By Greg Rediske
Lakewood Rotary’s Student of the Month was announced at the 57-year old club’s regular meeting on Friday, April 26. Robert Peterson announced that Horace Brantley from Clover Park High School was the recipient of the award. A member of Clover Park’s Air Force Junior Reserved Officer Training Corps, Horace is Group Commander. He has not only excelled in this area, but has been very involved in many other volunteer and community activities: AFJROTC Adopt-a-Street Program, Drill Team, Honor Guard, and holiday gift and food drives. Instructor/advisor Lt. Col Gary Roberts (USAF Retired) noted that Horace “demonstrates loyalty, competence, and has high morals. When I evaluate all his attributes, I believe he will make outstanding contributions to our community and nation.”
Horace is currently a junior member of the Washington National Guard, and will be considered a regular member after graduation, when he will embark on weekend duty once per month, and full two weeks once per year. His goal is to get a college degree and become a full-time Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army.
Horace is also ranked third in the nation for his bowling skills in his age group. When he becomes an adult shortly, he will crack the Top 100 adult bowlers in the nation. He has already won a great deal of prize money, which he intends to use for college.
Accompanying Horace for the award were his mother and father, Lt. Colonel Roberts, and Clover Park’s principal, John Seaton.
Congratulations to Horace Brantley, Lakewood Rotary’s Student of the Month for April.