Each month the Chamber of Commerce selects one student from each local high school to honor as “Student of the Month”. They are selected by members of the high school faculty for their success in academics, high school involvement, or perhaps because they have picked themselves up and changed their life outlook, charting a new successful life course. The nominees are students who demonstrate leadership, school spirit, and accountability as well as those who show excellence in the classroom or who have made an outstanding contribution to our school community.
Our Mission for the Student of the Month Program:
To promote, acknowledge and praise our local high school students for their efforts to succeed in academics, athletics, school and/or community activities, or the ability to overcome adverse life situations.
The Students of the Month and their families are invited to a breakfast or luncheon held in their honor at Sizzler Restaurant. The meal is provided by our wonderful sponsors at no charge to any of the invited guests. In addition to family members, the event is also attended by school principals, the nominating teachers, local elected officials or their representatives, generous business sponsors, and local media.
At the event, we hear from the elected officials, who congratulate the students and present official certificates from the Chamber, City, Congress, State, Assembly, and County. The students and their family members also take a few moments to share their journey to being selected for this distinguished honor. The students also receive gifts donated by local businesses.