The East Lansing Rotary Club in conjunction with East Lansing High School are honored to announce April’s Students of the Month. John Michael Adelman (senior) and Brianna Jacquel Hankins (sophomore) have been selected as Aprils Students of the Month based upon criteria that include involvement in school activities, community service and their grade point average (GPA). The purpose of the award is to highlight young people who exemplify the values held in esteem by all Rotarians.

JohnMichaelJohn Michael Adelman is a phenomenal student with an outstanding work ethic. Finishing up his senior year at East Lansing with an impressive 3.98 cumulative GPA, John has managed to stay extremely active throughout his time at ELHS. John is a school athlete, competing on both the cross country and track and field teams. On top of all this, John is a dedicated member to several organizations and clubs such as the Christian Student Union, Amnesty International, and the ELHS Ultimate Club. John is very rooted in his faith and plans to serve with NET Ministries for a year before attending college where he hopes to pursue a degree in Theology/Philosophy or Computer Science. He is a very well rounded person and serves as a great example to his fellow classmates.

BriannaBrianna Jacquel Hankins is very involved in both the Lansing community and at East Lansing High School. She is involved in several organizations including RAGE Student Ministries, ELHS Debate, Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN), Lansing Teen Court, and Young Women for Change. She has worked diligently in her schoolwork to maintain a 3.88 GPA and is determined to continue applying herself in her studies with the hopes of one day attending Harvard Law University and becoming a prosecuting attorney. In her spare time, you can most likely find Brianna curled up with a book or out in the community enjoying various theater productions. Brianna is an amazing role model to her peers and has a bright future ahead of her.

Both of these individuals were asked to identify a person who has made a positive impact in each of their lives. Brianna says her favorite person is her grandmother because “she is always there to talk to, without judging or trying to analyze emotions.” John shares that his favorite person is David Kogut because he has been a brother to him and has the greatest sense of humor alongside his other admirable qualities. Both of them greatly appreciate their teachers for their guidance and wisdom throughout their time in school and are thankful for the ways in which they have influenced their lives.

If you run into John or Brianna in the next couple of weeks, be sure to thank them for their constant dedication and involvement to bettering the community and the world around them!