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Chestertown Rotarians recognize Will Jay

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

The son of Christine and Edward Jay of Brant Lake, Will is considered by teachers and peers to excel in the areas of academics, athletics, musical pursuits, character and community involvement - according to school counselor Michael Therio and local Rotarian David Schlansker.

Will is member of both the National Honor Society and the school's Varsity Club, having played an integral role in the school's soccer, baseball and bowling teams throughout his high school years.

Will's talents have been showcased in performances involving school plays, the orchestral and jazz bands, and Senior Chorus, Therio said. During his high school years, Will participated in the prestigious Crane Honor Choir as well as in regional music competitions.

Will Jay's trustworthy nature, Therio said, earned him a summer internship with the Warren County District Attorney, and being elected vice president of his class for two years. Will was also chosen as an 11th grader for the Rotary Youth Leadership program, representing North Warren.

Also, Will was chosen for American Legion's Boy's State leadership program held in summer 2010.

As a senior, Will has been participating in the highly selective, rigorous New Visions health/medicine career program. Will is one of 10 students in the region chosen to participate in New Visions, and the first from North Warren. Last year, Will also participated in Career Experience Day where he spent time at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Will plans to pursue a Navy ROTC scholarship with the Navy nursing corps. In addition, Will is taking the college-level Model Organization of American States course at North Warren, and was selected as chief delegate from North Warren to the upcoming MOAS convention, Therio said.

"Will's involvement and participation in virtually every opportunity available has been reflected with a dedication to excellence and achievement that are noteworthy among his peers," he said.

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