Student of the month

The Kiwanis Club of Ashland recognized Dahna Black as its September 2008 Student of the Month. A senior student from the Ashland High School is honored each month during the school year.

Black is the daughter of Feryal Algosaibi and Dennis Black. She has received many honors and awards including outstanding Spanish II student, sophomore and senior Homecoming Princess, outstanding superior teacher aide student, and is a three-time member of the National Honor Society. Her cumulative grade-point average is 3.968.

Her extracurricular activities include: Speech and Debate team, Mock Trial team, Global Citizen Corps, Peer Jury, National Honor Society (president of AHS Chapter), and freshman orientation counselor. She has also participated on several sports teams, including cross-country, crew, soccer and track and field.

Black's community service includes Relay for Life (three years), Capital Project Advisory Committee (three years), AHS Design Team Construction Committee (two years), AHS Site Council (two years), and the AHS Redesign Team.

Her hobbies are reading for pleasure, capoeira, salsa dancing, and snowboarding.

She plans to attend college with emphasis on International Studies.

Each Student of the Month receives an award certificate and a $50 savings bond. During the month of May, 2009, two of the nine monthly winners for the current school year will be further honored with the "Tommy Laird Kiwanis Scholarship," a $1,000 college scholarship.

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