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Ashland Kiwanis has recognized Kyle Storie and Sinead Pyle as its January and February 2018 student of the month, respectively. Kiwanis honors senior students from AHS each month during the school year.

Kyle, now a senior, was introduced to the theater program as a freshman when he auditioned for his first play. He is now beginning rehearsal for his 12th theater production at AHS and will perform in "Crazy for You" in March.

At the Oregon State Thespian Competitions, Kyle earned distinction in the categories of acting, singing, dancing, costume design and short film. He was also one of the recipients of the Spotlight Award for the short documentary he filmed about AHS’s Project Up Club. Kyle is currently an officer in the International Thespian Society and vice president of the Drama Club. His other interests include travel, nature, music and literature.

Kyle hopes to attend a university on the East Coast and pursue a career in film production.

Sinead was born and raised in Ashland, where she has been active in soccer, volunteer work and numerous school activities. Her school activities include an internship through AHS at Asante Community Hospital, varsity athlete throughout high school, National Honors Society, co-founder of the Filmmaking Club, Knit Wits Club and volunteering at Guanajuato Nights as a server/entertainer.

Her honors and awards include honor roll and math honors throughout high school, plus honors anatomy. She has been team captain for spring soccer, volunteer coach and fundraiser for the Medford United Soccer Club, TOPS Soccer volunteer coach/mentor, Maslow Project fundraiser, Parks and Recreation volunteer, soccer referee for the Rogue Valley DSLO League and the Ashland Soccer Club. Sinead’s other interests include skiing, volleyball, hiking, camping, fixing her Ford Bronco and traveling.

Sinead’s future plans are to attend a four-year college to pursue a degree in pre-medicine, and then attend a medical school with the intention of becoming a general practitioner. She would like to use a medical degree with groups such as the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders.

Kyle and Sinead each received a Kiwanis award certificate and $50 in cash.

For more information about Ashland Kiwanis, see ashlandkiwanis.org or call Ron at 541-488-0532.