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Lions Club Student of the Month

September 2022

STEP-FATHER ANDREW BURKEY, MOTHER ANDREA BURKEY, FATHER BRANDON OLIVER, SEPTEMBER STUDENT OF THE MONTH SCARLETT OLIVER AND LIONS CLUB MEMBER WILLIAM DECKER
Lions Club Student of the Month for September is Scarlett Oliver. Scarlett is a young lady who is the epitome of talent and personality. Academically she sports a 4.333 GPA and currently ranks 7th in her class. She takes a majority of college credit plus advanced placement classes. She has been awarded multiple awards for her academics, including Department student of the semester and year in History ( Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior years) in Band (Sophomore and Junior years) in Chorale (Sophomore and Junior years), where she also won the Arion Music Award given for excellence in both Band and Chorale programs.

Outside of school, she is involved in her church, singing with the music program and volunteering in various activities. She also volunteers in Elyria by picking up trash and cleaning the area.

Outside of academics and volunteering, she has been the head majorette for the last two, and seven years overall. She participated in Soundsations for four years, the last two years as president. She has been involved in and starred in 5 years of musicals and plays at Vermilion High School. Her roles included Miss Scarlett in Clue, Annie in Annie, and Liesl in Sound of Music.  She is on the Speech and Debate team and participated in the State and National Tournaments. She is also the Senior class Treasurer after serving as President of her class Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years. She is also involved in the National Green School Program and Diversity Union. As a National Honor Society member since her Junior year, she now serves as NHS President.

Her NHS advisor, and multiple other of her teachers, would say Scarlett is a well-organized, energetic, and wonderful young lady. Her smile and enthusiasm are infectious.

Scarlett is the daughter of Andrea Burkey and Brandon Oliver, and her step-father is Andrew Burkey.

May 2022

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Lions Club Student of the Month for May is Morgan Ellis, the last, but definitely not least of another year of exceptional VHS students and athletes recognized by Lions Club members.  Her proud parents are Savannah and Shawn Ellis.
 
Morgan is currently ranked in the top third of her class with a strong 3.870 GPA.  She has been on the distinguished honor roll and honor roll throughout her career at Vermilion High School. She is an active member of Student Council and the Broadcast Journalism class that produces Sailor News Network. She works tirelessly with the Boys and Girls Club after school program every day, and is also a member of the Northeast Ohio Boys and Girls Club.
 
Morgan created her own podcast, “Around the Harbor”, which she produces and hosts. The podcast features VHS sports reports and interviews. She also creates and posts both the volleyball and basketball write ups for the Athletic Department website.  She is a fixture at the scorer’s tables for both the basketball and volleyball games, working the video boards.  This summer Morgan will intern with the Sandusky Register newspaper and WOBL radio. 
 
According to her yearbook advisor, Ms. Ann Zgodinski, she is a tireless worker and role model for other students. Ms. Z added that Morgan is passionate about her future plans, and will no doubt be a success.  B & G staff member Beth Schaefer says Morgan is a very committed helper, and has been a consistently positive role model for the children attending Boys and Girls Club.