Rotary honors Josh Dolin as Student of the Month

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By Special to the Monitor

Joshua Ronald Dolin was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month for October.

Josh is the son of Ron Dolin and Beth Lee.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one outstanding student from the current Los Alamos High School graduating class to honor each month of the school year.

Students are selected on the basis of their academics, extracurricular activities and their service to the community record.

Dolin is Student Body President, Committee Head of House in Olions, a member of the United Way Youth Team and National Honor Society, a representative in Juntos, a member of the Speech and Debate team, chairman of the Young Republicans Club and founder of both the Senior Sidekicks Club and the school newspaper both of which he serves as president and editor.  

He also maintains a 3.5 grade point average.

Dolin is very involved in the Republican Party of Los Alamos and enjoys participating in politics. He also competes in speech and debate and has received first place in tournaments with his partner.

Dolin’s other passion is theater and comedy.  He enjoys creating and performing in comedic acts in Topper Revue.  

He is proud to have won, Best Act, for his skit, “The Office,” in which he imitates teachers with his friends.

Volunteering is no stranger to Dolin’s as he has given more than 100 hours of time to his church during its Vacation Bible School as well as the YMCA where Josh also works.  

He is employed as a Youth Mobilizer.  

Along with another student, Josh created surveys exposing teens’ spending preferences as well as their reasons for dropping out of high school.  

From their findings, the Youth Mobilizers created programs at the high school to make students feel more welcomed and therefore less likely to leave.

In his spare time, Dolin enjoys hanging out with his friends and having fun.

He gives special thanks Jonathan Lathrop, his history teacher at LAHS, for making his high school experience much more enjoyable.

Lathrop was Dolin’s special guest at the Rotary meeting.  

As Dolin said, “Mr. Lathrop was my very first teacher, and my favorite. He made me feel more comfortable at the high school as a freshman which is the reason for my success.”

Dolin plans to pursue a doctorate in psychology at college, while still making time for theater participation.

Dolin said he is honored to have received this award and would like to thank the Rotary Club for this honor.

Rotary is an international service organization with more than a million members worldwide in 73 countries. Working with the World Health Organization, Rotary International is fighting to eradicate polio. Locally, the Rotary club supports youth programs, scholarships and awards, as well as educational efforts internationally and provides community service both locally and internationally.