Two more area students are eligible for a $5,000 scholarship at the end of the school year. Madeline Monroe of Alton High School, and Shelby Nichols of Marquette Catholic High School have been named Students of the Month for February by the Alton/Godfrey Rotary Club. This is the 15th year of the program and 265 students from the three area high schools have been recipients of this honor.
Madeline Monroe is the daughter of Timothy and Sandra Monroe of Godfrey. She is also an Illinois State Scholar and been a regular on the school's high honor roll. She is a member of the National Honor Society and was selected for the USA Swimming Academic All-American Award for the past two years. Her academic achievements resulted in her selection as a Junior Marshall and initiation into Mu Alpha Theta. She has been an active volunteer in Red Cross Blood Drives and the Community Christmas celebration and plans to attend the University of Arkansas and major in Mechanical Engineering She also hopes to be a member of the Razorback Swim team, as she has excelled in this sport qualifying for the IHSA state swimming finals for the past three years. She is the captain of the swim team this year and was selected to the All-State Swim team and recognized as the Alton swim team's most valuable player. Shelby Nichols is the daughter of John and Pat Nichols of Godfrey. She is an Illinois State Scholar and a regular on the school's high honor roll. She is serving as president of the National Honor Society. She earned a first place award in Chemistry in State WYSE competition, and is a key member of the school's Scholar Bowl team. Nichols has been a member of the Explorers girl's volleyball and soccer teams, and has earned over 350 service hours at Marquette. She plans to enroll at Washington University in St. Louis and major in Pre-Medicine.