The Rotary Club of Westerville recognized its November 2021 Students of the Month during its Nov. 4 luncheon meeting at the Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center.
Throughout the school year, from October through May, the Club honors four students from local high schools each month. Working with the school principals and counselors, one student each month is chosen from Westerville Central, Westerville North, Westerville South and St. Francis DeSales high schools.
The students, their parents, and the school administrators are introduced and honored at a Rotary Club luncheon each month.
November 2021 Honoree Profiles
Westerville Central: Bridget Yu’s favorite subjects are biomedical sciences and math. The senior is co-founder of Westerville Central’s tutoring program, a Class of 2022 officer, a member of the art club and serves as the corresponding secretary on the National Honor Society’s student board. She has made the Warhawks honor roll and received underclassman awards for all four years. She was also a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Representative nominee and has been a leader in the Leukemia Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year program to raise thousands of dollars fighting blood cancer. She is interested in attending The Ohio State University or Georgia Institute of Technology to study biomedical engineering.
Westerville North: Connor Euton’s favorite subjects are speech and financial algebra. The senior is part of WNHS’ WALT leadership team and Westerville United’s youth program. He volunteers with neighborhood bridges and competes in wrestling. He was a 2021 wrestling state champion, a three-time high school All-American and an academic letter winner. He is interested in attending Iowa State University to study accounting and business administration and pursue a J.D. in law.
Westerville South: Jessica Adongo’s favorite subjects are chemistry and French. The senior is a member of multiple clubs and student organizations including National Honor Society, Global Scholars and Key Club. She is also a part of WSHS’ orchestra, AKAdettes and the Ohio State University Student Leadership Collaborative. She plays volleyball and serves as a freshman mentor. Among the awards and achievements she’s received: Departmental Excellence awards in Science and World Languages, Student of the Month, Scholar Athlete, Most Improved Player, Perfect Attendance, Academic Letter, AP Scholar with Honor and Wildcat Honor Roll. She is interested in attending Duke University, Northwestern University or the University of Notre Dame to major in biochemistry and study neurology. “I’m thankful to have the opportunity to be here.”
St. Francis DeSales: Ryan Gustafson’s favorite subjects are physics and Spanish. The senior is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. He serves as a student ambassador and plays soccer and baseball. Among the honors he has received: Scholar Athlete of the Week, Buckeye Boys State graduate, AP Scholar Award, honor roll for three years and a 2021 2nd Team All-League in baseball. His service work includes volunteering for St. James the Less Food Pantry, kids’ camps, Charity Newsies and Columbus Parks clean up. He has helped collect Christmas gifts for children in need, organized canned food drives and served as a volunteer scorekeeper for middle school volleyball and basketball games. He is interested in attending The Ohio State University, University of Dayton, Miami University or the University of Notre Dame to study finance.
THANK YOU to the Westerville City School District for its ongoing participation and support for our Students of the Month Program. Read more at westerville.k12.oh.us.
Photo courtesy of the Westerville City School District/Charlie Boss
Pictured from left: Rotary Students of the Month Committee Chairwoman Janet Withers, November Students of the Month Bridget Yu (Central), Connor Euton (North), Jessica Adongo (South), Ryan Gustafson (DeSales), and Rotary Club of Westerville President Joe Meyer,
Founded in 1959, the Rotary Club of Westerville is a service club of business professionals and leaders working to improve our community and larger world. We are part of Rotary International. Find out more at WestervilleRotary.com. Contact the Club and learn how to join at westervillerotary.com/contact-form.