Every month, two seniors, a boy, and a girl, from Marlington High School are chosen to be recognized at the local Elks Board Meeting for Elks Students of the Month.
These students are required to have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and be active in their community outside of school, along with their community inside of school. Throughout their years at Marlington, the teachers watch as the once freshmen turn into young adults showing strong responsibility, character, and determination.
At the beginning of every school year, those teachers must reflect back on what they have seen from the current seniors of Marlington. From those students, the teachers suggest which ones they believe will be the best candidates for Elks Students of the Month.
Kaitlyn Engelhart and Cameron Bennett were chosen to be September’s Elks Students of the Month. They both exhibited a strong presence in the Marlington Community, always giving a hand to those in need.
When asked how they help in the community, Engelhart and Bennett gave a description of the different clubs and organizations they were apart of.
Engelhart mentions, “I work really hard around the school and try to give my best in everything. I am active in my church, school, and help with nurses’ week through my aunt’s hospital.”
Bennett, also being apart of multiple organizations around the school and active in the community, explained that he was chosen because of the effort he puts in to make Marlington a better place.
Bennett and Engelhart were made aware of their award the last week in September and take pride in knowing that they are being recognized for the hard work they do around Marlington.
These students will receive a certificate at the next Elks Board Meeting held every second or fourth Monday of the month except during August, December, and July.