The Bellaire Rotary Club celebrated the outstanding achievements of Sierra Kintigh,
daughter of Shawn and Keith Kintigh, of Bellaire as their October Rotary Student of the Month.
A meticulous student and congenial citizen, Sierra well deserves this honor for her high academic achievements including a 4.0 grade point average, contributions to her community, and the
leadership she models while earning the respect and admiration of her peers.
Outside of academia, Sierra’s interest and focus is civic responsibility: She served as class president her freshman and junior year; she has led Bellaire’s Student Council as vice president for the past two years and served as secretary her sophomore year; furthermore, the Bellaire Chapter of the National Honor Society has recognized Sierra’s accomplishments and her contributions to fulfilling the four pillars of service by embracing her membership in the fall of 2012. Notably, Sierra has also been recognized by the Job Winslow Chapter for The Daughter’s of the American Revolution to represent her class for the “Good Citizenship” award.
To build on her already impressive resume, Sierra is also a three-sport competitor. Her athleticism has driven her all four years as a team member of the varsity cross country team in which she served as captain her sophomore, junior, and senior year. It has driven her across the field in the three years she has celebrated with the varsity track team as an All – conference runner and as captain her senior year. And it has driven her up and down the gym court as a junior varsity basketball player for two years. Yet, there is one more team that Sierra is considered one of the most valuable players: her journalism team.
Sierra’s writing skills parallel her athletic abilities as she has been a contributing staff member of Bellaire’s yearbook for the past three years. She served as co-editor for Bellaire’s literary magazine, Impressions, in 2011 and has fulfilled the vital role as Copy Editor for the past two years, all while leading her yearbook team to secure a “Sparty” award at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) camp at Michigan State University this past summer.
Not only has Sierra contributed so much to her community, she completes all efforts to an elevated level of perfection. Her positive modeling and soft voice will leave a lasting impression on her community and peers as she begins to prepare to exit Bellaire as a senior and enter life as a freshman at Michigan State University where she plans to study medicine. She leads with her individualism and spirit, which make her an outstanding and well-deserving recipient of this award. Congratulations, Sierra!