Kelly Cruz Arrazola is the Student of the Month for April. The club recognized Arrazola recently for her academic achievements, her school participation and her community services. With Arrazola were her family, Cornelio, Flora, Amy and Jon. Also present was CVHS Principal Rex Corr.
Kelly Cruz Arrazola has been named the Student of the Month for April by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.
Arrazola, a senior at Castle View High School, has lettered in academics since 2014 and has been on the honor roll for five semesters.
She also is in the French Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society and the National Honor Society. She carries a 4.12 grade point average and ranks 14th in a class of 449.
CVHS Principal Rex Corr called Arrazola an “extraordinary young lady” who not only excels academically but also was very involved in the school through her participation in the school color guard, Winterguard. That team took first place in the state in 2017.
She also completed seven advanced placement classes.
Corr said Arrazola’s teachers called her a leader with a strong work ethic, many abilities, pleasant, intelligent and creative.
In addition, Arrazola volunteers regularly at her church where she helps with English classes for adults.
Arrazola will be attending Colorado State University where she will major in psychology and minor in communications with the hope of doing social work or becoming a school counselor.
She said she chose CSU because she loves the campus and it has a good psychology department.
When asked why she chose to study French, already being bilingual, Arrazola said she thought it was a beautiful language and that it would present her with opportunities in her life.