Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rotary Scholar of the Month for April 2015: Christian Schicker

Christian Schicker was selected as the Camas Washougal Rotary Scholar of the Month for April 2015.  Christian is a sophomore at Washougal High School and has a 4.0 GPA.  Pauline Rule, Christian’s Honors Biology Teacher, says “Christian is an exceptional young man endowed with exceptional intelligence.”  She adds that “He reasons quickly and accurately, making him an outstanding problem solver,” and that he “is a team player and works well with anyone.”  She noted that Christian “is respectful, friendly, and goes with the flow, adjusting his focus as needed.”

Christian’s Spanish Teacher, Brian Eggleston, describes as “unique in his diligence, talents, and his desire to learn.”  He also added that “Ra├║l”, as he’s known in Spanish class, clearly enjoys acquiring new concepts and skills, and he then applies them creatively for practice and self-improvement.  In class Christian asks thoughtful questions, helps others in their learning, and sets a notable example of self-discipline and respect.”  Eggleston also notes that Christian’s “positive attitude is contagious, to the point that any student he works with I know will come to understand better the material at hand and appreciate the interaction.  His pursuit of self-improvement extends across the curriculum and to soccer, as well, where he is known as an excellent and reliable player to his coach and peers.  Christian looks to new tasks and challenges not so much as obstacles, but rather as opportunities for valuable growth.”  Eggleston also shared that “Christian is a fantastic asset to Washougal High School, and I know that here and throughout his future he will continue to serve as a uniquely positive example to those around him.”

Algebra II Teacher Rochelle Aiton shared that “Christian is a joy to have in class.  He comes in with a smile with his homework completed, and ready to take on whatever the new day brings. He is not just intelligent, but thorough and thoughtful. He asks pertinent questions and helps his peers when he can.

Christian is the son of Linda and Harvey Goodling.  Congratulations, Christian!