JH Rotary Club recognizes Mickey Babcock as Citizen of the Month; Gives 3 Outstanding Student awards

*Outstanding Students (from left - right): Tristan Wagner, Chris Mayers and Ryan Johnston. h/t Rotary Club of Jackson Hole / Pitchengine Communities Photo* (Jackson, Wyo.) - At last week’s luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole, Rotarian Melissa Turley presented Mickey Babcock with the Citizen of the Month award for October, awarded in November. Mickey Babcock has been a champion of women’s and girls’ empowerment in Wyoming - founding the The Equipoise Fund and other state-wide initiatives such as the Wyoming Women's Legislative Caucus. She has been instrumental in several local initiatives including Thrive, Raising Girls and Womentum. [image: unnamed.jpg] *Melissa Turley (left) presents Mickey Babcock with Citizen of the Month. h/t Rotary Club of Jackson Hole / Pitchengine Communities Photo* Three students received Outstanding Student awards. For the first time a Community School student was recognized. In the past, Jackson Hole High School and Summit High School participated but the club has opened the door for the Journeys School and Community School to nominate Outstanding Students for recognition on a quarterly basis. Dr. Crisp introduced Ryan Johnston as the Outstanding Student from JHHS. Johnston was commended by his teachers for mentoring other students and being a positive role model. He is the captain of the Broncs Football team. His coach said he had never had a more dedicated and well-balanced student athlete – a leader on and off the field. Johnston praised the Jackson community for being supportive and teaching him “to accept everyone and go the extra mile.” Beth Ojai from Summit High School introduced Chris Mayers as a polite and reliable young man of emotional maturity. She said he is a quiet, confident leader. Mayers shared about the important role that skiing has had in his life, and what it has meant to him to win regional and national competitions. He described the series of accidents and injuries through which he has had to persevere. He recognized his skiing mentors and thanked the Rotary Club for their support. Interim Head of School Amy Fulwyler introduced Tristan Wagner as the Community School’s first Outstanding Student. Having also had Wagner as a student in the classroom, she praised him as engaged and inquisitive, a critical thinker with a great sense of humor. In addition to his academic record and being a skilled writer and mathematician, Wagner is currently captain of the Speech and Debate team as well as of the Broncs soccer team. Like the other two students, in his speech Wagner credited the Jackson community for shaping who he is. It was a testament to this close-knit community was the way the three students, although in different schools, knew each other and commended each other in their respective speeches. #buckrail