12/18/2013 1:03:00 PM Rice Lake High School students honored
Rice Lake High School seniors Kendra Cutsforth, Courtney Bliese and Elizabeth Sutton are honored by the Rice Lake Rotary Club as Youth Rotarians for the month of December. Cutsforth is the daughter of Bill and Sue Cutsforth. Bleise is the daughter of Darrel and Patricia Bleise. Sutton is the daughter of Ryan and Elizabeth Sutton.
Kendra Cutsforth Cutsforth is a National Honor Society member, has served on the Student Council and was chosen to be a Super Mentor. She has also been a member of Brill Harvesters 4-H Club for more than 9 years. She has been involved in Future Business Leaders of America; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; High Mileage Vehicles; Family, Career and Community Service Leaders of America; and Skills USA. In music, she has been a 3-year marching and concert band member playing the saxophone. In sports, Cutsforth participated in cross country for 2 years, gymnastics as a junior, basketball for 2 years, soccer throughout high school and volleyball as a freshman. Through school, church and 4-H, Cutsforth has participated in many community service projects, including highway cleanup, Mitten Trees, mission trips, ringing bells for the Salvation Army and helping at the homeless shelter. Cutsforth has also run the clock and books at sporting events and volunteered at the Red Barn Theater. Cutsforth received Certified Nursing Assistant certification and does work at Heritage Manor. She has also worked at Mommsen's Produce Patch. In the future, Cutsforth plans to attend Viterbo University in La Crosse and study in the field of medicine. Courtney Bliese Bliese is a member of the National Honor Society and has received a 4.0 award every year of high school. She has served as a Young Ambassador for Rice Lake, participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and participated in Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. In sports, Bliese is a tri-sport athlete. She has participated in swimming, played softball and served as captain in her sophomore year and has run track. She won a Warrior Spirit Award in her sophomore year in softball. In music, Bliese has played in band and participated in color guard serving as co-captain. She also was in jazz band in her freshman and junior years playing the saxophone and piano. Through church and school activities, Bliese has been involved in many community service volunteer opportunities including Feed My Starving Children, tutoring in math, working concessions at events, teaching Sunday School and she participated in mission trips for 2 years. Bliese has worked at babysitting, Mommsen's Produce Patch and helping her father at Valley Scale. In the future, Bliese plans to attend college and focus on math.
Elizabeth Sutton Sutton is a member of the National Honor Society and received several 4.0 awards. She has also been involved in Future Business Leaders of America throughout her high school years and served as vice president. Sutton also served as a Super Mentor. In sports, Sutton played volleyball in her freshman and sophomore years. She also played softball throughout her high school years. As a freshman, Sutton received the Most Valuable Player award, and as a sophomore the Most Improved award. She received second team All-Conference and the Ag Star-Star of the Game award. She has been involved in helping the under 14 softball teams during their practices. Sutton is also a member of the swim team. Sutton is a member of the Friendly Farmers 4-H Club and served as vice president of the club. She has participated in the Barron County Horse Project and served as treasurer for the project board. Through school clubs, 4-H and church, Sutton has participated in community activities and done a variety of volunteer work, including bell ringing for the Salvation Army, working concessions for sporting events, highway cleanup, planting flowers at the fairgrounds, and helping with the community Thanksgiving dinner. Employment for Sutton includes babysitting and working at the Rice Lake Pool as a lifeguard. She has also taught swimming lessons. In the future, Sutton plans to attend college to further her education in the medical field. - - - -