The Kiwanis Club of Ashland recognized Matthew Miner as the Student of the Month for February.




Preparing for his college career, Matthew has chosen to take many high-level and advanced classes. He has completed four AP classes, is currently enrolled in four additional AP classes, and plans to take the Physics AP test. He has maintained a GPA of 3.99.




Matthew has received many honors while at AHS. He is a member of the National Honor Society and was chosen student of the year in Chemistry, Spanish 2 and Pre-Calculus Discrete Mathematics.




Matthew is also highly involved in the school community. He has excelled as a four-year member of the cross country and track teams; been active as a natural helper and as a counselor for Fresh Start, a program geared toward mentoring freshmen in their transition to high school; is the secretary of Mu Alpha Theta; is a member of the community-service-oriented Key Club, a program supported and sponsored by the Kiwanis Club; and has been on the Academic Brain Bowl team the last two years.




In addition, Matthew is a talented musician. He plays guitar, bass and piano and has participated in the high school jazz band for several years. He also plays in bands outside of school.




Matthew is somewhat undecided about his future goals, but is looking at medicine and environmental sciences with an emphasis on engineering. He has been accepted at Dartmouth.




The Student of the Month receives an award certificate and a $50 savings bond. During the month of May, two of the nine monthly winners for the current school year will be further honored with a $1,000 college scholarship, the Tommy Laird Kiwanis Scholarship.




The Kiwanis Club of Ashland honors a senior student from Ashland High School as Student of the Month each month during the school year.