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Rotary honors North Warren student

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

The daughter of Kent and Sharon Meade of Pottersville, Lindsey has achieved regional notoriety for her vocal performances, plus local acclaim for her work in various school and community-based drama productions.

She has sung the National Anthem in front of thousands of American Hockey League spectators at games of the Adirondack Phantoms at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Also, she has auditioned for American Idol, as well as winning a variety of awards in regional vocal competitions. In 2009, she took top honors the Lake George Has Talent Contest, a summer-long competition.

Meade was recruited to sing God Bless America and the National Anthem recently at a naturalization ceremony at the federal courthouse in Albany, a performance that prompted tears in the eyes of many of the new citizens.

Lindsey has taken vocal lessons at SUNY Adirondack, and she sings lead vocals with a popular area band. Lindsey's talents extend to other fields as well, including athletics, community service, and leadership pursuits.

Throughout high school, Lindsey has been an important element of the Girls Varsity Field Hockey and Girls Basketball teams. The Cougars' 2010 Field Hockey team, of which Meade was a member, climbed up from a last-place ranking to capture the Adirondack League co-championship.

Lindsey has also served as a student council representative, and was active in SUNY Model Organization of American States group as part of a delegation to Washington, D.C. Her volunteer work includes service for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner, and a spinal cord research benefit event. She is active in Interact, a youth outreach of the local Rotary chapter.

Meade is considering a career in the areas of music therapy or counseling, according to school counselor Michael Therio, who described her as friendly, caring, insightful and dedicated to serving others.

"Lindsey is a true asset to the North Warren Class of 2011," he said.

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