The Kiwanis Club of Ashland has recognized Noah Sohl as its Student of the Month for October 2009.

The Kiwanis Club of Ashland has recognized Noah Sohl as its Student of the Month for October 2009.

Sohl, the son of Bryan Sohl, is a 3.565 GPA student who has taken four upper-level, advanced placement classes on his way to a college career. Sohl will be attending the University of Montana, possibly pursuing a program in forest management.

Sohl has taken advanced placement classes in U.S. history, literature and U.S. government. He has also been a four-year French student.

He attended the Wilderness Charter School as a junior, and he has been on the honor roll and National Honor Society at various times during his high school career. In government-related activities, Sohl has been in the leadership class, and was a part of the Global Citizen's Corp summer conference in NYC in 2008.

Sohl is also the co-student body president this year with Ben Small. Sohl was also this year's homecoming king.

Sohl has had broad experience in volunteering in the community, including the following: Hurricane Katrina relief, Ashland Peace House, Ford Institute Leadership Program, church mission to Mexico, Lomakatsi Forest Regeneration project, Uncle Foods diner soup kitchen, Camp Adams summer counselor, Fresh Start Freshman Retreat counselor, among others.

Sohl also finds time for AHS athletic activities, including soccer, snowboarding and track and field.

A senior from Ashland High School is honored each month during the school year.

Each Student of the Month receives an award certificate and a $50 savings bond. During the month of May, 2010, two of the nine monthly winners for the current school year will be further honored with a $1,000 Tommy Laird Kiwanis Scholarship for college.

To learn more about Kiwanis, and get involved in its programs for children and others in the community, call 541-488-0532.