Sinha is the high school Student of the Month for December. She’s been an active presence in the high school since her sophomore year and helped make the transition last year to a new building. She’s a member of student council and Link Crew, Tiger Leadership Club, Chemical-Free Lifestyle and Youth Teaching Youth. She’s in marching band and on graduation committee and is a state ambassador for 4-H.

“I’m always busy. I never get a spare moment for myself,” she said.

Kirti hopes to attend college in the Midwest and eventually become a doctor.

Akin Road Elementary School fifth grader Erlyn Strelow is the club’s non-high school

Erlyn Strelow

Student of the Month Erlyn Strelow is pictured with parents Brad and Brenda and teacher Matt Kennedy.

Student of the Month. Born in the Philippines, she was adopted by Farmington residents Brad and Brenda Strelow. According to teacher Matt Kennedy, she demonstrates good leadership in class and on the playground. She’s also a member of the school patrol and the school’s Friendship Club.

“She’s an excellent role model and a great student,” Kennedy said.

If you know a good candidate for Student of the Month — or an older Farmington resident who deserves to be recognized as a Senior Citizen of the Month — you can e-mail

The Rotary Club of Farmington meets at noon Thursdays at Celts, 200 Third St.

About Rotary Club of Farmington

The Rotary Club of Farmington chartered in 2003. The club is involved in the Farmington life, taking on projects including STRIVE, an effort to help struggling students take a renewed interest in education. The club offers several scholarships every year and undertakes service projects both within the community and around the world.
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