The Alton/Godfrey Rotary Club recently honored two more students as the January Students of the month. Alton High's Alex Piazza and Mississippi Valley Christian School's Allen Thompson received their awards at the monthly Rotary meeting this week. Students selected for this honor are also eligible to compete for a $5,000 scholarship, which will be presented to one of the students selected as "Student of the Month" later this year.
Alex Piazza is the son of Anthony and Susan Piazza of Alton. He is an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society. He is a member of the Red Bird Nest, Student PRIDE, and the Scholar Bowl Team. Piazza has been a regular on the Redbird soccer team for the past three years and was selected as the Scholar Athlete for that sport at Alton High. He has been heavily involved in community service projects sponsored by many of the organizations with which he is associated. Piazza plans to major in Mechanical Engineering and Business.
Allen Thompson is the son of Rodney and Judy Thompson of Alton. He has consistently earned a place on the school’s high honor roll, is presently serving as President of the Senior Class and has served as a Teacher Assistant through his junior and senior year. Thompson has been a member of the Soccer and basketball teams and served as captain of each of those teams for the past two years. Thompson is involved in service projects associated with his church. He plans to major in Finance/Business Administration.