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Congratulations to Elder senior Michael Groh who was named the Western Hills Community Service Club (WHCSC) Student-of-the-Month for January 2017!  He is the son of Joseph and Lisa Groh of Harrison.

Michael is involved in several organizations at Elder High School, including: National Honor Society, Key Club, student council, student ambassador program, Kairos retreat leader, Spirit Club, Better Business Club, Leadership and Initiative Club, Support the Troops Club, football, and track. 

When Michael is not at Elder, he can be found working the front counter at Bridgetown Finer Meats or volunteering his time doing various service projects such as: community clean-ups, serving lunches at St. Francis/St. Joseph Catholic Workers House, food service at St. Antonio Spaghetti Dinner, tutoring high school and elementary school students, working grade school football games, and more. He also volunteers his time at St. Bernard as usher, greeter, and lector.

“Michael is exactly the type of student that we aim to develop at Elder High School. He not only excels in the classroom, but he is a conscientious young man who understands the importance of giving of himself to his school and to the community in order to make them better places for all.”

-- Principal Kurt Ruffing.

Pictured with Michael is (left to right): WHCSC member Mr. Tom Prince, Elder guidance counselor Mrs. Jennifer Graham, and Elder principal Mr. Kurt Ruffing.

The WHCSC is an all-volunteer, non-profit service organization for men and women who want to serve their community, develop leadership skills, and enjoy new friendships. The WHCSC is dedicated to supporting agencies working for the prevention of child and sexual abuse and honoring students who exhibit exceptional leadership and scholastic achievement from several local high schools.

The WHCSC offers Student-of-the-Month and Student-of-the-Year scholarships to students from the following high schools.  The scholarships are based upon academic achievement, demonstrations of leadership, and character and essays submitted by the students.



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