Students of the Month

Rotary's Student of the Month program runs August - May every year; for more information, please contact Jill Craig. You may view previous Students of the Month below...


January 2016

Rheeana Miles & Richard Farmer

The Mount Joy Rotary Girl of the Month for January is Rheeana Miles, granddaughter of Paul and Teresa Barlet of Mount Joy. Rheeana stands out among her peers for her perseverance in achieving outstanding success in academics, athletics and leadership. Rheeana excels academically and has been recognized for her achievements as an honor roll recipient on numerous occasions. Alongside of her academic pursuits, Rheeana is a force on the field as a member of the softball team (9-10), and soccer team (9-12). Additionally, Rheeana is an active participant in various school organizations such as the Marching Band (10-11), Concert Band (9-12), Performing Arts Club (10-11), Quiz Bowl Team (10-11), member and current president of the FBLA Club (11-12), member and current president of Student Council (11-12), Link Crew Leader (11-12), Key Club (12), and was selected to represent Donegal at the June 2015 Rotary Youth Leadership Conference (RYLA) at Messiah College.

Outside of school, Rheeana enjoys participating in church activities at Community Bible Church in Mount Joy. She also enjoys working with young soccer players and training them to be future goalies. Rheeana is gaining valuable work experience through her employment with Spooky Nook Sports and as co-founder of HOPELETTERING, a business that sells inspirational, original, and artistically designed cards. In her free time, Rheeana loves to hang out with friends and have fun.

After graduation, Rheeana plans to attend Lancaster Bible College where she will major in Business Administration and play on the Charger’s Women’s Soccer Team.

The Mount Joy Rotary Boy of the Month for January is Richard Farmer, son of Gary and Sandy Farmer of Maytown. Richard stands out among his peers for his outstanding achievements and success in the area of academics, leadership, and community service. Richard excels academically and is a member of the National Honor Society (11-12). Alongside of his academic excellence, Richard is deeply involved in various organizations such as the Quiz Bowl Team (10-12), the AV Club (10-12), the Performing Arts Club, where he works as a member of the Light Crew for stage productions (10-12), member, former treasurer, and current president of the German Club (9-12), and member and current treasurer of the FBLA Club (10-12). Additionally, Richard was selected to represent Donegal at the Hugh O'Brien Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY) during the 2014 school year.

Outside of school, Richard enjoys participating in church activities and attends LCBC Church in Manheim. In his free time, Richard gives back to his community through his volunteer work distributing Toys for Tots in Lancaster with the Marine Corps League Toys for Tots Program and at the annual Milanof-Schock Library Book Sale. Richard is also gaining valuable work and life experience through his employment at Giant Food Stores in Mount Joy.

After graduation, Richard plans to attend a four year university where he will major in accounting.