(Pictured l to r: Kenyan Paschall, Lyon Burns, Alyssa Thompson, Toni Shae Ferguson, Robert McCartney and Leigh Swanson, Sebastian Exchange Club Student Coordinator)
The Exchange Club of Sebastian is pleased to present the October Students of the Month: Kenyan Paschall from Sebastian Charter Junior High School, Lyon Burns from Storm Grove Middle School, Alyssa Thompson from Sebastian River Middle School, and Toni Shae Ferguson and Robert McCartney from Sebastian River High School. The Students of the Month Award recognizes hard-working pre-high school and high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership, and daily demonstrate good citizenship both at school, at home and in the community.
Kenyan Paschall has already completed Algebra 1 and is currently enrolled in Geometry in his 8th grade year. Kenyan was recognized by the Indian River School District for scoring a perfect score on his 7th grade Civics End of Course exam. His love of learning is contagious, and he brings a sense of happiness to the classroom. This is a well-deserved honor for one of our future leaders. In accepting his award Kenyon thanked Sebastian Exchange Club and his teachers and parents, stating he is “incredibly honored” to be selected.
Lyon Burns is a young man of high character, extremely motivated and enjoys helping his fellow students. He is part of the chess club and enjoys it as well as table tennis. He plans to attend Vero Beach High School and then on to FSU to study astronomy. In accepting his award he thanked Sebastian Exchange Club, his parents and “especially my teachers” for being selected.
Alyssa Thompson is an IB Advanced Student who balances a full course load and also is a member of the county swim team where she had two first place wins from her last meet. Alyssa was recently invited to be in the SRMS chapter of the National Junior Honor Society. She is always polite, dignified, and helpful. The IB Learner Profile traits are: Thinker, Openminded, Principled, Balanced, Risk-taker, Reflective, Inquirers, Communicators, Caring and Knowledgeable. Alyssa is one student who constantly demonstrates these qualities. Though she has a packed schedule and full course load, she is on the A/B honor roll. In accepting her award Alyssa thanked her family, teachers and Sebastian Exchange Club saying “This is really a huge honor – it means a lot!”
Toni Shae Ferguson is an IB Diploma candidate and an AP scholar with a Weighted GPA of 4.46, and Class rank of 15th out of 397. She pays attention to detail and is quiet, kind and compassionate. In accepting her award she thanked her teachers, family and Sebastian Exchange Club.
Robert McCartney is also IB Diploma Candidate and AP Scholar. He has a Weighted GPA of 4.60, and Class rank of 4th out of 397. He is quiet, yet open minded and reflective with a keen intellect for academics. In accepting his award Robert thanked Sebastian Exchange Club, his teachers and parents. He hopes to attend FSU and obtain an accounting degree.
The Exchange Club of Sebastian is a service organization working to make our community a better place to live, with particular emphasis on Americanism, Youth Activities and the Prevention of Child Abuse as well as Community Service. Should you be interested in participating in a group wanting to serve the community, consider attending a luncheon meeting any Wednesday, except the first Wednesday of each month, at noon at Capt Hiram’s in Sebastian.
Exchange Club of Sebastian