Kiwanis Student of the Month

SALINEVILLE — Southern Local High School senior Jessica Lafferty has been chosen as the Salineville Kiwanis Student of the Month for September.

Lafferty, the daughter of Kendra Good of Salineville, has demonstrated exemplary academic and athletic achievements throughout the course of her high school career. She currently holds a 4.37 grade point average and is ranked fourth in her class, plus she has demonstrated leadership and character by volunteering with the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office and chaperoning K-9 visits at the school. Lafferty is also a four-year basketball and varsity track award winner as well as a two-year varsity award winner in golf, softball and bowling. Additionally, she holds an honorable mention in the East Ohio Athletic Conference (EOAC) plus a Warrior Award and also earned second place in the long jump. She is part of the 9-and 18-hole teams who hold the school record for lowest score in golf and yielded three records in bowling, as well as a defensive award, a Warrior Award and Sixth Woman Spark Award in basketball.

She has also taken extensive amounts of College Credit Plus (CCP) classes and is on track to begin as a college junior when she completes high school. Meanwhile, she serves as the school FFA secretary and volunteers for organization events; is a member of the National Honors Society, Spanish Club and student council; volunteers during her free school periods to tutor elementary students; and was a high school Student of the Month last year.

Following graduation, she plans to attend Kent State University and seek a bachelor’s degree in criminology and justice studies.

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