Four selected as May Rotary students

IMAGE: Jayce Crull
Jace Crull
IMAGE: Jada Ludens
Jada Ludens
IMAGE: Taylor McKinney
Taylor McKinney
IMAGE: Xavier Ortiz
Xavier Ortiz

Four Delavan-Darien High School seniors (now graduates) were named Delavan Rotary Club students for the month of May.

They were:

  • Jada Ludens, daughter of Debra Ludens;
  • Taylor McKinney, daughter of Jeff and Jean McKinney;
  • Jayce Crull, son of Rachael and Jason Crull;
  • and Xavier Ortiz, son of Lori Salinas.

Jada participates in track, prom committee, graduation committee, recycling committee, and student council. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Jada volunteers with the DAYS (Delavan Area Youth Service) Foundation, the Salvation Army, Congdon Gardens, the DD Booster Club, and the Delavan train show. Jada plans to attend Montana State University.

Taylor participates in softball, basketball, volleyball, and band. She is a member of the National Honor Society. Taylor volunteers with at Triune Lutheran Church and Christ Episcopal Church, at the Darien Senior Center, the Salvation Army, and the DD Booster Club. Taylor plans to attend Marian University to become a radiologist technician and play softball.

Jayce participates in basketball, cross country, football and golf. He is a member of the National Honor Society. Jayce volunteers at Lakeland Church, with DDYB (Delavan-Darien Youth Basketball), Waterfront breakfast fundraiser, and the DD Booster Club. Jayce plans to attend UW-Whitewater and major in accounting and become a CPA.

Xavier participates in football, orchestra, One-act plays, photo club, musicals, and student council. Xavier is a member of the National Honor Society. He volunteers with the American Legion haunted house, the Darien haunted trail, the CLC tutoring Program at Turtle Creek, Agrace Thrift Store, V.I.P Services, swimming and forensic tournaments, and with the DD Booster Club. Xavier plans to attend UW-Whitewater and major in entrepreneurship and mathematics.

As recipients of this award, Jada and Xavier were escorted by an administrator at DDHS to the Rotary Club luncheon at Lake Lawn Lodge on Monday, May 8, 2017.   Taylor and Jayce attended the Rotary Club luncheon on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Congratulations to Jada, Taylor, Jayce, and Xavier on receiving this prestigious award.