CHESTERTOWN - Two students at North Warren High School - Rachael Kenney and Laura Fahey - were recently awarded by the Chestertown Rotary Club for their academic achievement, leadership and character.
Rachael, A senior at North Warren, is the daughter of Cheri Kenney of Chestertown and Anthony Kenney of Pottersville.
School Guidance Counselor Michael Therio said that Rachel has displayed a sense of commitment to community service as well as her substantial achievements in school, which includes both her studies and sports.
Rachael is a member of the National Honor Society, and has demonstrated her talents both athletically and artistically, Therio said.
Rachael has been an important component of the Field Hockey and Softball teams during high school, he said, noting that her commitment and dedication to sports is particularly substantial considering the loss of vision in her left eye.
Rachael is gifted on the guitar, writes much of her own music, and plays for school concerts and her church's youth group praise and worship band, Therio said. Also, Rachael has starred in school musicals "No, No, Nanette," "Oklahoma," and "Anything Goes.".
Rachel has been a member of Foreign Language club, Prom Committee, and she is one of the founders for the North Warren Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Also, She is a member of the local MOAS public-policy leadership group in this area.
She's an active member of her church group, and she is a Girl Scout, working towards her gold award.
Rachael also is involved in work for Habitat for Humanity.y.
"Rachael is a true asset to her class and her positive outlook and willingness to persevere in the face of adversity are truly exceptional," Therio said.
Kenney passes on the credit.
"I believe that though God, all things are possible," she said.
Therio said Rachael serves as an outstanding role model.