Rick Nelson, president of the Rotary Club of Castle Rock, left, presents a Student of the Month certificate to Ryan Trost. With Trost were his mother Susan, father Kira and Castle View High School Principal Rex Corr.

Ryan Trost was recently recognized as the Rotary Student of the Month for November.

Trost, a senior at Castle View High School, is very active in his school and the community and was a Rotary International Exchange to Switzerland during last year’s school year.

Trost was also on the boys varsity volleyball team, the boys soccer team, was twice recognized as the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) student of the year, was a French honor student, in the chemistry club, and in the Coeur Du Sante Croix, a choir in Switzerland.

Trost also was a regular volunteer at his church.

Trost recently presented the Rotary Club of Castle Rock a program about his year as an exchange student.

During the same meeting, Trost was introduced by Castle View Principal Rex Corr.

Corr said Trost was a dedicated student who was very active in his school and the community, including winning a top 10 place nationally for STEM projects. He said Trost has taken seven advanced placement classes on his way to earning a grade point average of 4.24, which ranks him second in his class.

Corr said Trost’s teachers said he was an insightful student who truly wants to help others and who wants to learn why things are as they are.

Trost told the club he hopes to get an engineering degree and continue his exploration of science and engineering.