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High school pupils honoured as Orillia's Students of the Month

Orillia's Rotary Club hands out awards to this month's deserving winners
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The Orillia Rotary Club's students of the month are, from left: Christian Strong (Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School), Ethan Odlozinski (Orillia Secondary School) and Baxter Thomas (Twin Lakes Secondary School).

Each month, the Orillia Rotary Club recognizes a student from each of the city's three high schools as Students of the Month. At a recent meeting, November's winners were recognized

Christian Strong of Patrick Fogarty Catholic Secondary School is a member of Student Council and the Mission Team. He runs the morning intercom music program, assists in the preparation of the school events, fundraisers and bringing in sponsors and can also be found working as a Peer Minister to his fellow students. His future plans could possibly include a career path in Psychology and Philosophy.

Ethan Odlozinski of Orillia Secondary School was described as an exceptional academic student who participates in a variety of sporting and community activities and also a member of Student Council and Link Crew. Odlozinski can also be found volunteering with the 'Me to We' club as Co-President, at the Orillia Youth Centre tutoring elementary school students and has also lead a pilot project organizing the 'Coldest Day of the Year' walk to raise awareness and funds for Building Hope.

Baxter Thomas of Twin Lakes Secondary School has been volunteering with the PEAC program 'Spread the Warmth' conducting a clothing drive for the Salvation Army, started a social media campaign to raise environmental awareness and 'Let's Get This Bread' campaign to raise awareness for the Sharing Place Food Bank. Baxter also leads Twin Lakes 'Me to We' club conducting the 'We Scare Humger' food bank drive and the 'Water Walk', an event to raise awareness of the scarcity of clean water around the world.


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