The Rotary Club of Mead recognized two students on November 14th for their service, character, leadership, engagement, extracurricular participation, and scholastic achievements.

Zach Barrett and Lily Owen are both Seniors at Mead High School.
Congratulations to Zach and Lily for being Mead Rotary Students of the Month!
Below is a little bit more about both students.
Zach Barrett, nominated by Mrs. Fletcher:

I’ve always been a bit afraid to try new things (something that I am rapidly remedying) I’ve been involved in boys’ soccer every year. Even during Covid I ran with a mask on due to just how much I wanted to be there. I’ve joined a board game club, I was in a poker club while there was only one lunch. I’m planning to join the musical because I figured why shouldn’t I? Worst comes to worst I stand on the stage looking pretty or my character dies fast. Best case I’m a natural. I used to work at Ziggi’s coffee but I was fired from it. I was fired after being to “energetic” at getting my tips and leaving. I love the teachers at mead, every teacher I've had here has inspired me to learn and enjoy it.
(Maybe I’ve been lucky but I think that’s unlikely.) I know it’s weird but my third and fourth grade teacher, Mrs.Holburn really helped me work on my anger issues and rudeness. I was a jerk in second grade who only got by on being a teacher’s favorite. I want to be successful, I want something that allows me to live my life how I want without controlling it. Chemical engineering is the main field I plan to explore. I want to go to the Colorado school of mines. However, I don’t care as long as I can do engineering, CSU also has a really good engineering program and my parents went there.
Lily Owen, nominated by Mrs. Sonnenberg:

Here at MHS I’ve been involved in several of the after school activities. For my first two years at MHS I participated in the choral program and varsity dance. In the latter two years I have dedicated my time to Unified Sports and starting a tutoring program for other students. Outside of school I volunteer quite often in the community. I work to put on community engagement events for those with intellectual disabilities alongside another classmate here at Mead. I am also a member of the Youth Activation Committee for Special Olympics Colorado and volunteer to sing on Sundays at a local church. My favorite thing about Mead is the community. Going to the football games and other activities is always a blast. I would say that Ms. Sonnenberg and Mrs. Baxter have been my most supportive teachers at Mead. They are always willing to support me in my love for writing and associated creative pursuits.  After graduating I intend to pursue a degree in Biology, in hopes of going on to Med school to become a surgeon. I am unsure of where I will end up for college, but wherever I go is where I’m meant to be.