Student of the Month
For March 2014
Olivia Engobor accepts Student of the Month honors from the Rotary Club of Castle Rock. With her were, from left, Principal of Castle View High School, James Calhoun, her mother Mel, her father Vince, and Immediate Past President of the club Mike Phibbs.
Olivia Engobor, senior at Castle View High School, has been named the Student of the Month for March by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.
Engobor has been very active in the theater department at the high school. She has been vice president of the International Thespian Society for the last two years, in the National Honor Society for the 2012-2013 school year, in the French Honor Society for two years, and has worked in the Castle View Theater Company all four years of her high school tenure.
She also has won National Individual Showcase qualification for two consecutive years and has been published in two editions of “Dramatics” magazine for her work in theatrical costumes.
She has done an internship at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and carries a 3.8 grade point average.
In addition, she has completed community service work in the Douglas County community and in November of 2010 completed a mission trip to Africa to help provide healthcare to local villagers.
James Calhoun, principal at Castle View, introduced Engobor to the club and said her passion and dedication to theater and the costume and design needed for productions made her a vital part of the success of the school’s theater program.
He said in many productions Engobor has made all of the costumes and that she is a great leader and respects all students. He said her teachers called her a great asset in any class and that she has the ability to make people in her group understand complex issues.
Engobor grew up in Africa and moved to the United States in 2003. She has attended Castle View High School for four years.
She said she hopes to continue her passion for theater and costume design when she goes to university. She has been accepted at several schools but has not decided which she will attend.
For February 2014
Alexa Lynn Weber has been named the Rotary Club of Castle Rock’s Student of the Month for February. With her at the presentation was, from left, Assistant Principal at Castle View High School Ryan Hollingshead, Weber’s father Kris, her mother Lynn, her sister Holly and Rotary President-elected Judson Mitchell.
Alexa Lynn Weber, senior at Castle View High School, was honored as Rotary Student of the Month for February by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.
Weber was introduced to the club Feb. 26 by Castle View Assistant Principal Ryan Hollingshead.
Weber is exactly the kind of student the school takes pride in, said Hollingshead. She is very active in all aspect of the school. She is in the National Honor Society, takes Advanced Placement classes, is a varsity tennis player and is in the theater department. Outside the school Weber is a Girl Scout and has completed the highest level of scouting possible, the Gold Award. That is a thing not common to high school students these days, Hollingshead said.
Hollingshead said Weber’s teachers say she is hard working, brings a lot of infectious, positive energy with her and has a passion for learning.
Weber carries a 4.0 GPA and has won an academic letter every year in high school. She also was selected for the Academic All-State First Team in grades nine through 11.
In the community Weber was a volunteer for the Phillip S. Miller Library, the Douglas County Fair and community theater groups.
Weber said perhaps her biggest achievement in community service was an electronic recycling program she started at Larkspur Elementary School. She started the program as a Girl Scout Gold Award project last year and the program continues at the school, now being run by students at the school.
Weber credits her success and her attitude in life to her family and friends.
She said she plans to attend either the University of Nebraska or the University of Missouri at Columbia to study mass media and journalism.
For January 2014
Rotary Club of Castle Rock President Elect Jud Mitchell presents a Student of the Month plaque to Kaylee Crandall. With Kaylee were her parents Lisa and Brad Crandall.
Kaylee Crandall was recently named Rotary Student of the Month for January by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.
Crandall, a senior at Castle View High School, has been active in her school and community. She has lettered in academics all four years of high school, belongs to the National Honor Society and has won a Certificate of Academic Excellence. Crandall told the club she also is in the National Honor Society in American Sign Language. She said she chose American Sign Language to fulfill the language requirement at school but soon became very interested in the discipline and has now taken every course available and also acts as a tutor.
Crandall carries a 3.69 GPA.
She also has won many awards in her youth and church groups and has spent many hours helping students and teachers at Larkspur Elementary School.
Crandall said the best thing she likes about Castle View High School is the way the school organizes its classes into academies so students can focus on areas of interest.
Crandall said she has applied to several colleges but at this time is leaning toward Metropolitan State University in Denver where she may pursue a degree in Hospitality Management.
For December 2013
With Meagan Traver for the presentation of Student of Month were her mother Katherine and brother Logan. Presenting the award were Principal James Calhoun (left) and Club President Greg Menke (right).
Meagan Traver, Senior at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, has been selected as Student of the Month for December by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.
Traver is heavily involved in theater and performing arts at the school. She was in the International Thespian Troupe from 2010 to 2014, in student government for four years and in the school choir for three years.
She was chosen as theater student of the year in 2012 and 2013 and visual performing arts student in 2013. She carries a 4.0 grade point average.
James Calhoun, Principal of Castle View High School, presented Traver to the club Dec. 18. He told the club teachers have told him Traver is an outstanding student who carries a rigorous course load, pushes herself to seek constructive feedback, shares her knowledge and becomes a teacher to other students.
