It is a pleasure to announce that Marissa Smith has been named the February Elk's Student of the Month for Bellows Falls Union High School. Marissa, a senior, is the daughter of Doug and Christina Smith of Bellows Falls.
Always polite and respectful, Marissa is a hard working student who cares about doing well. She completes detailed work in a timely manner, and even goes above and beyond by investigating honors assignments and academic opportunities. Her outgoing personality and positive attitude make her a great addition to any class or group.
Throughout her high school career, Marissa has actively participated in three sports, soccer, basketball and track and as a senior, served as captain on all of these teams. She has been a member of the BFUHS Drama Club, the Jesse A. Judd Chapter of the National Honor Society and the chorus. Clearly her responsibility and hard work doesn't end in the classroom.
Always conscientious about serving others, Marissa continues to work with the local Girl Scout troop and played a vital role in planning their trip to New York City in June 2008. She also helps out at her church by volunteering at church dinners and in years past has helped out with Sunday school. Over the past five years, she has been a volunteer at a benefit concert "Music in the Meadow" in Chester which raises money for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for breast cancer research. Last summer the concert raised $5000.
Marissa is a positive role model to others and BFUHS is proud to have her represent us with this award.