Twin Valley Rotary Club honors students of the month

Left to right: Alex Carvalho, Chris Doyle, and Lauren Peterman
Left to right: Alex Carvalho, Chris Doyle, and Lauren Peterman SUBMITTED PHOTO

On March 28 the Twin Valley Rotary Club was proud to honor Twin Valley High School seniors Lauren Peterman and Alex Carvalho as their students of the month. The presentation was made at their weekly meeting. Lauren and Alex were honored for their participation in extra-curricular activities and outstanding academic achievement.

Lauren Peterman is a senior at Twin Valley High School, who has been very involved in both the community and school throughout the past four years. She is a proud member of numerous clubs, including National Honor Society, German Honors Society, Technology Student Association (TSA), and Prom Committee. This year, Lauren holds various officer positions in the clubs, such as the vice president of TSA, and the vice president of NHS. Through TSA, she has had the opportunity to travel to the state and national competitions on three separate occasions, where she faces other students in STEM based events. NHS also helped drive a deeper focus in Lauren to serve others in the community, with the wide range of club sponsored service opportunities presented to her since the end of her sophomore year. Lauren has also been a member of the schools girls’ volleyball team for the past six years, and has played on different club teams in the off season as well. Apart from these many extracurricular activities, she challenges herself academically as well, by taking advantage of the many rigorous classes that the school has to offer. She has taken nine AP classes offered by the school, participated in the dual enrollment opportunities at a local college, and holds numerous credits at RIT thanks to the Project Lead the Way Engineering classes the school has. Lauren is also on track to graduate top female in the senior class, and recently earned an award from the American Association of University Women commending her place as top female after the first semester of senior year.

When not doing school work, Lauren can be found in various places throughout the community. On Sundays she works as a teacher’s assistant at her church, teaching the basics of religion to a first grade class where she has been helping for five years. She also trains in Tang Soo Do, a traditional Korean martial art, and helps three nights a week to teach students of all ages. In the fall of 2017 she earned her Sam Dan, or third degree black belt, after training for more than 12 years in the art. In the fall, Lauren plans to attend Villanova University or Penn State, to major in chemical engineering and minor in German.

Alex Carvalho, a senior at Twin Valley High School, is a hard working individual both inside and outside of school. In school he is a part of many different clubs, such as National Honors Society, Fellowship of Christian athletes, and LINK. Through these clubs, he has been influenced into becoming a better leader, friend, and scholar to his fellow peers at TVHS. Since transferring freshman year, he has taken advantage of the various areas for academic challenges at Twin Valley, including numerous AP classes, dual enrollment for business management, and a Project Lead the Way class. Alex has also played baseball at Twin Valley, and has played catcher on varsity for the past two years. When not playing for the school, he is playing for a summer or fall league, or in the CYO Basketball team for his church. Thanks to an internship during his senior year, Alex has decided to become HVAC certified technician and attend school to earn other certifications in the fall, such as plumbing or electrician. Alex also plans on doing home renovations and flipping houses on the side, something he has a lot of experience doing already.