Round Lake Area Exchange Club Recognizes November 2015 Youth of the Month
According to the National Exchange Club website, “one of the most popular Exchange youth projects, the Youth of the Month Award recognizes hard-working high school students who attain high levels of scholastic achievement, community involvement and leadership. This proven program not only rewards out- standing young people, but also provides an incentive for other youngsters to strive for equally high levels of achievement.”
The 2015-2016 Youth of the Month theme is, “responsible citizenship for a strong America!” The November
2015 Youth of the Month, Round Lake High School senior, Octavio Velazquez, was recognized at the Round
Lake Area Exchange Club meeting on Wednesday, November 11, 2015. Exchange Club President, Jeanne
Kearby presented Octavio with a certificate, an Amazon gift card, and a gift card to Diana’s Hair Salon.
Octavio has a 3.6 GPA and is enrolled in all honors and advanced placement courses. Octavio is very involved
in school activities including Tennis, Math Team, Chess Club, and Game Club. He volunteers within the
community by doing landscaping, babysitting and cooking for those in need. Octavio is also a member of a
break dancing group that has entertained many community members! Octavio aspires to become an engineer
Octavio’s guidance counselor, Kelli Snyder, has a high level of respect for Octavio. She stated, “Octavio has
grown into a motivated, well-rounded person, with a drive to succeed. He asserts himself as a leader in the
academic, extra-curricular, and community settings. He is extremely personable and energetic and would do
anything in his power to achieve success at all levels.”
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