CLARKSVILLE — High school senior Kelly Deatherage was recently selected to represent Clinton-Massie as one of the Wilmington Noon Rotary Club’s March Students of the Month. Deatherage is known throughout the Clinton-Massie community for her strong character and her academic and civic leadership.
Deatherage is a four-year member of Clinton-Massie’s tennis team and Falconette dance team. During her senior year, she played third singles in tennis and served as a senior co-captain for the dance team.
She has been an active member of the CM school community. She has served her classmates as a chemistry and math tutor, class secretary, and National Honor Society secretary.
She has represented CM Local Schools as a member of the Homecoming Court, National Honor Society, and the Leadership Clinton Youth Collaborative.
As an academic leader, Deatherage has pursued a college preparatory curriculum and has enrolled in several dual enrollment courses offered through Urbana University. She is currently ranked fourth in her class and plans to pursue a degree in Food Science and Technology at The Ohio State University, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Outside the school setting, Deatherage has been an active member of 4-H, participating in cooking and sewing projects and competing at the county and state level. She is also active in the 4-H Volunteer program, serving as a camp counselor, Junior Fair Board member and officer, Ohio 4-H Teen Ambassador, and Delegate to the Citizenship Washington Focus and State Leadership Camp.
She is also an active member of the Wilmington Church of Christ where she participates in youth group, choir, small groups, and ministries.
Deatherage joined other area Students of the Month at the Wilmington Noon Rotary club luncheon held at Damon’s Grill in Wilmington. She is the daughter of John and Lynn Deatherage.
Information for this article was provided by Diana Miller, who coordinates communications for several area schools.