As we are wont to do at the first meeting of the month, the Rotary Club of Farmington recognized some outstanding Farmington residents last week. Farmington High School senior Anna Nicolai was chosen its high school Student of the Month, Meadowview Elementary School fifth grader Clay Mewes was recognized as elementary school Student of the Month and Rambling River Center volunteer Dorothy Banta as its Senior Citizen of the Month.
Anna is involved in Peer Mediation, Link Crew, Peers for Peers, Tiger Leadership Club, Homecoming Committee and Quiz Bowl at FHS. She helped students collect $3,200 for relief in Haiti last year. She also made a great video to promote Rocktoberfest. So, thatâ€™s nice.
Mewes is an active Boy Scout and a good student. He is involved in school patrol. And unless Iâ€™m misremembering, he also makes the Mewes boys the second pair of siblings recognized as Students of the Month. Older brother Trey, recognized when he was a senior, currently works as a reporter for the Austin Daily Herald.
Banta organizes the milk top work group at the Rambling River Center. The group cleans, cuts and sorts box tops and milk caps for a fundraiser at Riverview Elementary School.
â€œItâ€™s a way of getting out and meeting people,â€ she said.