The Alton/Godfrey Rotary Club recognized their students of the month for December earlier this week. Sarah Fischer of Alton High School and Brandon Root of Marquette Catholic High School were each presented with a plaque and honored at the club's meeting on December 8th and are also eligible to compete for a $5,000 scholarship, which will be presented to one of the students of the month during the school year.
Fischer is the daughter of Edward and Marla Fischer of Alton. In addition to being a consistent member of the High Honor Roll and National Honor Society, she has been a member of the Student Council for four years and has held a number of leadership positions within that group. She has been active in a number of student organizations and a variety of community service activities associated with the organizations of which she is a member. She plans to become an occupational therapist enrolling at the University of Mississippi
Brandon Root is the son of Ronald and Diana Root of Dow. He has maintained a 4.0 average since enrolling at Marquette earning him a place on the school’s high honor roll. He has been a key member of the school’s Scholar Bowl team for three years, and has been involved in a number of student organizations including the Students Against Destructive Decisions, BCA, WYSE, and the Spanish Club. He has been committed to church related activities including working at summer Bible camp for the past six years. Upon graduating Root plans to attend either Quincy or William Woods University.