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STMA Rotary Students of the Month for December 2015

posted Dec 17, 2015, 2:24 PM by St. Michael-Albertville Rotary Club
STMA Rotary Club is pleased to announce that STMA juniors Griffen Marquette, Zach Hanson and Katie Atcher have been named students of the month for December.
Griffen Marquette
Griffen is the son of Myles Marquette and Melisa Kowakzyk.  His many accomplishments include two academic letters, two varsity football letters, a math department award and PE/Health Department award.  He is active in football, BPA, track and field, and Freshmen Mentor Program.  He plans to major in finance or economics at a top business school.

Zach is the son of Brian and Tammy Hanson.  He has never dropped Zach Hansonbelow a “B” average and was a 2015 football state champion.  He is involved in football, hockey, lacrosse and weight lifting.  He plans to pursue a degree in criminal justice and to become a law enforcement officer.

Katie Atcher
Katie is the daughter of Susan Matthias.  She has a letter for managing gymnastics.  She acquired a job as a recreation assistant at a senior living home at 16 and continues to work on top of school and sports.  She manages gymnastics and girls diving, teaches church school, is in choir and is the choir secretary of Bella Voce.  She plans to study physical therapy at the University of Iowa.

“Rotary proudly recognizes Griffen, Zach and Katie as students of the month for December,” said Kevin Lenz, STMA Rotary Club president.  “Their commitment to academic excellence, athletics and community service represents Rotary’s core values.  We wish them successful futures.”
The STMA Rotary Club honors students of the month during each month of the school year.  The awards are given during the students’ junior year so they may include them on college applications and scholarship forms.  Rotary Students of the Month are selected by STMA’s home room teachers.  Rotary Students of the Month must demonstrate an interest in their community, have personal accomplishments or achievements, show respect to themselves and others, show a passion for “Service Above Self” and must be drug/alcohol free and cannot have committed a crime.

About St. Michael-Albertville Rotary
Rotary is a unique organization that stresses “service above self.” It focuses on helping citizens in our community as well as addressing the world-wide challenges of disease, literacy, starvation and clean water. The St. Michael-Albertville Rotary meets at 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the Crow River Senior Center at the St. Michael City Center. For more information, visit or e-mail