Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club Honors Area High School Seniors
Strength in academic studies, athletics, extracurricular pursuits and volunteerism describe the local high school seniors who were honored as “Scholars of the Month” at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville at the Lakeshore Assembly of God Church in Westfield. Forty people were in attendance, including the honorees, their parents, friends and relatives, and Rotarians. Janese Berkhouse, Club President welcomed all to the gathering. Dan Smith, Youth Services Chair, and Luci Petrella, Youth Exchange Chair, introduced the honorees.
Students honored include: Sara Godfrey, Chautauqua Lake Central School (month of Sept.); Ashley Zambotti, Brocton Central School (Dec.); Kaylee Thornton, Sherman Central School (Dec.); Hannah Gilmore, Chautauqua Lake Central School (Dec.); and James Wolfe, Westfield Academy and Central School (Dec.). School officials nominated the students to receive this Westfield-Mayville Rotary Club recognition.
Sara Godfrey, a Chautauqua Lake CSD senior, is the daughter of Steven and Doris Godfrey of Dewittville. She will be graduating in June with an Advanced Regents Diploma. An active student, Godfrey is a member of both the National Honor Society and student administration, and she was class secretary during her sophomore year. She has helped to plan and organize her high school’s homecoming events, fundraisers and spirit weeks. Also, she is a member of the prom committee.
Godfrey will attend Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she plans to major in public health and premedical studies.
Ashley Zambotti, a Brocton Central School senior, is the daughter of John and Rita Zambotti of Brocton. With a current cumulative grade point average of 93.4, Zambotti has regularly achieved honor roll or high honor roll status. Upon her high school graduation in June 2018, Zambotti will have earned a Regents Diploma and have completed six Jamestown Community College credit hours.
Zambotti plans to attend SUNY Brockport, where she will major in criminal justice and minor in psychology.
Kaylee Thornton, a Sherman Central School senior, is the daughter of Adam Thornton and Kelly Thornton, both of Sherman. Thorton said she is very grateful to be a Sherman resident because she enjoys the small size of the town and she feels safe there, since she knows her neighbors and they know her. Thornton says that she wouldn’t have chosen to attend any other school than Sherman Central.
Thornton has been accepted to SUNY Fredonia, and is excited as this was her number one college choice, though she is considering SUNY Oswego or SUNY Oneonta. Her college major will be psychology, and she plans to seek a career as a childhood trauma counselor. She “wants to help people and be there for them in hard times.”
Hannah Gilmore, a Chautauqua Lake Central School senior, is the daughter of Lee and Samantha Gilmore of Mayville. She will be graduating in June with an Advanced Regents Diploma, and is academically ranked in the top 20 percent of her class. Gilmore, who has been academically successful throughout her high school career, has been recognized for academic achievement in all subject areas.
Gilmore plans to attend either North Carolina State University or Appalachian State University in order to major in environmental science.
James Wolfe, a Westfield Academy and Central School senior, is the son of Matthew and Carol Wolfe of Westfield. He will graduate in June with a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation with Honors and Mastery in Mathematics.
During his high school career, Wolfe enrolled in Jamestown Community College English 1510, 1530, 1540, Calculus 1710 and 1720 and Public Speaking. At the end of his senior year, Wolfe will have earned 20 college credits. In addition, he enrolled in Advanced Placement Micro Economics, Regents Physics, We the People, Spanish 4, Functional Anatomy of the Limbs, and Physical Education.
Since his enrollment at Westfield Academy and Central School in January 2016, Wolfe has made a significant impact on a variety of programs. He is president of his class, and he is a member of both the National Honor Society and student government.
The Rotary Club of Westfield-Mayville proudly congratulates Sara Godfrey, Ashley Zambotti, Kaylee Thornton, Hannah Gilmore and James Wolfe for their many outstanding accomplishments, as well as volunteer service activities, during their high school years, and it wishes them great success during their college years and future careers.