3 outstanding local high school students recognized

(Jackson, Wyo.) - At the December awards luncheon of the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole, three students received Outstanding Student awards, including a Journeys School student for the first time. 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. High School Principal Dr. Crisp introduced Brianne Beale as the Outstanding Student of the Month from JHHS. Beale is a senior and a member of the JHHS swim team. She demonstrated commitment and perseverance when, in spite of a back injury that kept her from swimming and competing, she continued to attend swim practices and participate on the team through strength and conditioning and traveling with the team as the manager. According to the Rotary Club, Beale gave a very moving speech about how she had learned perseverance and hard work from her dad who raised three kids alone in Jackson. Beth Ojai from Summit High School introduced Lachlan Hardie whom she described as having an awesome attitude, being known for following through on everything asked of him and participating in every outdoor activity Summit offers. He is a Special Olympics ski racer, an encyclopedia of car knowledge and gave a witty speech in which he gave credit to the teachers that have influenced his life. [image: Inline image 2] *Summit High School Student of the Month Lachlan Hardie receives his award from club President Clare Payne-Symmons. h/t Rotary Club of Jackson Hole / Pitchengine Communities* Nancy Lang, Head of School for Journeys School, introduced McKenzie Reed as the school’s first Rotary Outstanding Student. Reed was described as having a growth mindset and being a lifelong learner who has shown leadership in multi-age learning groups at Journeys as well as in starting a Gay Straight Alliance that has collaborated with other area schools. Kenzie spoke about her passion for social justice and left the Rotary luncheon to go back to school to defend her 4,000 word Extended Essay – a requirement of the International Baccalaureate program offered at Journeys. [image: Inline image 1] *Head of School Nancy Lang and Outstanding Student Kenzie Reed. h/t Journeys School / Pitchengine Communities* *Feature Photo: JHHS Student of the Month Brianne Beale addresses the Rotary Club of Jackson Hole. h/t Rotary Club of Jackson Hole / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news