Jessica Halsey and Colby Giberson were recently honored as the September/October 2018 Rotary Spirit Student Award (RSSA) recipients at the club’s breakfast meeting. This kicked off the RSSA program’s eighth year at the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School (FFMHS).

Each school year-quarter the Fort Fairfield Middle/High School faculty/staff provide girl and boy student nominations for the RSSA. The club’s program committee then selects recipients from amongst these identification redacted-nominee write-ups. The program’s evaluation criteria recognizes that in order to be a productive member in the community the student must be well-rounded in academics, citizenship, and personal development. Each recipient receives a recognition certificate and an iTunes gift card. 

At school year's-end the Rotary Spirit Student of the Year (SOY) is chosen from amongst the eight quarterly recipients. The SOY recieves a monetary award and their name is displayed on a perpetual plaque at FFMHS. All RSSA recipients and the SOY are recognized during the FFMHS Honors Night event. 

(left to right) Garrett Martin, FFMHS faculty nominator: Amanda Halsey, sister: Jessica Halsey: Tracy Copeland, RSSA Program Lead: Jamie Selfridge, FFMHS Principal.

(left to right-front) Garrett Martin, FFMHS faculty: Miranda Giberson, sister: Colby Giberson: Sare Giberson, mother: (left to right-back) Tracy Copeland, RSSA Program Lead: Jamie Selfridge, FFMHS Principal. (Not pictured- Renee Felleni, FFMHS faculty nominator.)