(Posted May 18, 2020)
The London Rotary Club is pleased to honor senior Richard “Richie” Geib as London High School’s May Student of the Month.
Students of the month are selected by school administrators based on their academic and extracurricular achievement and positive character.
Geib has a 4.55 grade point average and is ranked first in his class. His favorite class is Advanced Placement calculus. He is a three-year member of National Honor Society, serving as the treasurer this past year. He is a four-year member of Quick Recall, serving as a captain the past two years and the club’s leading scorer the last three years. Geib has been a class officer, serving as treasurer for three years, and played in the concert band for four years, sitting first chair the past two years. He is a four-year member of the football team, earning three varsity letters and serving as team captain his senior year.
Geib has been an active member of First Presbyterian Church of London, participating in the Kids in Christ youth group for three years. He has participated in Fellowship of Christian Athletes, intramural basketball and pep band and volunteered with the London Silver Cornet Band and HELP House.
He has won numerous awards and recognitions. He was named first-team All-Ohio Div. III football, first-team Columbus Dispatch All-Metro football, Academic All-Ohio football, first-team All-Central District Div. III football, first-team All-Central Buckeye Conference football, and Central Buckeye Conference Sportsmanship football. He won the Franklin B. Walter All-Scholastic Award, Jacob von Kanel Chemistry Award and Advanced Placement Scholar Award. He was named a Community Star recipient by the Madison Champaign Educational Service Center and a Junior Kiwanian.
When asked to name a school staff member who has inspired him, Geib named Beverly Goudy, Advanced Placement chemistry teacher.
“Mrs. Goudy always pushes her students to do their best and to learn as much of the material as possible, as evidenced by our class scoring above the state and global average on the AP test,” Geib said. “But for as much as she taught us, what truly made her inspiring was her concern for her students as people. She was always interested in knowing what we were doing outside of class and was willing to engage in stimulating conversation in matters besides chemistry.”
Goudy said, “Richard Geib is a great choice for Rotary Student of the Month. He has an unshakable dedication towards his faith, learning and understanding higher education content. Along with being an exemplary student, he is involved with many extracurricular activities. This young man has been an inspiration to his friends and fellow classmates.”
After graduation, Geib will attend The Ohio State University to major in chemical engineering. He is the son of Marshall Geib and the late Dr. Martha Geib 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 business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help build good will and peace.