Jossie Castle, daughter of E.J. and Julie Castle, has been selected as the Rotary Student of the Month for May. Jossie’s accomplishments in the classroom, as well as her involvement in various activities in and out of school, make her an excellent choice for this prestigious award. Jossie has been selected by her teachers for this award but the entire Bellaire School Community would like to recognize and congratulate her for this honor.
Academically, Jossie carries a 3.4 grade point average which ranks her near the top of her class. Her work ethic in the classroom has consistently qualified her for recognition on the Honor Roll as well as membership in the National Honor Society. Her favorite classes in school include Biology and English, with a specific interest in the areas of Nutrition and Wellness. Jossie plans on continuing her studies after graduation at Grand Valley State University.
Jossie’s participation at B.H.S. includes being a member of the Varsity Softball team for four years, serving as a captain her senior year. Jossie also decided to run on the Cross Country team this past fall for the first time, proving to herself she could not only do it, but could help her team in the process. Jossie also participated as a member of the Junior Varsity Volleyball team for two years. Her participation in school is not limited to athletics. She has served as Vice President of her class, helping direct class activities, and served on the Prom Committee as well. She has also earned the Green Cord Award for many hours of service inside and outside of the school setting.
Volunteering in school and in the community has been a big part of Jossie’s high school career. Much of that volunteering has been through her membership in the St. Luke’s Youth Group. The highlight for Jossie was a mission trip to Belize where they helped with the initial phases in the construction of a new church for a small village. When they weren’t busy with the building project, much of their time was spent interacting with people from the local community, especially the children. Upon returning Jossie mentioned on several occasions her interaction with the children was her favorite part of the trip.
Jossie brings her pleasant personality and enthusiasm to each of the activities she is involved in. These are traits that make her well-liked by her peers as well as the staff. She has accomplished much during her career at Bellaire High School; we congratulate Jossie on earning this award and wish her good luck in all of her future endeavors.