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Decembers youth citizens from Gaston

Forest Grove Rotary picks are from Gaston schools


by: COURTESY PHOTO: FOREST GROVE ROTARY CLUB - Gaston Jr./Sr. High eighth-grader Jarred Tallent (left) and senior Jordan Delay (right) pose with their parents, Gaston Jr./Sr. High principal Susan McKenzie and Gaston superintendent David Beasley.Jordan Delay and Jarred Tallent, both students at Gaston Junior/Senior High School, have been recognized as the Forest Grove Rotary Club’s Youth Citizens of the Month.

Delay and Tallent were recognized at the club’s Dec. 18 meeting. The two were joined by their parents, Gaston Junior/Senior High Principal Susan McKenzie, district Business Manager Marie DuRette and Gaston Superintendent and Rotarian David Beasley.

Rotary Youth Citizens of the Month are selected based on their high standards of personal behavior, good citizenship, service to others, an exemplary behavioral record and their reflection of Rotary’s ideals of truth and honesty, fairness to all, developing goodwill and friendships and actions that are beneficial to the good of others.

Delay, a senior, is a member of the Greyhounds’ football team and serves as a mentor for the school’s Ignite program. He has also been involved with Boy Scouts for six years and has spent three years as a volunteer for the Community Based Activity Program (CBAP).

In his nomination form, Delay was characterized as a hard-working leader and someone who gets the job done. “Jordan is of high character in all aspects of school and shows responsibility within a team and within the entire school,” read his form.

Tallent, an eighth-grader, is a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He spent the previous summer volunteering at Gaston’s city park and is involved with church youth group activities.

Tallent’s nomination form described him as a hard-working, friendly, welcoming individual who gets along well with others.

“Jarred stands out as a student that is friendly and polite to all, as well as a leader,” the nomination read.

Recipients of the Rotary Youth Citizen of the Month receive a certificate and a $25 gift certificate to Frye’s Action Athletics in Forest Grove. Winners are selected by school administrators and rotate between Banks, Forest Grove and Gaston high schools.

Founded in 1924, the Rotary Club of Forest Grove is dedicated to “Service Above Self” to make our local community and world a better place. The club produces the Concours D’Elegance, the annual classic car show in Forest Grove, which provides funding for the club’s college scholarship programs.

To learn more about the club and about Rotary, visit fgrotary.com, or facebook.com/fgrotary. Or follow it on Twitter at twitter.com/fgrotary.




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