Students of the month honored

Sunday, November 3, 2019
(Photo contributed) Honored as Rotary Students of the Month on Oct. 8 were, from left, Rotary member Bruce Young, students Addison Weber, Jakob Francksen-Small and Kady Leusink, and Rotary member Dr. Charles Holz.

LE MARS — Each month during the school year, the Le Mars Rotary Club recognizes three senior students from Le Mars Community and Gehlen Catholic High Schools at the rotary noon luncheon.

The students recognized as Rotary Students of the Month by the Le Mars Rotary Club and honored at the group’s Oct. 8 meeting were Addison Weber from Gehlen Catholic and Kady Leusink and Jakob Francksen-Small from Le Mars Community.

Weber is the daughter of Jeff and Tracy Weber.

Her extra-curricular activities have included cross country, basketball, track, softball, Gehlen Honor Society, Christian Leadership Team and Students for Life.

In the community, she is involved in 4-H.

She participates in her church as a reader at Mass, altar server, and helps with church dinners.

Her future plans are to attend a four-year college, and is undecided about a field of study.

Leusink is the daughter of Aaron and April Leusink.

Her extra-curricular activities have included volleyball, basketball, softball, track, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Leadership Club and working at Jerry’s Pizza.

In the community, she helps out each summer with youth volleyball and basketball camps by coaching. She also helps lead a speed and agility camp for youth for Le Mars Physical Therapy.

In her church, she is involved in the youth group called “Journey” at the United Methodist Church of Le Mars. We complete small mission activities, for example, buying Christmas gifts for less fortunate children, collect non-perishable food for Christian Needs Center.

Her future plans are to attend either Grand View or Morningside College and play softball and major in kinesiology/physical therapy and possibly study equine sciences online as well.

Francksen-Small is the son of Lori Francksen and Brad Small.

His extra-curricular activities have included wrestling, cross country, track, National Honor Society, NHS president, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, student council, Le Mars Tutoring Program and Boys State participant.

In the community, he is a Le Mars Wrestling Club volunteer, and Kluckhohn Elementary field day volunteer.

In his church, he is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Team, Le Mars Bible Church youth group and a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

His future plans are to attend either Luther College or Northwestern College to major in kinesiology and wrestle.

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