BOE Recognizes Rotary Club RPHS Students Of The Month

The Board Of Education (BOE) recognized the Rotary Club Of Roselle-Roselle Park Students Of The Month from Roselle Park High School (RPHS) for the first three months of the school year. The Rotary Club presents these awards to those students in the community who are dedicated to service and go above and beyond in their community service.

RPHS Principal Sarah Costa spoke on each student’s achievements during the December 4th school board meeting.

Kaitlyn Donnelly was the October 2018 Student Of The Month. Principal Costa remarked, “Kaitlyn is in the top 1% of her graduating class. Her choices in the classes she has taken reflect a well-rounded student who works hard and challenges herself. . . . She is a proven positive role model in our senior class and in our building. She shows enthusiasm and energy in all that she does.”

Kaitlyn’s list of accomplishments includes membership and participation in the following:

  • Quill & Scroll Honor Society
  • National Honor Society
  • French Honor Society
  • Marching Band
  • Concert Band
  • RPTV
  • Student Council
  • Concert Chorus
  • Women’s Chorus
  • Chorus Program
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Community Service Honors

Additionally, Kaitlyn played Belle in this year’s RPHS Musical “Beauty & The Beast” and is a Drum Major

November’s Student Of The Month was Natalie Tribiano.

“She is a goal-oriented young woman who possesses a strong desire to succeed and a genuine good nature,” remarked Principal Costa who highlighted Natalie’s service of distinction which included: 

  • Spanish National Honor Society
  • National Honor Society (Public Relations Officer)
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Conference at Drew University
  • Roselle Park Council Debate panelist
  • Student Council
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Saxophone in Jazz Band
  • Clarinet in Concert Band
  • Women’s Chorus
  • District Chorus
  • Musicals
  • Debate Club
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Crisis Center
  • Peer Leader
  • Varsity Soccer
  • Varsity Track
  • Students Always Showing Support (SASS)
  • Gay-Straight Alliance
  • Girl Scouts
  • RPTV

Natalie, who has been a Girl Scout for 13 years, was also one of six panelists in this year’s televised debate for Fifth Ward Council which took place at borough hall.

Parth Shah is the December Student Of The Month. Principal Costa stated, “I have known [Parth] since freshman year in a wonderful way. He’s always been volunteering, he’s always been one of those go-to guys when you need somebody to volunteer to help you out, you go to Parth . . . He’s an exceptional student and has earned his seat at the top of his graduating class.”

A few highlights of his achievements include:

  • National Honors Society
  • Union County Tidal Wave Swim Team
  • Tennis
  • Cranford First Aid Squad
  • Student Council
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Future Health Careers’ Club
  • Blood Drives
  • Students Always Showing Support (SASS)
  • Ecology Club
  • Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY)
  • Union County STEP Program
  • Rotary Youth For A Better World District 7475 Interact Council Of New Jersey

Parth who has been an avid swimmer for almost a decade and is an intern  Intern at the JFK Medical Center For Same Day Surgery.

Anyone interested in the Rotary Club of Roselle-Roselle Park can visit their website (link).