Orchard City board honors two students

By Press Release

Sisters Megan and Brooke Toothaker were honored as Orchard City's students of the month by the town trustees at their Oct. 12 meeting.

The presentations were made by Mayor Ken Volgamore.

Brooke and Megan are both seniors at Cedaredge High School. Their parents are Theresa and James Toothaker. Their extensive resumes include accomplishments completed individually and together.

Among accomplishments noted on Brooke's resume that led to her receiving the town honor are the following: 4.01 GPA; member of the National Honor Society; advance placement language and composition and currently taking AP literature; in her second year as drum major for the Cedaredge High School Marching Band and a state champion band member for two of her three previous marching seasons. Brooke has also attended the Colorado Masonic Band Camp for two years and has been a member in 4-H.

Brooke's volunteer work includes helping tend the garden of an elderly woman and assisting an elderly man in any jobs he may have. She has participated in two mission trips through the Methodist Church.

Megan's long resume of accomplishments includes: receiving three academic letters and 17 total class achievement awards; a member of the National Honors Society and participated in National History Day; a member of the Cedaredge High School show choir that performed in Washington, D.C., and also co-founded a club at her school.

Her volunteer and extracurricular work include teaching a children's karate class five hours a week and helping family and elderly neighbors. She is a brown belt, and almost a black belt, in Seidokan karate. She says of future plans, "I plan on attending college (hopefully Colorado School of Mines) to become a mechanical or biochemical engineer."