ALTON — Kathryn Cronin of Alton High School and Kathryn Mae Gleason of Mississippi Valley Christian School were honored as Students of the Month by the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club at the club’s regular meeting Jan. 11 at the Banquet Center Alton Sports Tap.
Students are recognized and presented with an award at a Rotary Club meeting and are eligible to compete for a $6,000 scholarship that will be presented to one of the students during the school year. This is the 19th year of the program and 335 students have been recipients of this honor since the program was initiated.
Kathryn Cronin, daughter of Fred and Karen Cronin of Godfrey, is an Illinois State Scholar, a member of the National Honor Society and ranks in the upper 5 percent of her class. She has consistently achieved a place on the high honor roll and was recognized as a scholar-athlete in tennis because of her outstanding academic record. Her academic record qualified her to serve as a junior marshal at the Alton High School graduation.
Cronin has been a member of the Student Council for three years and is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, the Physics club and a founding member of the Youth Engaged in Leadership and Life group. She has been a member of the tennis team for four years and has been selected to the all-conference teams in that activity. She was also a candidate for prom queen.
Kathryn has been extensively involved in community service projects and has volunteered more than 400 hours to activities at the Nature Institute. She plans to attend Auburn University and major in chemical engineering.
Kathryn Mae Gleason is the daughter of Katherine Ann and Timothy Gleason Sr. of Bunker Hill. Kathryn has been very involved in all activities related to her church and service to the community. She has been an excellent student, a recipient of the DAR citizenship award and a student leader. She has been very active in the school’s volleyball and basketball teams and was selected as captain of both those teams. Camp counselor, care provider, tutor, missionary and Christian student leader are terms that best describe Gleason. She plans to attend Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, Wis., majoring in Biblical studies and missionary work.
Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club President Elizabeth Parker presented the students with plaques recognizing their selection to this honor.