Twin Valley Rotary Club recognized Twin Valley High School seniors Emily Holt and Jackson Bonds as the September Students of the Month for their participation in extracurricular activities and outstanding academic achievement during the club’s weekly meeting on Sept. 15.
Holt played tennis and track and served as the secretary of Student Council and National Art Honors Society, as the Historian of FFA, and as the President of the Debate Club. She credits her accomplishments at Twin Valley much in part to her parents who shared with her a love for knowledge, and a respect for education, and who have supported her throughout any goals she set to achieve. Her older sister, who always encouraged her to make the most out of her time in school, helped her navigate through her journey.
Holt is grateful to have been taught by so many amazing teachers that challenged her in class and helped foster her passion for learning.
In the future, Holt plans on attending a four-year university before working towards receiving a law degree. She would like to work in the environmental sector of law and she holds a strong interest in government and foreign affairs. There are many possible paths in Emily’s future, and in all of them she hopes to affect positive change.
Bonds began playing tennis from the time he could hold a racquet. Now, he is the captain and first seed on the Boys’ Varsity Tennis Team at Twin Valley High School. Taking his love for tennis a step further, he teaches children tennis during the summer. In addition to tennis, his hobbies include exercising and going to the beach with his family and friends, where he loves to surf. Also having a passion for music, he plays the guitar and is starting to learn piano.
Consistently in the top one-percent of his class, Bonds plans on continuing his education at a four-year university as an English major, in hopes of becoming a lawyer. Twin Valley has been a place for him to grow, allowing him to become the student who he is today. He attributes his hardworking nature to his parents, and to the wonderful teachers at Twin Valley, specifically, Ms. Siegfried, Mr. Newlin, and Mr. Chapelle. Not only did these educators teach some of his favorite classes such as AP Language and Composition, AP U.S Government and Politics, and AP Psychology, but also they made a significant contribution to the betterment of his future and will forever have a lasting impact on his life. To his parents, and his teachers, Jackson credits this award.
Source: Berkshire mont