He said she also pursues extra curricular work, is a great role model and is dedicated to choir and the performing arts. Calhoun said Traver is a talented singer who has performed in state competition at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.
Traver told the club production theater is “dear to my heart” and that she loves to sing. She said that as part of her application to performing arts universities she was required to perform a short skit. She said she received callbacks from 25 of the 28 schools she performed for. She said she has not decided which school to attend.
For November 2013
Presenting the Student of the Month award to Angelina Lombardo were, far left, Castle View Principal James Calhoun and Rotary Club President Greg Menke. Lombardo’s mother Linda joined the presentation.
Angelina Lombardo, Senior at Castle View High School in Castle Rock, has been selected as Student of the Month for November by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.
Lombardo was presented the award at the Dec. 18 Rotary club meeting.
Lombardo is a member of the National Honor Society, in student government, ballet and worked on the school newspaper for three years where she has been editor in chief.
She also has won writing awards, the Dartmouth Association Leadership/Academic Award, earned academic lettering and takes a heavy load of Advanced Placement classes. She carries a 4.0 grade point average.
Principal of Castle View, James Calhoun, introduced Lombardo to the club. He said Lombardo’s teachers describe her as a quiet leader who leads by example and steps easily into that role.
Others described her as one who makes people happy and that she has given up a free period to tutor others. Another teacher described Lombardo as one who has a gift for writing, is energetic, magnetic and has a good work ethic.
Lombardo told the club she has applied and been accepted into the University of Massachusetts but has not decided which school she will attend as she has more applications pending.
For October 2013
Ashlee Lamm accepts the Student of the Month Certificate from Greg Menke, President of the Rotary Club of Castle Rock. With Lamm is her mother Jennifer and James Calhoun, Principal of Castle View High School.?
Ashlee Lamm has been named Student of the Month for October by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.
Lamm, a new senior at Castle View High School in Castle Rock recently moved to the area from Alaska but has jumped right into school life, said Principal James Calhoun, who introduced Lamm to the club recently.
Lamm has joined the varsity the cheer squad, Calhoun said. Her other activities in school include Key Club, Interact, Student Government, dance and being president of the Nazarene Youth group.
Previously, her community service has included working for an Alaska dog and puppy rescue group and working with her church to aid the homeless by serving meals and visiting with homeless people.
Calhoun said in her short time at Castle View, Lamm has shown she is mature and easy going, but also a perfectionist who is comfortable and confident. He said her teachers say Lamm contributes in her math and science classes, is an integral part of the class and shows concern for others.
Lamm is enrolled in several Advanced Placement classes and has applied to attend the University of Alabama where she wants to study biology. She said she also has an interest in missionary work in Africa.
For September 2013
Madeline Walden, flanked by her father Charles and her mother Chris, recently accepted a Student of the Month certificate from the Rotary Club of Castle Rock. Also at the presentation were, far left, Castle View High School Assistant Principal Ryan Hollingshead and Rotary club President Greg Menke.
Madeline Walden has been named Student of the Month for September by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.
Assistant Principal Ryan Hollingshead who introduced her at the Sept. 25 meeting described Walden, a senior at Castle View High School, as an excellent student and a school leader.
Walden ranks number one in her class with a 4.29 grade point average and is involved in the National Honor Society, speech and debate, World Language National Honor Society and Girl Scouts.
In speech and debate, Walden is the captain of the team and last year was a state qualifier. She also is president of the National Honor Society and vice president of the World Language National Honor Society.
Hollingshead said Walden’s teachers described her as inquisitive, hard working, and demanding of her teachers.
Walden, who has focused on math and science at the school, said she is not sure what her future will be. She said she is planning to apply to attend Colorado College in Colorado Springs and the University of Virginia.
District Award to Interact Club
Barbara Dietrick, president of the Castle View High School Interact Club, accepts the Rotary District 5450 award from Rotary Club of Castle Rock Interact liaison Richard Bangs. She was presented the award at a joint meeting between the Interact Club and the Rotary Club of Castle Rock at Castle View High School on May 9.
New Member Welcomed
New Member Aaron Fort is welcomed by Membership Chair Tom Miller.
Club visits Soaring Hawk 5th Graders to educate on Constitution
Ed Brewer explains the fine points of the US Constitution to 5th graders at Soaring Hawk Elementary.
Veterans Monument Foundation Receives Donation
Ed Brewer, President, presents donation to Warrant Officer Bob Rotruck
July 20, 2011 - Today the Rotary Club of Castle Rock presented a donation of $1,000 to the Douglas County Veterans Monument Foundation.
The monument will honor all military veterans, both those who still live and those who gave the last full measure of devotion to defend our liberty and our beloved country. It will be a special place for individuals and families to gather, honor and remember those who have died. It will be a public gathering place to honor all our living veterans.