Joshua Gearou earns Rotary honor
Parents: Dennis and Becky Gearou
List the activities you have participated in and tell of your proudest accomplishments: Winning High School State Tennis in 2012; getting fifth place at National History Day; cross country; tennis; Jazz Band, Math Team, History Day
What is your favorite class and why? What is your favorite subject? Math is my favorite class and subject. I like the thought process involved in solving problems.
What are your future plans? Go to college to become an engineer.
What are your hobbies and/or personal interests? Tennis, running and research.
Who is your hero, if you have one, and why? Roger Federer. He is a great role model. He is a great tennis player and also has established a foundation in Africa for educating children living in poverty.
Tell of a most memorable experience that relates to school, personal interests or a hobby: going to Washington, D.C. with Sam and Mr. Hustvedt, competing at the National History Day competition, seeing the Capitol, and meeting the senators.
How do you demonstrate leadership? Lead by example and work hard.
How do you approach academics to achieve success: I like the process of learning so to study is fun for me. Studying leads to success in the classroom.
What special projects have you done, in or out of school? Science Fair and History Day.
Why do you think you won this award: I think it is to recognize my achievements in and out of school.
What does it mean to you? It is a great honor to be recognized. Thank you very much; I appreciate it.