The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties is pleased to announce the following Students-of-the-Month for March 2020: Brooklyn McLaulin (Gatewood Schools), Colin Hooper (Greene County High School), Helen Garcia-Carreras (Lake Oconee Academy), Steve Allen Webb III (Ty) (Nathanael Greene Academy) and Brenden Cabe (Putnam County High School).
Brooklyn McLaulin is a senior at Gatewood Schools. She is the daughter of Robb and Kim McLaulin. Brooklyn is a member of the National Honor Society and Anchor Club. She has achieved honor and high honor roll throughout high school and was voted Senior Superlative “Most Spirited” and “Most Dependable.” She is the class treasurer, Student Government Activity president and vice president of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Brooklyn is a member of the varsity softball and cheerleading teams. She enjoys hanging out with friends, shopping and traveling with her family.
She volunteers with the work crew at Young Life, at elementary school morning drop off and is an academic mentor. Brooklyn plans to attend the University of Florida and major in biology, pursuing a career to become a physician’s assistant. She chose Joe DeLoach as her Teacher-of-the-Month.
Colin Hooper attends Greene County High School (GCHS) and is the son of Alison Hogan. Colin has earned a 4.0+ GPA as well as 21 credit hours through dual enrollment and seven advanced placement classes. One of Colin’s teachers said about him, “When it comes to handling responsibility, Colin has taken on a lot this year and handles it graciously. He has a very rigorous schedule of AP and dual enrollment courses and manages them with integrity. He is a student who loves learning. His veracious attitude for education will take him far in his academic pursuits after high school. In the classroom, he takes responsibility for his learning by asking questions, giving 100 percent on a daily basis and engaging in positive relationships with his peers and teachers. This student is a leader. When he enters a room, he brings a quiet resolve to do the right thing, which has a positive effect on the students around him.” Colin enjoys technology, learning and art. He uses his extra time to complete chores around the house to help his mother keep the household running smoothly. He plans to attend Georgia State University and major in computer science. Colin selected Greg Simmons as his Teacher-of-the-Month.
Helen Garcia-Carreras is a senior at Lake Oconee Academy (LOA) and is the daughter of Gene and Lora Garcia-Carreras. Helen has been a high honor roll student all four years of her high school career. She received the LOA Cornerstone Award scholarship in 2017. She is a dance and theatre instructor at The Arts Barn. She is the high school advisor for the 6 th and 7 th grade Student Government Association. She has directed, choreographed and conducted on multiple occasions along with counseling at various summer camps. Helen participates in dance, more specifically, clogging, lyrical and jazz. She competes in one-act competition, this year winning best actress in state as well sharing the title of state champions with her fellow cast and crew. She is an instrumentalist with fluency in four instruments. She has a passion for large scale art. Helen has volunteered in numerous middle school, elementary school and dance productions around the community. She shares her gifts of dance and song in the community at local festivals and at nursing homes. She is thoroughly involved in her church community at Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church. Helen will attend a four-year university and plans to major in musical theatre with a minor in painting. After college, she hopes to act professionally followed by directing in both professional and school settings. Helen chose Debbie Vogel as her Teacher-of-the-Month.
Steve Allen Webb III (Ty) is a student at Nathanael Greene Academy (NGA). He is the son of Allen and Amanda Webb. Ty maintains a 3.0 GPA. He was the football captain and earned the distinction of player of the week. He also enjoys playing basketball, tennis and baseball. His hobbies include hunting, fishing and working on vehicles. Ty has volunteered at the school on drainage and grading as well as gym clean-up. After high school, Ty plans to work in the family business which includes grading, waterproofing and erosion control. He selected Farrett Boswell as his Teacher-of-the-Month.
Brenden Cabe is the Student-of-the-Month from Putnam County High School (PCHS). He is the son of Michael and Amanda Cabe. Brenden has maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout high school. He was deemed a Georgia Merit Scholar during his junior year and was recognized by the Georgia Writers Association. Brenden is president of the senior class, president of the Beta Club, vice president of the National Honor Society and member of the State Superintendent Advisory Council. He enjoys writing and spending time at the gym and outside. Brenden helped organize a school wide Ronald McDonald House Drive, with countless food drives, and babysitting for local foster families. He plans to attend the University of Georgia or Auburn University to receive his degree in business. He chose Kara ElKadi as his Teacher-of-the-Month.
The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties wishes to congratulate these deserving students and teachers.