Autumn Parady and Antonio Gracia were honored as Rotary Spirit Student Award recipients for the school-year quarter April/May 2015 at the club’s weekly meeting. Family, friends, and nominating faculty joined Autumn and Antonio as they received recognition certificates and iTunes awards for their academic achievements, citizenship, and personal development. Both, together with the six other quarterly award recipients, are now eligible to be selected as the Rotary Spirit Student of the Year (SOY). The SOY will be announced at the Fort Fairfield Middle High School Honors Night and receives a $500 cash award, has their name engraved on a perpetual plaque at the school, and has their photo posted on the plaque for the coming school year.


Autumn is joined by siblings (front), Jacquie Martin – FFMHS nominator (left), Michelle Manning – mother (right), John Kaleta – FFMHS Principal (back-left), and Tracy Copeland – RSSA Program Chair, and Randy Parady – father (not in photo).


Antonio is joined by Jay Yu – friend (front left), Ian Kaleta – FFMHS nominator, Araseli Gracia – mother, Griffin Robles – brother (back left), John Kaleta – FFMHS Principal, Tracy Copeland – RSSA Program Chair, and Polly Earl – Guardian.