In her 16 years of teaching, Spanish teacher Laura Luther said she's never been so moved by the generosity and kind heartedness of one student - Emily Perzanoski.
"Emily does what is right, best and necessary without the need for any recognition," said Luther. "She would do all this even if no one was looking."
Perzanoski was joined by her parents, Brian and Tammy Perzanoski, at a special Student of the Month Award Dinner held by the Clinton Rotary Club March 24 at the Clinton Country Club.
At The Morgan School, Perzanoski, a junior, is an honors student (including the Spanish Honor Society), soccer player, president of the Interact Club (the junior Rotary Club for students) a member of Art From The Heart, and more. She is currently ranked #4 in her class.
Recently, she was profiled on the Clinton Patch in an article about the school's Interact Club called "Cultivating a Generation of Philanthropists - The Morgan Interact Club."
At the awards presentation, Clinton Rotary President Dr. Andrew Berliner introduced the group and acted as master of ceremonies.
Maria Varga, president-elect of Rotary and Student of the Month chairperson said, "This is a wonderful opportunity of our club to recognize Emily as a student who truly demonstrates our motto, "Service Above Self."
Linda Gworek, director of the Morgan School library, is the school's liaison to the Interact Club. Joan Johanson, a member of Clinton Rotary, is Rotary's liaison to the high school.