Saint Joseph High School cooperates with the Edison Rotary Club in honoring our seniors for their community service along with their overall record as a Saint Joseph student.  Each month, two seniors will be chosen as “Seniors of the Month.”  Each month, honorees and their families are invited to a Rotary Breakfast to receive a certificate of recognition (seniors go free, all others pay $15.00 that morning).  At the end of the year, all the award winners (free) and their families (cost TBA) are invited to a dinner where one student from each of the high schools in the Rotary’s area will be chosen as “Senior of the Year” and awarded a scholarship funded by the Edison Rotary.  Award winners need not be Edison residents, just a senior student who has done community service and has a “decent” record (academic/discipline) at Saint Joseph High School.

Students are selected for the award on the basis of criteria given to us by the Edison Rotary.  They wish us to select students who have achieved academically (at least a 2.1 GPA), have decent discipline records and, more importantly, students who have given back to their community through community service.  The academic/discipline records of our students are easy to ascertain.  However, an individual’s community service can easily be overlooked in a school that draws students from over 60 different communities in 5 different counties.

If the senior student is involved in significant community service and would like to be considered for this award, please fill out the lower portion of this letter and return it to Guidance, preferably as soon as possible (we will continue to take nominations throughout the year until the last of the 20 are selected).  A special anonymous committee will review the applicant selections.


Providing this information does not guarantee that your son will receive an award, but it will help us make the best possible choices.  Obviously, with 10 months and two students each month, we will only be choosing a total of 20 students out of the class.  Again, although a high GPA and little or no discipline records are nice, the community service is of more importance.  If any senior has any questions they may see me.  Thank you!


Joan Gold