November Rotary Student of the Month & DAR Winner – Halle Ciganick

Bellaire High School Senior Halle Ciganick, daughter to Dave and Pam Ciganick of Bellaire, has been honored by the Job Winslow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Bellaire Rotary Club as the November Student of the Month for her outstanding demonstration of service, leadership, dependability, and patriotism.

“Service above Self.” This Rotary motto is exemplified by Halle as she has participated in many philanthropic activities in and outside of school. She is dedicated to fulfilling many roles at the Bellaire Community Methodist Church, and as a member of both the Bellaire Student Council and Bellaire Chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Furthermore, the service hours and projects she has contributed and initiated independently are even more impressive: weekly bingo with residents at the Heritage House Nursing Home, fundraising for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in which she helped raise over $13,000, a camp leader at Camp Oasis, and regular tutoring through the Green Cord Tutoring Program.

Service leader. Team leader. Academic leader. Throughout her high school career, Halle has been committed to improving her community through service and leadership. Since her freshman year, Halle has served and represented her peers as a class officer. Furthermore, she has served on Student Council since her freshman year, in which she assumed more responsibilities as president her junior and current senior year. She is also a leading voice as president of NHS. Through her many roles, Halle has created a chain the makes not only the organization she is a member of stronger, but she links the community together, making it greater in spirit and stature.

Dependability. How does a student become elected to so many leadership roles? Both teachers and peers highly regard and respect Halle for her ability to be a strong pillar. She consistently follows through on any activity, sparks engaging conversations, and looks to improve any status quo. However, it is her character that distinguishes her from others: she is trustworthy and continually strives to make an ethical decision.

Patriotism. Loyalty to her friends, family, community, and country are evident by Halle’s contributions to goodwill.  She always cares for the interest of all. She always demonstrates citizenship. And she always looks for ways to empower others. Core Values are her values.

While Halle has not decided which university she will be attending post high school, she plans to major in either pre-medical studies or biochemistry. Certainly, her attributes will be an asset to any community. She is a true representation of a good citizen and outstanding person.


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