2017-12-07 / Living

Rotarians name students of the month


John Hill and teacher John Michailo John Hill and teacher John Michailo SWARTZ CREEK – The Genesee Valley Rotary Club has selected Natalie Oldrham, John Hill and Madison Majestic for student of the month recognition for November.

Assistant Principal Anthony Suchanek nominated Oldrham for her actions when a classmate became ill at the homecoming parade.

“It was great to see Natalie jump into action,” Suchanek wrote. “In this incident, I saw Natalie as a great representation of what a CREEK student should be. She was polite to parents, and made the student feel comfortable and safe with her friendliness. Natalie was aware of the needs of others and willingly intervened to help. She also did not panic nor place blame when the situation turned fire for her personally, instead remaining extremely positive and respectful.”

Oldrham, a senior, plans to continue her education at a four-year university. She participates in Key Club, plays softball and is a co-op student in the counseling office.


Madison Majestic and teacher Ben Gillett. Madison Majestic and teacher Ben Gillett. She has earned Flint Metro Scholar awards, and received All-District Honorable Mention, All-District Outfielder and the Captain’s Award for softball.

Teacher John Michailo nominated Hill, a senior planning to study computer engineering.

“John is a senior drum major and an outstanding musician,” Michailo wrote. “He is also a great student leader who is well respected by his peers. His academic class load is extremely challenging, including duel enrollment while maintaining a great GPA. He is involved in the school musical, plays varsity tennis and is a member of the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra.”

Hill is president of the National Honor Society and captain of the varsity tennis team and serves as field commander for the Marching Band. He also participates in theater.


Natalie Oldrham and Assistant Principal Tony Suchanek. Natalie Oldrham and Assistant Principal Tony Suchanek. His achievements include Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Band and multiple Division 1 ratings at solo and ensemble competitions.

Teacher Ben Gillett recommended Majestic for recognition.

“Maddy does great work as an anchor, scriptwriter and news reporter,” Gillett wrote. “She always gives her best effort and she makes those around her better. I know that when I give her something to do, it will be done to the best of her ability and it will turn out great.”

A junior, Majestic plans to play softball for Mott Community College while completing her prerequisite courses before transferring to Northern Michigan University to complete a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.

Her extracurricular activities include varsity softball and junior varsity golf. She volunteers with her softball team to clean up Winshall Park every year and she coaches softball clinics.

She has eanred a varsity academic award – 2nd All-Team All District Outfield, varsity softball and scholar athlete awards, and student of the month honors.

Majestic also works at Sears and babysits. – L.R.

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