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The Fort Fairfield Rotary Club partnering for the second Rotary Spirit Student Award Program-year with the local high school, have selected the first school year-quarter award recipients. Hannah Holbrook, a ninth grader, and Kyle Doody, a twelfth grader, were honored at a recent Rotary Club breakfast. Each recipient received a certificate recognizing their academic achievement, citizenship, and personal development during the award period September and October 2012. Hannah was accompanied by her mother Tiny Holbrook and her nominating teacher Sharon Kozura while Kyle was accompanied by his mother Jeannine Doody and other family members, in addition to his nominating teacher Garrett Martin.

The Rotary Spirit Student Award Program seeks to recognize student achievement in academics, citizenship, and personal development across grades nine through twelve. Each award period Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec, Jan/Feb, and Mar/Apr a girl and boy recipient are selected by the club from nominations provided by the high school faculty/staff.

Each recipient receives an achievement certificate and their photo is display on individual plaques at the school for a period following their award receipt. At school year’s end a Rotary Spirit Student of the Year is chosen by the club from amongst the eight period winners. The Student of the Year is recognized at a club breakfast, receives an achievement certificate, has their photo displayed on a perpetual plaque at the school for the following school year, and receives a $300 award at the school’s annual Awards Program.

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Hannah Holbrook (front center) shown with her mother Tiny Holbrook (front left) and her nominating teacher Sharon Kozura (front right). Tracy Copeland, RSSA Program Chairman is shown in back.

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Kyle Doody (first row right) shown with his sister Sydney Doody (front), his mother Jeannine Doody (first row left) and grandmother Joyce Doody (first row center). Garrett Martin (back left) nominating teacher, is shown with Tracy Copeland, RSSA Program Chairman.