(Posted Sept. 21, 2022)
The London Rotary Club is pleased to honor senior Emma Wethington as Madison-Plains 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.
Emma has a 4.353 grade point average, ranking her first in her class. Her favorite course is calculus. She has been a member of the soccer team for four years, where she has served as a captain for three years. She also ran cross country for one year.
Emma has been a part of French Club for two years, serving as president for one year. She has been on student council for four years, serving one year as vice president. She also has served as a class officer for two years.
When asked to name a school staff member who inspires her, Emma named French teacher Beatrice Omwomo.
“Mrs. Omwomo is always positive and pushes me to do better every day in her class,” she said.
Regarding Emma, Omwomo said, “I have had the pleasure of teaching Emma Wethington French for four years, and Finance Foundations for a semester. From the first day until now, Emma impresses me with her focus, her genuine curiosity about the information presented to her, and her thirst for knowledge.
“Although Emma realizes that getting the best grades is important for her academic success, she prioritizes her quest for learning. She shines in class because she is dedicated, disciplined, and determined to do the hard work. She asks pertinent questions and engages in high level class discussions. Emma inspires me with her respect, caring nature, openness to, and empathy for the opinions and perspectives of others. Ultimately, Emma is an exemplary student in her own right.”
After graduation, Emma plans to attend a university to earn a bachelor’s degree in international business and obtain a master’s degree in ecology. She is the daughter of Jenny Wethington.
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.