February 2024 Students of the Month are: for R.W.Traip Academy,  senior Addyson Keelty; and for Shapleigh School, 6th Grader Lily-Ann Burton.
Addyson Keelty & Lily-Ann Burton
The Traip Academy Student of the Month, Addyson Keelty, was ill and could not be with us, but we were joined by her parents and sister. Addyson had been at the December Student of the Month meeting as one of the students making the spring trip to Normandy France. Addyson was presented by Teacher Scott Singer, who was not only her English Teacher, but also her advisor while she has been at Traip. Scott read the College recommendation he had written for Addyson, which detailed her exceptional academic skills and the leadership she demonstrated while at school. In addition to her activities at school, Addyson has continued her dance classes and also an after-school job. Traip Principal Jane Durgin noted the Addyson has been an outstanding member of the school community and will be successful at whatever school she selects for her college career.
Teacher Todd Singer
Shapleigh School’s February Student of the Month, 6th Grader Lily-Ann Burton, was presented by Teacher Dave Harris. Lily has been noted by her teachers as coming across as a very quiet student, who actually has a very strong drive for knowledge and understanding. She is quickly accepted as a leader among her peers, she generates ideas and has imagination and curiosity. Lily joined the Robotics club and has been notable for wanting to understand all aspects of the team’s work, again, demonstrating her leadership. Two of the Robotics Club’s coaches joined us to celebrate Lily and talk about her success. Lily not only reads, but she also writes! One of her activities outside of school is writing stories – which she shared a bit of.
Teacher Dave Harris & Lily-Ann Burton
Addyson and Lily each receive a certificate signed by both the School and the Rotary Club, and a Rotary 4 Way Test medallion.
Kittery School Superintendent Eric Waddell & Lily-Ann Burton
Their names also are displayed on the plaque in their repective schools, and a book is being donated in their names to the school libraries. The Book is the poems of the young poet Amanda Gorman, #1 New York Times Bestselling author, “Call Us What We Carry.”