Kiwanis names December student of the month

For the month of December, the Kiwanis Club of Ashland recognized Ami Jacobson as its Student of the Month.

Jacobson, daughter of Ahava and Beryl Jacobson, has achieved honor roll status all four years at Ashland High School.

She also has received awards for outstanding Spanish student, culinary arts, sportsmanship for tennis and soccer, and congressional leadership.

While maintaining a 3.6 cumulative grade-point average, Jacobson has been a City of Ashland School Board representative, a National Honor Society member, sophomore class president, junior student government secretary, a senior leader in action of student government, president of Global Citizen Corps, and a member of the Math Honor Society, Speech and Debate, Model UN, Brain Bowl, Knit Wits, Peer Jury, played the tenor saxophone, and a member of the varsity golf, swim and water polo teams.

In addition to a full academic schedule and the numerous school activities, Jacobson has found time to volunteer for the soup kitchen, the Hillary Clinton campaign, Ashland Community Hospital, as a Hebrew teacher, the Middle East Peace Camp and the Roots and Shoots Foundation.

Jacobson has sent applications to 10 colleges and universities. She has been accepted to one college so far. She would like to attend George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She plans to major in business and minor in agriculture.

A senior student from Ashland High School is honored each month during the school year. Each Student of the Month receives an award certificate and a $50 savings bond.

In May 2010, two of the nine monthly winners for the school year will be further honored with a $1,000 college scholarship.

The Ashland Kiwanis Club is focused on supporting learning and leadership opportunities for the youths of the community through local fundraising and volunteerism.

To learn more about Kiwanis and get involved in its many programs for children and others in the community, call 541-488-0532.

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