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Arlington Rotary honors November students of the month

From left, Hailey Wales, Abigail Barnett and Sam Kiefer were named the Students of the Month for November by the Rotary Club of Arlington at its Nov. 18 meeting. - Kirk Boxleitner
From left, Hailey Wales, Abigail Barnett and Sam Kiefer were named the Students of the Month for November by the Rotary Club of Arlington at its Nov. 18 meeting.
— image credit: Kirk Boxleitner

ARLINGTON — The Rotary Club of Arlington announced and recognized its Students of the Month for November at its Nov. 18 meeting.

Rotary Students of the Month were awarded a voucher for a $50 donation to a non-profit group at their school or a non-profit organization in their community

Arlington Superinten-dent and Rotarian, Dr. Kris McDuffy presented certificates to Abigail Barnett, Sam Kiefer and Hailey Wales from the three school districts in the club’s service area which includes Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood.

Abigail Barnett, an eight grader at Haller Middle School in Arlington, serves on the Executive Council of Haller Middle School’s student government. She was an ASB senator in the sixth and seventh grades, where she developed her leadership style of quiet strength and quick organization. In addition to being an excellent student and leader, she competes in cross country and volleyball, and plays in the Haller Middle School band. Barnett is very active in church events and often volunteers to watch younger children during Sunday morning and evening activities.

Sam Kiefer, a senior at Lakewood High School, is always looking to help and serve others. According to a school staff member, he is always doing the right thing whether you are looking or not looking. He runs cross country and is an excellent student, as well, taking the most challenging classes available.

A Darrington High School senior, Hailey Wales is a student athlete who maintains a 3.4 grade point average. She is preparing herself for college with her choice of Advanced Placement high school classes. Wales is a member of the Key Club and was the President of her junior class. In addition to lettering in every sport she’s played — volleyball, basketball, tennis and softball — she was named league MVP for basketball her sophomore year, league Co-MVP for volleyball her senior year, and was named 1st team All-League for three years in both basketball and volleyball.

The Rotary Club of Arlington recognizes excellent students that demonstrate a commitment to community.

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