Lion’s Club February Student of the Month, Claudia Wilson, is the perfect example of a student making the most of her high school years. She is involved in many things in school, out of school, and in the community.
As a student, she is currently taking the majority of her classes at Lorain Community College. She sports a solid 3.74 GPA which ranks her as 22nd in her class. Her academic work has earned her the Sandusky Bay Conference Scholar Athlete Award, Lorain County Scholar Athlete Award, Track Scholar Athlete Award (twice), and State of Ohio Scholar Athlete Award. Claudia is also a member of National honor Society, and is active in GSA and Move 2 Stand.
As an athlete, Claudia has been named Captain of the Soccer team, the basketball team and the track and field team. She earned 4 varsity letters in soccer, 4 in track and field, 2 in basketball, 3 marching band letters, and is a two-time Golden Plume award winner. She has been named to Sandusky Bay Conference teams, All-Lorain County teams, all district teams, and was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year in soccer. She is also the Drumline Section leader and a member of the pep band.
Outside of school, Claudia volunteers at United Church of Christ, Grace’s Kitchen, coaching with the youth basketball program, Operation Christmas Joy, Vermilion Food Bank and the newly formed Sailor Cuisine Food Pantry Program. She has been instrumental in creating three food drives and several special admission nights for girls’ soccer and basketball. In fact, she is currently setting up yet another program for student help.
Watching this young lady negotiate through the hallways and athletic fields of Vermilion High School, one can truly see a person who is committed to a cause, well-versed in understanding her responsibility to the greater good of those around her, and dedicated to making herself a better student, a better athlete and a better citizen. Claudia is the daughter of Julie and Brian Wilson.