Rotary honors NWCS student

CHESTERTOWN - Alec Underwood, a Senior at North Warren Central School, has been named Student of the Month by the Chestertown Rotary Club.

The son of Suzanne Barth of Chestertown and John Underwood of Saratoga, Alec is considered by teachers and peers to excel in the areas of academics, athletics, extracurricular pursuits and character, according to school counselor Michael Therio and Rotarian David Schlansker.

During high school, Alec has played an integral role on the Cross Country running team, having served as team captain for the past two years, and achieving the lofty status of three-time Adirondack League All-Star.

Alec has also participated in the Cross Country ski team, and on the Boy's Basketball team in the 9th grade. His passion for staying fit and in shape has greatly benefitted his performance on all the squads.

His contribution to the school's Envirothon Team - entered in a day-long competition among area schools testing knowledge of the environment - resulted in the North Warren group placing first in Warren County and sixth regionally.

While in high school, Alec has risen above peer pressure and made wise choices for his life and embodied composure and courtesy, Therio said.

"Alec has exemplary character and serves as an outstanding role model," Therio said.

Alec was recognized as Most Outstanding Male in 9th grade, and was a nominee for the award in 10th grade.

Alec has also been recognized for his top accomplishments in Studio Art, Living Environment, and in Physical Education. Two institutions, Wells College and St. Lawrence University, have granted him their academic leadership awards.

In his free time, Alec pursues the sport of fishing. He is now seeking our a college program that would place him near waterways known for outstanding fishing. Alec enjoys tying flies for a local fly shop, and these interests have prompted Alec to plan on a career in fisheries management or fisheries biology.

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