Posted by Lois Sherwood on Apr 29, 2021
  
We are proud to announce our Students of the Month for April with the theme of: "Outstanding Excellence in Extracurricular Student Service Activities".  Finnegan O'Donnell and Adeline Gillert DePalma were chosen by the staff at Port Townsend High School for their:
 
•    Willingness to 'Go the Extra Mile' for both school and community projects
•    Ability to effectively take on leadership of service activities.
•    Growth in commitment to service over high school career.
 
This month students were recognized for outstanding service and leadership in extracurricular activities. Faculty and advisors selected the students based on their willingness to go above and beyond expectations, effectively taking on active leadership and service responsibilities and personal growth in commitment to service.
 
Adeline’s parents are Deborah Gellert and Frank DePalma. She is currently a Sophomore and is active in Key Club, Interact and Students for Sustainability. In Key Club she has participated in a pen pal project with residents at Lifecare Center. In Interact she made blankets to share with first responders. Gellert DePalma is most passionate about her work with Students for Sustainability and being part of bringing a straw ban to Port Townsend. The club is now working on an idle ban and designing and planting a native plants garden.
 
Finn’s parents are Kate Dean and Bob O’Donnell. He is a Senior and planning to attend American University in Washington DC. He told the club how this year has been one for developing perspective and finding opportunities in unexpected places. At school he has served as Associated Student Body president. This has been particularly challenging with remote learning and finding creative ways to build school cohesion with limited campus life. He is working with the Senior Class officers to plan Senior Prom on the tennis courts as a safe alternative to the traditional formal affair.