(Posted Jan. 15, 2021)
The London Rotary Club is pleased to honor senior Grace Jolliffe as London High School’s January Student of the Month.
Students of the month are selected by school administrators based on their academic and extracurricular achievement and positive character.
Jolliffe has a 4.40 grade point average and is ranked eighth in her class. Her favorite class is English. She is a five-year member of the color guard, serving as a captain the past four years and as main captain since 2019. She was named most valuable player 2017-2020. The color guard won the state championship in 2016; in 2019 they placed third in the state and competed internationally. Jolliffe is a two-year member of National Honor Society and a three-year member of the Thespian Society.
When asked to name a school staff person who has inspired her, Jolliffe named Lauren Holloway, director of the color guard program.
“Ms. Holloway is a huge inspiration to me. She always pushes me to the best I can but reminds me that it is always okay to step back and take a break sometimes. She has been a huge supporter for me and is someone I look up to,” she said.
About Jolliffe, Holloway commented, “Grace is an exceptional student and person. She is loyal and dedicated to her passions, one of which is color guard. Through guard, she has become a confident leader and consistently represents her team and school well. Her presence is a joy to everyone she encounters, and her empathetic nature, as well as her drive and grit, have made her an irreplaceable asset to the color guard program and London High School as a whole.”
After graduation, Jolliffe plans to attend a four-year college to major in pre-law and study to become an attorney. She is the daughter of Timothy Jolliffe and Amanda Davis 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.