Student of the Month Program

  The Rotary Club of Castle Rock, in an effort to recognize high school youth achievement in academics, school activities and community service, has established a Student of the Month program.
  This program recognizes outstanding students from Castle View High School during the school year.
  One student is selected each month starting in September and ending in May of each school year. The student is honored at a club meeting and presented with a certificate designating the student as Student of the Month.
  A club member will act as Student of the Month coordinator. The SOM coordinator will work with the administration and staff at Castle View High School to select students eligible for SOM honors. Students will submit a completed application, which will be used to select Students of the Month.
  Each August the SOM coordinator will contact the CVHS administration about the SOM program. The coordinator will provide the school with SOM applications. The CVHS administration will distribute and collect the applications and make them available to the club’s SOM coordinator.
  Applications will be judged on:
  1. The student’s academic achievements based of GPA;
  2. The student’s involvement in school activities including, but not limited to, sports, student government, club activities, honor societies and general school programs.
  3. The student’s involvement in community service programs or projects;
  4. An essay about how the student regards Rotary’s Four Way Test and how it applies to his or her life.
  After students are chosen they are invited to a club meeting, usually the last meeting of the month. At the meeting they are introduced and asked to stand in front of the club for a short presentation and to answer questions.
  A photo is taken and is to be placed on the club’s Website and other appropriate media outlets.
  At the end of the school year, a plaque is prepared that includes the names of all of the SOMs for that year. The plaque is then presented to the school.