On December 21 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Kelly Loughery and Eric Obenschain as their Students of the Month. Kelly has been actively involved in the Twin Valley community and has been a part of six sports teams, three student organizations, and played an integral role in developing the Raider Runway prom program at the high school. Kelly has been a member of Student Council during her junior and senior years and was selected as the Senior Class treasurer for the 2016-2017 school year as well as secretary for the plastic recycling club. Kelly is currently the morale chair for TVHS Mini-THON and is responsible for promoting upcoming events and fundraisers while also managing the club’s social media accounts. Kelly was given the opportunity to become a founding member of LINK, a student organization that works with faculty members to try and create a school climate that is inviting to all students, making Twin Valley a place where all students can feel welcome. This year, Kelly was named the first intern of the month at the high school for her work with Raider Runway. Additionally, the Twin Valley Community Education Foundation awarded Kelly the Rising Star award as a young member in the community who contributes through their professional and personal activities. Kelly plans on pursuing a career in the legal field and hopes to work with women who are in need of aid or counseling.
Eric Obenschain has been involved in a variety of after school activities since he became a freshman, including several sports teams. The main sport he participates in is the Soccer team, while also being on the High School Varsity Track and Field team. Noteworthy non-athletic groups that he is involved in are the National Honor Society (NHS), the German National Honor Society (GNHS), and the recently created LINK Program. Each of these programs aim to develop the community as well as bring awareness to their respective subjects: NHS to service before self, GNHS to keeping the German language alive in the United States, and LINK to developing self-awareness and to build a more welcoming, trusting community. Eric is not certain what the future holds for him; however, he plans on attending a university where he will hopefully study either mechanical engineering or Bio-medical engineering. Regardless of where he attends or what he majors in, Eric knows that his ultimate goal is to help people. He wants to help people who are less fortunate than he is, for he knows that there are many people who struggle and would do anything to ensure the future safety of their families.
Pictured (L to R): Eric Obenschain, Chris Doyle, Kelly Loughery