SOYcoverOn Thursday, April 23, the Midlothian Rotary Club partnered with the Chesterfield County School Board for our 15th consecutive year in honoring outstanding 2 students in each school for exhibiting respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability.  These core values reflect the values of Rotarians who strive to live their lives by the four-way test:

Of the things we think, say and do:

[] Is it the truth?

[] Is it fair to all concerned?

[] Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

[] Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Rotary is the world’s largest civic organization with more than 1.2 million members and 34,000 clubs worldwide.  Rotarians are leaders in their community sharing concern for the common good on a local and global scale.

The 2014-‘15 Rotary International theme is inspired by Confucious: “Light Up Rotary.”  “The Rotary way is the Confucius way. The Rotary way is to light a candle. I light one, you light one, 1.2 million Rotarians light one. Together, we light up the world,” explained Gary Huang, President of Rotary International (RI).

In 2014, the Midlothian Rotary Club supported the 28-year effort to eradicate Polio, partnered with other Clubs to purchase medical equipment for a state-of-the-art hospital in Honduras, provided sporting goods to support the worthwhile mission of the Boys’ Home, engaged with Crenshaw Elementary to support a hands-on summer literacy program, and will provide financial support to seven local non-profits that support specific needs in our community.


Rotarians are lighting up their own communities similarly around the world to improve the human condition.  Students being honored tonight embody what Rotary is all about – that is why the Midlothian Rotary Club considers this banquet to be such a special event.  Core values provide the foundation for success in life, and each Student of the Year has the potential to be a leader and serve as a role model for others.

The Richmond Times Dispatch provided coverage here:


Bellwood Elementary — Luis Balcarcel and Landon Golden

Bensley Elementary — Darius Richards and Katherine Carranza

Beulah Elementary — Daniel dePaz Escobar and Maleah Stevens

Bon Air Elementary — Farrah Abrams and Wesley DeJarnette

Chalkley Elementary — Geovani Ramirez Reyes and Katherine Del Cid

Marguerite Christian Elementary — Dreveon Fisher and Lydia Weeks

Clover Hill Elementary — Madelynn Eads and Damon Kincheloe

Crenshaw Elementary — Aleigh Puckett and Gabriela De La Rosa

Crestwood Elementary — Madalyn Cross and Jenifer Zhandira

Curtis Elementary — Israel Browne and Grace Staneart

Davis Elementary — Hugo Morales and Isaiah Lucero

Ecoff Elementary — Jacob Haywood and Madison Mozingo

Enon Elementary — Katherine Watson and Vinata Kondragunta

Ettrick Elementary — Christian Smith and Madison Keppler

Evergreen Elementary — Emma Carter and Kaitlin Brown

Falling Creek Elementary — Nicholas Johnson and Niki Patel

Gates Elementary — Joselyn Schenk and Ainsley Laine

Gordon Elementary — Gavin Caterino and Sarah Jane Greger

Grange Hall Elementary — Jessie Roberts and Ashley Griles

Greenfield Elementary — Jonah Brooks and Blake Ta

Harrowgate Elementary — Mariana Martinez Valadez and Jayden Lewis

Hening Elementary — Samant Parker and Edward Rodriguez

Hopkins Road Elementary — Lakeyce Farris and Sophia Fuentes

Jacobs Road Elementary — Rylee Andes and Hassan Mohammad

Matoaca Elementary — Isabella Simerville and Maya Taylor

Providence Elementary — Lillian Harris and William France

Reams Road Elementary — Trinity Jones and Camille Crook

Robious Elementary — Anna Jane Reed and Virginia Warren

Salem Church Elementary — Christopher Carter Jr. and Eisley Goldman

Elizabeth Scott Elementary — Olivia Acome and Benjamin Keeys

Alberta Smith Elementary — Timothy Dobyns and Faith Parker

Spring Run Elementary — Jahan Hassan and Jaden Cumpston

Swift Creek Elementary — Jane Lively and Tanner Fleck

Watkins Elementary — Cassie Grizzard and Caden Raymond

Bettie Weaver Elementary — Lauren Schmidt and Lillian Davis

Wells Elementary — Samantha Schappert and Farris Moore II

Winterpock Elementary — Charlotte Barnette and Melanie Lloyd

Woolridge Elementary — Hailey Garrison and Taylor Rolfe

Bailey Bridge Middle — Yelena Fleming and Karli Woodcock

Carver Middle — Rachel Dishman and Kristyn Watkins

Elizabeth Davis Middle — Malvika Choudhari and Hunter Zoller

Falling Creek Middle — Tae’Sean Burt and Tiara Alston

Manchester Middle — Erick Sandoval and Taylor Lamb

Matoaca Middle — Nia Covington and Chance Blackham

Midlothian Middle — Jack Carris and Russell Graviet Jr.

Providence Middle — Allison Zermeno and Peyton Hamlett

Robious Middle — Joshua Raugh and Katherine Morris

Salem Church Middle — Shayla Harris and Paola Henriquez

Swift Creek Middle — William Rice and Brian Wieder

Tomahawk Creek Middle — Mackenzie Burleson and Dylan Kurtze

Bird High — Rayshard Ashby and Kenneth Williams III

Career and Technical Center @ Courthouse — Amber Harper and Erwin Karincic

Career and Technical Center @ Hull — Bryan Sanchez and ShaQasha McClinton

Chesterfield Community High — Lester Reed Jr. and Vanessa Cartagena Clemente

Clover Hill High — Amelia Fern Nell and Krystyna Cios

Cosby High — Skyler Zunk and Jared Burns

Thomas Dale High — Jerry Chan and Abigail Sloan

James River High — Benjamin Caracciolo and India Hawkins

Manchester High — Elizabeth Hutton and Vivian Tran

Matoaca High — Sarah Patton and Joseph Cheatham

Meadowbrook High — Majd Aboul Hosn and Hien Vo

Midlothian High — Stuart Powell and Akash Raje

Monacan High — Kristen Walker and Megan Walker