NORMAN — Courtney Clark of Norman North and Rylie Carter of Norman High School have been named October Students of the Month by the Norman Rotary Club.
The students, both seniors, participate in the club’s weekly luncheon meetings and are eligible for a year-end scholarship.
Clark, the daughter of Randy and Tiffany Clark, has a 4.0 grade point average. She is president of her senior class, and is active in student government, Rotary Interact Club, the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Teen Volunteers, Spanish Club and Norman Youth Council.
On her application, Clark said she was most proud of working with Community Action Ministries. “This program has taught me the importance of selflessness and giving back,” she said. “These service projects give me the opportunity to grow and mature in my leadership abilities.”
Additionally Clark has participated as a U.S. Senate Youth Program delegate, OEC Youth Tour winner, President’s Volunteer Service Award, Kiwanis Sophomore of the Year, Girl’s State Delegate, AP Scholar and Tomorrow’s Leaders.
She played varsity basketball freshman and sophomore years and has volunteered with SPUD Week. Clark is considering the U.S. Air Force Academy, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Northwestern University and Vanderbilt University.
Carter, the daughter of Dr. Joe and Terri Carter, has a 3.96 grade point average. She has been active in the OASC, Student Congress, Rotary Interact, Key Club, Link Crew, NHS soccer, Fury competitive soccer, Mu Alpha Theta and Teen Advisors of Norman.
On her application, Carter said she was most proud of her work with student congress which she joined as a sophomore. “The end of my junior year I was given the privilege to run for a district office,” she wrote. “I won my election and am now the District 8 vice president.”
Additionally Carter has won awards from the National Honor Society, National Mathematics Achievements Award, was a 2010 Homecoming Attendant, 2012 Homecoming Court and lettered in soccer for three years.
Carter has worked as a lifeguard at Andy Alligator’s Water Park and was a team leader on McFarlin Memorial United Methodist Church missions. She has volunteered at the OKC Food Bank and WildCare Wildlife Sanctuary.
She is considering Oklahoma State University, Auburn University, the University of California Santa Barbara and University of Georgia.
The Norman Rotary Club meets at noon Thursdays at First Christian Church. The club was established in 1919.