David Hess accepts a Rotary Student of the Month certificate from the Rotary Club of Castle Rock. With Hess is Castle View Principal James Calhoun, left, Club President Gordon Allot and parents Wendy and Scott.
The Rotary Club of Castle Rock has chosen David Hess, senior at Castle View High School, as the Rotary Student of the Month for January.
Hess is carrying a 4.06 grade point average at Castle View and is a National Honor Society member, in choir and band and belongs to a local Youth Church Council. He has been an All State Choir performer, a Continental Band performer and a member of a church youth choir.
He also is an Eagle Scout and has won Eagle Scout awards, letters in academics and band and has won a Duty to God award. For his Eagle Scout project he built blankets for premature babies and for veterans at a local care center.
Hess was introduced to the club by Castle View Principal James Calhoun.  Calhoun said Hess is an exceptional student, scoring a 33 on the ACT tests where the state average is 19 and the district average is 22. 
Besides his participation in music, Hess is taking four Advanced Placement classes, has a commitment to service, a good sense of humor and is well respected by his peers. Teachers have called Hess a leader in the classroom who is humble, respectful, a hard worker with a serious focus on his studies.
Hess told the club he likes being in the National Honor Society because it gives him the opportunity to serve. He said he often stays after to school to tutor other students.
He said he hopes to go into the biotechnological field and has applied to attend the Colorado School of Mines and Brigham Young University.