(Posted April 8, 2021)
The London Rotary Club is pleased to honor senior Corey Cress as Madison-Plains High School’s April Student of the Month.
Students of the month are selected by school administrators based on their academic and extracurricular achievement and positive character.
Cress has a 3.794 grade point average, and his favorite subject is math. He is a three-year member of the varsity football team and powerlifting team, and he has been on the varsity baseball team for two years. Cress is a member of the National Honor Society and a four-year member of the Madison-Plains FFA chapter, earning his chapter degree. Cress was nominated for the Madison-Champaign Educational Service Center’s Community STAR student award; students were selected based on service, teamwork, attitude and reliability.
When asked to name a school staff member who inspires him, Cress replied, “Coach (Mike) Siders because he pushes us to do and be the best.”
About Cress, Siders stated, “Corey Cress represents the entire student body at Madison-Plains Local Schools on how to be the pinnacle student-athlete. He is one of the top students in his graduating class and one of our top athletes at Madison-Plains. Cory is a two-sport varsity athlete and a top lifter on our Madison-Plains Tradition Powerlifting Team. He is currently ranked fifth in the state of Ohio for powerlifting in Divisions 5, 6, and 7, and he helped his team finish third in the state this year. Three things to sum up this young man’s character are desire, dedication and determination.”
Cress plans to attend a four-year university and major in electrical engineering. He is the son of James and Debbie Cress 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.