Rotary Student of the Month

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Emma Bohannon is the daughter of Don and Melisa Bohannon. She is a senior at Marquette Catholic High School in Alton, Illinois. Emma shows her commitment to Marquette and her community through a number of extracurricular activities both inside and outside the classroom. She is a member of Student Council, Students for Soldiers, the Ambassadors Club, the Students Offering Support Club, the Breast Cancer Awareness Club, and was on the 2021 Marquette Homecoming Court. In addition, Emma has been recognized for her academic accomplishments while attending Marquette. With a weighted GPA of 4.5, Emma has been on High Honor Roll since her Freshman year, as well as being inducted into the National Honors Society her junior year. Emma has also played volleyball for Marquette for four years, as well as soccer her freshman and sophomore year. 

Emma is the co-creator of the Students Offering Support Club or SOS Club. The SOS club provides a support system for students struggling with mental health issues. Emma is also an Event Coordinator for National Honors Society where she plans major events for the entire Marquette student body, like the Sadie Hawkins dance. A special cause for Emma is her volunteer work as the Vice President for the Breast Cancer Awareness Club. She personally has friends and family affected by breast cancer. Emma takes pride in participating in a club that provides awareness and fundraising for women suffering from this illness. 

Emma demonstrates the Marquette value of Serviam throughout her community. Each week, Emma tutors young students in need of assistance with their math studies. She also babysits for numerous families during the year and works at a fireworks tent over the summer. Emma has completed over 200 hours of community service, including the Taste of Ferguson, Summer PE, the St. Mary’s Oktoberfest, and many more. 

In her free time, Emma enjoys spending time with her friends and family and playing volleyball for her club team, Midwest Synergy. 

Emma plans to attend either Baylor University or the University of Illinois where she will major in Biological Sciences on the Pre-med track with the hopes of becoming a Pediatrician. Source: Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club