Two LHS seniors honored as student of the month for November

Coatney and Wilson pose for the camera after receiving the news they were each named student of the month for November. [Photo: Louisa Wieczorek]

Coatney and Wilson pose for the camera after receiving the news they were each named student of the month for November. [Photo: Louisa Wieczorek]

Paige Daly, Editor-in-Chief – Every month, two Lecanto High School [LHS] seniors are nominated to receive student of the month. For the month of November, Kaylie Coatney and Chase Wilson have been selected. These students have proven themselves with hard work and determination throughout their high school careers.

Coatney has been commissioner of the Link Crew for three years and was captain of the LHS cheer squad in 10th grade. She has engaged in a multitude of extracurricular activities such as the Spanish Club, National Honor Society [NHS], and Ugandan Pearls. She has been recognized with the Advanced Placement [AP] Scholar with Distinction award for two years in a row among many other awards. Along with this, Coatney has a weighted grade point average [GPA] of a 4.7 and has earned herself 195 community service hours. She plans on attending the University of Florida [UF] to major in mechanical engineering or mathematics and also hopes to eventually obtain a law degree.

Coatney was shocked upon receiving the news that she would be one of the two students to receive student of the month for November.

“There are so many dedicated and hardworking students in [LHS]. I’m constantly surrounded by students that are striving to do the best they possibly can and it is just really an honor to be chosen for something like [student of the month],” said Coatney.

Wilson is currently president of the Student Government Association [SGA] along with being vice president of the United Nations Children’s Fund [UNICEF], secretary of Medshare, secretary of Colors for Casa, and secretary of Youth in Government. For grades 10-12, Wilson has held the position as captain for the varsity cross country team and varsity track and field team. He is also a member of NHS and has been recognized for ‘A’ honor roll, all while maintaining a weighted GPA of 3.9. After graduation, Wilson plans on attending a private university and continuing his athletic career while studying to become a flight nurse.

Congratulations to the seniors selected for student of the month of November!