Bryn Smith named Student of the Month

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By Special to the Monitor

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos recently honored Bryn Morgan Smith as Student of the Month for April. 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 service to the community.

Smith is the daughter of Brian and Sherisse Smith and sister of Clark.

Smith maintains more than a 4.0 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, is a peer counselor with Natural Helpers, has participated on the speech and debate team, and is active in athletics. Smith has played on the high school soccer, cross country and varsity tennis teams.

Outside of school, Smith is active in Young Life, a Christian community youth group for high school age youth. She has served as a student leader for the past two years.

Smith chose Lorri McInroy to accept this honor with her. McInroy is a Young Life leader with Smith. “McInroy has been a great mentor and friend. She has helped me become more confident in myself and grow in my beliefs,” Smith said.

Smith is a member of the Los Alamos Christian Church and she occasionally plays piano with the church’s worship band. Smith has enjoyed playing the piano for 11 years under the study of Sarah Kelly.

Smith has been fortunate enough to travel twice to Juarez, Mexico, with the United Church to build houses for families in poverty.  She said these were unforgettable experiences to give something to someone in such need and so deserving of the gift of a real house.

Smith plans on attending college in the fall to study biochemistry. She wants to study medicine, especially natural pathology.

Rotary is an international service organization with more than one  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.