Makayla Boekes is the Rotary Club of Castle Rock’s Student of the Month for February.

Boekes is a senior at Castle View High School and ranks 19th in her graduating class with a grade point average of 4.15.  She is active in the community and school. Her community activities include such things as being a youth coach in summer camps, going on service trips to Peru, Seattle, Puerto Rico and New Orleans, and working many events at the high school and a local elementary school.  At CVHS she is active in the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Spanish medical and service clubs, Student Athletic Leadership Team, varsity track and field, basketball and Event Coordinator for Faith Lutheran Youth.  She earned athletic letters all four years of high school and was first team all-state in 2018. She also has been a team captain three different years.  Boekes has taken six Advanced Placement classes and has earned 16 college credit hours in the school’s concurrent enrollment program.

Assistant Superintendent Ryan Hollingshead introduced Boekes to the club. He said her teachers call her a “rock star” in math class who helps others when they are in need. Her Spanish teacher said Boekes submits only the highest quality work and challenges herself to do better and improve her skills.
Hollingshead said Boekes’ volunteer work included things such as preparing land for a garden and making adobe bricks from mud and straw. He said she strives to be a global leader and make a positive impact on the world.
Boekes told the club she wants to pursue a medical career but is not sure on which field she will focus. She said she hopes to attend Baylor University.
Student of the Month for February Makayla Boekes, her mother Margaret, CVHS Assistant Principal Ryan Hollingshead and Rotary Club President Wes Schuneman.