Nathan Burklund and Aspen Steiner of Alton High School, were honored as Students of the Month for May by the Alton/Godfrey Rotary Club, and will be among the finalists for the $5,000 Alton/Godfrey Rotary Student of the Year Scholarship. The Club initiated the Student of the Month program to recognize the accomplishments of area youth. The seniors are nominated on the basis of outstanding scholarship, participation in school activities, and/or community service activities.
Nathan Burklund is the son of Brent and Mary Burklund of Godfrey. A member of the National Honor Society, he has been consistently recognized on the school's honor roll and was a recipient of the Silver Medallion Award. He participated on Alton High School's team in the Trebuchet competition held at Lewis & Clark Community College, the St. Louis Regional Robotics competition, and Regional competition of the World Youth in Science and Engineering. He has been a member of the Redbird boys soccer team for four years and was selected as team captain and most valuable player his senior year, and the All-State All Academic second team for soccer. Burklund plans to attend the University of Illinois and major in Chemical Engineering after graduating from Alton High.
Aspen Steiner is the daughter of Kyle and Rebecca Steiner of Godfrey. She has consistently earned a place on the Alton High and national honor rolls, is a member of the National Honor Society, an Illinois State Scholar, and the recipient of a Silver Medallion Award. Steiner was also selected as a scholar athlete for the girls Soccer team, having been a member of the Redbird girl's soccer team for four years and was selected as team captain. After graduating Steiner plans to attend St. Louis University majoring in the Biological Sciences.