(Posted Dec. 1, 2023)
The London Rotary Club is pleased to honor senior Kassie Patterson 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.
Kassie has a 4.364 grade point average and is ranked third in her class. Her favorite class is Introduction to Literature. She has been on the merit honor roll for three years and has been a member of National Honor Society for two years. She was named a Junior Kiwanian last year by the London Kiwanis Club. Additionally, she made the Clark State dean’s list the fall of 2022 and spring of 2023 and was named a Phi Theta Kappa member at the university this school year.
Kassie has participated on the high school basketball team for four years. She was named Special Mention all-CBC her sophomore year, Second-Team all-CBC her junior year, and received the Junior Scholar Athlete Award her junior year.
When asked to name a school staff person who inspires her, she named English teacher Michelle Sambas.
“Mrs. Sambas is an inspiration to me because she pushes you in class to be the best student you can be,” Kassie said. “I have had her for two years now, and both years she has been by far one of my favorite teachers. She makes sure you are included in class discussions and puts you first as a person. She knows what you are capable of and makes sure you perform at that potential.”
Sambas commented, “Kassie is an unforgettable young woman whose work ethic and sense of humor make her a standout among her peers. Her hard work, determination, and tenacious yet open-minded personality will help her go far, and I look forward to seeing what Kassie does in the future.”
Kassie will graduate in May 2024 from Clark State with an Associate of General Science degree. She plans to attend Otterbein University to continue her education in the 3+2 Master’s program for athletic training. She hopes to attend The Ohio State University to receive a doctorate degree in physical therapy. She is the daughter of Bob and Dawn 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.