The Students of the Month for March were honored Monday night by the Alton/ Godfrey Rotary Club. Gregory Collins, a senior at Alton High School and Dalton Halm, a senior at Marquette Catholic High School, were honored by the club that recognizes the accomplishments of area youth. Students selected must be a senior and are selected on the basis of outstanding scholarship, participation in school activities, and/or community service activities.
Dalton Halm is the son of David and Ginger Halm of Alton. He has been part of the Campus Ministry and recently returned from the annual Senior Mission trip to Alabama where he worked on Habit for Humanity residential construction projects. He has also been on the school's high honor roll since he enrolled at the school. He captained the Explorers football team for two years and earned a place on the Academic All-State team, earning several other honors along the way. He plans to attend Lindenwood Universityand major in Biology. Gregory Collins is the son of DeRice Collins of Alton. He has been a regular on the school's honor roll and has been a participant in the Upward Bound and Minority Excellence programs at Alton High. He has been a participant in the Saturday Scholars program as well as PC Wet, a program for advanced Biology students to pursue water quality studies in the area. He has been very involved in volunteer activities serving his church and the local community. Collins plans to major in Liberal Studies at SIUE, with a goal of pursuing a career where he can help and motivate young people to lead successful lives.