(Posted Sept. 19, 2022)
The London Rotary Club is pleased to honor senior Abbey Patterson as London High School’s September Student of the Month.
Students of the month are selected by school administrators based on their academic and extracurricular achievement and positive character.
Abbey has a 4.31 grade point average, is ranked third in her class and says her favorite class is American Sign Language. She has been on the Merit Honor Roll for four years and is a two-year member of the National Honor Society, currently serving as president.
Abbey has participated in varsity track for three years, cheerleading and the girls’ soccer team the past two years. She is a four-year member of the marching band and is this year’s field commander. She is a member of the Fellowship of Chirstian Athletes and student council. She also has served as vice president and treasurer for the Class of 2023.
When asked to name a school staff person who has inspired her, Abbey named high school mathematics teacher Tim Spiess.
“Mr. Spiess has a light-hearted personality but knows when to push students to be the best they can be,” she said.
About Abbey, Spiess said, “Abbey Patterson is a very personable young lady who will succeed at whatever she attempts. She has built a tremendous foundation based on her faith which, in turn, has enabled her to reach life objectives others would not attempt. Abbey has an inner strength and self-confidence which is evident in our hallways. She has the type of humble, yet infectious personality other students want to emulate. Any student who has Abbey as a friend has the type of friend we all need to have in our lives. The road she travels has been blessed, and she will make London proud.”
Abbey plans to attend a four-year university to study middle school education. She is the daughter of Joseph and Stacy Patterson of London.
The London Rotary Club has a proud history dating back to 1929. It is a member of Rotary International, a volunteer organization of 1.2 million businesses and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build good will and peace.