(Posted Dec. 10, 2020)
The London Rotary Club is pleased to honor senior Addison Leach as London High School’s December Student of the Month.
Students of the month are selected by school administrators based on their academic and extracurricular achievement and positive character.
Leach has a 4.28 grade point average and is ranked fourth in her class. Her favorite class is agriculture education. She has been on the Merit Honor Roll the past four years. She has been a varsity cheerleader for three years, an FFA student advisor for one year, and a National Honor Society member for two years. She was inducted into Clark State’s Phi Kappa Theta in 2020.
When asked to name a school staff person who has served as an inspiration, Leach named ag education teacher Dana Snyder.
“Ms. Snyder is a major inspiration to me because she always pushes me to do my best, and she is always there to help with any problems I might have,” she said. “Ms. Snyder has shown me that there is always a way to get things done even if you don’t follow your original plan.”
About Leach, Snyder said, “Addison is one of the most inspirational students I have had in my teaching career. Addison has always had the desire to excel. She has participated in numerous FFA activities and attended the National FFA Convention for four years, even in the virtual format.
“What inspires me most about Addison is her passion for her family. I am also inspired by Addison’s desire to become a better person and take control of her future. As a sophomore, she enrolled in the College Credit Plus program at Clark State Community College. As a result of her enrollment, she will be able to transfer to The Ohio State University and complete a bachelor of science in agriculture in two-and-half years after high school. The future of agriculture and our country is bright because of young people like Addison Leach. I am proud to call her one of ‘my kids.’ ”
Leach is the daughter of Amy and Dave Long and Tim Leach.
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.